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QUESTION CREATURE KIND

I am a creature friendly person but honestly, I still have issues with veganism. I know how passionate people are about animal cruelty, but is it the blood that concerns them or life? If it's life, we all know that plants do have life-right?

Do plant's lives matter to Vegans? What about bacteria that live in our mouth? Why do Vegan brush? What about scientific experiments that help get better treatments to humans?

I mean, brushing and bathing kills the creatures that feed on us. What about water that we treat and drink? It's a habitat for some tiny creatures. I was invited to a dinner by a Christian NGO called Creature Kind, mostly on a strong mission of changing the way religious people think about animals--well it's just another way of promoting veganism. Where do you draw the line?

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I am a PETA member you know the group: People Eating Tasty Animals. I draw the line at eating animals that are still alive or eating parts of animals that are still alive like prairie oysters. I do like eating vegetables though and try to eat vegetarian once or twice a week.

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If anyone wants to restrict their diet for health purposes, then more power to 'em. When it comes to the morality of killing animals and plants, then I have a hard time following along. I mean, just because a potato can't scream, it doesn't mean that it doesn't feel pain, right? We eat to survive, and we have evolved to eat animals as well as plants. It's that whole circle-of-life stuff.

Hats down for you. I have seen plants shading tears after s cut on their stems,I see scars on the plants and sometimes they don't recover from injury. They die too.

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I don't like to eat things that could potentially recognize me. Also I'm just a picky eater and don't like the texture of most animal products or the taste. There are a bunch of other reasons that I could throw around but it's really just a texture thing for me..... I will go full super vegan on someone if they pick on me for what I eat or are just being shitty lol I don't go around calling people murders for eating flesh

Pooska Level 6 Jan 7, 2018

That's kind of you. To each their own,isn't it?

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I don't like to eat things that could potentially recognize me. Also I'm just a picky eater and don't like the texture of most animal products or the taste. There are a bunch of other reasons that I could throw around but it's really just a texture thing for me..... I will go full super vegan on someone if they pick on me for what I eat or are just being shitty lol I don't go around calling people murders for eating flesh

Pooska Level 6 Jan 7, 2018

Is this a reputation?

@0752532706 I think Im mashing a button that double posts things......

@Pooska it's okay, I am not offended by that---thank goodness I am not American.

Oh we're not that bad.....in small groups....large groups we start trying to invade and build McDonald's everywhere

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My experience with Vegans has been for the most part very positive. I can't argue with their choices health wise. They have all been very health people and do not suffer from the Chronic metabolically problems that plague most Americans. Like type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, or hypertension. I am just a few miles from the Head of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Southern Adventist College. They are in effect Vegans with their strict beliefs in diet. The school sponsors road races that I participate in several times a year. The last being a project to promote inter religion co operation between Christians and Muslin's. The y are disgustingly healthy! I always get my ass kicked running in a race there, but They hold races on Sunday's so that fits my schedule. I'm not a PETA member or supporter, as a kid had a pet pig i named George. He followed me around like a loyal puppy. His demise was when he knocked the door to the kitchen off its hinges to come inside with me. A tiny little Arnold Ziffel turns into a huge big hog in just a few months.

is a film about how our food is treated. I was the champion Chicken chaser as a kid. but the chickens had lived a good chicken life up until the point i caught them and took them back to be killed and plucked.
Stevil Level 8 Jan 7, 2018
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For those who are vegans because of pacifist reasons it's a false reason. The fact is that livestock is produced based on demand. More vegetarian means less cows. IIf their dietary practices are for other reasons it's valid

steve148 Level 7 Jan 7, 2018

@CMilena I'm not arguing about being a vegetarian. Thats a personal choice. What I said was that if it's for pacifist reasons it's not a valid argument.

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From what I have heard the increase in veganism and vegetarians is that. The life of more animals is taken because the farmers need to protect their crops against pest rats squirrels raccoons skunks birds etc. There is also fundamental reasons to eat some sort of protein. We have rather large brains our brains need nourishment in the form of protein, neglect from nourishment the brain begins to break down.

azzow2 Level 8 Jan 7, 2018

@CMilena not in the quantities required to support a healthy brain. Often people on low protein diets require lithium and serotonin to maintain stable mental health.

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Bottom line: if I don't eat I die.

We're all a big circle of life. We feed on plants and other animals. Other animals might feed on us if they get a chance, hopefully with our "superior" minds that won't happen. When those animals (including us) die we decompose and eventually feed the plants and other organisms.

My choice is to eat as close to natural as possible. I eat less meat because I don't like the meat industry in the US. I eat plants of all types and I choose to eat non gmo and organic when I can. I also compost and have a worm box, so what I don't eat or cook of the plants is returned to nourish future plants.

My bottom line is I have to keep me as healthy as possible. I had to increase my animal protein due to anemia, so I eat more eggs and somewhat more fish. It also has to be convenient for me to cook/prepare it. I do garden during the summer, I avoid cheap wheat products as frequently the wheat is treated with Roundup prior to harvest to speed up the harvest. IMHO Monsanto (maker of roundup) is an evil corporation.

When my kids come for dinner I have cook meat, but usually not pork. One of the kids won't eat pork and the Sons-in-law think meat is necessary.

If you're going to live a healthy life you're going to have to drink water regardless of the tiny creatures. I think you can eat a vegan diet and be healthy. If you choose not to brush your teeth you will have to deal with the consequences. Do plants have rights, not in my opinion. As for micro-organisms, nope, I'm going to do what is best for me.

Sounds like you're doing a fantastic job of it. smile049.gif

This piece represents my choices, thank you.good job.

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In the Creature Kind logo, what’s that guy doing to the pig?

ChrisFL Level 4 Jan 7, 2018
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We are part of the food chain, that is the evolution of this planet. From the microscopic organism to the blue whale something must die so another may survive.

Big corporate farms/ranches are not known for treating livestock well. There have been documentaries made of severe animal abuse with overcrowding, mishandling, and slaughtering all in the name of efficiency and profit. Smaller farms/ranches have a better reputation for animal care.

Betty Level 7 Jan 7, 2018
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I draw the line at wilful cruelty. I grow my own poultry. Some I retain as breeding stock. The rest gets either eaten or sold. Everything that is born dies: slaughter here is swift and with the minimum fuss beforehand.

Humans are omnivores.

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