A Cherokee legend describes humans, plants, and animals as having lived in the beginning in "equality and mutual helpfulness". The needs of all were met without killing one another. When man became aggressive and ate some of the animals, the animals invented diseases to keep human population in check. The plants remained friendly, however, and offered themselves not only as food to man, but also as medicine, to combat the new diseases."
interesting insight from those who did not have microscopes and modern technology were able apt to observe and understand the consequences of a meat based diet that us westerners are so privileged to deny.
thats really interesting RZ - i didnt know the cherokee originally believed this - and as for the "animals invented diseases to keep human population in check? well thats not that far from the truth is it.
cancer and heat disease is caused by the consumption of animal products which i dont like referring animal products as food because they are not food - its animal product the "un-food" and "cursed"