Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Overfishing is Harmful to the Oceans
I'd like to share a few thoughts about eating a healthy vegetarian diet vs. eating fish. Many holistic doctors are saying that we humans need to eat fish to get plenty of omega-3 because plant foods don't have enough to meet our needs. First of all, this is not correct because many vegetarians eat a very healthy diet, including avocados, hemp seeds and granola, nuts, seeds, rice, and various other plant foods. Second, if people continue to believe this, all the beautiful oceans will be over-fished and the dolphins and whales that we care so much about and love and work hard to protect won't have any more food because people are taking it from them for their own personal needs. Unless people live in a region where they cannot grow food and fish is their only source of food, there is no reason to eat fish. Plant foods contain all the vital nutrients that we humans need to be healthy and it's very important that we help each other adapt a healthy vegetarian diet because the ecology is very delicate and depends on us for its protection and conservation. We health minded eco warriors have as much business eating fish as we do meat. Think about it. We wouldn't slaughter a helpless a cow to eat it. Why is it so easy to slaughter a poor fish who has a face, who has a mother, who has a family, just because it lives in water? It still feels. It's still a living breathing being. This truly is a sad double standard when it comes to protecting endangered species.
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