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Human race has destroyed planet through stupidity

Published 30/10/2015

It seems eating red meat is now bad for your health - and that's official. Why exactly did it take our experts 2.6 million years to discover this considering evidence suggests early man ate meat as part of their diet?

I foolishly thought that evolution would make us capable of fighting whatever diseases came our way.

Breathing air, drinking water and eating most foods are also bad for your health, but what, might I ask, is the common dominator, or indeed, the proverbial elephant in the room? Answer: the human race, of course.

We have destroyed our rivers, polluted our oceans and pumped endless amounts of toxins into the air we breathe.

Our livestock roam in lush, green, manufactured meadows created using artificial fertiliser and are fed a "balanced diet" manufactured in a lab to ensure better meat and milk yields.

If an animal falls ill it is injected with chemicals to bring it back to "health" and, again, ensure the meat arrives at our table to conform to our "standards".

We have destroyed this planet through sheer greed and stupidity - and now we have the neck to blame the creatures we destroyed for our troubles.

Mark Twain once said: "I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the 'lower animals' (so-called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me." How right he was.

EUGENE McGUINNESS

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