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Old 07-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #16
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Sorry, without the intonation of live voice it kinda loses its meaning on first read.

And I do agree with your last point, and that's what I think it comes down to.

I doubt there are many vegetarians who would be particularly insistent on leaving a rabid raccoon or a pissed-off grizzly bear who managed to crawl into their child's bedroom, for the sake of "not harming a living creature".
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:25 PM   #17
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It's extremely rare where we live for mosquitos to spread disease.
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It's extremely rare where we live for mosquitos to spread disease.
Do you live in an entirely sterile environment?
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:13 PM   #19
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It's extremely rare where we live for mosquitos to spread disease.

Really?

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/west...4_detailed.htm
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Not all vegetarians are vegetarians over animal rights. I've been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old...I'm 31 now. I decided then that eating animal flesh had to be about the most disgusting thing ever and I haven't had meat since. I don't have a problem with dairy or eggs. I wear leather too. It has nothing to do with any sort of animal rights issues to me. I just think it's really nasty to kill an animal, cut it up, and eat it
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #21
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What I say to all Vegetarian Facist types is this...Jesus fished and ate fish - if it was alright with him then it's alright with me.
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I dunno if they're classified as animals, but they are lving creatures aren't they?
They're not animals, but you probably didn't kill all of them either. A lot of those single-celled organisms take residence in your intestines.

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the core of my reason for going veggie is about animal rights in a sense, but more about over health concerns for both the animals and myself. my biggest concern with the meat industry in our economy is the way the animals are pumped up with growth horomones--meat is manufactured. i also think that keeping the animals in overcrowded conditions stresses the animals out, which releases toxins into the animals' blood stream, which eventually are ingested by humans. this can't be good for us.

i will eat organic meat on occasion, but i refuse to touch overprocessed, manufactured supermarket meat.

and no, i don't feel guilty about killing mosquitos or spiders if they are invading my space.
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What I say to all Vegetarian Facist types is this...Jesus fished and ate fish - if it was alright with him then it's alright with me.
Well, I'm amused by a passage in Acts, where God tells Peter to eat meat, and he doesn't want to. Very weird.

Anyway, there's only one essential nutrient that vegetables cannot make, and that's Vitamin B12, which is essential for proper nerve function. I think that's often why the joke is that vegetarians are high strung. That's ultimately why it isn't "natural" to be a vegetarian, but hey...we have vitamin supplements. If people want to be vegetarians, that's fine by me, as long as they don't insist that everyone stop eating meat.

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I find the super-strict vegans to be quite amusing.

"I don't eat eggs because that means I'm killing a baby chicken."
"I don't drink milk because it's stealing it from the baby cow."

My sister once patiently explained to a vegan about how chickens and dairy cows "work." They just stared dumbly and then said "Oh well, I really do it because its *healthier.*"

To each their own.
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iv been a vegitarion since i was 5 and i eat eggs and dairy, just wont eat like chicken cow fish or anything like that

and i think that bacteria is in all food and i couldt feel bad for singled celled bacteria like i could for a cow
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I find the super-strict vegans to be quite amusing.


my friends sister is the super-strict vegan. Her grocery bill is outrageous each week because she'll only buy organic 100% vegan food. She can't ever go out to a restaurant and eat because no matter where she goes it's not good enough for her. Even the vegetarian places aren't good enough because they have dairy on the menu. It's just too much to worry about!
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my friends sister is the super-strict vegan. Her grocery bill is outrageous each week because she'll only buy organic 100% vegan food. She can't ever go out to a restaurant and eat because no matter where she goes it's not good enough for her. Even the vegetarian places aren't good enough because they have dairy on the menu. It's just too much to worry about!
Ha ha, give her something else and tell her what agony the cow is in because it isn't being milked. "You're hurting the cow!! The cow is in pain because no one milked it!!"
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What irkes me:

Think about all the PLANTS you are killing. I mean, uprooting all those poor carrots and yanking all those poor cabbages from high up in those cabbage trees.

THIS is MURDER.

Save the fruits and veggies!
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i actually worked with a vegan once who didn't speak to me for weeks when i killed a spider. believe it or not, people like that really are out there.
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