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Originally Posted by Blanchman
You are welcome to your opinion, and I respect your right to your own opinion. From my perspective, however, the ideas expressed in your post are internally inconsistent. In order to eat the meat, the animal has to be killed. Parts of that animal who sacrificed its life for our meat are discarded and put to no use. My own opinion is that if we are going to ask an animal to give up its life, the least we can do is make the most possible use out of that animal. That would mean, for example, using the tallow to make a nice shaving soap rather than discarding it. If you think about it, doesn't that make sense? I feel like, if anything, we are paying respect to the animal by putting all of it to its best uses; and, conversely, we would be almost desecrating the animal to not utilize as much of it as possible.
Of course, this is only my opinion.
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