If God did not want us to eat meat, then why did he place animals on the Earth?
Animals were not created for humans any more than women were created for men, or any more than black people were created for white people. It is difficult to understand why a compassionate God would create beings capable of feeling pain, suffering, and a desire to live, if their only purpose in life was to suffer and die at the hands of humans.
Follow up questions:
Doesn't the Bible specifically state that it is ok to kill animals for food?
Don't only human beings have a soul?
Doesn't the Bible say that humans have dominion over the animals?
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