Eating Our Neighbors. How Uncivilized.

I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came into contact with the more civilized.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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4 thoughts on “Eating Our Neighbors. How Uncivilized.

  1. So — I find it funny that when I scroll to the bottom looking for your portion of the post or comments that I find your gravatar which is the green anole eating one of his neighbors!

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    1. Haha! I love your perspective. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      This is indeed an insect’s planet that we’re living in. For grins, here’s a 20-minute TED Talk on eating insects, in case you’re interested. (I heart insects, so won’t be eating them either.)

      The one thing that the human species does differently than any other is that we have learned to create (through artificial insemination), raise (and not at all in their natural manner), and slaughter our living food beings by the billions. That’s just here in America — a civilized country — in the course of only a year. Food we don’t even NEED.

      Civilized just doesn’t seem like an appropriate word given all that.

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    1. Why does that not surprise me? I’m a bit late to the cause, but better late than never, I always say. Being raised in a hunting family in Texas pretty much determined my fate, as a young person anyway.

      Thanks for stopping in to share, Bisogno!

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