vegetarians evil or simply naïve?
Vegetarianism, as a way of life, has been around for
millennia – with relatively few adherents. Something less
than 5% of the population practice vegetarianism. They believe that they're doing the world a favor and investing for something of significant value by abstaining from meat. To them, this kind of investment is so much better than any of the best life insurance policy out there. Many of
these vegetarians are allied with left-wing causes and even
work in the news media, which they have used to promulgate
the notion that a vegetarian way of life is healthier. Not
surprisingly The Vegetarian Society has capitalised on these
reports using them to persuade members of the lay public that
their way is better for the animals, the environment, and,
not least, for human health – and numbers are growing.
Recently, they have been spreading more lies and propaganda
even proclaiming that vegetarians are
smarter than the rest of us!
Vegetarianism is unnatural for homo sapiens. We were
designed to eat an omnivorous diet, to do otherwise is unwise
and unhealthy. While limiting ones intake of red meat and
foods which contain high amounts of cholesterol is a good
idea, eliminating animal protein from ones diet is folly.
When misguided vegetarian and vegan parents do this to their
children, it is downright evil.
Compare the shape of a human to that of a gorilla, a
herbivore, as pictured above. The area between the chest and
the legs of the gorilla is much greater than the same part of
the man. The gorilla needs a much larger digestive system to
exist on a vegetarian diet. The walls of all plant cells are
made of cellulose, a form of dietary fibre. There is no
enzyme in the human digestive system that will break it down.
And with the cell walls intact, the nutrients in the cells
cannot be digested. Passing unaffected straight through the
gut, therefore, all the nutrients in the plant would be
ejected as waste. Horses and cows, also herbivores, have
several stomachs which will ferment and further break down
the complex cellulose that these vegetable fibers are made of.
Seeds, the staples such as rice, wheat, maize and beans,
play an important part in our lives today. All of them must
be cooked before we can eat them in any quantity. Seeds and
berries are a plant's reproductive system. Many are designed
to attract animals to eat them but there would be little
point in this if the seeds were digested. No, they are
indigestible – deliberately, designed to pass through the
animal to be defecated and take root elsewhere. Two means
only are available to make them digestible: cooking and
About half our brain and nervous system is composed of
complicated, long-chain, fatty acid molecules that are also
needed by the walls of our blood vessels. Without them we
cannot develop normally. These fatty acids do not occur in
plants. Fatty acids in a simpler form do but they must be
converted into the long-chain molecules by animals – which
is a slow, time-consuming process. This is where the
herbivores come in. Over the year, they convert the simple
fatty acids found in grasses and seeds into intermediate,
more complicated forms that we can convert into the ones that
Our brain is considerably larger than that of any ape.
Looking back at the fossil record from early hominids to
modern man, we see a quite remarkable increase in brain size.
This expansion needed large quantities of the right fatty
acids before it could have occurred. It could never have
occurred if our ancestors had not eaten meat. Human milk
contains the fatty acids needed for large brain development
– cow's milk does not. It is no coincidence that in
relative terms, our brain is some fifty times the size of a
Vegetarian parents do damage to their children that will
take generations to repair - the effects and damage of a
vegetarian diet will be observed in the intellectual and
physical development in the grandchildren of the
How vegans and vegetarians harm their