Poll edited 4/4/13
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Post Reply What do you think of vegetarianism/Veganism
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Personally I think of vegetarianism as a matter of faith, or to put it formally, a post-capitalism consciousness to elevate animals to a personified ideal. Analogously, breeding pigs for their meat is akin to domesticating cats and dogs for companionship. These activities facilitate some perceived utility through natural engineering. So if the latter is generally considered as acceptable, then the former should be of little consequence as well. One may argue that inflicting pain on the former is not equivalent to providing comfort for the latter. Now that begs the question, how do we know dogs and cats are happier in people's homes than in the wild?

This is not meant to be persuasive to people of all purchases. In fact, it's a simple personal opinion. So I'd like to know what others think.
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I could be a vegetarian (probably not vegan, the lack of cheese would kill me) but I dont want to be, I like vegetarian foods but I also like meat, I eat food because its tasty so why give something up for no reason.

That said, when you look at the numbers its likely in the future the world is going to in general have to become mostly vegetarian, or atleast vastly reduce our meat intake from what were used to in the west. Meat is far less efficient in terms of space to energy ratio than vegetables and other meat substitutes and with the population rising as well as more countries developing and demanding better diets its only a matter of time
Posted 4/4/13
I'm vegetarian for ethical and diet reasons, i don't think as a species we need to kill animals to survive anymore, not only that but meat isn't necessarily good for you or meant for human consumption.
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I have no problem with vegetarians or vegans as long as they admit fish and chicken is a meat. I have two cousins that refuse to eat meat but they claim chicken nor fish are meat which is purely stupid in my mind. They also say cows are cute, which growing up next to a farm I can safely say they are not.
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I don't like the fact that I can't add more choices to the poll once it's out. I am too keen on the opinion that people adhere to vegetarianism due to sympathy for animals; but I guess it can also purely for health reasons...
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I don't eat much meat, just don't like the taste. I could probably be a pescatarian but I 'd find it hard to go vegetarian.
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I have no problem with them. I actually like veggie burgers

I know a girl who has no choice because she is allergic to meat
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I get hungry when I watch Animal Planet. Meat is delicious.
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I only eat animals that only eat vegetables.
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Posted 4/4/13

FlyingHamster wrote:

Personally I think of vegetarianism as a matter of faith, or to put it formally, a post-capitalism consciousness to elevate animals to a personified ideal. Analogously, breeding pigs for their meat is akin to domesticating cats and dogs for companionship. These activities facilitate some perceived utility through natural engineering. So if the latter is generally considered as acceptable, then the former should be of little consequence as well. One may argue that inflicting pain on the former is not equivalent to providing comfort for the latter. Now that begs the question, how do we know dogs and cats are happier in people's homes than in the wild?

This is not meant to be persuasive to people of all purchases. In fact, it's a simple personal opinion. So I'd like to know what others think.


well we are designed to be carnivores. It takes 1000x as much greens (depending) to equal one steak. Meat helps charge your brain so it can function better. It provides it energy.
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Fugu-Chan_ wrote:

I only eat animals that only eat vegetables.


is that kosher?
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I don't mind if people choose not to eat meat, but I won't do it. Especially to a vegan extreme because it isn't healthy, yes I know you can get protein and some other minerals from other sources but those sources don't offer as complex and the same variety of proteins. The human body needs to have some source of food from animals to get a truly healthy diet.

As for cats and dogs, I'd assume they are happier living in homes now that they have become domesticated and some species probably couldn't even survive on their own(like pugs).
Posted 4/5/13
well... being a vegetarian is gud 4 u.. but u get addicted 2 eating meat... i cant really help abut da animals..(poor pigs ) and i dnt think tht i can be a vegetarian ...EVER!!
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There is this guy at work who said he would never eat a sandwich without some sort of meat in it, because he said his body would not know what to do with it. Well wouldn't that be true of ANYTHING you eat that doesn't have meat in it, like an ice cream cone, an apple, etc? Kind of stupid if you ask me.
Posted 4/6/13
I wish I had the willpower to give up meat. BACON, Y U SO TASTY?
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