Thank you so much for all of your comments and suggestions last week. It was important for me to write out those thoughts. Occasionally, my brain repeatedly dances around a topic over and over again, and the only way to finally tackle the issue is to force myself to coherently write it all out. Writing out those thoughts here on Slashdot was an opportunity for me to quickly garner feedback from all you smart folks. I'll post similar thoughts in the future.
Here is one entry, among many, that I considered particularly insightful. Yes, I am in my 20's, but not for much longer.
A _slightly_ less serious issue to discuss: Do non-vegetarian people know they are eating animals ;-) ? I read this article about the FDA likely not seeking to label cloned animal meat in a special way, and it got me thinking. What if all meat was required to be labeled with the animals it contained? Would that labeling effect the sales of meat in a negative way?
Here's a poll! (for more polls, check out Em Emalb's journal)
I would not purchase meat labeled with:
A) A listing that said "Animals contained within this package: ". For example, ground beef would be labeled as "Animals contained within this package: Cows". Assume a one half inch tall font.
B) A cartoon rendition of all the animals contained within the package.
C) Stock photography of all the animals contained within the package.
D) A specific picture of the exact individual animals contained within the package. Assume a 1 inch black and white photo.
E) A specific picture of the exact individual animals as they are being killed.
F) A specific picture of the exact individual animals as they looked as babies.
G) A specific picture of the exact individual animals as they looked while they read pornography on the toilet.
H) "This product contains animals that had a penis and/or vagina".
Assume we are talking about farmyard mammals like pigs, cows, etc. Whatta ya say!?
Someone who is a vegetarian, but who also happens to have a deep respect for the philosophy of Ted Nugent.