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I would eat a Big Mac if a friend went veg*n for...

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... to go vegetarian? You thought I meant what ?? Isn't that illegal ???<br><br><br><br>
Anywho, this came up during the superbowl: Would I eat a Big Mac if my roommate ate vegetarian for a day/week/month?<br><br><br><br>
I hypothetically said yes to a month, with stipulations to the affect of I get to tell his sister, parents, and (mostly significantly) his girlfriend. The cost for renigging is 1 month's rent. He won't do it, though, and I'm glad. My stomach couldn't handle a Big Mac <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"><br><br><br><br>
Why would I <i>consider</i> it? Well, I think that if there's any way my stubborn mule of a roommate would ever go veg' to any degree, it would probably be by experiencing for himself the healthy feeling you get after the adjustment period. So if I thought there was a good chance that someone I cared about* would go veg' then I might actually eat a chicken McNugget (not a Big Mac, though).<br><br><br><br>
(* My roommate is not someone I care about).
 

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I had to vote never... although I might do it for someone going vegan for life.<br><br><br><br>
The way I see it is anyone who would only do it because I ate a big mac is doing it for all the wrong reasons, and even assuming some magical bond held them to their word, it wouldn't feel right.<br><br><br><br>
On the other hand, someone going vegan for life would save a lot of animals' lives - and intellectually I see that as being worth my sacrifice (and the sacrifice of the 100+ cows who unwillingly contributed to that quarter pounder) in eating the big mac to serve the greater good of saving more animals.<br><br><br><br>
Tough question, dude...
 

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Yeah I have been thinking about it a lot, myself. I mean, anyone who I <i>really</i> cared so much about that I would want them to be vegetarian probably wouldn't be someone who would propose I ate meat for them to do so.<br><br><br><br>
But still, if something made my father or either of my sisters promise to never eat meat again if I had one non-veg meal, I would believe their promise, and would agree to do it. I don't see it as giving up or even compromising my beliefs because of the upside to it all.<br><br><br><br>
It's like the "would you kill a stranger to save your wife/husband" thing, to a degree.
 

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Ugh..... the idea of sitting down with a big mac - and actually eating it....<br><br><br><br>
I could see myself taking a couple quick bites and quickly forcing them down - but to eat the whole thing... lord, that would be TOUGH.... I think I'd puke before I got halfway through.
 

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I voted "life", but Mera'din is right--anyone who would agree to such an exchange is doing it for the wrong reasons. I voted "life" for the extreme situation in which its possible that the person needs only to see me do the impossible so they have proof that they can do the impossible (in their eyes), too. And what guaruntee do I have that the person isn't just fooling with me and won't ditch veg*nism the next minute?
 

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i said never. i wouldn't be able to do it, even if i convinced myself to try. ya know that "oh god, noo, nasty nasty blah" feeling you get watching people on fear factor eat bugs and eyeballs and crap? i now get that feeling if i think about eating meat. and i'm quite proud of that.<br><br><br><br>
BUT if someone considered going veg for life if i ate a burger, you gotta wonder if they're maybe just looking for a good excuse to do it, some way to convince themselves that it's worth the effort, etc. so i'd probably start sending all the graphic anti-meat info i could find to them, and hope they'd make the change
 

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Never, ever it makes me want to puke just thinking about it. Also as to the for life thing there no guarantee that they would keep their word anyway. Life is a very long time.
 

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i put life, cos me eating just one burger would save so many lives and help make this silly world a better place. i know it would be going against one principle, but supporting a more important one
 

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i agree. one burger that stops someone from eating a million burgers. but.. i still couldn't do it.
 

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I said a year. Because when it comes to cows or pigs it wouldn't make much of a difference but when you think of how many chickens and fish someone would eat over the course of a year, I think I could suck it up for that. Only if I knew the person would actually do it.<br><br><br><br>
Very interesting question.
 

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I put a month, even though I'd surely throw up afterward and have a few nightmares....<br><br><br><br>
Most people eat meat at every meal, and a months worth of products would really add up.<br><br><br><br>
Eating ONE burger would surely save someone else from eating<br><br>
8-10 burgers, a couple of chickens and a big pile of pork.<br><br><br><br>
Being practical, I would consider that a good trade off.<br><br>
I try to consider my veganism not to be about what I will or won't do, but instead about the greater good - and this would seem to be the greater good, IMHO.
 

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If some one would go vegan,<br><br><br><br>
maybe, just maybe....<br><br><br><br>
I'll buy a Vegan burger at McD.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe, very maybe...that's a big compromise.
 

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Aghh I dont think I could do it. *gag* just the idea of McDonalds...Even before I went vegetarian (about a year ago) I would not eat hamburgers. Havent in 5+ years. They just seemed nasty all gristly and I heard so much about mad cow disease and e coli. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Yecccccch. Plus i knew they were not good for me. I have always had a crush on cows, they have such beatiful big brown eyes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
I just could not make myself. It would disgust me. First it is McDonalds, Second it cow from Them, Third, my friends would laugh at me like it is a sport or something, Four, again...I could not live with myself for a few days.<br><br>
Y'know, McDonalds are one of the growing fewer fast food restraunts that HAVE no veggie burgers! And, even the chicken things are not cow free, they use lard or beef extract to flavour it. *gag again* EWW! Like I would buy it anyway- something from McDonalds. I had to go there last year on a field trip. If I had not had that clif bar. Well, guess I woulda been even more mad. nothing to eat there at all!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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SP, no worries. I didn't think you'd be enthusiastic about getting e coli or whatnot.
 
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