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Mark Sisson's Take on the Ethics of Eating Meat

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Mr. Sisson makes some good points in this response to the essay contest by the NY Times... that contest has asked people to respond as to "why it is ethical to eat meat". The whole thing seems fishy to me, and sure sounds like they are asking meat-eaters to defend and justify themselves.

Anyway.... here is the blog post on Mark's Daily Apple. Have to say his thoughts make a lot of sense to me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSDESERTRODENT 4/10/2012 12:01PM

    Very interesting!!!
I'm more of a flexitarian. We eat meat around 2 days a week and that in small (think about 3oz or so) each time.
Thanks for posting!

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JUSTBIRDY 4/10/2012 11:04AM

    thanks, I wrote about this issue on my other blog. As a farmer, I see another side of vegetarian food, that is for sure.

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ANIDUCK 4/5/2012 5:45PM

    Great article; Mark's writing is so right on! He really hits the issue on the head showing the hypocrisy in the vegan/vegetarian diet mantras; the ones that do it for "ethical" reasons. of course, some do it for health reasons and that's a whole different discussion completely.
Thanks for posting!

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WOUBBIE 4/5/2012 11:25AM

    What a stupid contest. Life is competitive, not cooperative - living things eat other living things. Even plants compete. And we can't exactly live on rocks and water.

If we don't like the way things are we can only take it up with the Almighty and register a complaint.

Ethics in this matter only concern stewardship and apparently that's the one thing the contest forbids you to write about. *eyeroll*

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SUPERMOUSE35 4/5/2012 1:11AM

    Interesting, thanks for posting the link.

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