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#1 Old 08-06-2008, 10:58 PM
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Well, really a lot of first world nonvegans can't be vegan, because if there's a natural disaster, they think they might not be able to be vegan and survive; or if they mentally put themselves in the place of subsistence farmers in Africa, they might not be able to be vegan; or if they look at their teeth, they think they might perhaps possibly not be designed to be vegan... There are just so many what ifs standing in the way of people being vegan right now. And of course most nonvegans are going to die without leather shoes.



So we've got:



1. Well, really a lot of first world nonvegans can't be vegan, because if there's a natural disaster, they think they might not be able to be vegan and survive



2. if they mentally put themselves in the place of subsistence farmers in Africa, they might not be able to be vegan



3. if they look at their teeth, they think they might perhaps possibly not be designed to be vegan



4. most nonvegans are going to die without leather shoes



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5. The recipe calls for honey.



6. Some dairy farms treat the cows really, really nicely before they sending them to the slaughter house.





Can we reach 20?
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#2 Old 08-06-2008, 11:08 PM
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7. Where would I get my protein

8. Becasue I would miss bacon

9. I kill ants when I walk anyway

10. Plants have feeling too.

11.Would i still be able to eat animal cookies?
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11. I'm doing my BEST. All anyone can do is their BEST. At least I'm TRYING.

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12. What will I say to Uncle George when he offers me a cheese sandwhich? I hve to show love and respect to my family by eating the food they give me.
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13. The world would be overpopulated with farm animals if we stop eating them. Or (14?) they'll become extincted if we stop breeding them for food.
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14. Contrary to popular belief, vegans don't taste better....

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12. What will I say to Uncle George when he offers me a cheese sandwhich? I hve to show love and respect to my family by eating the food they give me.



15. All vegan cheeses are disgusting.
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15. I just don't like making a fuss at restaurants.



16. I don't eat cheese or eggs or milk or honey, I just eat things that HAVE those things in them.

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18. Calves drink cows milk so why shouldn't I??? Do you think calves are more important than me?



edit: I think we're on 18 now. So close. I can't wait to have a milkshake.
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18. Vegans are the reason I am not vegan. They PUSH me to not be vegan because of how they act and what they say.



19. I only eat organic animal products.



20. I would if it weren't for milk chocolate!

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[QUOTE=*AHIMSA*]18. Vegans are the reason I am not vegan. They PUSH me to not be vegan because of how they act and what they say.



QUOTE]



That's a classic. I can't wait to eat an egg and cheese sandwich just to show those nasty vegans. Yeah, screw the cows and chickens -- I hate vegans.



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21. Yogurt is like super healthy.
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18. Vegans are the reason I am not vegan. They PUSH me to not be vegan because of how they act and what they say.



That's a classic. I'm going to eat a cheese and egg sandwich just to show those nasty vegans. Yeah, screw the cows and chickens. I don't care what happens to them. As long as those vegans learn their lesson.



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21. Yogurt is like super healthy.
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22. I DONT WANT TO BE PALE,PASTY AND SICKLY
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23. Relying on fortified food or supplements to get nutrition like vitamin B12 is against nature. As we all know, omnivores wouldn't touch any fortified processed food like cereal with a ten foot pole.
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Well, we're over 20 reasons. I wonder if I should start the "Weaning off veganism" support thread. Who would be willing to join?
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I think you have started something now.This will probably keep going





24. I dont know how I would tell my family
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25. Vegan men who eat soy are well endowed with man boobs.
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9. I kill ants when I walk anyway



(as a reason for not being vegan)



That reminds me:



26. Mice are killed in the fields when vegan food is being produced, and that's just as bad as eating animals - so what's the difference if you're a vegan or an omni?



and the companion,



27. You can't be a perfect vegan anyway (like, even tires have animal products in them!), so why bother.

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28. The infamous Mr. Sun from VeggieBoards is vegan, and you don't want to end up like that guy!

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28. The infamous Mr. Sun from VeggieBoards is vegan, and you don't want to end up like that guy!







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29. You have to firebomb vivisectors' cars and release mink at fur farms.

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cuz im meant to be at the top of the food chain.
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27. You can't be a perfect vegan anyway (like, even tires have animal products in them!), so why bother.



Doh, you beat me to it. I was going to post "the truck driver who brings your produce to the store wears a watch with a leather band -- how vegan is that?!?!



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28. The infamous Mr. Sun from VeggieBoards is vegan, and you don't want to end up like that guy!



Wow! I'm infamous??? Cool.
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30. Arent vegans just a bunch of queers?
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31. We are not from Vega, we are from the planet Earth!



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Wow! I'm infamous???

Well the rumour has it that you go around Canadian bars, looking for trouble, using your fists to make people believe in Ahimsa.

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32. I'm not a hippie tree-hugger.

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33. But there would be nothing to eat if I gave up animal products! NOTHING! NOT EVEN BREAD!!!
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Man this thread has so many good points, I'm going back to omni
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34. My local KFC doesnt sell vegan burgers.

35. Only my local KFC sells vegan burgers.
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36. vegans only live off fruit and dont eat junk food

37. vegans are weak and dont have any iron

38. vegans annoy me because they arent thankful for their food
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