Suburban Seeker

There beneath the blue suburban skies

The Meat Industry Now Consumes Four-Fifths of All Antibiotics

The Meat Industry Now Consumes Four-Fifths of All Antibiotics

I for one can’t wait to go back to the good ol’ days when there was no such thing as antibiotics and a small cut could easily kill you. This seems like the kind of thing that could kill us all, if our overconsumption of meat wasn’t doing it already.

If nothing else, at least we get cheap, poor quality meat from sick animals in the meantime.

Never eat fast food. Eat less meat. Eat better quality meat when you do. If not for ethical reasons, then for the simple gross-out factor. (Who wants to eat the flesh of animals that lived in such filthy conditions they needed daily doses of antibiotics to stay alive?)

But the ethical reasons are important too. We’re only alive for a bit – isn’t it better to decrease the suffering of other creatures while we’re here rather than increase it?

Brad Warner is Not a Zen Buddhist

Brad Warner is Not a Zen Buddhist

What has always drawn me to Zen is that it tries to get to the heart of the way things ARE. In this moment. Not what Buddha said, not what your parents said, not what you have been raised and conditioned to think. I don’t know if this mentality is entirely compatible with “religion”. This post by Brad Warner is a good discussion of this¬†ambivalence.