The chinese version of the "Love us, not eat us" sticker was being distributed. The usual things happen... people came to our booth, and left, some taking the free materials along with them.
But there was one boy who caught my attention. He saw the stickers, took one up, and started to look very carefully at it. Then he moved on to watch the video. He stayed watching for quite sometime, with his face very near the screen, fixated with an expression over his face. Take a look at his expression.
As adults, we have been bombarded for years by propangada, authority, etc. that we should include meat and animal products in our diet. In a sense, it will be harder for some of us to know instinctively what is right or wrong. But when we look at the reactions of the children when they see the animals being killed. You could tell they can't stand the cruelty and they don't understand why the humans are doing this to animals. This is based on instinct, on the true nature of humans. If our anatomy is meant to digest flesh, it is truely amazing why it differs so much from our true nature. It just doesn't make sense.
The only reason I can theorise for this is that we have deviated from our original diet. People often say our ancestors used to be hunter gatherers, so we should eat meat because our bodies are designed for an omnivorous diet. In the past we do not have a structured industry which produces for the masses, we have to rely on what nature gives us. But now, living in well-to-do nations where the food industry can easily provide all our needs, there is no reason why we should behave like hunter gatherers. They have no choice, we have.
Under the laws of evolution, even if we have ancestors who ate meat doesn't mean we should continue to eat meat. We are plague by vanquishing environmental resources, if we do not evolve to live on a vegetarian or predominantly vegetarian next, who knows what will befall mankind in the future?
If we can slowly evolve back to live on a vegetarian diet, it could really help ourselves align with our true nature, as well as help our world, and there will be hope..that's my two cents.