Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Mouthful of flesh

"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time she had been born into the world to enjoy." - Plutarch

This is an old question that we have pondered so many, many times. There are those times that we have thought that being a vegetarian would best. Then, we might see someone who proclaims to be one and they do not look well. Have we become to used to seeing the culture who uses animals to provide sustenance that we do not know what being healthy should look like? My friend, Joseph, in Montreal, has a very good body- a muscled body that most men would aspire to...well, he is a vegetarian and has been one for decades. I aspire to be fine lokking as he. Then, there are celebrities like Pam Anderson and others who defy the old stereotypes of vegetarians.

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I was an almost vegan vegetarian before moving to the midwest but now I must admit I eat a little bit of meat at other people's homes from time to time. One thing I think escapes most people is what the growing factory farming industry in particular is doing to the environment. The facts are mind boggling. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing effort - if Americans alone cut their meat intake by only 10% that would free enough resources to feed all the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of people everywhere who die of starvation every year. For any one interested in being more informed I highly recommend John Robins "Diet for a New America" and "The Food Revolution".