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10 Reasons Not to Eat Lamb

April 5, 2017

I could tell you a lot about why you shouldn’t eat lamb. I could start with the TIME’s “The Gastronomic Case Against Eating Baby Animals“.

Or restate what Pope Francis said about eating lamb for Easter:

Among the most ancient Christian communities, the lamb was represented on the shoulders of the Shepherd and symbolize the soul saved by Christ. The murder of Easter has no basis in the Christian tradition, but rather is rooted in the Old Testament. It is a ritual, strong bloody conflict with the concept of the resurrection, which brings with it a revival of faith and hope. It is a ritual that is not necessary in a society like ours, already kneaded of violence and death, which serves only to satisfy the interests of the food industry.

Or if you’re not Christian-oriented, maybe Mahatma Gandhi is more up your alley:

I do not regard flesh food as necessary for us. I hold flesh food to be unsuited to our species. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

But instead, I will tell you 10 simple reasons why you shouldn’t eat lamb this Easter, or ever:

1. They have a soul, they are not food.

2. They have a soul, they are not food.

3. They have a soul, they are not food.

4. They have a soul, they are not food.

5. They have a soul, they are not food.

6. They have a soul, they are not food.

7. They have a soul, they are not food.

8. They have a soul, they are not food.

9. They have a soul, they are not food.

10. They have a soul, they are not food.

Live beautifully.

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