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#1 Old 05-19-2008, 02:45 PM
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The question mark is mine. Yet another 'proud' meat eater takes pen to paper. I take it the newpaper doing the review is in Maine someplace. Here it is on the web:

Is it just me, or are meat eating types getting all uppity lately? At least they almost invariably validate vegetarianism as a choice. They just don't want to be hassled about their corpse consumption.

And who would want the hassle? Sheesh. Live and let live.

Wait, that's probably not the best choice of words for meat eaters.

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#2 Old 05-19-2008, 03:26 PM
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i found that hard to read. (got kinda sick by the descriptions.) as things are, vegetarianism is a choice for most people, so i agree with whoever says that.

perhaps such articles are a sign that vegetarianism is on the rise. there'd be no point in writing from that angle if only one in every several million people were vegetarian. i take it as a sign that our numbers are rising.

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#3 Old 05-19-2008, 06:34 PM
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'"It was a pretty deep and thought-provoking experience, going from meeting the animal and patting him on the head to driving back to the city with a cooler of beef and ribs and ground beef," Gold said. "It was probably the single most poignant experience I've had in the food world, and in my life, knowing the name of your steak.'

And yet, he finds no problem in it.=/

Can we get a soul in isle twelve, please?
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#4 Old 05-19-2008, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post

Can we get a soul in isle twelve, please?

Nah, the author's too busy shopping for bull's testicles in aisle eight.
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#5 Old 05-19-2008, 10:23 PM
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I don't really understand why people think something is okay if they don't feel remorse when they do it. Slave owners exploited black people and I doubt they felt remorse. Serial killers have no problem with murder, that doesn't make it right. People....*sigh*

It's funny how this kind of "reasoning" only applies to animals.
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#6 Old 05-20-2008, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Veggily View Post

as things are, vegetarianism is a choice for most people

I'd qualify that by saying it's a choice for most people in the Western world and those in significantly Westernized nations. Climate, governments, wars, and politics of all kinds remove or severely inhibit that "choice" for a huge percentage of the world's population. I don't fault people for eating what they have to eat to survive. Traditional Tibetan culture is one of the most compassionate cultures on Earth, but it has not, by and large, been a vegetarian culture because of the altitude and climate of Tibet and the difficulty of any kind of plant-based agriculture. Only in exile are Tibetans adopting a vegetarian diet in significant numbers. That being said, I'm disturbed by the degree to which increasing global affluence and desire for a Western style of life is bringing access to meat to people for whom it's traditionally been out of reach. The result - demand is growing rapidly. Bad for the animals, bad for the planet, bad for our consciousness. Choice is coming to millions and millions - what will they decide? It's not looking good so far.
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#7 Old 05-20-2008, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave in MPLS View Post

And who would want the hassle? Sheesh. Live and let live.

Wait, that's probably not the best choice of words for meat eaters.

LOL! I am going to take a sip of coffee and spit it out @ the monitor in honor of this post.
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