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Thu Dec 7, 2017 6:18am (XFF:

What do people think about Veganism?

A friend of mine (more of just an acquaintance) is a Vegan. He's posted several "slaughter" videos on FaceBook. On further investigation they turn up to be videos from what I'll call "third world countries" like Pakistan and Peru. There are laws in the United States making THOSE methods of slaughter illegal.


I can no longer eat red meat. I've acquired a deadly allergy to red meat.

But I do eat chicken, turkey, fish, shrimp. All "farmed", I'm sure. Mass produced specifically for human consumption.

And I have no problem with that.

But there's definitely a trend, especially amongst the younger generation, away from "farming" animals for human consumption.

I was just wondering what people on here think about it?

    • Turn the critters loose Vegans soon et, Thu Dec 7 9:15am
      find things out of balance and find themselves eating meat as well when they discover the crops mowed down to a nub? One the reasons humans acquired taste and eat animal, animals are very stingy with ... more
    • What about this as an option.SES, Thu Dec 7 6:55am
      I'm not that familiar with it, but I have read a little about how human cells can be "replicated" (for lack of a better word) to create skin in a laboratory that can then be used as a graft. It... more
    • I get whyEnnui, Thu Dec 7 6:42am
      some people are totally turned off by the idea of raising animals to slaughter them. But, I also think that there is a very real adversarial component to life. Some creatures die so that others may... more
      • ...for humans to eat meat to survive. There was a time when humans either "gathered", or hunted. And hunting was a source of massive amounts of protein. But humans no long have a NEED to hunt for... more
        • but Vegans who are pregnant are indeed a concern when it comes to meeting the nutritional needs of the developing fetus. I recall reading a study (admittedly it what a while ago) that babies born to... more
          • There are now a host of meat replacements on the market, and some are truly good. The vegan and vegetarian segment is large enough these days that it supports competition. Same for dairy, although... more
            • How are the prices?Ennui, Fri Dec 8 9:32pm
              I have a daughter on a medically restricted diet (for Celiac). Though gluten-free is a completely different type of diet, the food can be rather price here in NY. (Some of it is awful,... more
              • Not too bad.Poppet, Sat Dec 9 12:39am
                Not very different from meat and dairy in most cases. Harder to find, though...even here in very vegan-friendly Portland. Yeah, some of the gluten free stuff is almost aggressively bad. Reminds me of ... more
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