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I feed members who break the rules to my cat.<br><br><br><br>
Lord Hillyer, Yes, I still continue to participate in cruelty by feeding a couple of cats. Cats, unlike humans, are necessarily carnivorous (except for occasional greens), so I don't exactly feel guilt for feeding my cats meat. I've had them ever since I was an omni, but I don't know if that's relevant because I would get more cats if I did not have any. Yes, a lot of us are vegan and own cats.
 

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kitties = love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br>
i lurve cat avatars.
 

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My dogs are Vegan now- before they at the BARF diet and/or top quality kibbles like EVO. Now they eat Vegan kibble with all kinds of yummies and suppliments <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I am researching Vegan cat food but cats are even more necessarily meat eating than dogs, so I won't do the switch unless I am certain it is healthy/safe.
 

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Animals are not slaughtered specifically to make Friskies and Fancy Feast. Pet food companies use byproducts of the commercial meat industry.<br><br><br><br>
As long as humans eat huge amounts of chicken, beef, etc., there will be unwanted byproducts, whether or not we choose to keep carnivorous species as domestic pets.
 

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BARF, I would NEVER feed my animals food with byproducts, but it is true that most people do... regarding pet food- if you can buy it at a grocery store or Petsmart, it's most likely crap.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peace</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Animals are not slaughtered specifically to make Friskies and Fancy Feast. Pet food companies use byproducts of the commercial meat industry.<br></div>
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That doesn't mean your animal should be fed crap food, because it fits your vegan standards a little better.<br><br><br><br>
OP: I also have 3 cats. and a dog. They're all raw-fed meateaters.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mmmveggies: Carnivorous animals are SUPPOSED to eat the byproducts. Just not ONLY the byproducts; and especially not the crappy byproducts in kibble. When they eat a natural diet, they eat almost the whole animal (most leave the stomachs & partially digested food). That includes the byproducts that humans waste, as well as the muscle meat that humans deem good enough to eat.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: I used to buy by-product free "premium" kibble when my animals were kibble-fed. Then when I started researching raw, I realized "oh, DUH..." They aren't humans. We really can't and shouldn't try to change them to make them like us. They should be getting primarily muscle-meat (the human-edible "meat") then a MUCH smaller percentage of by products (bones/organs).
 

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Trying to demonize meat-eating non-humans is very questionable, and completely against the ethical reasons I have for my veg*nism.
 

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Because I think a lot of people don't eat meat because they like animals. And people who like animals are often inclined to keep animals as pets. And people tend to like their pets so they use them in their avatars. Works for me.<br><br><br><br>
Are you offended by all pictorial representations of carnivores? Or is it just catty avatars? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Or is it just the perceived irony of a proliferation of pictures of carnivores on a vegetarian forum that we're aiming for here? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lord Hillyer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They are meat eaters</div>
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Mine aren't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Because I think a lot of people don't eat meat because they like animals. And people who like animals are often inclined to keep animals as pets. And people tend to like their pets so they use them in their avatars. Works for me.<br></div>
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<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Bingo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"></span>
 

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I realize dogs are supposed to eat byproducts as in bone and organs. By byproducts, I meant NOT the CRAP in kibble. Kibble makes me puke...<br><br><br><br>
Dogs should eat a lot of raw, meaty bones- the bone is one of the most important parts.<br><br><br><br>
If there is anything I know, it's dogs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Kibble makes me puke...</div>
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It's supposed to be eaten by companion animals, not humans.
 

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Amazing. Quite a lot of reflexive hostility. I simply enquired why so many people use cats as avatars. It seems like a reasonable curiousity since these are vegetarian boards. The analogy would be like using one's motor vehicle as an avatar on a global warming site, or one's microwave as an avatar on a raw food site. Why choose one of those things over another, in a specific context, with so many millions of options available? I'm not judging, just wondering.
 
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