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Ive just looked up his website and he has an award from PETA!!!!!. for 'Ethical cuisine'. Stating that he uses roadkill animals that have been killed by auomobiles. What ever next???
 

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Seems a bit closed minded to just deem him a '****' or disbute that his way of eating is unethical in any way. He doesnt go out and purposely kill animals. He uses what's there and to me theres nothing wrong with that. If anything from an enviomental perspective he's probably 10 times more ethical than most vegans, if you think how many miles fruits and vegetables often travel these days for our consumption. As for calling himself vegetarian, it's just a label, one he chooses and to him obvioussly feels accurate. If thats the case i don't have a problem with it, each to their own. I actually have a great deal of respect for the guy, if he wants to eat something that's going to be otherwise wasted, so what? I wouldn't stop him. Admittedly i wouldnt want to eat his cooking because meat to me is just disgusting. But thats just for me. Everyone has the right to choose whats right for them and he's doing that and and the same time being ethical.

Oh and for the record I'm a vegan and for primarily ethical reasons.
 

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I have a friend who actually goes by the same principles. I think it's awesome because it means people are thinking for themselves, it isn't meat is either good or bad but it's about considering why meat is good and bad, and if you come to the conclusion it's the killing of animals and not the eating of animals then it's ethically correct for you to eat road kill or animals that would otherwise be wasted.

Like I said, I think this way of eating is fantastic. I wouldn't do it but I don't condem it, it's certainly better than eating meat that's been bread for killing.

I think it's good to see, and if he wants to call himself vegetarian - let him. From what I gather from the artical I would much rather he was called vegetarian and I was associated with him by being a vegetarian and not the "eat-meat-except-for-fish-gelitine-and-sometimes-chicken-vegetarians" that I see so much of these days.
 

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I actually quite like the guy too. I think the principle of low waste is something that many vegans would ascribe to, and it is important that we learn to live in harmony with our environment. In a sense, this is exactly what he is doing.
 

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Sorry, but he's quite obviously not a vegetarian. And using animals that may have been pushed into traffic by human encroachment (not to mention all the implications of human created vehicles) just encourages further human behavior that increases abuse of the environment.

Besides -- roadkill feeds lot of other species, like crows for instance. I'd be more impressed if he simply moved the carcasses to a safer location off the road where more animals could benefit from the unnatural death. He certainly doesn't need to be eating it himself.
 

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Originally Posted by forthebirds View Post

Sorry, but he's quite obviously not a vegetarian. And using animals that may have been pushed into traffic by human encroachment (not to mention all the implications of human created vehicles) just encourages further human behavior that increases abuse of the environment.

Besides -- roadkill feeds lot of other species, like crows for instance. I'd be more impressed if he simply moved the carcasses to a safer location off the road where more animals could benefit from the unnatural death. He certainly doesn't need to be eating it himself.
I'm in agreement about roadkill going to waste. In it's natural enviornment it will be recycled by animal and organisms and less of it will go to waste that this guy tossing the bones in the trash. His behavior is even more bizarre than supporting factory farming.
 

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I sent him an email requesting he didnt call himself a vegetarian and his reply was long winded stating if he wishes to twist concept and labels thats up to him. I must admit, reading it all he sounded a bit barking to be honest.

My argument about it is twofold, One he shouldnt be called a vegetarian and the other is humans have enought choice of food stuff without robbing natural scavengers such as carrion birds etc,.
 

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I sent him an email requesting he didnt call himself a vegetarian and his reply was long winded stating if he wishes to twist concept and labels thats up to him. I must admit, reading it all he sounded a bit barking to be honest.

My argument about it is twofold, One he shouldnt be called a vegetarian and the other is humans have enought choice of food stuff without robbing natural scavengers such as carrion birds etc,.
Why shouldn't he label himself a vegetarian if he chooses to do so? I'm guessing you label yourself a vegetarian/vegan or whatever. So if he personally feels thats what he is, why shouldn't he do it too? Or is this a 'i'm better than you because i'm a real vegetarian' thing? Why can't people just quit being so pathetic and stop labeling people and feeling all superior just because they choose not to consume products other people do or because they're true to the 'label'. Because tbh who cares anyway?!
 
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