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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 2:49 pm


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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 2:54 pm

Wd40 wrote:What about the carbon footprint?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michellemai ... y-experts/


What about methane footprint? Can you imagine what would happen to the atmosphere (or what it would smell like!) if everyone suddenly became a vegetarian? :shock:

disclaimer: I (like I assume x92 was) am joking.

Not joking:
What about this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_(food_substitute)
I'm curious to try it.

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder if vegetarians cry or feel sorry when they hear the plants scream when they rip them out of the soil or cut off their limbs an fingers for their salads. Or are they as hard-hearted as as normal sane people? :-k


My logic is this. We as humans belong to the same species as animals and thats why we feel sorry or sad when another animal dies. Plants are a different species from us and thats why we dont feel the same pain when a plant is cut or uprooted.

Also, can you by your own hands kill an animal, cut it up, cook it and then eat it? I know a lot of people who can eat nice cooked tandoori chicken, without knowing what goes behind it. But take them to butcher's place and they cannot see the sight.

Now if you cannot kill something to eat it, then there is a reason behind it and that is reason enough to be a vegetarian.
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:29 pm

Wd40 wrote:Also, can you by your own hands kill an animal, cut it up, cook it and then eat it?


You should meet my wife. 150cm/37kg of fearless "slaughter, cook, and eat anything with four-legs except a table or chairs". I stay away from her when she has a knife.

My first birthday in Vietnam her and her brother made dog. It came home from the market squirming in a sack on the back of a scooter.

Rich Silicon Valley kids like The Zuck are doing this:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/f ... -food.html

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:40 pm

I've been killing & eating what I kill since I was around 12 years old. I killed my first deer at 14, But lots of rabbits & squirrels ended up on my dinner plate even before that. I'm a vegetarian by proxy. The animals I kill & eat are vegetarians, therefore I'm getting my vegetables by proxy.

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:40 pm

Interesting. Mr Zuckerberg and my view about vegetarianism has the same philosophy :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:43 pm

The central highlands of VN is where I at dog as well, the first and only time. I gotta admit, it didn't taste bad, but fortunately I didn't know what I was eating until after the fact. Before and I may well have upset the village headman. :-(


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Wd40 wrote:Also, can you by your own hands kill an animal, cut it up, cook it and then eat it?


You should meet my wife. 150cm/37kg of fearless "slaughter, cook, and eat anything with four-legs except a table or chairs". I stay away from her when she has a knife.

My first birthday in Vietnam her and her brother made dog. It came home from the market squirming in a sack on the back of a scooter.

Rich Silicon Valley kids like The Zuck are doing this:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/f ... -food.html


I grew up on a dairy farm. I've been slaughtering animals for the table since before my teens.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 9:27 am

Wd40 wrote:My logic is this. We as humans belong to the same species as animals and thats why we feel sorry or sad when another animal dies. Plants are a different species from us and thats why we dont feel the same pain when a plant is cut or uprooted.


Beep. Wrong. The animals we eat are of different species, going by your definition.

Haven't you read Roald Dahl's The Sound Machine? Those roses died with loud eerie piercing screams. :P :P :P


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