I’m so proud of myself, blogging the quote of the day when it really can be called that . I figured out my issue with the publish later feature of wordpress. So hopefully this will be a common occurrence: on time quotes!
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”
–Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer and philosopher–
Yes, the man that has befuddled many a college student or literary lover with War and Peace was in fact a vegetarian! They say that vegetarians/vegans have higher IQs (obviously the case since I’m so brilliant! jk) so now we know why his books are so complicated to read. Which I’m sure gives meat eaters another reason to dislike Tolstoy, wishing that he could have dumbed down his books a wee bit for them! (Yes I am joking, it doesn’t matter what you eat, Tolstoy is a complicated read!)
I find the quote interesting for a number of reasons, mainly because I completely agree. But it is also interesting due to the fact that nowadays so many people proclaim that it is unhealthy to be vegan or vegetarian. I wonder if it was in fact the same way in Russia during his lifetime. The amount of issues this world is plagued with (at least those who have or are adopting “western style” diets) you would think would lead people to understand that a diet swarming with meat isn’t any good–so what is their reasoning for thinking our diets could possibly be worse???