It's Ok to eat meat, but...
I do have an issue with the way most of it raised and slaughtered for mass consumption.
Anyone who has seen the way chickens are killed for KFC, the way most animals are treated who end up in Big Macs, Whoppers, *beep* etc, can't deny it's sad and horrific to see.
Last night I stumbled upon a video showing lines and lines of chickens being held up upside down as a throat slicer slit their throats one by one, all alive. I've seen video of chickens being burned alive. Cows having their skin pulled off while alive.
Lots of people have seen these type of videos. I don't know how anyone couldn't be even slightly bothered by this stuff. I am, and I still eat meat.
Now I've graduated from McDonalds, pretty much all the fast food out there. I have been trying to be more aware to buy only locally and naturally raised meat that wasn't slaughtered in an inhumane way. At least I hope it was killed painlessly.
This means no more fast food, with the exception of Chipotle (They claim there meat is all naturally raised, hopefully it's not a matter of time before PETA proves otherwise).
Though I am rambling, I guess what I'm trying to say to the vegans and vegetarians out there is this: There are lots of meat eaters who also love animals. I love the taste of meat, too much to ever want to give it up. I've tried becoming vegan, it was torture for me. I never felt satisfied after eating a meal. But I think there is a fine line between people who are cool with consuming animals killed in a vicious and cruel manner such as was presented in FFN, as well as all the real footage on the web, and people who make a conscious choice to opt for naturally raised and locally raised meat.
So don't put every carnivore into one basket. Please. I also don't like the harsh ways animals are treated in mass meat producing facilities.
Do the vegans and vegetarians out there hate any type of meat eating, or just meat produced at an evil place, like the ones that produce meat for KFC, McDonalds etc?