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Old 11-10-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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The guilt is overwhelming!!!

So I'm sitting here eating my dinner as I'm browsing the site... Just soaking up as much info. as I can while my tank is cycling... Dreaming of having cute, scaly little friend of my own in my big glass box... When suddenly it hits me...


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Old 11-10-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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That is pretty funny. I sometimes wonder how I can still eat fish when I try to keep several of them alive in two glass boxes. An interesting paradox. LOL.
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Very funny. Remember many people keep mammals, and most of us are mammals and we eat them too.
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lol. I sort of wonder why I eat meat in general. I guess it's because my tastebuds tell me that I like to eat meat and if something was awful for us we would have evolved so that we would think that it tastes bad (I know that there's always the odd person, but we all have the same basic sensors so I'm going with the exception that proves the rule) I like meat. It tastes good. Especially steak. I tried being a vegitarian once. It lasted 2 days before I gave in. Besides, eating tuna prevents heart attacks, strokes, lowers cholestoral, and makes you overall, healthier. And salmon is one of the 10 best things for you. (according to a health magazine) :| but that's odd. Maybe I'll try to gradually cut down on meat. (If you want to become a vegitarian then just google factory farms. You'll never eat meat again)
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I grew up on a small farm. We grew our own vegetebales and some fruits. We canned the fruits and veggies for winter time. We had chickens and gathered the eggs every day. And my Grandma raised cows and butchered a steer every year or so.
Meat is good for you... Eggs are one of the most complete forms of protein you can get! True Vegans and some vegetarians have to take Vitamine B12 i think (Becuase it's only found in meat) which is very important.. and they have to combine different protein sources to get all the essential amino acids.
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I go to the LFS and then straight to a seafood resturant all that time. Here's how I tend to look at the whole eating meat thing:

I wouldn't eat it if I had to kill the animal, unless I was in a survival situation, especially because there are a lot of different food options other than meat. However, even though I stopped eating meat the meat processing plants will keep operating because there is a demand for meat. So for me, the meat is already prepared, the animal died and in a very short amount of time if the meat isn't eaten it will spoil and go to waste meaning an animal was killed for no reason at all.

What about wild caught fish for our aquariums? Or fish that grow to such sizes that they should never be kept in a home? I think those are the bigger issues. At least most meats are farmed for the purpose of eating and the population is under control. Besides, it's in our nature to eat other animals.
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That is funny.

Don't feel too bad...many species of catfish, tilapia, and gouramis are caught or raised for human consumption. People also eat rabbit and guinea pigs are considered a delicacy in South America.

Personally, I love tamarind-seasoned whole tilapia - grilled while wrapped in a banana leaf to keep it moist. Yum!
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Well, my thinking on this is that, yes...we get weepy and sentimental thinking about cows, pigs, chickens, etc. being killed to feed us, but we are ominivores, meaning that the human body MUST have both animal protein and vegetable matter to survive. I know that in today's society we are supposed to be "progressive" enough to come up with the animal protein out of a lab (vitamin pills and such) without having to kill anything, but this is unrealistic. Any doctor or pharmacist will tell you that vitamin supplements are not processed the same or as effectively as nutrients from food. So, we were meant by nature to eat animals (just look at our teeth!). I try not to think about it too much, I just know that I'm following what nature intended.
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I try not to get into the debate. Too easy to have it get heated rather quickly. I eat just as was intended for us to do. If I like the taste of a food I will eat it, if I don't I won't. I look at it this way, even in a fish tank, fish will eat fish. The circle of life is what it is.

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