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I weighed it up. An innocent life in one, my stomach in the other. It wasn’t a difficult choice; I chose the cow for conscious was cheap, and beef was delicious.
“I only want the leanest of cuts. No fat.”
The chef nodded at me. He held a cleaver in one hand and led the cow with the other. It smelt of dung, and the tail whipped the flies about.
What excellent service! If only Europeans could prove the freshness of their produce and prove you were eating beef – not horse, not camel, blasted meat pies.
“Sir, you can rest assured that the steak won’t be coming from the fore-legs,” the chef indicated where he’d make the cut. “After we remove them, the cow will tilt like so. It will then be one hundred percent lean beef.”
I clapped and thanked him profusely; the chef in turn smiled and took the livestock around the back.
It let off a friendly moo, “There there,” I patted it as it went. Its fur pulled away in a velvet soft, and the cow limped with a sore hoof, “Soon you won’t have to think anymore.”
I would enjoy my portion of debilitating an animal from its misery.
My parents had instilled in me early the importance of animal welfare.
It was essential for nutrition, and I would enjoy the sweetness of its flesh greatly.
It took me a while to think of an idea that was suitably frivolous. My humour here was particularly lame, like the cow…haha.
More to the point, I decided to write about the true story of my stance on eating meat. As most of us know, meat is delicious, however, it is biologically inefficient.
According to PETA
“It takes an enormous amount of water to grow crops for animals to eat, clean filthy factory farms, and give animals water to drink. A single cow used for milk can drink up to 50 gallons of water per day—or twice that amount in hot weather—and it takes 683 gallons of water to produce just 1 gallon of milk. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef, while producing 1 pound of tofu only requires 244 gallons of water. By going vegan, one person can save approximately 219,000 gallons of water a year.”
Now I’m not going to harp on everyone and be a hypocrite, but it’s worth thinking about for its environmental benefits. To be honest, even though I agree with the above points I state, I am inconsistent in my resolve.
I’m fairly sure I want to do my little bit for the environment – and it won’t be easy to reduce my voracious appetite, but I’m sure you can all show your support below.
What do you all say; one comment, one less bite?