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I have a coworker that used to be a vegetarian. It was,nice chatting with
Her. She's decided to start eating organic meat and was trying to talk me into
It yesterday. That's so annoying. It seems she doesn't understand i just don't
Like meat. When I was an omnivore I felt pressured to eat meat and eggs cus
I needed protein and didn't want to seem wierd. I'm ok being wierd now lol.
 

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Hey Ebony! Don't let her talk you into it!! Remember, it's not just about not liking meat - organic or not; it's still slaughtered animal! AND, you're not "weird" being vegetarian. Meat eaters are just plain ignorant and in denial.
 

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Hey Ebony! Don't let her talk you into it!! Remember, it's not just about not liking meat - organic or not; it's still slaughtered animal! AND, you're not "weird" being vegetarian. Meat eaters are just plain ignorant and in denial.
NO, NO, NO,
Meat produced organically is surgically removed from happy animals in such a way that it does not kill them or cause them pain and or discomfort, as a matter of fact, they enjoy it.

This is true, Ive seen them line up for the surgery just like cats will jump on your lap for petting.
 

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Whats worse is that I find sometimes friends of mine want me to approve of their meat eating. By saying things like, I visited the farm and only purchase my meat from "happy" cows and chickens. Because I am vegan, they think they need to make their habits appear nicer and healthier by eating organic, "free range" meat. They tell me they feel so much better about eating it.
Well good for you- want a gold star?
I have no idea what to tell them that isn't a sharp retort.

Oh and when someone tells me that I've inspired them to go organic with meat - I want to bang my head against the wall.
 

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Imagine how painful it is for a dairy cow with mastitis to be milked. They can't be given any antibiotics for the (very painful) infection, because then their milk can't be called organic.
I never even thought of this aspect of it. Definitely something to keep in mind next time someone I know starts talking about organic meat and "happy cows."
 

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I chose to become veg*n originally because I just didn't like that meat was an animal. I thought that animals were killed with a quick, painless needle or some sort of similar euthanasia, but even then I still found it wrong to eat dead animals, so I decided to stop eating meat. Then I found out about the awful factory farm situation, but that wasn't what made me go veg, it just horrified me after I stopped eating meat, so of course I wouldn't care about any distinctions between organic meat and normal meat.
 

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Organic does not equal humane. If anything, it may be more inhumane. Organic simply means they are fed organic feed and not given antibiotics, even when sick. Imagine how painful it is for a dairy cow with mastitis to be milked. They can't be given any antibiotics for the (very painful) infection, because then their milk can't be called organic.
Yes exactly. I don't know why people seem to think "organic" and "free range" are interchangable? People always say "oh what about if you drank organic milk though?"... doh.
 

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The idea of 'organic' farming, as it relates to animal cruelty is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard.

It's ok to create and raise animals for food, so long as you're nice and respectful toward them, up to the point of lopping off their heads...
 

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The cows are rested on a pillow top mattress when killed.
 
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