Ok – rant incoming.

I keep my blog postings very neutral, I don’t try and force my opinions or beliefs on anyone, I just share vegan alternatives and tips. I’m never rude to meat eaters and I don’t show too much emotion when online but today I have something on my mind I just need to get out.

I hear every now and then comments like ‘humans are supposed to eat me’ and more recently I was told ‘humans were designed to eat meat.’

Ok cool – who designed you?

This person wasn’t religious, they believed in evolution. Evolution isn’t design – it’s the natural development of something though?

the process by which different kinds of living organism are believed to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth.

do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind.

So already I am confused – you were either designed by someone or something, or you naturally evolved – which one is it?

‘I evolved’

Ok fine. What did you evolve from?

‘An ape.’

Ok – an ape. Also fine, but apes in the wild are herbivores/omnivores?

Before man learned to hunt, we were gatherers. Plants and roots were gathered and eaten, then man-made a conscious decision to make tools to then go and eat animals.

And if you really want to get into the scientific specifics (just because I am on a roll now lol), let’s compare humans to herbivores and carnivores.

Humans and herbivores don’t have claws like carnivores.
Humans and herbivores don’t have fangs/huge sharp canines like carnivores.
Humans and herbivores have possess and intestinal tract which is around 10-12 times our body length, unlike the carnivore who’s intestinal tract is around 3 times their body length so they can break down and process meat quickly.

Do you see where I am going with this?

If I was designed to eat meat, then I wasn’t designed very well.

The point I am trying to make here is that I was not designed to do anything. Just like the cavemen who made a decision that they would like to start hunting and eating animals, I have made the decision that I do not want to eat animals. I you want to eat animals that is your decision, but I just won’t be told by anyone that I was designed to do anything I don’t want to do.

So to conclude my little rant I will leave you with this;

As a human, I am not designed to do anything or eat anything I don’t want to. I won’t just eat meat because ‘everyone else does’ or because other people think we should. I don’t want to eat meat because I think it is wrong. (I am very healthy and happy without it btw.)

I wasn’t given claws to eat animals, but I was given a conscious to think for myself and decide and act upon what I think is right and wrong. If you want to challenge me about eating meat, you need to come up with something better than this ‘design’ stuff.

Perhaps I need re-designed. Anyway rant over! Enjoy the rest of your day! Jess xx

P.S I feel so much better now lol