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Old 12-30-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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...eating food pumped full of preservatives, MSG and God knows what else is...and plenty of non-meat foods fit in this category.
yes, everything except coconut cake and vegan rice krispies.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: On the west side of the Tetons
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Hey, you deserve a great big congratulations for deciding something like that at 8 years old! I'm really impressed ~
We moved next door to a farm and spent a lot of time with the animals. Being an 8yo girl, I couldn't stand the thought of eating them. It kind of grew from there. I think my parents thought it was a phase, but they were supportive of my decision, even then when it was probably a bit of a hassle for my mom's meal planning.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I think we meat eaters think of you as just a little weird
I noticed this evening that there is a discussion about roast suckling pig over on the "regular food forum" (warning graphic image):

Do you find roasted suckling pig disturbing?


What I find odd, or weird if you will, are meat eaters who want to eat animals, but are put off by heads and/or eyes.

The practice of consuming flesh, but pretending it doesn't come from an animal is weird to me.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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What I find odd, or weird if you will, are meat eaters who want to eat animals, but are put off by heads and/or eyes.
Or that it's fine to eat some animals, but not others. Accompanying that is the idea that people in other cultures who (for example) eat dog or horse are also weird.

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The practice of consuming flesh, but pretending it doesn't come from an animal is weird to me.
I agree.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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Or that it's fine to eat some animals, but not others. Accompanying that is the idea that people in other cultures who (for example) eat dog or horse are also weird.I agree.
I agree with plaidmom as well. People who make snide comments about how "us meat eaters find you [vegetarians] weird" strike me as the most delusional type of hypocrite. That kind of attitude makes ridicule and snarky comments acceptable in their minds. If they didn't have an audience, the comments would'nt be made.

I had a friend who had to put down one of her best barrel racers...she cried for weeks over that horse, and was literally wracked with grief. But lo and behold, a few years later there they are on a cruise chowing down on horse flesh. Maybe it was her horse, frozen for just such a special occasion. I guess in the minds of people who thinks vegetarians are "weird" would be alright with saying..."bon appetit!"- that's some good eatin' ya got there.

Separate a baby pig from a baby dog. Especially when pigs are much smarter than dogs. that's part of the delusion that people use to be able to separate the two....I love my cat, but maybe my SE Asian neighbor needs it for stew. After all that's the culture is some parts of the world.

I find meat-eaters who eat animal flesh but love their little kitty cats to death are not weird, but extremely common hypocrites. JMO, folks.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I noticed this evening that there is a discussion about roast suckling pig over on the "regular food forum" (warning graphic image):

Do you find roasted suckling pig disturbing?


What I find odd, or weird if you will, are meat eaters who want to eat animals, but are put off by heads and/or eyes.

The practice of consuming flesh, but pretending it doesn't come from an animal is weird to me.
Well I wasn't a participant in that thread, but...I avoid brains of any animal for disease reasons (even haven't done any brain tanning of deer hides in quite some time). I wouldn't personally cook an animal with the head still attached. I've done squirrels before with the heads on over a fire but not anymore.

Eyes don't taste good. I throw them into some compost or just let the wildlife have them...
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Greensboro
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From the American Dietetic Association:

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It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
"Longevity: Strong Evidence Supporting Plant-Based Diet Healthiness"
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A 1976-1988 study of 34,000 Seventh-Day Adventists showed that vegetarians live seven years longer than meat eaters and vegans live eight years longer than meat eaters. But it's not just years; research also shows evidence of thirteen additional healthy years of life for vegetarians – animal products impede immune system, decrease energy, speed up cognitive and sexual dysfunction, and clog arteries.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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I don't think so...I KNOW Vegans and Vegetarians are healthier. I'm a vegan convert .
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