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22 year old college student here.<br><br>
came across this site looking to make an ethics decision about roommate (See relationships section)<br><br><br><br>
Have not been exposed to "vegetarianism" at all in my life.<br><br><br><br>
I consider myself open to new ideas.<br><br><br><br>
beginning to read the ethical debates on here, haven't found anything coherent and compelling yet, but I am looking.
 

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Thanks for the response. Problem I have with videos and photographs is that they are anecdotal, they only provide evidence of cruelty in one specific place or area.<br><br><br><br>
I could say more but I'd rather not start a debate on my introduction page. By the way, is this place open to debate or discussion of opposing views? or is this site only for discussion of "pro-vegetarian" views? In other words, if I were to raise an objection to a claim being made somewhere in here because I think it is somehow innacurate, is that not acceptable on these boards?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks.
 

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Every opinion matters as long as you can back it up. ^_^<br><br><br><br>
Not everyone goes vegan for the animals, though. A lot of people do it for their own health. During my own research I discovered that there is scientific evidence supporting the theory that human digestive systems are not properly setup for meat consumption which is why people who consume meat and dairy have a significantly higher risk of having a stroke and/or heart attack.<br><br><br><br>
And some people do it for the environment because of how inefficient factory farming is.
 

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I must say, though ... I find it interesting that you came here to ask your question even though you don't necessarily support us or what we stand for.
 

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hi writher. i'd like to hear your points for omnivorism or against veg*ism. i *think* the board is open to it, as long as it stays civil.<br><br><br><br>
having said that.. i'm not sure what you mean by anecdotal. if it's true that animals are treated in a cruel manner for our benefit, how would that be anecdotal? maybe it's in the definition of cruel? maybe it's the sentience/ability to feel pain? please explain.<br><br><br><br>
personally, i'd do a little research into factory farming. the problem that you've alluded to is where to get 'unbiased' information. i suggest you won't get it from the dairy and meat industry.<br><br><br><br>
ask yourself why the meat and dairy industry don't refute the documented evidence. why do they constantly bombard us with advertising campaigns like "california happy cows", when their living conditions of same are clearly different (environmental impact being another hugely understated factor).
 

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Hi Writher. I suggest you familiarize yourself with the VB Posting guidelines. VB is intended as a place for veg*ns and those aspiring to a veg*n lifestyle. Our members do not come here to argue their values with meat eaters. We try to be a safe haven for veg*ns. You are welcome to look around, but please keep in mind that you voluntarily joined to be part of a message board full of vegetarians, we did not come after you trying to convert you, and we would appreciate it if you treated veg*nism with respect while you are visiting.
 

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Rabid_child, this is the question I was asking. I would never disrespect anyone's beliefs here. In fact I will probably stay away from posting on this board for the most part, I may just lurk.<br><br><br><br>
Side note: What's with the *'s in the term "veg*n"?
 

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Veg*n means 'vegetarian and/or vegan.' It's just our way of making two words into one. Vegans, by the way, are vegetarians who don't eat any animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, honey, etc.) or wear them (leather, wool, silk, etc.).
 

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welcome...? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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