the idea popped in my head and I had to draw it out.
gained inpiration from the song "meat is murder" by The smiths.
hmm seems I've started a debate war!
now now calm down.
instead of reading a mass of comments how about watching some documentaries on our food and animal rights and deciding for yourself what you believe?
here are some useful documentaries and videos!:
Earthlings: earthlings.com/?page_id=32 (WARNING: very graphic and violent content nothing is sugar coated)
Food Inc. www.firedrive.com/file/6VV5EZJ… (this one focuses more on the effects this is having on humans and how scary and powerful the meat industries are it explains why nothing is being dine about it)
Turkey abuse: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw_i1Y… (this one has some vegan propaganda at the end as it is posted by MFA (mercy for animals) but it shows the abuse on turkey farms again graphic)
Happy Egg co scandal : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozym6P… (shows you how strong the lies of the animal product industry are, happy egg co, a company that talks about their hens welfare being of upmost important has been exposed as nothing special and still keeping animals in horrible conditions)
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
(this book is great for its like of bias, it has interviews with happy farms, interviews with slaughter houses, animal liberators and even a vegetarian who works as a cattle rancher)
the whole book exists simply because the author wanted to know where meat cae from, so he would know what he was feeding his son.
Horses can carry people and cargo much faster than a cow or a sheep. You've never really seen wars fought with cows or sheep now have ya? Horses or elephants are fast or can take a lot of hits.
Dogs and cats could be used to guard your possessions back in the day, or if your a tribe be a small defender. Dogs can bite people, and search buildings and rubble for people.
Cats could get the bugs and birds wanting to eat your crops.
Mules and llamas fall into kinda the same region as horses. They can carry a lot and are better for carrying stuff up mountains.
Meanwhile a cow is kind of dumb and slow. An elephant was kind of smarter, and could take a lot of shots before it fell. A pig is small and can't really support the amounts of cargo that were needed back then. Sheep have uses for clothing. There is a lot more bang for buck when it comes to sheep thanks to them being easily farmed. Not a lot of spider farms now are there?
Chickens are big (when compared to crows and pigeons) birds and really cannot fly that much.
Im not trying to bash anyone just stating a theory I've had floating around for a while.
There are plenty of fairly unintelligent humans with low IQs in the scheme of things, but if you argued that they should be treated lesser because of their intelligence, to most people it makes you inhumane.
That's not to mention that the only reason dogs, cats and horses are able to have the skills you mention is that humans often had to train with them for a while before they learned them. Pigs and cows can actually be very intelligent, and they can be kept as housepets within the same capacity as dogs, cats and horses. You can also teach them tricks, and they will attempt to communicate with you and have bold personailities just like any regular companion animals. I will concede that less intelligent farmed animals, like chickens and fish, can probably not do the same, but I don't really see that as an excuse to eat them, at least IMO.
More info can be found here: nutritionfacts.org/ also the documentary called "what the health" is a GREAT documentary and I highly suggest it along with cow spiracy.
Cowspiracy is a garbage source and so are nutritionfacts.org What the Health, and nearly every vegan documentary. People have been eating meat, dairy, and eggs for ages and cancer started becoming a problem less than 100 years ago. Processed meat like cold cuts and factory farmed stuff is less than healthy. Wild game and open range is far healthier. Many vegans also live healthier lifestyles such as exercising, getting enough sleep, seeing the doctor regularly, not smoking, not drinking booze or soda, not abusing drugs in general, and most live in better places. Plenty of cultures past and present have sustain on meat heavy diets and were/are very healthy. No vegan culture has been found. Most vegans quit after a few years which makes me wonder if you're still vegan? Animal foods are healthy and vital to health but they must be sourced and raised right.
Campbell is more interested in building up his ego and this ideology than actual truth and the book he wrote belongs in the fiction section because it rehashes the same half truths and outdated claims that give the readers wrong ideas and keeping us sick via malnutrition. No population has sustained off of veganism generation after generation and very few have pulled vegetarianism off.
I always say the worst animals, are humans.