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#3061 Old 12-19-2015, 04:06 PM
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So I just came accross an advertisement for a restaurant. It's originally an American restaurant that we have here, in Bucharest, called Oro Toro.
And they make really dumb and offensive advertisements, one of them goes like:
"Vegans, even our food eats better than you!"
And I thought that was so unnecessary, why would you advertise your food by throwing poison at something else? It's like "I'm better than you because eff you!" There's another advertisement going like:
"The perfect way to eat a salad: step 1. Feed the salad to an animal, step 2. Grill the meat", but that's not really offensive.
They only have negative comments from people about the first one, to which they responded that ther purpose is not to offend the vegan community, but only to emphasize that for them there is no better food than a well done full of meat burger. It really pissed me off because people say this kind of things to other people and think it's funny, they attack without any humanly logical reason in a very unnecessarily aggressive manner and then they say we are butthurt and that everything is offensive to us. How is this okay? I mean, saying bad words to someone is something, but advertising? I mean... there was a whole team of guys who approved of that message and it's legal and it's okay to advertise your stuff like that. I'm outraged...
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#3062 Old 12-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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The most annoying thing I heard them always say is something like: ''Wow, you look like you care about living things by not eating them, but you still savagely eat plants.''
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The most annoying thing I heard them always say is something like: ''Wow, you look like you care about living things by not eating them, but you still savagely eat plants.''

perhaps just say 'that only worries you because you're a vegetable.'

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#3064 Old 12-20-2015, 06:02 PM
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perhaps just say 'that only worries you because you're a vegetable.'

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Good idea actually. I'll tell them that next time in rhythm of MJ's ''Wanna be startin' something.''
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Christmas was so hard. I brought my own vegan food to my aunt's house. My uncle looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I brought it and that no one wants to eat vegan food. These weren't weird foods either, it was a big mix of fruit, I made a veggie tray and a sweet potato dish. Then I was eating broccoli from the veggie tray and my cousin goes, "Wow are you seriously eating raw broccoli right now?! You are really taking this vegan thing to the extreme." Yeah because you know broccoli is so so extreme. I also had to sit through his girlfriend explaining how she caught all the shrimp/crabs that they were serving there. :S Then my aunt tried to tell my mom that being vegan is an eating disorder and she should try to get me to eat dairy. It was so embarrassing.
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Christmas was so hard. I brought my own vegan food to my aunt's house. My uncle looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I brought it and that no one wants to eat vegan food. These weren't weird foods either, it was a big mix of fruit, I made a veggie tray and a sweet potato dish. Then I was eating broccoli from the veggie tray and my cousin goes, "Wow are you seriously eating raw broccoli right now?! You are really taking this vegan thing to the extreme." Yeah because you know broccoli is so so extreme. I also had to sit through his girlfriend explaining how she caught all the shrimp/crabs that they were serving there. :S Then my aunt tried to tell my mom that being vegan is an eating disorder and she should try to get me to eat dairy. It was so embarrassing.
That sounds awful, Jasmine. I'm so sorry!
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Ugh, a nice start to thread over on another forum I am on about what kinds of food humans could eat in Equestria (My Little Pony's world) that quickly turned in to the boiled down version of this entire thread.

https://mlpforums.com/topic/144977-w.../#entry4307402

I am Sapphire Lightning in there.

Why do threads that even have a hint at veg*n turn in to the dumping grounds of people who instantly become experts on nutrition??



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True, it is possible to compensate for that with vegetarian and even vegan diets but a lot more difficult due to the fact that most vegetable proteins are incomplete proteins meaning they don't have ALL the necessary amino acids meaning that most people go into these diets not eating the right combinations of amino acids which is something meat eaters just don't have to think about as much since most meats are complete proteins.


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I personally believe that vegans who go back to a basic diet because they got weak and deficient in nutrients, 99% of the time it was because they didn't eat enough, since they don't take into account the fact that the majority of plant based foods are a lot less nutritionally dense than animal products.

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Ugh, a nice start to thread over on another forum I am on about what kinds of food humans could eat in Equestria (My Little Pony's world) that quickly turned in to the boiled down version of this entire thread.

https://mlpforums.com/topic/144977-w.../#entry4307402

I am Sapphire Lightning in there.

Why do threads that even have a hint at veg*n turn in to the dumping grounds of people who instantly become experts on nutrition??



