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Your views on vegetarians, vegans and.. fruitarians O.O
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Posted 11/3/12
I think it's funny how some vegans don't eat meat because they're against the harming of living beings.
Plants aren't? Studies show that plants not only respond better or worse to different types of music, but that they also feel pain.

You're murdering those green beans! Murderer!



Aside from plants, everything eats something else. That's why it's called the food chain. Just be glad we're at the top.

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/video/player/latest-videos/do-plants-respond-to-pain/407509484001/
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12
I should have linked this earlier in the thread. It's a good bet that some of you are already familiar with this one. For those who haven't, or who could use a laugh, enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmK0bZl4ILM
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43 / M / Reno, NV, USA
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Posted 11/3/12
Not everything is relative, as too many are prone to saying, but I am of the position that food choices, at least, are a matter of, well, personal choice (short of killing other humans for consumption). All foods are allowable. Some are healthier than others, and some are frankly not very healthy at all. Some one may particularly prefer over others, or outright dislike. Even though all foods are allowable, it's not necessary that one must therefore eat all there is. So, I've no objection or contempt for vegans or vegetarians, or fruitarians (never heard of that last one before), though I frankly think those folks are missing out on some great stuff. If one's not careful, a restricted diet can be outright nutritionally deficient and unhealthy as well. I'm also convinced most if not all those folks are equally sure they're not missing out any anything at all. As it is, we all simply bear the benefits and consequences of our choices.

Some choose vegetarianism or some other form of diet restriction simply for taste-- some people just don't like meat, for example. Others choose it for health reasons. Done right, I'm willing to grant that some restricted diets are indeed healthier than the typical omnivorous diet-- despite that, I just enjoy the taste of meat and some other animal products too much to give it up completely myself. My wife is mostly pescatarian for a combination of health and taste reasons (with occasional cravings for a pizza or burger), and so my diet has changed a bit recently as well-- probably for the better-- though I still indulge in a filet mignon or lamb every so often. I note the OP used "follower" in the definition of veganism, as a teaching, religion, philosophy, or worldview. Of course there are many who follow dietary restrictions on those grounds as well. While I'd respect their choice as a choice, when it comes down to it, I'd disagree outright with their particular foundational ethics. It's a fundamental difference in worldview.
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Posted 11/3/12
Personally I find meat repulsive, that's why I don't eat it.
But people trying to push their preference on others needa back off.
Organizations like peta are a joke.
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12
People should be able to eat whatever they want without people trying to force them to adhere to whatever diet believed to be ideal. Plants are also living things, so unless you are eating completely sterile and non-biological materials like stone, you're going to be killing or harming something in order to eat. You gain nutrients by removing them from something else that is using them, there's no avoiding that. A handful of vegans will, in no way, influence what animals or how many of them are being slaughtered. Much of our food goes to waste, meat included. Might as well eat something that has already been made into food rather than produce something from scratch if you want to really be efficient. Eat the stuff given to you instead of being picky if you can avoid it.

If you don't like meat, don't eat it. I personally have to eat meat every day.
Posted 11/3/12
o_O their only human?
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Posted 11/3/12
I'd imagine you'd have to take a lot of supplements
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26 / M / Georgia
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its kinda weird seeing some of you get mad at the idea of someone that doesn't kill for nutrition, I'm a vegetarian and perfectly healthy, i OCCASIONALLY drink local organic milk and eggs from my 7 chickens that i have as pets, (they wont actually sit the eggs most of the time anyways) for my high quality proteins that's pretty much all you need to do.
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22 / M / 風の山
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i have had some training in culinary and nutrionology. so personally i know how to survive and am buddhist so i go vegan every few weeks or so. if your ganna be non animal products, eating fruits only is really hard to survive in modern society. expecially from my knowledge they stay away from soybeans as well.

why do you think people would choose to eat this way? religious or cultural beliefs, hinduism stray from cows. but because of growth in poor economy that tradition is passed into the states as well. even though chicken, porks, and other critters are viewed as edible.
how do you think you'd be/feel if on any of these diets? i just think your missing out on a broader range of dietary needs. but i am respectful towards it. unless your my cousin who has a thing for meat and suddenly go vegan for the dumbest reason.
have you ever been/ are on any of the above? if so how has it changed you or how do you feel about it? as i said above i go vegan every 2 weeks or so. honestly its better compared to my moms cooking as she getting old and my cooking is americanized so she refuses to eat what i make and the way she does it is very unhealthy so im always feeling sluggish after eating her food.
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I know for a fact that most herbivores that we eat are both races but species. if they have not been around that type animal when it was young and had a sportive influenza in it's life. I saw 8 huffier cows (dairy cows) run one red cow out of a friends field because they never seen one of it and it never seen one of them.. 2nd time i saw a cow sacred of other cows.
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My sister is a veggie and I've been trying to get her to eat meat since high school. She's mostly healthy but does have to take some vitamins and watch the amount of iron intake cause of anemia (that's mostly from being preggers with my niece though). Funniest part about it is that her husband and my nephew both like their steaks rare and bloody. with her it wasn't some ooh save those poor defenseless animals crap, but that her body wasn't handling the fats properly. Still though our bodies do require nutrients which are only found in meats, if you have to take pills to supply them then you cannot say that being vegitarian or the like is healthy. On to the animals, most farm animals used for food have been bred over the years to be so stupid that the only thing they are good for really is consumption. Sad but that's the way it is. Also birds in normal circumstances should not lay anywhere near as many eggs as chickens do. hence they are food. Anyways enough rambling, I end with the classic joke, after I dust it off that is,

I tried a vegitarian diet once, but dang those people can run fast.
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Posted 11/3/12
derr gayyrrr....

I did switch my regular cow milk to soy milk....Soy milk tastes waaaay better then that watered down puss juice.
cow milk has puss from the cows utter that leaks down....So i've heard.

nways, soymilk is waaay better, more protein=more muscles.

and no GMO's
Posted 11/3/12
Fruity.
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18 / F / here
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Posted 11/3/12 , edited 11/3/12
that and its fine as long as we don't have to do it ourselves
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18 / F / You don't need to...
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Posted 11/3/12
I respect their decision, but I'm strongly a "meatarian" lol But I could never kill an animal or watch one getting killed- I feel bad, but somehow I still eat burgers, bacon, etc.. o_O It's a little weird and confusing haha
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