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Do you think there will ever be a massive influz of many veg*ns, throughout the world, so much slaughterhouses will be held accountable, shutting down, Tyson collapses in flames, etc etc? In short, when do you think there will really be a good population of veg*ns?<br><br><br><br>
I know theres alot now, but it can be iffy, especially traveling. People in Illinois asking you if"You still eat fish, right?" etc, etc. There was a tiny blip in the vegan Starter Packet that said if all the members of vegan outreach convert 5 people each in 25 years or so, 12% of the population would be veg*n. What do you think about this kinda stuff?
 

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Ooh, I hate that word convert... it has too many religious connotations.<br><br><br><br>
Honestly, the way the world is going, I don't see it happening. BUT. If there was some major catastrophe... it would be interesting to see what happened.
 

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every/alot more countries might need to get to BSE cause i think alot of people went veg due to that .....<br><br><br><br>
we can only hope that gradually meat eating and exploiting animals will be frowned upon in future generations. (like slavery)<br><br><br><br>
it's up to us to inform/lead by example (not preach) the kids of today so they grow up thinking it's NOT ok to eat meat or drink milk.
 

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There will be a change in the future (I hope)<br><br><br><br>
BSE, FMD and chickenflu....it makes people think (for a while)<br><br><br><br>
People don't ask what vegetarian means anymore.<br><br><br><br>
60-70 years ago woman couldn't vote; everyone new they lacked the brains to make such difficult decisions.......that changed.<br><br><br><br>
I think there will be a time that eating meat will be seen as smoking is now.
 

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I agree with 1vegan.<br><br><br><br>
So no, I don't see a revolution. I see definitely a move, a change - and, in the timeframe of societies, a rapid one.
 

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I doubt that if there was a vegan revolution, and everyone ended meat production, I doubt that companies like Tyson would go out of business. Just look at Siemens. That company managed to stay in business after 1945, when its Zyklon B product was no longer being purchased by the Nazis. They'll just stop selling meat if there is a vegan revolution.<br><br><br><br>
But I really think that meat consumption will diminish in future years, mainly due to vegetarianism and health concerns. Also, vegetarian dishes are starting to become a normal thing in the UK, without people realising that they're actually eating vegetarian.
 

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Voluntarily - nope, I don't see it happening the way things are.<br><br><br><br>
In my opinion it could happen if one or more of the following existed:<br><br><br><br>
1.) The Veg*n community oculd get their act together and set a positive example people might want to follow. People like Linda & Paul McCartney, Moby, and Woody Harrelson - I thank them for setting an example - and being careful how they speak on the subject.<br><br><br><br>
2.) The Veg*n community worked to spread the "word" in a postive way (instead of yelling insults, chanting, and pulling a variety of juvenille stunts........more would give talks in schools, form veg*n clubs, support veg*n supermarket/fast food cuisine, and introduce the idea one-on-one to family, friends, aquaintances etc.)<br><br><br><br>
3.) Maybe if there was an increase in meat eating health issues (like mad cow etc.)<br><br><br><br>
4.) Meat became prohibitively (sp) expensive. (this could happen with less demand, more government restrictions on the entire industry, etc.)<br><br><br><br>
probably more - but my point is the way we are currently going it doesn't look promising.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 1vegan</i><br><br><b><br><br>
60-70 years ago woman couldn't vote; everyone new they lacked the brains to make such difficult decisions.......that changed.<br><br></b></div>
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Hahahaha<br><br><br><br>
What changed? Did women get smarter or did the decisions get easier?<br><br><br><br>
(just kidding - but it sounded funny!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by shadow-panther</i><br><br><b>Do you think there will ever be a massive influz of many veg*ns, throughout the world, so much slaughterhouses will be held accountable, shutting down, Tyson collapses in flames, etc etc?</b></div>
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Nope.<br><br><br><br>
Human beings will always have differing opinions on everything, why should this be any different?
 

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when my very meat-happy roommate makes fun of me, my new response is to tell him his grandkids will be vegetarians.<br><br><br><br>
he then says he will beat them for it.<br><br><br><br>
we have a very loving relationship.
 

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I think it is possible that we will reach a breaking point where there is a rapid switch to veg*nism (rapid meaning 50 years or so). Even after that probably 10-25 % would still eat meat and if it became illegal, it would go underground like drugs are today. I look at it in a similar way to what is happenign with cigarrettes now.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by shewolf</i><br><br><b>I think it's different here in Aus... our culture is centred around the barbecue...</b></div>
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Especially barbequed Lamb, especially on Australia Day. You aren't Aussie unless you eat BBQ'd Lamb on January 26.
 

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A lot of traditional British foods focus around meat. The sunday roast is a tradition upheld by many familiesi n Britain, but fortunately, there's a lot of flexibility. With traditional British food being really crap, most people are looking abroad for inspiration on cooking. hence, vegetarianism is spreading.<br><br><br><br>
Though the vegan revolution should be won by convincing people that meat isn't all that good, compared with falafel, and not by shocking people. But if the vegan revolution means that falafel is easier to acquire, then it's definitely a worthwhile cause!!
 

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i really hope the veg*n revolution does happen. unfortunately, i can't see it happening unless there is some huge vegetarian society that launches a HUGE advertising campaign. now that would be awesome
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Loki</i><br><br><b><br><br>
Though the vegan revolution should be won by convincing people that meat isn't all that good, compared with falafel, and not by shocking people. But if the vegan revolution means that falafel is easier to acquire, then it's definitely a worthwhile cause!!</b></div>
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Loki - I've never had Falafel, but after hearing you go on about it - I'm thinking I should try it (maybe I'll find a recipe as there is no way anyone here in Japan serves it! *s*)
 

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I've posted a recipe a few times in the recipes & food boards. Just look for a thread called "falafel" and you'll probably find my recipe in there!<br><br><br><br>
And justt hink, wouldn't it be really cool if you could just go into a shop, and not have to worry about reading the ingredients list. If you could just pick up something and say "Hey - That looks good, I might try it!" without the need to read through seven hundred items on the ingredient list ony to find it contains gelatin. That's why I'd want a vegan revolution!
 

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Our Lamb traditions are revolting here in Aus. It's being promoted as the dish to have on Mothers Day as well as Australia Day now.<br><br><br><br>
Like your mum is going to be so greatful that you express your love for her by placing the hind leg of a baby animal on her plate.
 

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LOL Benny, that reminds me of the KFC feast (or whatever) ad... the one where they are all exploiting mum and it's all okay because they buy her KFC for dinner! My fiance said "well I'm screwed aren't I?" LOL<br><br><br><br>
My mum would be she's an Atkins... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I really hope that they will make it more clear that SARS, most likely, came out of the slaughter in China. Many people will only switch if they are afraid of it. Remember the 60 Minutes article on the processing of chicken (about 6 or 7 years ago)? That put a lot of people off of chicken. Unfortunately, they didn't go far enough.<br><br><br><br>
I believe that the time will come, IF we haven't destroyed ourselves as a species by then. Just keep in mind that transporting capturing, transporting, selling and keeping slaves was the norm just a short time ago.<br><br><br><br>
I'll just keep trying to do my part.<br><br><br><br>
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