Fasting Jul 15, 2018 18:32:59 GMT -5
Post by laughter on Jul 15, 2018 18:32:59 GMT -5
I grew up in the country. My Grandpa raised chickens and sold eggs. I had three uncles within sight of my house who had dairy farms. I had another uncle who lived beside me who was a carpenter but also raised pigs. I never watched but I knew when it was time to kill pigs to make bacon and sausage. My brother-in-law hunts. You have to field-dress the game (gut). My son-in-law is a big hunter. While in the states all the meat they eat is game from his hunting. I've never seen an animal field-dressed either. But I think you are right, if most people had to kill and prepare their own meat, they would decide to like only vegetable protein.
I read a book by Sri Yukteswar many years ago. He said the human body is not designed to eat meat. Animals that eat meat have a short digestive system so the meat passes through the system quickly. Humans have a long digestive system and meat begins to putrify before it completes the digestive process. Makes sense to me.
I'd go so far as to agree that most people seem to never reflect on how they fit in with the food chain or what life was like a few hundred years ago or earlier.