Brainwashed into thinking meat is tasty? Salads are good, veggies are good, but meat is also good. I like eating a variety of foods and I couldn't imagine taking a food type out of my current diet. I have oranges/strawberries that I eat daily along with fish, steak, bacon, and good quality ground beef to grill burgers. It's not brainwashing, it's just the fact that meat tastes great.
I've seen the documentary btw, it hasn't affected my opinion on eating meat whatsoever. I don't really have much to say on the subject, I enjoy eating steak and other types of meat. If I couldn't walk into a store and buy it, I'd hunt it, even if I had a vast array of greens/veggies/what have you to eat.
Also, if aliens ever show up and start gathering us up for food, that would suck. However, that would also be the natural order of things. The universe/everything in it owes us nothing, hell we are lucky to even be alive as it is.
It isn't the natural order of things, it's a choice. You choose to eat animal flesh, nature isn't forcing you to do so. Nature has provided you with fruits and vegetables that grow in the ground which you can eat and live a perfectly health life with. But you choose to eat animal flesh because you like the taste. As long as you like the taste, the suffering and unnecessary death of the animals doesn't matter. That's just selfishness, plain and simple.
Like I said, what if theoretically human flesh tasted even better than any steak you could sink your teeth into? What if human babies were the best kind of flesh to eat and they were packaged in a supermarket? Is this the line you won't cross? Won't eat human flesh, but every other animal is ok? Even if that human flesh tastes better than the other animals? You're saying you eat it because you like the taste and don't care about their unconsented slavery and deaths, so where will you draw the line for taste?
I think you're vastly downplaying the Alien scenario. You and I, and every other human being would be crippled with fear. Seeing these "superior" beings butcher your entire family and then butcher you, just because they like the taste of you? That's bat shit insane, and there's nothing natural about it. Might does not = right.
@Gaz. What?! I think you're in the wrong thread mate. Democracy is a cancer to this earth by the way. Majority vote doesn't = right.