Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why not meat?

We come to this way of eating for different reasons, in different ways and with different levels of commitment. My Uncle Gene emailed the following excerpt to me and I thought I would share.

I met Christof Koch at the Consciousness Conference 4 years ago. He has this remarkable new book out entitled "Consciousness," in which he not only pulls together the research on consciousness, he says a great deal about himself, and about how his research has changed his life. 

"When my beloved dog Nosy died, I was moved to act... when she passed away, I was distraught; I still dream about her today. I asked myself that night, as she lay dying in my arms, how could I cry over her but happily eat the flesh of lambs and pigs? Their intelligence and brains are not that different from those of dogs. From that night on I stopped eating mammals and birds, though somewhat inconsistently, I still consume fish." (p. 160)

--of all the Consciousness researchers I have met, he was by far the most personable. I can't help but thinking he might also be the smartest.....which is no small compliment....


Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
affectionforfitness said...

I'm not a vegetarian, but I hardly ever eat meat anymore. I support your cause, and I think there are so many health benefits from no meat. I'm glad you have your opinion and say it out loud. :D

:-) Marion

thevegantummy said...

Dear Marion,

What a nice comment to leave. I so appreciate your positive outlook and willingness to see something from more than one perspective. Thank you for your kind statement. You made my day!

Marcia :)

Anonymous said...

I have read that a pig has the intelligence of a 3 year old child. I can only imagine the terror they must feel as they stand in line at the slaughter house....they don't know what is happening to those ahead of them in line, but they do know it is something terrible.

thevegantummy said...

I didn't know that. It's interesting to me and a very good point to make! Thank you for your comment.