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I am trying to remember what I heard, like If you don't eat meat for a day, you save 1 pig or something like that.<br><br>
If you don't eat meat for a week than you saved a cow. Can somebody help me on this.
 

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Well you've only hypothetically saved an animal from being slaughtered, it's not like that animal is saved and put into care.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dani_cat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I am trying to remember what I heard, like If you don't eat meat for a day, you save 1 pig or something like that.<br><br>
If you don't eat meat for a week than you saved a cow. Can somebody help me on this.</div>
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Yeah. If you eat a pig a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I think this is what you're looking for<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=52816&highlight=calculate+animals+saved" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...+animals+saved</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Wayne_D</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well you've only hypothetically saved an animal from being slaughtered, it's not like that animal is saved and put into care.</div>
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I agree. We arent saving anything. To me, that would be a weird way of looking at it. But whatever works for you and helps you in staying vegetarian!
 

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I have a shirt from animalrightsstuff.com that has 95 really big, and around it says "Average number of lives saved by a vegetarian each year"
 

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Instead of trying to believe you're saving lives, just be safe in the knowledge you aren't financially contributing to the industry.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SuperChicken</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This overlooks the bigger picture though - the less demand for meat, the less they will farm & slaughter. (eventually, ideally).</div>
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preciiiiisely
 

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Yeah, as much as I like the saving animal argument, I live in NZ, which can't export enough meat, so I'm certainly not saving any kiwi animals.
 

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If I did't thinking I was helping to decrease the number of animals killed and tortured in farming/hunting, I don't why I would even bother. However, simple economics demands that it does help. Meat industries don't spending millions of dollars every year promoting their products for nothing.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SuperChicken</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This overlooks the bigger picture though - the less demand for meat, the less they will farm & slaughter. (eventually, ideally).</div>
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Yes, exactly. When you don't use the product, you reduce the demand for that product. If the demand for beef, say, is reduced by 500,000 animals, then 500,000 fewer cattle will be bred and raised for that purpose. It's indirect, to be sure, but no less meaningful because of that.<br><br><br><br>
It's analogous to paying a company that produces carbon-free energy to compensate for the fossil fuels you use. It creates an economic demand that shifts the market away from the type of activity you oppose.<br><br><br><br>
Thinking of it in concrete terms can be helpful, as it gives a clear picture of the impact of a typical omni diet on animal life.
 

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And you have to think about your contribution to the veg*n whole, which is significant, as well as your contribution to the impact that having veg*n people like yourself around on other people who might cut down their intake of meat and animal products
 

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excuse me for my ignorance, but have u ever seen an animal eat another animal? does that mean it is unnessesarily killing live? perhaps if everyting were vegan, then animals who had to eat meat would die. therefore, more lives would be lost. so in fact, u veghans are actually killing more animals. u make me sick. eat meat for christs sake, im pretty sure jesus did.
 
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