Dumb Dodos

"He who refuses to learn deserves extinction." - Rabbi Hillel

Five hundred and seven years ago, a race of dodos lived peacefully on the island of Mauritius, some 1,500 miles off the coast of Africa. Then came Portuguese explorers who found that these curious and clumsy birds were not smart enough to run from men. The sailors fell in love with the dodos.

They loved them with Bernaise sauce and Bordelaise. They loved them braised or sauteed. Most of all, they loved them roasted on an open fire. The Portuguese also brought rats and dogs and pigs who preferred the taste of dodo egg to biscuit and salt cod. Eighty years later, the birds were extinct.

Today there exists a new species of dodo.

He can best be described as one who kills gentle creatures for his food, while so many fruits and vegetables and grains and legumes exist so that he at the top of the food chain could nourish his body with clean fuel.

He is the one in a crowd stinking of the sulfur from the eggs and chickens upon which 21st century human-dodos dine.

The human-dodo is the sniffler and sneezer.

He is the one who grows older than his non-meat-eating friends. He is the one with the cane. He is the one on the couch. He is the one who denies the science linking cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and asthma to his meat and dairy diet.

Like invading Portuguese sailors who salivated at the very mention of dodo breast, the 21st century dodo- Neanderthal dieter salivates at the mere mention of fast food restaurants and pizza home delivery services.

"What man with a human heart, who has ever cared for domestic animals, could look into their eyes, so full of confidence and affection, and willingly give them over to the butcher's knife? How could he devour their flesh as a sweet morsel?"

Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, page 316

"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

His diet is a SAD diet. The Standard American Diet eater's days are numbered.

Robert Cohen

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