God Does Not Eat Meat
By Arthur Poletti
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God Does Not Eat Meat

Epilogue

A small percentage of the total animal population is fortunate to be selected to be our companions. These domesticated creatures satisfy our needs as we exchange and express the purest feelings of kindness, devotion, trust, and love. Unfortunately, for most of the billions of unlucky animals remaining, their quality of life goes from bad to horrendous. They are not held and comforted. They are not given names. Their living conditions could not be worse. Each year billions suffer from the pain of continuous never ending cruelty followed by excruciating death. They end their abbreviated lives in slaughterhouses so that humans can have the needless unhealthy luxury of eating their dead flesh.

One of the most bizarre phenomena is that there are millions of people who truly love and protect their pets while making a sincerely kind and considerate effort to provide the best possible life for them. However, most of the same people love eating meat and many are hunters who think nothing of killing wild animals. This is a cruel double standard.

Years of news stories around the globe revealing catastrophic disasters related to meat consumption and threats of major epidemics that may be caused by diseases like Mad Cow, E.coli, and the H5N1 virus or bird flu, has convinced millions of people that consuming any of Godís creatures is unhealthy and, in some cases, life threatening. Itís become increasingly obvious that eating animals promotes and supports the worst kind of cruelty, and is completely unnecessary.

Current consumer awareness has created a dilemma for the meat industry. Conservatively it is estimated that as many as 6 to 8 percent of United States citizens are currently vegetarians. This figure could easily stretch to 9 to 10 percent by the end of 2006. There are approximately 300 million people in the United States today. This means that there may be at least 27 to 30 million vegetarians in the country by the year 2007 and the actual figure may end up being much higher.
In addition, many meat eaters are now encountering more and more vegetarian options and meat alternatives at their local supermarkets. It is likely that a large number of those who are on the fence could be convinced to make the healthier and morally correct change soon.

If all humans can survive perfectly well and consume much healthier food without the need to kill animals, why do laws throughout the world support hunting and why do most people support cruelty toward and slaughter of animals, and the worthless destructive habit of eating meat?

Many famous business leaders and celebrities, as well as kings, queens, emperors, empresses, and presidents from most countries in the world throughout history have hunted and killed animals. They have approved, supported, and passed on the torch of death to each generation in favor of eating animal flesh.

These massive atrocities are still permitted and are going on every second of the day around the world to keep filling the tummies of billions of dead flesh eaters. Bad habits, even when pathetically cruel and totally unnecessary, are hard to change. Humans should not be proud of being known as the most prolific and dangerous predators on earth.

Nevertheless, you can choose to change your habits. Consider the following simple acts of kindness to live by that you may want to begin today!

Do not kill animals or eat their dead flesh.

Do not support or participate in any act of cruelty to any living creature.

Remember, animals do not need to die so that you can eat.

Finally, consider some words of wisdom from one of the oldest religions on earth:

KARMA is the law of action and reaction at work in the moral universe.

Every thought, word, and action produces an effect that rebounds on the person, or the culture that generated it, often referred to as KARMIC consequences.

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The author obtained Copyright Certificate of Registration March 23, 2004

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