Sunday, August 29, 2010
The best argument I have heard in support of vegetarianism.
I was having a chat with my nutritionist the other day and we were talking about the pros and cons of being vegetarian. I thought the main reason for her being so was for noble reasons such as sparing life etc. However she shared with me a point of view which I had never heard of before. Animals when taken to slaughter can sense and know what is awaiting them. And just like the human body releases chemicals such as adrenaline when under pressure, the bodies of these animals too have chemicals released which transfer to our bodies when we consume the carcasses. And these chemicals can be toxic and harmful to us. Amazingly this was the first argument I heard about this subject which made a lot of sense and I am seriously considering cutting down my meat consumption and dipping my toe into the life of being a vegetarian. One day and one meal at a time. Somehow for a carnivore like me it is easier said than done. Sigh!