i could never be a vegetarian. i just couldnt, there are way too many meaty things that i enjoy. and i have always believed in the circle of life, as it was meant to be.
we are not special. we were made the same way as everything else on this earth. we must take in other lifeforms to continue living. that is just the way it is.
some people prefer to eat plants because they think plants dont have feelings. or perhaps it just because they dont have cute faces or invoke feelings of pity in you. but plants ARE alive, and unlike that rabbit, they cant run away.
ive always had some sort of .. im not sure how to describe it... affinity for trees and plant life.
i still think trees have a sort of sentience.. not an intelligent one, but at least have a sort of awareness. and why shouldnt they?
plants know when they are being attacked or damaged. some release toxins to repel predators. they BLEED as well.
someone once told me it was impossible for a tree to feel pain, because they dont have brains. well what about jellyfish? they dont have brains. are they not living, feeling creatures? i call bullshit. its ALIVE, and everythign that is alive could possibly feel pain.
you might find me eating a hamburger barbaric. i find YOU hammering a nail into that tree barbaric. carving your initials, like that tree wants a permanent tattoo of your stupid temporary romance. the hamburger is giving me life. you are just mangling a living thing for pleasure.
all creatures deserve respect. plant and animal. we need to exist on their lives, but that doesnt mean we should abuse or disrespect them. treat our fellow earthlings with honor. after all, something had to die to give you continued life. that is a noble purpose.
remember our green friends are alive too.