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Am I alone in having no sympathy for what happened in Norway as they are a load of whale and seal killers and they allow those savages in the Faroes(they rule that small country) to slaughter pilot whales every year. I feel the same way about Japan and Iceland but people tend to forget all this evil whenever something like this happens. I know the UK is not perfect but their are alot more people over here trying to stop cruelty to animals but you try and find a sympathetic Norwegian and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.
 

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Wow...
 

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Mr. twelvetrees and Morrissey might get along quite well...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">No nation is free from the sin of needlessly slaughtering animals. Did you also feel no sympathy for the victims of September 11 because the US uses factory farms?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2953156"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">No nation is free from the sin of needlessly slaughtering animals.</div>
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Let me get this straight, if someone went on a rampage and killed 90 people, including you, friends or family members, you'll think it's ok, since the USA kill billions of animals for food each year. Did I understand you correctly?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fushichô</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2953158"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Let me get this straight, if someone went on a rampage and killed 90 people, including you, friends or family members, you'll think it's ok, since the USA kill billions of animals for food each year. Did I understand you correctly?</div>
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That is the exact opposite of the point I was trying to make.
 

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Oh, I see! I was right to ask you before lashing at you, then! ^^
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fushichô</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2953165"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Oh, I see! I was right to ask you before lashing at you, then! ^^</div>
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I just re-read it, and I can see how it might come off that way. I'll edit it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Bear in mind English is not my first language. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
For native speakers, it's probably easier to not misinterpret the sentence.<br><br>
Edit: I keep re-reading it, and I can't understand how I could have got it wrong in the first place. ^^
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fushichô</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2953169"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Bear in mind English is not my first language. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
For native speakers, it's probably easier to not misinterpret the sentence.<br><br>
Edit: I keep re-reading it, and I can't understand how I could have got it wrong in the first place. ^^</div>
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No worries<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> When I re-read it, I saw how you could have misinterpreted it. We're on the same page now.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>andrewtwelvetrees</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2952147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Am I alone in having no sympathy for what happened in Norway as they are a load of whale and seal killers and they allow those savages in the Faroes(they rule that small country) to slaughter pilot whales every year. I feel the same way about Japan and Iceland but people tend to forget all this evil whenever something like this happens. I know the UK is not perfect but their are alot more people over here trying to stop cruelty to animals but you try and find a sympathetic Norwegian and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.</div>
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I'm Norwegian. Norway has not ruled the Faroe islands for hundreds of years. They are under Danish rule, but also have extensive home rule, like Greenland which is another Danish-ruled territory.<br><br>
Whaling and seal hunting is performed by a marginal minority in Norway, but despite international and some national opposition, the practice is still supported by the political establishment for a number of reasons. The youths that were murdered on Utøya were members of the largely progressive Labour party youth organisation which had recently helped push through a Labour party policy position to ban fur farming in Norway.<br><br>
Next time, can I suggest you check your facts before you type? A little sensitivity also goes a long way. Thank you.
 

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Percentage vise every norwegian going vegetarian/vegan is worth 12,5 of the uk population if you wanna go down into facts. just of the top of my head I know 7 norwegian vegetarians and vegans, if I really sit down and think I am sure I have people I know here and there adding to it. do you know 87(,5 a pescatarian maybe? :p) uk vegetarians?<br><br>
Also I'm not sure what you mean with sympathic. Sympathic like having respect for someone and not lashing out after a massacre that hit the country they're from?<br><br>
Or are we just counting kindness towards animals now and not caring about the people we need to stop the animal cruelty?
 

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(sorry for my english it not my first language)<br><br>
Vegan, vegetarian or omni, humans are the same... human are cruel with human, what do you thing about human problem in Africa? About human suffering everywhere in the world because of war and famine? It is important to think about animals conditions but if you don't care when peoples die, you have a real problem.<br><br>
If you think that veganism or vegetarianism is only about animal condition, you are wrong, it is also great for human because if a lot of people become vegan of vegetarian, we will be able to grow more plants for humans and less for animal and it will be more easy to help africa and everybody will eat better and equally!<br><br>
To think that some people use veganism of vegetarianism as a weapon to be mean with people...
 

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I don't think anyone uses veganism or vegetarianism to be mean with people! I mean, we get frustrated that omni people aren't seeing the killings, aren't seeing the meat on their plate as something wrong, and we will sometimes be loud about it. I agree that respect goes down to an individual basis and that you should never be mean or evilspirited against one spesific omni because he or she disagreas with you. But sometimes in a discussion or argument things get loud, you end up pissed off and you end up saying stuff you may not regret but that should have been worded differently. I mean, personally I know no one who switched to veggie diets because they were yelled at by someone in an argument. At the same time, there is only so much a veggie heart can take before they start feeling the anger for the animals and the humans around them that lives with discrimination in their day to day life. And thats where it gets difficult. Maintaining your beliefs in respect for all humans and animals alike, allowing yourself to get pissed off and frustrated while not being mean to someone for eating meat. It's hard.
 
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