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@ChHoffman @SashaKaiHarris I mean no disrespect towards you ChHoffman, but I do find your tone towards myself and others in this conversation quite beligerant. Forums should be a place where people can feel free to express their opinions and engage in thoughtful discussion without being harassed or bullied by others. You have been presented with a ton of information and education outlining the reasons why factory farmed animal agriculture prohibits many tenets in Judaism. Likewise, it seems as though you have not addressed any of these very real issues, which especially for meat eating Jews, should be a huge area of concern.
I am vegan because I am striving to be a person of G-d, a light to others and because I want so badly to "get back to the garden" as it is said. Frankly, the idea of eating a deceased carcass repulses me, but hey that's just me. The bottom line is that there is no way whatsoever that I can justify the enslavement, suffering and death of another sentient being as worth the instant gratification of pleasure/nostalgia I may receive in the minutes it would take for me to eat their flesh.
Jonathan Safran Foer wrote an excellent book "Eating Animals" which I highly recommend. As well Author and lecturer Richard Shwartz presents extremely well researched essays and educational materials on the JVNA website which I would encourage you to look into if you are interested further.
1 year ago on Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem
Bereshit: 29 And G-d said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree
yielding seed--to you it shall be for food;
30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to
every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, I have
given every green herb for food' And it was so.