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True, it is possible to compensate for that with vegetarian and even vegan diets but a lot more difficult due to the fact that most vegetable proteins are incomplete proteins meaning they don't have ALL the necessary amino acids meaning that most people go into these diets not eating the right combinations of amino acids which is something meat eaters just don't have to think about as much since most meats are complete proteins.


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I personally believe that vegans who go back to a basic diet because they got weak and deficient in nutrients, 99% of the time it was because they didn't eat enough, since they don't take into account the fact that the majority of plant based foods are a lot less nutritionally dense than animal products.
That last bit is fairly accurate, depending on what you mean by "nutritionally dense." Plant foods are higher in fibre vitamins than animal foods, but it takes a lot of kale to equal the number of calories in a small serving of hamburger, so it's possible for a new vegan to eat less than she needs without realizing it, especially if she's trying for a low-fat vegan diet. I have never had this problem personally, being a fan of large bowls of pasta with oil and garlic!
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That last bit is fairly accurate, depending on what you mean by "nutritionally dense." Plant foods are higher in fibre vitamins than animal foods, but it takes a lot of kale to equal the number of calories in a small serving of hamburger, so it's possible for a new vegan to eat less than she needs without realizing it, especially if she's trying for a low-fat vegan diet. I have never had this problem personally, being a fan of large bowls of pasta with oil and garlic!
I don't know what they meant by it, but I was thinking that they meant stuff like vitamins which are abundant in plant foods. Plus how they refered to vegans becoming "weak". I dunno, the whole thread has strange ideas about what veg*ns eat. And yeah, I eat a diet more along what you eat, not very many salads for me.
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Christmas was so hard. I brought my own vegan food to my aunt's house. My uncle looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I brought it and that no one wants to eat vegan food. These weren't weird foods either, it was a big mix of fruit, I made a veggie tray and a sweet potato dish. Then I was eating broccoli from the veggie tray and my cousin goes, "Wow are you seriously eating raw broccoli right now?! You are really taking this vegan thing to the extreme." Yeah because you know broccoli is so so extreme. I also had to sit through his girlfriend explaining how she caught all the shrimp/crabs that they were serving there. :S Then my aunt tried to tell my mom that being vegan is an eating disorder and she should try to get me to eat dairy. It was so embarrassing.
Then there's me. "Vegan? What's that? Are there any books on vegan nutrition I could read? How about cookbooks? Perhaps a forum where I could ask questions so as not to be rude or obtuse to the vegans in my life.
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Christmas was so hard. I brought my own vegan food to my aunt's house. My uncle looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I brought it and that no one wants to eat vegan food. These weren't weird foods either, it was a big mix of fruit, I made a veggie tray and a sweet potato dish. Then I was eating broccoli from the veggie tray and my cousin goes, "Wow are you seriously eating raw broccoli right now?! You are really taking this vegan thing to the extreme." Yeah because you know broccoli is so so extreme. I also had to sit through his girlfriend explaining how she caught all the shrimp/crabs that they were serving there. :S Then my aunt tried to tell my mom that being vegan is an eating disorder and she should try to get me to eat dairy. It was so embarrassing.
What does he mean no one wants to eat vegan food? You want to eat it, you're vegan. You were nice to bring something cooked by yourself and if no one wants it, then you'll eat it, lol.
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Yeah Chou he was just being very rude.
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From a blog I follow: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendl...-new-atheists/

It's an atheist blog, and the blogger is vegetarian, but rarely mentions it. And when he does, the results in the comments are predictable, and mostly belong in this thread.

Part of me wants to respond there. I usually get along with the regular commenters on that blog, and enjoy talking to them there, which is why I'm tempted to try and set them straight. But I know it'll just be pointless and frustrating.

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From a blog I follow: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendl...-new-atheists/

It's an atheist blog, and the blogger is vegetarian, but rarely mentions it. And when he does, the results in the comments are predictable, and mostly belong in this thread.

Part of me wants to respond there. I usually get along with the regular commenters on that blog, and enjoy talking to them there, which is why I'm tempted to try and set them straight. But I know it'll just be pointless and frustrating.

