the flesh and organs
of our fellow mammals?
Time to STOP and THINK
Mammals are warm-blooded, have hair (or fur) and possess a neocortex, a brain region that is involved in higher functions such as sensory perception, and is unique to mammals. Only mammals give birth to live young and have mammary glands to suckle their offspring.In nature larger mammals prey on smaller ones for survival.
Mammals encompass approximately 5,400 species.
This includes humans.
Humans, however, do not depend on red meat, rare, medium or well-done, as a primary food source.
A disproportionate demand for meat has been instilled and carefully nurtured in the general population by the livestock and meat packing industry which, like the tobacco industry, is using every marketing ploy and behavior manipulation trick in the book to make us consume their products and by-products in ever greater quantities. In collusion with the powerful fast food industry they exert an inescapable dominance over all other producers of foodstuffs and have us in a literal chokehold, targeting especially children.
Do we really need a regular intake of prime rib, steak, hamburger, pork chops, bacon, leg of lamb, venison etc.?
The answer is a resounding "No!"
In fact, consumption of beef and pork carries with it a bombardment of artery-clogging grease, secondhand steroids and growth hormones (used to fatten the animals prior to slaughtering) and residual antibiotics (used to control the spread of disease in feedlots and pigpens).
These contaminants seriously compromise our health and well-being.
Anyone who has bothered to find out about the brutal efficiency of 'factory farms', slaughterhouses and meat processing plants will think twice before biting into that 'juicy' hamburger patty.
Would you raise, fatten up, slaughter, butcher, roast and eat a dog? Of course not.
Turns out that in our society dogs are the 'holy cows' while cows are a strictly utilitarian commodity...
Mammalian Hybrids of the Future
Add genetic experimentation to the food chain equation and you arrive at a nightmarish visualization like the one depicted below. As we are herded down the perilous road of corporate greed spawning mad science the question of 'Who eats What' may soon turn into a
[See also: Harvesting the corpses of human beings in the name of Science]