Yeah but God is as inconsistent as a teenage girl when it comes to what we should and shouldn't eat. In Genesis 1:29 it says we were meant to eat plants and seeds, and in Leviticus 3:17, God specifically commanded the Israelites not to eat the fat of any animal. When performing a sacrifice, the Levitical priests removed the fat, kidneys, and “caul above the liver” and burned them on the altar (Lev. 9:10). Interpreting this, I think it's safe to say that God does not want us to eat these animal parts. Then after the flood God just gave up and condoned the eating of anything; despite it being made very clear in so many passages that killing animals for food and for ritualistic means is wrong: such as Isaiah 66:3, Amos 6:4-7, Romans 14:21, and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.
I'm more interested about the part where God condoned animal captivity for human entertainment, animal torture, abuse and slaughter, use of animal organs for research. Because in Psalms 104, God was pretty clear about how well we should treat animals. I'm pretty much trying to say the Bible, and many other doctrines, are human-centric because they were construed by humans. A benevolent God wouldn't allow animal sacrifice; these are clearly reflections of the practices and ritual of the culture. That is why Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, etc. actually have animal ethics because their culture and religion isn't human-centric, and 2 out of 3 are Atheistic.
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