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#571 Old 05-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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My city is introducing Meatless Monday (the first ever in Canada, yay!! carrot.gif) and this article is the dumbest response to it I could have imagined:

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Forget+Meatless+Monday+about+Caveman+Appreciation/8423264/story.html


Her bit about cheeseburgers and cavemen made me think of this documentary video about survival.

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My city is introducing Meatless Monday (the first ever in Canada, yay!! carrot.gif) and this article is the dumbest response to it I could have imagined:

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Forget+Meatless+Monday+about+Caveman+Appreciation/8423264/story.html

"...what with celebs like Paul McCartney leading the new-age charge."

Hasn't vegetarianism been around for centuries?

I really want to live in a city where veg*anism is more normal. Think Canada will let me in?


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My mother: “No, Isabelle refuses to eat meat. It’s not that she finds it gross, or anything just that... I don’t know, she feels... guilty, I guess.” (with deprecating smile and eye roll)
Me: “Yes, that’s right, I’d feel guilty if I ate meat. So I just don’t.”
My stepfather: “You understand, then, why I don’t want to read your books?”

Actually, NO, I don‘t...

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#574 Old 05-26-2013, 10:05 AM
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My mother: “No, Isabelle refuses to eat meat. It’s not that she finds it gross, or anything just that... I don’t know, she feels... guilty, I guess.” (with deprecating smile and eye roll)
Me: “Yes, that’s right, I’d feel guilty if I ate meat. So I just don’t.”
My stepfather: “You understand, then, why I don’t want to read your books?”

Actually, NO, I don‘t...


Wow. I applaud you for having the strength not to throttle him. (I'm sure he's a lovely guy, but wow, denial much?)

Also, nice name!

 

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My mother: “No, Isabelle refuses to eat meat. It’s not that she finds it gross, or anything just that... I don’t know, she feels... guilty, I guess.” (with deprecating smile and eye roll)
Me: “Yes, that’s right, I’d feel guilty if I ate meat. So I just don’t.”
My stepfather: “You understand, then, why I don’t want to read your books?”

Actually, NO, I don‘t...

 

I do, kind of, if I'm understanding the context right. I certainly don't regret giving up meat, but I think, given how much I used to love it, the idea of being compelled by guilt to stop eating it would have made me rather sad. Funny how things change.

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It IS guilt that made me stop meat. Realising what animals go through, and all that. And yes, it has made me very sad, at first. At times I had a feeling I was going into depression. Really. I’m better now, but if I was to eat meat, I would feel guilty.

Not wanting to know just so he won’t feel guilty appears quite selfish to me. But the thing is, he knows.

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It IS guilt that made me stop meat. Realising what animals go through, and all that. And yes, it has made me very sad, at first. At times I had a feeling I was going into depression. Really. I’m better now, but if I was to eat meat, I would feel guilty.

Not wanting to know just so he won’t feel guilty appears quite selfish to me. But the thing is, he knows.

Oh, it is completely selfish. I'm not defending the attitude, just saying I can see where it comes from. The thing is, he knows the facts, but that isn't always enough. He's selfishly concerned that something he comes across will cause and emotional reaction in him that will prevent him for enjoying meat.

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"...what with celebs like Paul McCartney leading the new-age charge."


Hasn't vegetarianism been around for centuries?
I really want to live in a city where veg*anism is more normal. Think Canada will let me in?

Sure, we're a welcoming bunch! Come here and we can go out for veg sushi and cupcakes. grin.gif

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Sure, we're a welcoming bunch! Come here and we can go out for veg sushi and cupcakes. grin.gif

Ok. Anyone up there hiring right now?


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This lady was shopping with her mom with the super market. She acted like she was so aware of her food and knew all the sneaky company labels.

 

She was pointing out icecream to her mom saying "Now this one says "No Sugar Added" but that doesn't mean sugar FREE." She kept looking for icecream that was up to her disillusioned standards.*facepalm* I couldn't help but just shake my head. Granted, I understand there is sugar free icecream, but if she had known or had been looking for that, she would have been over at that area. 

