HOUSTON, Texas – If you enjoy your meat, then somebody out there wants to ruin your barbecue with unwanted information. A group called Vegetarian Calculator says the average person would eat more than 7,000 animals during his or her lifetime.
The estimates include 11 cows, 27 pigs, 2,400 chickens, 4,500 fish, 80 turkeys and 30 sheep, plus some exquisite bites such as octopus, rabbit, duck, deer or alligator just to mention a few. How’s your appetite so far?
“We think it’s completely unnecessary to consume animal products or definitely to be taking the lives of animals for our nourishment,” said Mike Behrend, Executive Chef of Green Vegetarian Cuisine.
“We enjoy meat,” replied Tom Karnezis, owner of Old Hickory Inn Bar-B-Que. “Meat has a lot of protein and a lot of vitamins and things that we need in order to sustain ourselves.”
Let’s face it, Vegetarian Calculator is using this data to save the planet and kill your meal. They don’t want to let you gorge on those delicious cuts without thinking where that meat comes from.
“A diet that’s healthier and full of color and it’s based on the nutrients we get from plants is better for you,” said Behrend.
“We like barbecue because is delicious,” concluded Karnezis.
In the end, it’s all about choices and having a balanced diet. But with the number 7,000 stuck in our heads… man, that’s a lot of meat.