--Fromper
So, set them straight anyway.
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In response to the "outrageous" thought process that ALL domestic companion animals should have the right to a safe/clean enclosure, proper nutrition, clean water and can be removed if those basic things are not provided/ endangered species should not be caught in the wild and imported for pets (i.e. anti endangered species act laws)-

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From a blog I follow: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendl...-new-atheists/

It's an atheist blog, and the blogger is vegetarian, but rarely mentions it. And when he does, the results in the comments are predictable, and mostly belong in this thread.

Part of me wants to respond there. I usually get along with the regular commenters on that blog, and enjoy talking to them there, which is why I'm tempted to try and set them straight. But I know it'll just be pointless and frustrating.

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I think somewhere is an office payed by the meat industry where people are active on the internet only to write responses against vegan/vegetarian ideas.
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In response to the "outrageous" thought process that ALL domestic companion animals should have the right to a safe/clean enclosure, proper nutrition, clean water and can be removed if those basic things are not provided/ endangered species should not be caught in the wild and imported for pets (i.e. anti endangered species act laws)-








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We got a Consumer Reports magazine sample, which had samples of different types of articles they have. One was beef, which they said had 100% fecal contamination. What is their response? Go vegetarian? Go vegan? No, eat 100% grass fed beef instead...
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We got a Consumer Reports magazine sample, which had samples of different types of articles they have. One was beef, which they said had 100% fecal contamination. What is their response? Go vegetarian? Go vegan? No, eat 100% grass fed beef instead...
Ummm, ewwwwww!
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Ummm, ewwwwww!
I know. Apparently, grass fed cows don't poop like "regular" (pun intended) cows.
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On the news they're talking about lent and asked a restaurant owner if they plan on catering to those abstaining from meat. Their response was that they were serving more seafood dishes... and he didn't mean seaweed salad
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A restaurant in Vernon CT that my office likes to get take out from has this on their take out menu "if you're vegan or vegetarian, don't let the door hit your ass on you way out" with a lovely cartoon pic to convey the sentiment.
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A restaurant in Vernon CT that my office likes to get take out from has this on their take out menu "if you're vegan or vegetarian, don't let the door hit your ass on you way out" with a lovely cartoon pic to convey the sentiment.
Well, they're in for a nasty surprise as veganism gains popularity.
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Well, they're in for a nasty surprise as veganism gains popularity.
I would send the manager a letter explaining thst my friends who eat meat will choose a different restaurant when I (or another veg*n) am with them.
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A restaurant in Vernon CT that my office likes to get take out from has this on their take out menu "if you're vegan or vegetarian, don't let the door hit your ass on you way out" with a lovely cartoon pic to convey the sentiment.
I would politely tell them to let the door hit them where the pig bit them...so to speak.
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I'm looking at a group I was considering checking out on Meetup.com, and they have an upcoming meeting at a restaurant. So I google the restaurant and find their menu to see how veg friendly they are. The menu actually has a section labelled "meatless" - and the two dishes in that section are two different types of fish.

So I check the "salad" section of the menu next. They have a dozen "specialty" salads, all with chicken, bacon, or some other meat. So the only vegetarian menu items are a small side salad and french fries.

This meetup group's poor choice of restaurant might be the tipping point for me on not bothering with them. They already seemed kinda questionable due to low membership and poor geography.

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I recently mentioned to someone how I'm trying really hard now to eat around 3000 calories a day now. Because I'm very physically active but small and don't want to whither away. The person laughed and said seriously "Oh I doubt you do, you probably don't even get 1500 a day. Vegetables don't have many calories". This person has heard me many times discuss what foods I eat and dishes I've made. I just stared at her thinking "You are well aware I consume rice, oatmeal, potatoes, and beans on a regular basis right? I'm not living off carrots and broccoli alone here .."
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I saw this in response for a comment on an article about a vegetarian restaurant yesterday. It's pretty damn stupid.

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I'm looking at a group I was considering checking out on Meetup.com, and they have an upcoming meeting at a restaurant. So I google the restaurant and find their menu to see how veg friendly they are. The menu actually has a section labelled "meatless" - and the two dishes in that section are two different types of fish.

So I check the "salad" section of the menu next. They have a dozen "specialty" salads, all with chicken, bacon, or some other meat. So the only vegetarian menu items are a small side salad and french fries.

This meetup group's poor choice of restaurant might be the tipping point for me on not bothering with them. They already seemed kinda questionable due to low membership and poor geography.

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You should check with the group, the restaurant may have a special menu planned. Our meetup does events at a regular restaurant that has a vegan chef- something like that.
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