I support people who want to be vegans or vegetarians %100 but I don’t support the claim that meat consumption is inherently immoral. So I've decided to share my top 3 reasons why meat consumption is not only moral but an important piece of who we are.
3. Meat is Healthy
Growing up many of us were told that meat is unhealthy, it makes people fat and will clog your arteries. Luckily, in recent years the studies which were thought to prove this have been largely debunked* and most all health professionals maintain that animal flesh is actually highly nutritious.* Meat contains high levels of protein, good fats and large amounts of vitamins B3, B6, A, D, K, Iron, Zinc, and Selenium just to name a few.* But by far the most important nutrient to be gotten from animal products is B12 which cannot be found in any vegetable source. B12 is so important that low levels can cause intense fatigue, mental depression, irreparable nerve damage and a myriad of other serious and debilitating symptoms.* So I ask you, how can something necessary for maintaining basic human health be essentially immoral?
Slaughtering animals can be incredibly transformative and powerful. When first experiencing shechita (kosher slaughter) I found it so powerful that my waking mind could not face the many dark and disturbing emotions that it brought up. I'd often wake up from disturbing dreams feeling frightened, sad and guilty about what I'd done. Today I've learned to cope and rarely dream as I did then, but the dreams I've had and things I've seen will forever hold a dark and frightening place inside my soul.
About the blog:
Welcome to The Kosher Omnivore's Quest! My old blog on kosher slaughter, kosher meat, and animal welfare. For new content check out my new website, The Kosher Cut™. There you'll find: blog posts about shechita and related topics, educational slaughter presentations, kosher slaughter training, and a selection of high quality professional kosher slaughter equipment.