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Post Reply Is it simply impossible to supply America with meat without cruel slaughterhouses?
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Posted 6/16/15

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There's no need to provide every single person with meat for 3 meals every day. You say most demand daily meat. What about those that'll only eat white meat or fish? Some only eat a meat meal a few times a week. You haven't even mentioned vegetarians. Here's the thing, the whole rule of supply to demand is fickle. Demands can change if availability changes. Sometimes things like politics, extreme weather, world events, disease, war or war threats can change demand.


Although I agree that it's not necessary to supply every person with meat 3 times a day, some of us have medical conditions that require consuming protein at every meal. For example, my stomach is very small, from surgery. I can't eat enough protein in one meal to meet the daily minimum (~60-70 ounces, per surgical guidelines).

I can eat, on average, 15-20 ounces of protein at a meal, so I do need to eat some kind of protein at every meal. However, I do vary the protein, and use soy products like tofu and seitan to reduce the amount of meat I consume. I buy different kinds of meat, and try to consume more seafood that is sustainable when I can. I learned a lot after surgery about intelligent choices, so I'm doing my part, such as it is, to help out.
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tkayt wrote:

There's no need to provide every single person with meat for 3 meals every day. You say most demand daily meat. What about those that'll only eat white meat or fish? Some only eat a meat meal a few times a week. You haven't even mentioned vegetarians. Here's the thing, the whole rule of supply to demand is fickle. Demands can change if availability changes. Sometimes things like politics, extreme weather, world events, disease, war or war threats can change demand.


Although I agree that it's not necessary to supply every person with meat 3 times a day, some of us have medical conditions that require consuming protein at every meal. For example, my stomach is very small, from surgery. I can't eat enough protein in one meal to meet the daily minimum (~60-70 ounces, per surgical guidelines).

I can eat, on average, 15-20 ounces of protein at a meal, so I do need to eat some kind of protein at every meal. However, I do vary the protein, and use soy products like tofu and seitan to reduce the amount of meat I consume. I buy different kinds of meat, and try to consume more seafood that is sustainable when I can. I learned a lot after surgery about intelligent choices, so I'm doing my part, such as it is, to help out.


Yikes. I meant grams, not ounces. That'd be quite a feat if I could pack down 20 ounces in one sitting. Even before surgery I couldn't do that.
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Someone can't take a joke.
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Here in Bay Area a lot of people are either vegans or vegetarian so many that Amys natural foods just open first drive-thru Vegetarian fast food restaurant last month curious how it does
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Animals aren't couped up in slaughterhouses though....

I'm not sure if anyone here knows how you get your beef on the table.
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Ejanss wrote:

(Well, the religion, racist-slur and TG baits have clearly worn out their sucker-welcomes, so we're down to the Angry Vegans as the last patsies that can be hit up for a quick response...
Good luck guys!--Keep fighting for Social Justice, nobody's thinking of you as a knee-jerk reactionary sucker!)


Please stop this. As long as the topics generate respectful discussion they are fine. I think some of these are quite interesting, regardless of silver's true intent in starting them. Your persistent, and usually snide, troll-warnings (which have come close to troll-bashing in some cases) are just as disruptive as troll behavior.

A single post reminding others that the OP may have a motive of generating angry debate, and that they might want to be extra careful to respond politely and thoughtfully is fine. Repeated posts using a tone filled with ill-will while adding nothing to the discussion are off-topic and are not welcome.
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Well, you gotta take into account that there are many vegetarians and vegans as well who don't eat meat.
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Here's what you do. Kill half the population of humans.


More like three quarters, preferably all from first world countries if we want to save the planet. there have to be better options.

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Posted 6/16/15

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Mellowmi wrote:

Here's what you do. Kill half the population of humans.


More like three quarters, preferably all from first world countries if we want to save the planet. there have to be better options.



Doesn't make much sense to do that, because if you do that, lots of other places will die or suffer more.
Posted 6/16/15
If people hunt for and butcher their own meat I suppose, but I doubt people today would want to do that themselves. There is a lot of work that goes into meat preparation, and its enough to turn some vegetarian.
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