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#1 Old 06-05-2018, 10:35 AM
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Why Vegans Will Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Why Vegans Will Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
And Meat Eaters Won't

https://www.care2.com/causes/why-veg...ters-wont.html

Not even sure how to categorize this article. But the title got me to open it up and the content got me to finish it.

Not as cute or silly as I thought it would be.

BTW, if you don't subscribe to Care2, take a look around before you leave. It is pretty good stuff. Last week I was pretty impressed with Samantha Bee's segment on ICE. But the Care2 article on ICE is really really alarming.
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#2 Old 06-06-2018, 11:41 AM
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Why Vegans Will Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
And Meat Eaters Won't

https://www.care2.com/causes/why-veg...ters-wont.html

Not even sure how to categorize this article. But the title got me to open it up and the content got me to finish it.

Not as cute or silly as I thought it would be.

BTW, if you don't subscribe to Care2, take a look around before you leave. It is pretty good stuff. Last week I was pretty impressed with Samantha Bee's segment on ICE. But the Care2 article on ICE is really really alarming.



The link isn't working. I'd love to read the article.
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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The link isn't working. I'd love to read the article.
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This is the link I used
https://www.care2.com/causes/why-veg...ters-wont.html

Its a link from a subscribed newsletter. so maybe it's behind a wall.

If it doesn't work... try going to ... oh wait. Care2 got it from an article, so here is the article

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There’s been a virus outbreak. The population at large has been infected and a large part of it now roams aimlessly searching for its next meal — of human brains. You know the drill, you’ve watched enough episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ so you should be fine, right? Wrong. According to the experts at Psychology Today, it won’t be the toughest or bravest who will survive a zombie apocalypse. The ones who will thrive are vegans.

Here’s why vegans will survive a zombie apocalypse and meat eaters won’t:

1. The hunting problem

In a world full of zombies, there are no functioning supermarkets and the meat industry is a goner too, meaning that if you want to eat meat, you’ll have to go hunting for it.

“It’s easier to grow crops than to go hunting,” explains Chris Cooney, author of The Vegan Zombie, a book and blog about how vegans can survive the horror movie-like situation. “You’ll waste a lot of energy going out to look for an animal to kill and you have to watch out for potential zombies.”

While you’re out looking for dinner, adds Cooney, you’ll have to leave camp and your provisions will also be left out and could be raided by other passing survivors.

Since zombies also tend to swarm when they hear a sound, the shot from a hunting trip could also trigger a zombie attack, which will turn the meat eater into zombie meat.

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Sign Up 2. The health advantage

Studies have shown that a plant-based diet is healthier than a meat-based one. The consumption of meat has been linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, dementia, breast cancer and heart disease. All of those chronic illnesses would be hard to treat in a post-zombie outbreak world.

“Medics, nurses and doctors are slim in an apocalypse so you’ll want to stay healthy,” says Cooney.

3. Being active is a must

Any survivor in a zombie-infested world is going to have to run at some point, and in order to run, one best be active. Research has shown that vegetarians are in general more physically active than meat-eaters, which could give them a leg up when running for their lives.

4. Animals could be infected

Factory farming has contributed to outbreaks of viruses before so who’s to say that in a post-apocalyptic world, it didn’t all start with meat?

As Jesse Eisenberg explained as the lead character in Zombieland:

“The plague of the 21st Century, remember mad cow disease? Well mad cow became mad person became mad zombie. It’s a fast acting virus that leaves you with a swollen brain, a raging fever, makes you hateful and violent and leaves you with a really bad case of the munchies.”

Even if the outbreak didn’t start with the animals, says Cooney, “you won’t know if the animals are infected or not.”

5. Vegans already know how to live without meat

So if you can’t buy meat, won’t take the risk of going hunting or don’t feel like taking the chance of eating a fillet that may or may not be infected with the zombie virus, that leaves you with a plant-based diet. Vegans would already be used to it, knowing what vegetables and legumes to have daily in order to have all vitamins and keep healthy. Meat eaters would have to learn. Thankfully, the process is fairly easy.

“I turned vegetarian when I was 14 before there was the internet or any place I could look at for information,” says Cooney of how it’s possible to adapt to the new diet even without a wealth of guidance online. “Within two weeks I was already feeling so much better.”

Now, 23 years later, Cooney shares his recipes in videos on his blog, which is a product of his love for horror movies and veganism, not the belief that a zombie apocalypse might actually happen. Still, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. From greens and beans to vegetable soup and even an enchilada lasagna, he shows that all it takes to stay well fed in a post-apocalyptic world are a few supplies like a bowl and pot, a knife (which you’ll already have for protection) and the nature-provided ingredients.

His number one tip?

“Eat well and exercise. And that’s a tip that works even now. You don’t have to wait for the apocalypse to stay healthy and have a good life.”
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#4 Old 06-06-2018, 07:55 PM
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The link worked this time! Cool.

I would like to survive a zombie apocalypse, but I do like those cinematic-type zombies, or I used to. If I tried to watch "Re-Animator" at my current age, I probably wouldn't feel the same horror/thrill that I did at age 17.



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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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#5 Old 06-06-2018, 09:01 PM
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In order to get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse, you can watch The Walking Dead. or better yet, ZombieLand.

There is also that App, ZombieRun, that you go running with and you can hear the Zombies catching up to you.
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I know this is meant to be light-hearted but the reality of a complete collapse of society or living through a natural disaster in an isolated area would make it difficult to impossible to be vegan.

If you lived in the cold, rainy Northern part of the UK in the 1700s, you might have had luck living your life as a lacto-ovo vegetarian but if you had been a vegan you would have starved to death on the frozen moors in the winter, never mind the B12 issue.

This isn't just one isolated case, it's just the one that made me realize how unrealistic world veganism is. Veganism is VERY do-able and probably should be nearly compulsory in places like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Paris due to the sheer stress these cities put on the earth with their demands for factory farmed animal products and fossil fuels. I identified as vegan for about four years so I don't need to be told that Chad who drives his Kia to the supermarket isn't a mighty hunter, yes, city-folk by all means should be vegans.

But the reality of life in rural areas or developing countries is that lacto or lacto-ovo or ovo-vegetarianism is far more possible and probable as a sustainable goal.

Same goes for the zombie apocalypse, I'm afraid. Once your nutritional yeast and Gardein run out, sure you can still eat beans and rice, but how many of those vegetables, nuts or grains you depend on grow in your particular ecosystem? You'd be forced to farm locally and yes you'd probably end up having an egg or some milk.

Global warming isn't always going to make it easier to grow crops either, if the societal collapse is related to that - in some Northern regions bitterly cold winters with ferocious snow storms will occur.

I think the points about knowing how to live without meat (meat becomes scarce for humans when there's no factory farming to support it) and animals carrying diseases are certainly relevant, but the premise itself is flawed.
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#7 Old 11-04-2018, 08:18 AM
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If civilization collapsed I think people would eat meat in the short term but I think that wouldn't last since there aren't enough huntable animals any more given how many we've already killed and how many humans there are. By the time humans had killed all the stray dogs and goats you'd be running out of options fast. You'd need either a vegan world, or the population would reduce due to hunger.


Anyway, the article isn't meant to be taken seriously. It's a cute angle to share some ideas about veganism on social media in a different way, and without being confrontational. I thought it was fairly clever.
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