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Eat Animals Or Get Cancer

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Animals are dumb. If an animal can’t serve as a pet, a mode of transport, or a delicious meal, then it’s of no use to me. But we should all give thanks to our inferiors in the animal kingdom — not that they have the slightest concept of gratitude or any other human emotion — for keeping us from getting cancer.

Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph (UK):

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found…

Scientists in the US believe that the mutation occured to make it easier for vegetarians to absorb essential fatty acids from plants.

But it has the knock-on effect of boosting the production of arachidonic acid, which is known to increase inflammatory disease and cancer. When coupled with a diet high in vegetable oils – such as sunflower oil – the mutated gene quickly turns fatty acids into dangerous arachidonic acid.

On one hand, vegetarians are stupid and annoying. On the other hand, they die off fairly quickly while the rest of us keep on eating delicious, nutritious meat. Seems like a fair tradeoff.

I haven’t listened to this tune in a while. Gotta love the Reverend!

(Hat tip to Wesley J. Smith at NRO, who notes: “PETA wants you to get cancer.”)

Update: You might look at the following and ask how that’s supposed to work. My question is… why bother? It’s a lion.