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#1 Old 10-13-2013, 08:28 PM
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So I realized this week that beyond all the blood and guts and corpse part of animal products, they are in essence just so much more gross than vegan food. I was cooking with my boyfriend and he asked what I had used the cutting board for to see if he needed to wash it. I reminded him that nothing I ever cook for myself will dirty up the cutting board like that. I forget that cooking with raw meat or eggs dirties everything up in a diarrhea-and-vomiting-for-days sort of way. Later that week we went to a restaurant. I had more food than I wanted so I asked the waiter for a box. My friend reminded me that we wouldn't be home for hours and that it would go bad. Since it was all veggies, however, I knew it would be okay sitting in the car until we got home.  

These two events just got me to thinking about how dirty animal products really are. With the questionable exception of dairy, they cannot be eaten without first being prepared in some way and unless they are specially processed, they turn sickening or even deadly very quickly at room temperature. With rare exceptions where a contaminant such as animal feces, plant food is quite safe. I can chop up my raw tomatoes and I don't need to wash my hands before touching anything. I can leave my hummus out all night and still eat it in the morning. It just seems so obvious now that plants are the only reasonable thing for me to eat. It's hard to understand why everyone else doesn't see this, even though I only recently did.

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#2 Old 10-13-2013, 09:48 PM
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I recall one time my brother was wanting to bake, I think, some pork chops and was asking my mother how long he needed to bake them for. In one of my snarkier moments I replied, "Until they can't make you sick anymore." Still makes me smile thinking of it.
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