 

Just as well, I heard some murmurs from other people talking about products and not wanting to get them because they were too high sugar........when I look over in their cart and they don't realize that half of the things in there were worse for them..............but w/e w/e.

 

If people get to be nutritionists when I become vegan, I get to be their super nutritionist.

 

Normally, I would recommend people to the vegan products, but I didn't feel good and didn't want to converse with people that day, plus the shopping cart was a fail and was hard to move around which made me angry because the store was crowded and people kept pushing past.


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my omni bf recently wanted to buy me vegan chocolate because he's awesome like that. he told me he went to a store specializing in chocolate and when he asked one of the associated about milk-free chocolate he was told there's no such thing.
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my omni bf recently wanted to buy me vegan chocolate because he's awesome like that. he told me he went to a store specializing in chocolate and when he asked one of the associated about milk-free chocolate he was told there's no such thing.


That is JUST so cute....and infuriating.


(Sweet Williams is really lovely and some Lindt chocolates are vegan friendly, I think mainly their dark chocolates). Points for your boyfriend though, what a lovely guy!

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I bought some great vegan chocolate bars from veganstore.com!
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No such thing as vegan chocolate? Are these people crazy!?! What did you say that this store is actually specialized in chocolate?

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At a local street fair was a woman selling homemade rice-milk chocolate that was KILLER!

She had carmel-filled, crispies...and  I lost the tag with her online address! sick.gif

I have had non dairy milk chocolates from a NFS, but I didn't think they were as good.

But they DO have them, and I'd be very disappointed a shop specializing in chocolate wouldn't know!


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The other night I was making some Vegan vegburgers, and was putting some of this vegan cheese I got on them. And my buddies GF was interested in trying the cheese, so she did.. and she was instantly disgusted by it. And so I kept offering her different things to try, and she kept saying "is it fake or is it real food?"

What about vegan food ISN'T real? cx lol
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 "is it fake or is it real food?"

 

I LOVE when people say that (and by love I mean find amusing but also infuriating!). I get that all the time. I like to suppose people think I go to my fridge and pull out imaginary milk to put in my cereal. Maybe I'll even start, just to mess with them.

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The other night I was making some Vegan vegburgers, and was putting some of this vegan cheese I got on them. And my buddies GF was interested in trying the cheese, so she did.. and she was instantly disgusted by it. And so I kept offering her different things to try, and she kept saying "is it fake or is it real food?"

What about vegan food ISN'T real? cx lol

I get this one too, mostly when I eat some kind of meat substitute. Because all food with meat in it is wholesome and nutritious, especially fast food and other processed stuff rolleyes.gif.  

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Because all food with meat in it is wholesome and nutritious, especially fast food and other processed stuff rolleyes.gif.  


You forgot to say natural. There is nothing more natural than fried chicken made from a chicken that has never seen the sun which is why eating meat is good an proper and vegetarianism is just a religion. wall.gif

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From an 'animal lover':

 

'but to be a vegetarian you have to take LOADS of supplements, right? Cus you can't really be healthy on a veg diet?'

 

She then proceeded to tell me that she 'doesn't really eat a lot of meat - just chicken and steak, hamburgers and hotdogs'.

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From an 'animal lover':

 

'but to be a vegetarian you have to take LOADS of supplements, right? Cus you can't really be healthy on a veg diet?'

 

She then proceeded to tell me that she 'doesn't really eat a lot of meat - just chicken and steak, hamburgers and hotdogs'.

She her the YouTube video "Glass Walls" and the ingredient list on a package of hot dogs. That will make vegetarianism seem a lot healthier.


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You forgot to say natural. There is nothing more natural than fried chicken made from a chicken that has never seen the sun which is why eating meat is good an proper and vegetarianism is just a religion. wall.gif

Oh yes! Totally natural! 

