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#1 Old 01-18-2007, 09:47 PM
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I feel closer to my cat since being a veggie,

I look at him and I really feel better, Since I don't eat his friends anymore I feel closer to animals, I'm on their side now



I feel like I have the right to play with him now, we are equal, It's hard to explain, basically I feel like a better friend to my cat



Do you guys feel the same way ?





Oh and it's been 38 days now that I'm vegetarian I can't wait to say it's been a year, two... ten





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#2 Old 01-18-2007, 10:29 PM
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Does he eat his friends?
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#3 Old 01-18-2007, 10:38 PM
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That's funny because I feel totally the opposite around cats.
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#4 Old 01-18-2007, 10:42 PM
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Well no he is not a vegetarian... I'm not the one buying his food



I happened to post this thread 6 times when I was tring to post it and it said cannot find the page .... Weird
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I editited your title so it is a little less vague.

Let me or another mod know if you would like a different title



I also feel the same way. As a vegetarian, I feel closer to all animals.

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Very happy to hear that...I feel the same way very close to animals....I like cats too but am severly allergic to them.
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Once I developed the urges to grab and disembowel animals smaller then myself, then I'd be feeling closer to a cat.
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Once I developed the urges to grab and disembowel animals smaller then myself, then I'd be feeling closer to a cat.



Nah, you also have to play with your prey first

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as a matter of fact i DO feel closer to your cat now. ZING!





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I feel closer to my cat since being a veggie,

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Do you guys feel the same way ?

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I feel closer to all animals, too.



I realize that, unlike me, a cat is an obligate carnivore. What makes me feel close is realizing that like me he is an individual with a will to live, a personality, interests, and fears.



BTW, a cat "plays" with his prey as a self-defense and survival strategy. By dazing and weakening the prey-who has teeth and claws also-before coming in close for the "killing bite," which severs the prey's neck and kills him quickly, the cat decreases his risk of injury or the prey escaping.
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I love my cat quite a ridiculous amount, and although that has increased since I've gone veg, I don't think that iot's related. I think my love for her has just grown as I've lived with her longer

I feel a little less anxious/hypocritical when adoring all animals now, but I don't think that has affected my love (or dislike. I'm not really all that keen on a lot of animals) for them, it just makes me feel a little better
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Yes, I also feel closer to all animals since I've become veg.
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#14 Old 01-19-2007, 05:16 AM
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I'm with isowish, I think I border on obsessive when it comes to my cats. Somehow, though, veganism has increased my love for them. Or maybe not increased it, but just brought me closer, as you said.
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I editited your title so it is a little less vague.

Let me or another mod know if you would like a different title



I also feel the same way. As a vegetarian, I feel closer to all animals.





Ok thank you very much



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Very happy to hear that...I feel the same way very close to animals....I like cats too but am severly allergic to them.



That`s too bad At least you can enjoy pictures



http://www.analyticalq.com/myphotos/cat/kittens1.jpg
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#16 Old 01-19-2007, 08:30 AM
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Cute little things!!!!



I have two cats, and I love them so much! I feel so close to them too.

I often wondered before I becam a vegan, that why are my animals different from the ones who get killed.? They're all equal, aren't they?

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Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

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Congrats on going veg, Sirene!

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That's great!



Have you ever seen the film The Witness? It's about a guy who never felt terribly close to animals, but watching a friend's cat opened him up to understanding the suffering of animals. He realized because of this cat that we are all alike in a way (our capacities to feel, fear, suffer, and experience happiness, etc) and went vegan and has done a lot to educate other people about how animals suffer, especially in the fur industry, and what they can do to stop it.



It's a great film- very much recommended. I think you would love it!
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Do you guys feel the same way ?



Not really, I know that my cute little cat would quite happily eat me if I was cut up into small pieces and covered in jelly. But I know what you mean.
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Yes! There is nothing better than "unrequited love".(not) LOL
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I know what you mean! I've always felt very close to animals, but now I don't feel like a hypocrite.



Once, shortly after going veg, I was driving by a field of cows out in the country of Virginia...& I had all the windows open & I yelled "Now I can look at you in peace---I don't eat you anymore!" (Franz Kafka).



I know...what a weirdo! It just felt so good to shout that & mean what I was saying!
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#22 Old 01-19-2007, 01:08 PM
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but cats eat meat?!! i dont get it. "yay i feel so close to an animal who tortures and kills things and sucks thier eyes out now i dont consume animals!"



i feel the same towards mine how i ever have.
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I do. I love my cat, and I feel a lot better about adoring animals now that I 'm veg. I feel less hypicritical and less threatening now..
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I am, like some of you, obsessed with my cats. Sometimes I wonder how many times a day I say "Klaud" or "Sunny." I'm probably pretty obnoxious to be around, now that I think about it...
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I do. I love my cat, and I feel a lot better about adoring animals now that I 'm veg. I feel less hypocritical and less threatening now..



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I know what you mean! I've always felt very close to animals, but now I don't feel like a hypocrite.



Once, shortly after going veg, I was driving by a field of cows out in the country of Virginia...& I had all the windows open & I yelled "Now I can look at you in peace---I don't eat you anymore!" (Franz Kafka).



I know...what a weirdo! It just felt so good to shout that & mean what I was saying!



Less hypocritical, that's the words I was looking for







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That's great!



Have you ever seen the film The Witness? It's about a guy who never felt terribly close to animals, but watching a friend's cat opened him up to understanding the suffering of animals. He realized because of this cat that we are all alike in a way (our capacities to feel, fear, suffer, and experience happiness, etc) and went vegan and has done a lot to educate other people about how animals suffer, especially in the fur industry, and what they can do to stop it.



It's a great film- very much recommended. I think you would love it!



Wow I have to see that



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Congrats on going veg, Sirene!



Thank you ; )



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I am, like some of you, obsessed with my cats. Sometimes I wonder how many times a day I say "Klaud" or "Sunny." I'm probably pretty obnoxious to be around, now that I think about it...



Lol, I know what you mean





Great posts guys
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Awwww!



So cute!!!!!!

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Those are some cute kitties. Congrats on going veg sirene, and on your new found closeness to your cat.



I have something similar with cows now, especially those that I know are headed for someone's plate one day. I can look them in the eye and know that it won't be my plate. I find that such a relief. Of course, it's still sad, I just don't feel guilty about it anymore, like I'm free to feel sad for them without feeling like a hypocrite.



Actually I sometimes feel a bit alienated from my cat, especially when she's caught something and I take it off her. Still love her like nuts though.
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I also feel closer to animals since going veggie. I can stare longer at farm animals such as cows and chickens without looking away.
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#29 Old 01-20-2007, 04:15 PM
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your an idiot, lol, unbelivable closer to your cat wtf.
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#30 Old 01-20-2007, 04:23 PM
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your an idiot, lol, unbelivable closer to your cat wtf.



That's a bit harsh, don't you think?
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