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Would you eat it? I would. I don't mind eating an animal if it wasn't killed. What I have a problem with is companies profiting of torture. If the animal died of natural causes and was edible, I would be more than happy to eat it. How 'bout everyone else?
 

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Oh man, just shoot me in the head.<br><br>
Sorry, it's just that this is the kind of "If you were starving and in a boat in the middle of the ocean with your dog..." sort of questions that silly omnivores ask me occasionally.
 

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Oh man, just shoot me in the head.<br><br>
Sorry, it's just that this is the kind of "If you were starving and in a boat in the middle of the ocean with your dog..." sort of questions that silly omnivores ask me occasionally.</div>
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Yeah, my thought was "Really? Another of these threads, and from someone who isn't a totally new (as in making the first post, *hint hint*) VB member?".
 

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I don't like some of the snappy answers I see sometimes, but I think this original post may deserve it. Living in the U.S. with vegan food everywhere of coarse not.
 

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Wow I'm sorry for trying to start a decent discussion. I get asked this question all the time like most vegans do, and despite being annoying, it still opens up a discussion. I'm not totally new here, but I'm no veteran, and I haven't seen a thread like this.
 

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I think a lot of people here are a bit quick to get negative...<br><br>
As for the question:<br>
I wouldn't, out of principle. Doesn't matter how it died, I do not consider meat to be food. Simple as that.<br>
Were I "stranded on an island, and starving to death", I might. I'd love to say I wouldn't, but hunger makes you forget everything - just look at the Donner party.<br><br>
Eggs, on the other hand - if I knew they were from a totally legitimate source (i.e. my friends raise chickens in their backyard, and I know personally that they're kept well), I'd eat the eggs. In restaurants, I'm totally vegan, but if outside of that, if I know with complete certainty that the eggs were gathered without cruelty (excluding milk still - it's pretty gross), I wouldn't turn it down.
 

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Yuck.... No I would not eat the animal. I would give it a decent burial.</div>
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Same. Plus carrion/road kill will have all sorts of diseases from being left out to rot.
 

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I wouldn't. I'm vegan for ethical reasons. I love animals and see them as equals. If a human were to die, I would not eat it, so it's the same in the case of dead animals. I'd like to provide it a proper burial, like someone else said, too.
 

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I wouldn't. I'm vegan for ethical reasons. I love animals and see them as equals. If a human were to die, I would not eat it, so it's the same in the case of dead animals. I'd like to provide it a proper burial, like someone else said, too.</div>
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True. Didn't think about the burial. K, you guys changed my mind :p
 

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Wow I'm sorry for trying to start a decent discussion. I get asked this question all the time like most vegans do, and despite being annoying, it still opens up a discussion. I'm not totally new here, but I'm no veteran, and I haven't seen a thread like this.</div>
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Starting the discussion is fine.<br><br>
I should say perhaps instead, that I think this sort of question is silly as it's by and large not something that would apply in real life.<br><br>
That said, my first reaction upon seeing some dead domesticated "food" animal would definitely not be "yum, dinner!"
 

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I'll say the same thing I always say in these threads: I have no interest in eating corpses, regardless of the species or the cause of death.
 

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i just think that this is gross. don't see an ethical problem with it though. i don't care what happens to corpses human or not. since animals don't bury themselves they probably wouldn'tcare if we did it
 

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When I see roadkill on the side of the road moving because of the infestation of flies and maggots the first thing that doesn't pop into my mind is "Yum dinner!! It's already dead so I might as well join the flies and maggots and dig in".<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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IM talking about ethics
 

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Wow I'm sorry for trying to start a decent discussion. I get asked this question all the time like most vegans do, and despite being annoying, it still opens up a discussion. I'm not totally new here, but I'm no veteran, and I haven't seen a thread like this.</div>
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No, I wouldn't.<br><br>
I don't believe we have the right to enslave other creatures, or torture them, or use them for our own ends against their will, and that extends to after death. I would not eat it, for the same reason that I won't eat a dead human.<br><br>
I work in fast food (bills have to be paid somehow), and we often need to 'waste' food, that is, throw it away if it is not sold for a certain amount of time after it's been cooked. Since it's being thrown away, it's already as consumed as if it's been eaten. I could eat that without any extra 'cost' at any point in the chain. But I don't, because it was once a living creature, and that gross me out.
 

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All i know is i'm obviously in a different mindset that will probably change over time, since i haven't been vegetarian for that long, i still do see 'meat' as food, and my mind has only been able to connect meat=animal corpse so much, because i ate it for 18 years and was taught it was normal.<br><br>
Obviously if an animal died of natural causes you'd probably be asking yourself if it's even safe to consume, i also no matter what dead or not could not 'get' my own meat to put it nicely, for most of the world probably, if they had to 'take' the meat for themselves they couldn't do it, they only eat it because it's readily available and in a non animal shape.<br><br>
Where I am now, if there was some meat already taken and i knew it died of natural causes and was healthy, i still don't know if i could or would want to do it. I still have a long way to evolve in the way my brain works in this department, since most of us are taught from birth that non pets are less than, and are for eating. I didn't grow up thinking rabbits were for eating, yet there are still wild rabbits and plenty of people that hunt and eat them, which is the exact thing that made the thought of being vegetarian pop into my head.<br><br>
I got a pet bunny, and knew i would never think of eating him, but tons of others would think it's normal just as i thought it normal to eat a cow, so i thought if i wouldn't eat a rabbit why the hell am i eating cow/chicken/turkey/pig etc. Anyway went a little off track there lol but those are my thoughts.
 
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