Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP. TUMBLR IS BLUE.
THE JIG IS UP, YOU SNEAKY BASTARDS. WE’RE ONTO YOU.
bath-and-sheba-works said: Humans are biologically designed to eat meat. If they weren't, they would not have teeth designed for eating meat. You are right that the food industry is riddled with people who abuse their animals, but the solution is not to make everyone just stop eating meat. If you really wanted to help you would instead promote animals being treated properly and killed painlessly and humanely, rather than being upset at people for eating meat, and drinking milk, like we were built to do.
Oh my god, shut up. I’m so sick of hearing this. Did you even bother to do two minutes of research before you sent me this? This is like the 300th time someone is sending me this message, and now I’m really frustrated.
Humans are NOT biologically designed to eat meat. Look at the charts below. We are built like herbivores. We are built to process plant based food, not meat.
If we were omnivores, the smell of rotting flesh should make our mouths water. The sight of a dead animal body with blood gushing out should make us ravenous. Also, if we go by our basest, most natural instincts, it should become obvious that we are herbivores. If you place a rabbit and an apple with a small child, she will most definitely eat the apple and not the rabbit. That’s her natural instinct. When you see a cow, your first thought would not be to pounce on it and tear its flesh. Nor would it be to take out an axe and slaughter it. Your instinct would be to ignore it.
Want more proof?
Lets look at human teeth first.
Now lets look at some common omnivorous animals teeth. This is bear teeth , dog teeth , opossom teeth
How do our mighty human canines compare to these?
Lets take a look at the teeth of herbivorous animals. Cow teeth , goat teeth , zebra teeth . All look suspiciously close to human teeth don’t they? Our canines are tiny and they are not made for tearing meat. You would never be able to tear raw meat with your teeth, and even for cooked meat you require a fork and knife.
Now for jaws. How do you chew your food? Your jaw moves from side to side.Only herbivores jaws move from side to side. A dog or a lion’s jaw cannot do that, their jaws move up and down to chew, not side to side. You will not get any chewing done if you move your jaw up and down, you HAVE to move it from side to side in order to chew. So there, human beings have naturally herbivorous jaws as well.
Human beings today have become “opportunist omnivores” thanks to evolution, meaning we can process meat if there is no other food available. But there IS other food available. There are people who have lived their entire lives vegan. And no, you do not need to take supplements if you’re a vegan, a plant-based diet provides you with all you need. Even if you do have health problems and you need to take supplements, are you going to pretend like non-vegans don’t take supplements? If a non-vegan diet is so good for you, then why do so many non-vegans take supplements?
As for animals being treated humanely, it’s all fucking bullshit. There is no such thing as humane slaughter. Ask yourself, is it ok to raise an animal lovingly, out in the open and then stick a knife in their throat or put a gun to their head? It’s just as bad. Having said that, ‘humane’ meat and dairy farms are never humane. They just want people to think that animals are raised well and treated nicely so people will feel less guilty buying their stuff. It’s just a marketing tactic. In reality most humane farms look like this:I took this from The Humane Farming Myth, give it a read.