10 Solid Reasons Not to Eat Meat

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[not in order of importance – all interrelated]

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1/. It is spiritually wrong

Perhaps people would suggest that all these points are subjective; however if we are to look at our whole existence as a spiritual journey, a test; then being part of killing other sentient beings does not fit into this spiritual equation. Killing is not in alignment with a spiritual awakening – taking life and creating suffering to another sentient being it is not consciousness.

It makes me chuckle when I hear so many people in the Truth movement talk about how these elite Jews treat us like animals and how they are supremacists; and yet they’re perfectly ok with accepting the atrocities that are done to other sentient beings on behalf of their habits, conditioning, desires and pass times.

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2/. It is morally wrong

To kill an animal in any environment is wrong. It is cruel. All sentient beings are not to be used as inanimate objects or our consumption. They are there for their own existence. Just there, in their own environments – just existing for the sake of existing.

Even if we say we are killing for our own survival out in the wild, this is still unacceptable. That wild animal you have just shot may have young to support, so you may have killed the whole family. It probably has siblings and is part of a unit. Do not think, or fool yourself for a moment that these animals do not feel emotional pain, loss and suffering.

As for the need to cull overpopulated animals. This only happens in environments where WE have been tampering with nature. Nature is quite capable of sorting itself out.

We cannot expect to have true freedoms in our lives and to have global peace when we are actively participating in UNNECESSARY violence towards other sentient beings.

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3/. We’re not really meat eaters

Eating dead corpses is not conducive to good vibrant health; gaining our sustenance from fresh, raw, plant-based foods is. Apart from being acidic, meat is not suitable for our sustenance. Besides that our teeth and jaws are designed for masticating/grinding plant-based foods, our colons are lengthy like the vegetarian apes. Not short like carnivores to expel rotting corpses. We don’t have claws for tearing flesh apart. Plus our whole digestive and biological make up is not kitted up to consume meat – other than for emergency food.

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4/. Environmentally unethical

Now I’m not going on about the false doctrine of global warming here. Most readers should know this is a scam. However we are screwing up the planet though and abusing nature’s resources. The residue left from the demonic practices of factory farming is a major pollutant to local water tables and creating toxic environments.

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5/. Karmicly wrong

The principle that whatever suffering we induce to others, directly and indirectly will eventually come back on us. Action and reaction – the law of karma. Perhaps this is just a theory/philosophy. But I believe this to be true. I don’t believe we can just get away with negative acts towards others, at any level. Even if our intent is not evil; by not being awake, by careless unconscious acts we must still pay for. I believe we all know in our hearts that eating meat is wrong. We all have had an opportunity at some point in our lives to contemplate this moral/spiritual thought and have decided to either continue consuming meat, or abstain.

When that animal has died, more so for factory farms; that animal has died in fear. It has had toxic adrenaline running through it’s system, into every fiber of it’s being. We then induce this toxic substance, time and time again. Not only nutritionally, but karmicly. We are inducing that fear.

It baffles me that people can be quite content with having been responsible for hundreds of acts of violence (deaths) due to their eating ‘habits’ and then somehow expect their lives not to have grief??

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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6/. Modern day meat is loaded with toxic nasties

The nasties ‘they’ are injecting into animals and putting into their fodder alone should be enough to immediately stop one from eating factory farm meat. Due to the hormone growth elements they are inducing the meats with now, young children our having premature puberty. Men with breasts, young pre-teen girls with breasts. Not to mention all the associated diseases.

As for eating organic meat – don’t be fooled. Unless you absolutely have monitored that animal and every piece of grain and water it has absorbed, you cannot guarantee a non-toxic meat these days. The organic meat trade is a scam in itself. The environment these animals are raised in are only a tad improvement than factory farms. Only the elite of the elite are having the purest meat. But that is still toxic, when one understands what a disaster meat is for one’s well being.

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7/. The act of butchery is distasteful

It is barbarism and linked with any distasteful act of violence. Being part of this industry I believe lowers one’s vibrational levels. Not only the disturbance and suffering to the animal, but the whole butchering process afterwards. It is disgusting. It reeks, it is abhorrent to the eye, it is messy.

Compare the ‘processing’ of meat to plant-based foods. There is no comparison. Why is this? It is simply because eating meat is wrong, unnatural for us. It is an unconscious, barbaric distasteful act we need to evolve from.

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8/. It gives a false sense of manhood

Again another aspect of our conditioning, how men somehow think they are being a real man because they order their meat rare in a restaurant. Ohh dear, what a joke. This is not being a man, neither is killing a defenseless animal with a gun. Standing up to a dangerous animal without a gun maybe. There is an awful lot of alpha male bravado linked with hunting. This false macho mindset associated with killing is past down from generation to generation. There is nothing manly about being unnecessarily violent. Nothing whatsoever.

