#what brings us together
The sun beamed down overhead as the cool ocean breeze lightly brushed away the summer heat. I had taken my ballet flats off and let my toes wiggle around in the warm sand. It would have all been enjoyable if I hadn’t been crouching down behind a long sand embankment in the attempt to hide from a friend that was about to get proposed to, but I’m forever glad that I was able to get stuck hiding in the fetal position on a beach in Santa Barbara with some new friends.
Being a part of the surprise proposal, which took place over the weekend, has been one of the most rewarding things that anyone has ever asked me to participate in. For one, I was trusted with a secret of not telling the future bride, and secondly, because they invited me to be a part of their special day. Read the rest of this page »
Visiting Tia Jena, her new nephew and Copper in my hometown. ☺️ @dressesindenim (at Hanford, California)
It’s so much easier #running outside. (at Riverwalk Bike Trail)
(I don't want to come off as mean)But I don't agree with the whole humans aren't made for eating meat, because our teeth suggest otherwise, we can eat both meat and veggies, there are a lot of animals who do this, it's entirely possible. How can other animals eat each other but when humans do it, it is a terrible thing? I get it's leading to disease, but honestly that is all the additives not the meat itself. Testing on animals, I can agree with you on that, though.
Humans are opportunistic omnivores. We have the ABILITY to digest a wide variety of things which is an evolutionary advantage in case of food scarcity but eating large amounts of animal products over a long period of time will kill us. Obligate carnivores don’t get heart disease and cancer from eating meat. Humans do.
Humans have a generalized set of teeth. Look at your teeth and look at a lion’s teeth. Notice any differences? Now look at a gorilla’s teeth. Gorillas have been known to eat meat but what’s their primary source of nutrients? Fruit.
Meat itself has cholesterol, animal protein (which is highly acidic), and an extremely high likelihood of carrying harmful microorganisms since it’s, you know, rotting flesh. Obligate carnivores secrete much more hydrochloric acid than humans do (a lion has about ten times as much) so even eating raw meat that’s been sitting around won’t hurt them because most microorganisms simply wouldn’t survive. Meat has MANY characteristics which are harmful to humans that are completely independent of the hormones, antibiotics, cleaning agents, and other many additives that go into meat.
When animals eat eachother it is almost ALWAYS out of need. Think about the last time you ate an animal…did you have other options available? Could you very easily have prepared something else to eat? Do you biologically require a diet which contains flesh? (The majority of humans do not biologically require any animal products to be healthy. Exceptions are people with absorption issues or other metabolic conditions and these are incredibly rare.)
And another often overlooked difference: wild carnivores do not keep their prey in factory farms. They don’t lock them in warehouses where they can never see the sun, they don’t forcibly impregnate them and manipulate their genetics, they don’t pump them full of antibiotics and hormones and mutilate them. They don’t do anything until they are actually in need of sustenance, at which point they will most likely prey on the sick or elderly members of a herd.
Consider doing actual research and maybe having a thought beyond “hmm I have a couple of teeth which are slightly sharper than the others, must mean I should be eating rotting flesh” before coming into my inbox with this tired crap, please.