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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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Time to eat people?

Re; "Carrots also have feelings," Feb. 13

To the Editor:

I find it funny that the last [person to respond to the vegetarian debate] compared species, not based on evolution, but rather on eating patterns, and equated this to the eternal truths of Buddhism.

Bacteria, plants, animals and humans are all living inhabitants of our world. Agreed. Buddha however, spoke of distinguishing creatures according to their cognition of evolution, not how they taste. Bacteria have no "feeling." Plants do. Plants have no mobility. Animals do. Animals have no intellect. Humans do.

All creatures depend on other creatures to sustain life. Plants survive through the consumption of bacteria. Thereby, acting in such a way as to minimize the destruction of evolution. Animals maintain life through the consumption of plants because they are unable to consume bacteria to live. Again, acting in such a way as to minimize the destruction of evolution. Human beings, conditioned to be dissatisfied, choose to maximize damage to evolution through slaughtering of animals rather than solely consuming plants to live.

Vegetarianism supports evolution – not hypocrisy!

The question I would like to ask the last responder is, "According to your thoughts, we may as well eat other human beings, yes?"

Vivek Gupta
HBA II

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