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Re: [skeptics-137] On killing

From: Adam
Sent on: Friday, January 25, 2013 9:49 AM
Problem with road kill is the highway is not a hygienic surface.  Otherwise I would say go for it!  Plus it is pre-tenderized, Semi flattened has got to be almost as fork tender as veal! 

Of course though there are additional concerns of the meat having been contaminated by ruptured organs, bone shards, getting to it before other critters, etc.  Even the bible says you aren't supposed to eat from a scavenged carcass... Except wasn't it Hercules that ate honey from the lion's carcass?

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM, eric <[address removed]> wrote:
Is it morally acceptable to eat road-kill since these animals were not intentionally murdered (even though some drivers will deliberately run over them)?  Relatives in Arkansas, who mostly live in trailers, were wondering about this.  They couldn't get any answers from the Jerry Springer show.


On 1/25/2013 8:58 AM, Adam wrote:
As much as I will argue against it, THIS is the sort of argument for a vegetarian lifestyle that I do respect.  Being a healthier human is truly more quantifiable than being a "better" one.  Health and resource consumption arguments definitely hold more sway for me than a discussion of the morality of eating critters (since I tend to see critters as a continuum, that means killing an animal is analogous to killing a plant is analogous to killing bacteria, and we all live through the death of other things no matter how you try to remove yourself, (insert my 12 bits here: Eat stupid things first, but eat smart things if you are starving!  Kill as quickly and thoroughly as possible as inducing pain is a harm.  blah blah blah.))

It is a societal good ("better human" perhaps?) to reduce your footprint on the planet, however by being healthier you are increasing the duration of your existence and therefor countering the reduced "snapshot" footprint through that longer duration. ;)

Im a horrible person thinking of such things!  (But please understand, when I was a smoker, I referred to it as my
"retirement plan".)

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Hiten Soni, MD <[address removed]> wrote:
I like that cole.
I think I will try the gradual approch as well.
Hiten Soni, MD
All things are possible.

--- On Fri, 1/25/13, cole morgan <[address removed]> wrote:

From: cole morgan <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [skeptics-137] On killing
To: [address removed]
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:03 AM

Interesting points, Steve. Lots to think about.  

You asked before how I feel now.  At least I think that is what you asked. I haven't felt this good in the last 10 years since I eliminated meat from my diet 7 months ago. I also eat a lot more vegetables, fruits and nuts  -hardly any junk food, actually none in the last couple of months. I slowed down on bread, potatoes and rice though I continue to eat these. I have a lot more energy and have lost over 50lbs over the last two years.  I lost over 30 lbs in the last year. A year ago I was eating meat perhaps 5 or 6 times a week out of 21 meals a week. This has been a gradual experience for me. I enjoy it.


yes, I know it was Samson.  ;)

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

-- Mark Twain

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