So basically the point is that just because were omnivores, it doesnt mean that we should
Well, I completely agree. I know I came off sounding as if I believe its a bad thing for omnivores to be put on a veg diet, but honestly, that wasnt my intention.
If it were possible to put even my chickens on a vegetarian diet without incarcerating them, I would definitely take that option. However, a vegetarian chicken is a captive chicken (because free-roaming chickens eat pretty much what they want, vegetarian or not) and one who is likely to be cruelly exploited (the Maple Leaf Prime ad is a case in point). Free-roaming chickens will
follow their natural omnivorous instincts. In the case of confined grain-fed chickens, on the other hand, well, we breed them in captivity, we force upon them a diet that they would possibly never choose if they were free, and then we slaughter them for their flesh. In effect, they are made to be vegetarian solely to add value to their flesh. The whole idea is distasteful to me.
Thats all I was trying to say, but now that Ive reread my posts, I cant believe I came so close to espousing the omnivores should eat meat because its natural argument.