It takes a real man to stand up for other lives which are being suppressed and abused and make an independent stance. That is all lives. To dare to be different, to dare to be ethical/moral, to dare to critically think, to dare to take a conscious position. It takes a real man to break conditioned social constructs.

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9/. It teaches children that violence and cruelty is OK

Violence is violence – it’s that simple. Having to use violence in self defense, especially when defending others is sometimes necessary. However, I’ve heard some parents try to explain to their children in Orwelian doublespeak how they should be caring and compassionate to their little kitten, whilst ordering their children to tuck into their bacon. When the observant child then makes the obvious statement that the pig was killed; the parents scramble to come up with a reasonable explanation for their hypocrisy. More cognitive dissonance thrown at the innocent absorbent child.

Well some unnecessary violence and cruelty is perfectly OK sweetheart. 

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10/. Eating meat is associated with aggression 

Linked in with spirituality, karma, nutrition (adrenaline of the animal). Many of the Eastern religions and philosophies have abstained from eating meat partly because of this reason. All-in-all not being in alignment to a higher spiritual resonance. Many meditation systems strongly suggest the act of eating meat and gaining a level of spiritual stillness are incompatible. This along with the other aspects one can personally experiment with.

Having aggressive tendencies is not being in control of one’s mind. The mind is in control of you. People are fooled into believing that aggression along with anger serve a purpose, in getting things done. At the most they will only act as blinded action…..usually with regrets.

Consuming meat is directly and indirectly linked with UNNECESSARY violence, cruelty, suffering and pain! Consuming meat is not only wrong on every level, but detrimental to ourselves and society! Any reasoning for eating meat are just excuses for one’s cognitive dissonance; to continue with one’s lifestyle, conditioned habits, willful ignorance and levels of unconsciousness.

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Summary

1/. It is spiritually wrong

2/. It is morally wrong

3/. We’re not really meat eaters

4/. Environmentally unethical

5/. Karmicly wrong

6/. Modern day meat is loaded with toxic nasties

7/. The act of butchery is distasteful

8/. It gives a false sense of manhood

9/. It teaches children that violence and cruelty is OK

10/. Eating meat is associated with aggression

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13 Comments

  1. The basis of all people who like to live their lives in truth, is to be in harmony with gods plan.
    If you read Genesis carefully even with all the changes over the centuries mistranslations and errors it still tells you that man was made to eat fruit nuts etc.
    The philosopher Empedocles went further and said that the original sin was the killing and eating of gods animals.
    Animals who eat flesh have jaws that move up and down and pointed teeth for tearing flesh, but ruminants whose jaws move from side to side like mans, were meant for fruit and vegetables. In the one single mention in the bible of meat eating, you have to understand that “meat ” meant any solid food not animal flesh.
    The 7th day adventists are a small Christian sect who have gone back to Christs
    original teachings as manuscripts have been found in Palestine and are vegetarians and reincarnationists exactly as Christ taught, and their health has blossomed in major studies they are healthier and live longer, All the medical magazines over the past few years have carred the stories of Cancers and heart diseases, the two biggest killers being related to meat eating
    If you wish to lead a spiritual life you cannot be part of the killing industry.

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    • Welcome to DFT Annon,

      Although I do not conform to any one doctrine or religious believe. I have met some wonderfully positive and wise 7th day adventists. And enjoyed some amazing food in their London restaurant.

      I wholeheartedly agree with your final sentence “If you wish to lead a spiritual life you cannot be part of the killing industry.”

      Thank you for contributing.

      Digger

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  2. Mal

     /  November 19, 2012

    Whilst I agree that animals should be shown the greatest of respect, and I did like that you included the Ghandi quote, I am at odds with most of what you have written, simply because I am a natural creature – that is a creature of nature. Take a look around at the ‘real world’ and we find that most human idealisms are actually quite unsound. Are you saying that nature is spiritually wrong, morally wrong, or environmentally unethical? Because it would seem to me that nature does not care for our humanistic ideals.

    Your Point 3 — why do we have canines then?
    Your Point 5 — Karma is buddhist / hindu control mechanism religious bs.

    Point 6 —- I totally agree

    Point 7 — I have raised and killed my own animals. I do not identify myself with your point. Have you ever ‘butchered’ an animal? If not, why even make a point about something you have no experience of. If you have, did you not feel the reverie and responsibility of being a part of a life that you have released? It creates an immense amount of respect for that which you are eating.

    Point 8 — If Men do feel that way…. well…. children will be children.

    Point 9 —- anything taught incorrectly will be damaging. However, just like learning to shoot, proper education can teach respect, responsibility and love for the subject matter we are dealing with.

