ALL higher mammals have brains and feelings and thoughts and SOULS.
In NATURE, some animals kill and eat other animals.
But THAT reality is NOT the same as lazy, unthinking humans eating dead animal flesh because they have been "raised" to do such barbarity.
I myself used to consume dead animal-flesh until I was a teenager and read some books:
ANIMAL LIBERATION by Peter Singer
by Cleveland Amory
And not only but also the biography of the Mahatma Gandhi.
THESE BOOKS did open my eyes.
I am from TEXAS... I was RAISED to adolescence eating "MEAT".
But when I grew old enough to THINK FOR MYSELF (age 15 years, coinciding with the first time I smoked cannabis and experimented with PSYCHEDELIC awareness)--
It was THEN that I realized TRULY, that all "animals" are truly creatures of GOD and they, like humans, deserve to LIVE...
They do NOT deserve to be exploited by a corporate industrial-agriculture "factory-farm" culture of DEATH.
In the wild, animals have no choice.
As highly-evolved HUMAN animals, WE ourselves DO have a choice.
One can choose to eat dead animal-flesh and cause untold-amounts of pain and suffering for innocent creatures...
OR one can choose to NOT eat the flesh of dead animals and therefore spare innocent living beings' their lives of torture and suffering and eventual merciless murder.
So yeah... Just SOMETHING to THINK about if you are evolved enough...
And WHAT is the by-product benefit of NOT EATING MEAT???
You just might live a longer, healthier, happier, more SPIRITUALLY-EVOLVED EXISTENCE!!!
...Seems like a no-brainer to me!!!
But whaddahell do I know anyways-- I am just a CRAZY VEGETARIAN...