And fair enough, I say. I'm sensible enough to admit that, while I personally am not willing to give up a nice rare steak or a Thai chicken curry, there is plenty of merit in the idea. Moral issues aside, it's been proven many times over that fewer people are fed by an animal raised to be eaten than if they'd eaten what fed the animal instead. I get it, I acknowledge it.
But I'm still going to eat meat.
Why? Because it's damned delicious! Biologically I'm an omnivore, and I have absolutely no problems with that. I guess I see Vegetarianism the same way I see abortion. I fully support anyone else who wants to do it, but I choose not to myself.
But today I learned that it's possible eating meat is more detrimental to my moral well being than I'd realised! In this article, I discovered the following facts about people who eat meat.
- they cheat
- they tell lies
- they forget promises
- they are dishonest
- they use bad words
- they steal
- they fight
- they commit sex crimes
Huh ... I had no idea that having a hamburger could be that bad for me.
These facts, and I use the term loosely, were published in an Indian text book for eleven year olds. That's right, they told a bunch of pre-teens that if you eat meat, you'll become a sex offender. This would be the part where I write something scathing and insightful about the ridiculousness of such a sentiment ... but I'm not even sure where to begin with this one.
So instead of getting preachy and judgemental, I'm just going to be glad that the next time I see a good looking guy and have the sudden urge to rip his clothes off and do unspeakable things with him, I can blame it on the pork chops I had for dinner.