    Point 10 — there is nothing wrong with aggression so long as it is channelled responsibly. However, hunting and killing does not have to be aggressive. Death is not something to be feared. my friend, which is where most vegetarians notion of death being bad comes from. But your fear is not identified within, or even acknowledged by, nature, where death is a daily recurrence. When we lose our fear of death, we come to realise that death is a natural part of living. Life feeds on life.

    I am not a vegetarian, but I do eat mostly a raw vegetable diet 95% of the time. I love the vegetarian debate though because mostly vegetarians come at this subject with rosy ideals that are not backed up by experience. But when the bottom line is drawn, I’ll always take my wisdom from nature. It’s been here longer and knows much more than humans do. Humanity is insane and completely removed from nature, hence why we no longer mimic it. Killing is natural. But I do agree that meat consumption is out of control and should be limited by about 99% of what is being consumed today. That, I will agree with you. Partly because the animals in intensive farms are suffering for profit, and the meat is tainted and making people unhealthy.

    To any meat eaters who do read this and haven’t killed for themselves, go and try it. Killing your own meat causes a greater respect and therefore less consumption. Vegetarianism is not the answer, since vegetarianism also has its skeletons in a closet, i.e massive devastation of ancient jungles, not to mention malnutrition. My vegetarian friends, as well as staunch meat eaters (those that eat no veg) are illl a greater amount of the time.

    It’s about balance; that’s what healthy means to me. Vegetarianism seems to be a knee jerk reaction to death and the over consumption and abuse of animals.

    But then, each to his own.

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    • Whilst I agree that animals should be shown the greatest of respect, and I did like that you included the Ghandi quote, I am at odds with most of what you have written, simply because I am a natural creature – that is a creature of nature. Take a look around at the ‘real world’ and we find that most human idealisms are actually quite unsound. Are you saying that nature is spiritually wrong, morally wrong, or environmentally unethical? Because it would seem to me that nature does not care for our humanistic ideals.

      Am I saying nature is spiritually wrong??? Is that the best you can do Mal!? Ohhh p-l-e-a-s-e.

      Your Point 3 — why do we have canines then?
      Now this really is showing your ignorance of this subject. To think three decades later I’m still having to explain this one. It’s to tear the flesh of fruit, and some vegetables – NOT MEAT! Go on Mal, jump over a fence and run up to a cow and try tearing into a cow with your canines. Come on Mal, this is elementary. This type of comment screams out your complete lack of knowledge on this subject.

      Your Point 5 — Karma is buddhist / hindu control mechanism religious bs.
      Ha ha ha and Mal knows better than 5000 years of universal teachings. This is laugh out loud humour.

      Point 6 —- I totally agree

      Point 7 — I have raised and killed my own animals. I do not identify myself with your point. Have you ever ‘butchered’ an animal? If not, why even make a point about something you have no experience of.
      I have no experience with sex with a male – this does not mean I can’t have strong opinions on this. As with hundreds and hundreds of subjects. This is a futile point. I have had enough close up experience with others butchering meat, in my opinion it is a disgusting abhorrent and violent act.

      If you have, did you not feel the reverie and responsibility of being a part of a life that you have released? It creates an immense amount of respect for that which you are eating.
      Ohh this ol chestnut; again and again over the years – the word ‘respect’ is a convenient excuse for violence against an innocent animal. The only way to RESPECT a sentient being is to allow it to live it’s life, without disturbance. This is common sense.

      Point 8 — If Men do feel that way…. well…. children will be children.

      Point 9 —- anything taught incorrectly will be damaging. However, just like learning to shoot, proper education can teach respect, responsibility and love for the subject matter we are dealing with.
      Pure unadulterated nonsense Ma! Think what you re actually saying, think what you are claiming!! LOVE/RESPECT for the subject. This is painful. Just leave these animals alone in peace. That is LOVE and that is RESPECT for them. A child can work that one out. Think how conditioned you are.

      Point 10 — there is nothing wrong with aggression so long as it is channelled responsibly.
      I wholeheartedly disagree. Aggression is a badly learnt REACTION. It is not RESPONDING to a situation. We only are conditioned to think aggression is useful. It never ever serves us well.

      However, hunting and killing does not have to be aggressive. Death is not something to be feared. my friend, which is where most vegetarians notion of death being bad comes from. But your fear is not identified within, or even acknowledged by, nature, where death is a daily recurrence. When we lose our fear of death, we come to realise that death is a natural part of living. Life feeds on life.
      I agree hunting in all cases doesn’t have to be aggressive, but I do think in most cases it is harbored aggression. It’s not necessarily the death, it’s the associated suffering: the families of the killed animal…..the young, siblings, family group. But I feel we have no right to take life when it is UNNECESSARY. When have I said death is not natural? Unnecessary killing is the topic here.

