In a recent blog entry Jim Motavalli calls eating meat “the slavery of our time.” He says that in the near future, we will all realize how terrible it is to eat meat and will look back upon the days when we ate meat in disgust.
Upon reading his argument, I have to admit he has produced some decent information to back up his, claims, but he seems to forget a whole lot. Upon first reading about it, I thought about how slavery is really a terrible comparison, considering that slavery was a human invention and eating meat is a trait found in nearly every animal group.
Furthermore, I read a nice response to Motavalli’s article, written by Kevin Slaten. In it, Slaten talks about the many advantages to eating meat and how crazy Motavalli is. Both articles are really worth a read.
In the end, the advantages of meat for outweigh the hocus pocus supposed bad results. Another article I found, talks about how meats can be even more advantageous than previously thought. Check that out here.
So, for creating an unnecessary scare and not fully researching the benefits of meat, shame on you Jim Montavalli, enemy of unvegans everywhere.
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I appreciate that you read my article and mentioned it here. However, I think you may have read it without taking away some of the (rather inconvenient) conclusions.
Although I disagreed with Motavalli’s, I made clear that beef and pork products are harmful to our health and the environment in significant ways. So when you say, “the advantages of meat far outweigh the hocus pocus supposed bad results”, then you are misrepresenting my argument. In fact, not *all* meat is a net positive.
Unfortunately for you, this means reconsidering all of the bacon and hamburgers (or bacon hamburgers) that you have been and will eat. As inconvenient as it may be, you do neither your body nor the world much good by eating these things regularly. If you cared for either your health or our environment (or both), then it is time to redefine yourself as a “person for the ethical eatment of poultry, fish, and other sustainable meats”.
Thanks again for reading my article.