This real cute kid questions why we eat animals when we “should be taking care of them.”
“I don’t like that they die, I like that they keep standing and happy”
If anyone wants to eat meat, or doesn’t want to, or just wants to eat one type of fish, it’s totally fair enough in my opinion. I don’t agree with the meat industry as a whole – in how the animals are treated and kept before being inhumanely killed, but I can see how easy it is to ignore that and not think about it because we’re presented with neat little packages in the supermarkets with no evidence of such brutality.
Saying that, I still eat chicken and fish – it’s the only meat I like the taste of.
Humans are omnivores, which wiki states as “an animal that can derive its energy and nutrients from a diet consisting of a variety of sources that may include plants, animals, algae and fungi. Omnivores often are opportunistic, general feeders which lack carnivore or herbivore specializations for acquiring or processing food, but which nevertheless consume both animal protein and vegetation.”
So we just eat whatever is around, which makes for lengthy survival. If you’re a pure meat eater and there’s no meat around you’re screwed, and if you’re a pure plant eater and there’s no vegetation, you’re screwed. But us humans will eat whatever is lying/running around.
Every piece of natural food has good nutrients, vitamins or natural good chemicals in it somewhere that is of use to us. Meat has protein, fat and iron in it which you can also get from various other non-animal foods. So in this day and age, lucky for us, most of us can choose what we eat, unlike if we were on a desert island type situation – you don’t get fussy then.