      I am not a vegetarian, but I do eat mostly a raw vegetable diet 95% of the time. I love the vegetarian debate though because mostly vegetarians come at this subject with rosy ideals that are not backed up by experience.
      Some may do, but this is in every subject, this does not discount the essence of abstaining from eating meat. I have 30 years of experience. I work on construction sites almost every day and build roofs, lift heavy beams, and fire doors and lug tools about all day. As well as have boxed and practiced martial arts for years. Plenty of experience. Along with millions of other non-meat eaters.

      But when the bottom line is drawn, I’ll always take my wisdom from nature. It’s been here longer and knows much more than humans do. Humanity is insane and completely removed from nature, hence why we no longer mimic it. Killing is natural. But I do agree that meat consumption is out of control and should be limited by about 99% of what is being consumed today. That, I will agree with you. Partly because the animals in intensive farms are suffering for profit, and the meat is tainted and making people unhealthy.

      To any meat eaters who do read this and haven’t killed for themselves, go and try it. Killing your own meat causes a greater respect and therefore less consumption. Vegetarianism is not the answer, since vegetarianism also has its skeletons in a closet, i.e massive devastation of ancient jungles, not to mention malnutrition. My vegetarian friends, as well as staunch meat eaters (those that eat no veg) are illl a greater amount of the time.
      GO KILL is your advice…..to RESPECT the animal. Such spiritual debased logic, and you scoff at the great religions. Massive devastation of ancient jungles??? Come on Mal – this is getting ludicrous! The modern day vegetarianism with all it’s junk food may create de-forestation, but this is commercial interests, not the spiritual aspects of abstaining from eating meat. Along with the poor nutrition. Most veggies I know eat heaps of de-natured, high grain diets – therefore are sickly as with meat eaters.

      It’s about balance; that’s what healthy means to me. Vegetarianism seems to be a knee jerk reaction to death and the over consumption and abuse of animals.
      OHHHH NOOOO please don’t finish on that that word ‘BALANCE’ Always throw that word in in a weak argument. What we need is balance, what you need is balance. This is a throwaway meaningless sound bite.

      5000 year heritage – knee jerk. Phhew Mal, if you are going to attempt to have a serious discussion on a serious subject. PLEASE do your homework first. Do some intense reading on the subject. And get some experience on the subject. From your delivery you really are coming from a poorly informed position on this topic. I’ve been discussing this subject now for 30 years; I’ve had every comment you couldn’t even imagine thrown at me. Not one of them stands with any substance.

      As for that ol ‘deforestation’ argument – something like 98% of soya is produced for consumption of meat eaters! Because the soya is grown for cattle fodder. It is an artificial food for cattle anyway. Again Mal, this is a very basic level argument and proves your level of knowledge on the subject.

      I don’t have a problem with people not knowing a subject and being humble with queries. But you are being antagonistic, whilst exposing your ignorance on the topic.

      Boiled down – unnecessary killing is wrong on every level. And deep in your heart Mal, you really know this is true.

      But hey – thanks again for contributing.

      But then, each to his own.

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  3. galen

     /  November 19, 2012

    This is galen. Thanks, Digger for this compassionate post and for being a voice for the innocent voiceless. The only thing I would add is that they (many animals) are such true friends: loyal, supportive, protective. Many are healers and they tell us secrets. May those who have ears. . .

    Bless you, Digger; it’s easy to trust you. And here’s that poem:

    THE TURKEYS OF NOVEMBER

    I look in their eyes,
    they are suspicious of me,
    a dark history of lives interrupted

    I look in their eyes,
    far away reflection of full belly pain.

    Bird Martyrs!
    caught in a genocide they call tradition,
    innocence beheaded and carved into family love

    Chew and swallow and offer thanks,
    chew and swallow and philosophize love
    Love that decides who not to love
    love, blind to decency
    love, lost in indulgence

    I look in their eyes and see forgiveness,
    a distant knowing we can turn this around

    galen,
    Thanksgiving, 2000

    —–

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    • Welcome to DFT Galen,

      Many thanks for your support.

      Thank you to for this beautiful piece.

      The best

      Digger

      Reply
  4. heidi

     /  January 23, 2013

    Not only that, eating meat (esp’ pork) encourages worms and parasites, which can grow in the brain.

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  5. Speciesism = ignorance

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  6. tony yayyo

     /  September 13, 2013

    i really feel so bad when animals are killed. i have phobia for blood. thank God am vegeterian

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  7. mike

     /  December 19, 2014

    Thanks
    His dietary recommendations are pretty loose, but his knowledge of animal cruelty and
    how meat and dairy destroy the body are great.

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