 

Even if people think it is natural to eat animals, there is nothing natural about the meat production industry and the way the animals are raised. Not that I agree that its natural to eat animals, but there is no denying that the industry has changed completely. 

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From an 'animal lover':

 

'but to be a vegetarian you have to take LOADS of supplements, right? Cus you can't really be healthy on a veg diet?'

 

She then proceeded to tell me that she 'doesn't really eat a lot of meat - just chicken and steak, hamburgers and hotdogs'.

Lol, most of my sawheet collegues are exactly like that.

 

And I am still baffled by this, which happened during a course. During lunch when I was explaining why I am a vegetarian the teacher suddenly said:

"Yes, we are all vegetarians because cows eat grass"

I laughed because I thought he was joking - he wasn't furious.gif

Sidenote: and that from someone who actually prayed for every meal.....

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Someone in the comments on an article I was reading just referred to slaughter as "end of life processing" for animals.

End of life processing, doesn't that sound so nice and clean and consensual. rolleyes.gif

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Oh yes! Totally natural! 

 

Even if people think it is natural to eat animals, there is nothing natural about the meat production industry and the way the animals are raised. Not that I agree that its natural to eat animals, but there is no denying that the industry has changed completely. 


My usual answer to that is "I don't care". I don't live my life in a "natural" way nor do I wish to or I would be naked in the middle of the savanna running away from lions. Frankly, I find it extremely hypocritical how people can enjoy all the benefits of civilization and then use an appeal to nature to justify harming others whenever it's convenient.

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Someone in the comments on an article I was reading just referred to slaughter as "end of life processing" for animals.

End of life processing, doesn't that sound so nice and clean and consensual. rolleyes.gif

 

You know when a whole slew of words are used to substitute just one that's already perfectly fit for purpose, that the user is trying to conceal the truth of something behind a wall of verbiage. Politicians love doing it.


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You know when a whole slew of words are used to substitute just one that's already perfectly fit for purpose, that the user is trying to conceal the truth of something behind a wall of verbiage. Politicians love doing it.

Exactly! End of life processing makes it sound like the animal gets to live to a ripe old age and then when their time has come they get taken to a room with classical music and beautiful images and then get pumped full of drugs that cause them to gently pass away like in Soylent Green.

The reality is so much more gruesome and the animals are so young when they kill them, practically still babies. I think if you're going to support those actions you need to at least be truthful about what it is that you're supporting.

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Slaughterhouse 2.0

"We offer a higly stable and professional end of life cycle processing platform"
 

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so yesterday on facebook i see an omni friend complaining that he had ordered lunch from an online grocer (in the uk) but he didn't really care what he got so he checked off the 'random lunch' option. he was delivered a vegetarian lunch complete with veggie sausages. he was thoroughly disgusted and says "Vegetarian sausage, really? So even veggies acknowledge that meat is an integral part of a meal and they dress up vegetables to look like meat."

i responded saying i don't pretend to eat meat, i'm not a fan of veggie sausages or hotdogs, but i do love veggie burgers.

then he says: "A meal is simply not a meal if it does not contain meat. Humans are not herbivores "

really? i said 'guess i'm not human then' and left it at that. this is an old friend of mine and it kinda hurt how close-minded he is.

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so yesterday on facebook i see an omni friend complaining that he had ordered lunch from an online grocer (in the uk) but he didn't really care what he got so he checked off the 'random lunch' option. he was delivered a vegetarian lunch complete with veggie sausages. he was thoroughly disgusted and says "Vegetarian sausage, really? So even veggies acknowledge that meat is an integral part of a meal and they dress up vegetables to look like meat."

i responded saying i don't pretend to eat meat, i'm not a fan of veggie sausages or hotdogs, but i do love veggie burgers.

then he says: "A meal is simply not a meal if it does not contain meat. Humans are not herbivores "

really? i said 'guess i'm not human then' and left it at that. this is an old friend of mine and it kinda hurt how close-minded he is.

We're not, we're omnivores. We can easily thrive on a meat-free diet. Studies show that we even live longer and have less heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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