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October 29, 2019
Longtime Vegetarian Converts Back to Meat-Eating Ways After Eating a Burger
As the popular adage goes, "Bacon is proof God loves us." For few things taste as satisfying to the palate as glorious, delicious meat. So it apparently was for a woman in Australia, who after being a dutiful vegetarian for pretty humane reasons, not only went back to eating meat but decided to raise it properly after enjoying a burger while pregnant.
From The New York Post:
Tammi Jonas, a longtime vegetarian living in Victoria, Australia, had a surprising — but undeniable — craving for a hamburger while pregnant with her third child. Just one prime patty after many meat-free years.
Pictures of this heroic woman:
Vegetarian ate 1 burger, got hooked and became a butcher https://t.co/nVMn4qXNIC https://t.co/gMQzoiSIZp— New York Post (@New York Post) 1572358743.0
We've said this a few times in a few different ways, but human bodies need protein and amino acids. The best source for protein is from meat. Not the only source for protein. Okay? Okay. But the best source for protein and amino acids, pound for pound, is meat. That isn't to say you can't get some protein from your almonds, your chickpeas, or whatever else you vegan weirdos slather on your sad little rice patties. Just that the most nutrient-rich, protein-packed food out there is typically beef. Naturally, women who are pregnant crave even more meat, as it's rich in iron and other micronutrients crucial to developing a new human being.
So even though she was reluctant to nom the meat which, in her educated opinion, was inhumanely treated, Tammi Jones worked meat into her diet. For her unborn child.
Tammi, I tip my hat to you, madam.
It's not that Tammi Jones was against killing animals, she didn't like the way animals were treated before being slaughtered for human consumption. Which is actually a pretty fair, honest position. She gets no complaints from me.
“I never thought it was immoral to take an animal’s life for food,” she said. “I’ve always been comfortable with my place in the food chain, but I thought it was immoral to treat [animals] cruelly, to not allow them to go outside and breathe fresh air and to be confined in crowds in sheds.”
What Tammi experienced during her third pregnancy was anemia, and so one day she thought "A burger would fix this." So it did, and so it led her to do something positive: start her own farm where animals could be raised humanely before their slaughter.
There's a moral to this story. Several, actually. I'll put them in an ordered list because that's how much I care.
- Tammi Jones did what was best for her unborn baby, even though it went against her convictions: she ate meat.
- Instead of bitching on Facebook about how terrible it is that animals are mistreated before their slaughtered, passing judgment on all of us who partake in the devoring of delicious animal flesh, Tammi did something and started her own farm.
- Tammi is also pushing back on obnoxious, irritating vegans with 90% politeness, 10% snark: “Hats off to you if you don’t want to participate in any livestock production, but try not to have too hard a go at those of us who are trying to restore landscapes with livestock,” she said, adding, “and doing a much better job of it than your vegan impossible burger.”
Meat-eaters unite. Related: Vegan is Suing Her Neighbors Over Wafting BBQ Smells.