Imagine yourself outside on a crisp, sunny Sunday. The gentle breeze tickles your skin; the aroma of flowers fills your nostrils with wonder; the sound of water trickling down a creek and the colors it casts brings true beauty to your eyes and ears. All the senses of the human body are triggered, except for the sense of taste. The only thing that could make a day like this more perfect is a big, juicy, medium rare cheese burger. This is why I believe in the consumption of meat. I believe that meat is the top dog in the culinary world. Meat can bring people together, get conversations started, help a puppy to grow big and strong, and complete a campfire. Meat is God’s gift to the world and I believe that we should enjoy that gift to its full potential.
Meat has given me many memories as I have grown, and most of those memories will never fade. One time in 5th grade, I was at my best friend Colin Lay’s house. We rode our scooters all over the neighborhood and he always had to go faster, or do a trick better than me. He said mean things to me like, “you’ll never be as good as I am,” or “you’re a wimp.” Then I rode home on my Razor with a frown on my face, because he had lessened my spirits and made me feel inferior. But on my way home I caught a sent of succulent ribs, smothered with sweet barbeque sauce, slowly cooking on the grill. This fragrance spun my frown into a pleasurable beam of joy.
I remember numerous times sitting at the dinner table on Thanksgiving listening to soft-spoken, dry conversations lingering between family members. But once my grandmother opens the doors to the kitchen and walks in with the turkey, a thunderous, joyful wave of carnivorous conversation overwhelms me. That is always the highlight of my Thanksgivings.
When we first got my puppy Lacey, we had to nurture her back to health because she was the runt of the litter. The other puppies would always beat on her leaving her fragile and wounded. Every morning we would feed her a plate of ground beef, and because of that she is still alive today.
Meat has been a huge part of my life, and I believe that it is something everyone should eat, a lot. It is proven in the Bible that God gave us the right to kill and consume animals as long as we don’t drink the blood. I cannot imagine a better conversation starter, anti-depressant, or food on the face of this planet. This is why I believe in the consumption of meat.