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The paleo diet is beyond stupid.
Let's look at some facts.
Apx 60 billion animals are killed in the US per year for food consumption. 8-10 billion are land animals. What regulations are in place for the slaughter of sea animals? Anyone? Right.. zero. Every time you have fish, shrimp or lobster you're eating an animal that suffered in a horrible way - suffocated, crushed or gutted\boiled alive. The dairy industry is based upon lactating cows. All mammals want to spend time with their young. Ever seen a cows "joy" when it's newborn is taken away? Cows do feel pain, loss and suffering. There are 8 million dairy cows in the us. Even organic free range cows are unable to do the only thing they want... Spend time w it's newborn. Watch the movie "Earthlings" It's on YouTube in full length.
There are laws that prevent 1) publicly stating that animal flesh/products are bad for you (Operah was sued via this law for talking about the ills of ground beef). .. And 2) there are laws preventing pictures or documentation of factory farms and slaughter facilities. (opinion here: That speaks volumes about the animal flesh industry.)
Right now were experiencing global climate change not seen in recorded time. One of the largest contributors of CO2 is animal production. A mere 400+ gallons of water is needed to produce 1 lb. of bovine flesh. 13 lbs of grain are used to produce 1 lb of beef. Raising animals for food is using 30% of the earths land mass. Are there any areas with draught issues or starving people? It takes 11x as much energy to create a calorie of animal protein vs. a calorie of plant protein.
Healthcare costs have more than doubled in the past 10 years. The top several leading causes of death in the US can be avoided with a plant based diet. Cholesterol is only from animals. There is nothing dietary that animals provide that plants cannot provide.
So, if you choose to eat animals and/or animal products you are contributing to 1) animal suffering you can't imagine, 2) environmental destruction at unprecedented rates, and 3) food that is clearly unhealthy for you.
Can you eat a small amount of animal flesh/products and be healthy? Of course yes. You can also do a small amount of coke/meth/H and live healthily [presuming you've the discipline to not get addicted]. People can argue the health aspect to some degree (when is the last time you heard of an animal product being "good" for you? .. Like kale, berries, oatmeal and a litany of studies showing plants are preventative of X bad health issue?).
Why contribute to such an awful industry? It is liberating to choose to step away from ~60 billion animals dying annually. For me, it is better for love, my spirit or soul and body.