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#1 Silpheed2K

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:22

I'm a carnivore, I eat meat. Humans are carnivores, but what I'm wondering why some people chose to become a vegetarian.
I accept that my food was once alive and was killed in a slaughterhouse, ending its life. If I was in a survival situation, I'd have no problem killing another living thing and eating its meat for sustenance. It happens in nature all the time with predator and prey; such as when a lion or tiger hunts down another animal.


So my question, to vegetarians, is what's the reason you became a vegetarian? Were there any outside influences involved in your decision and why don't you eat meat specifically?


When push comes to shove, I'll be making soup out of this little cutey.
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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:28

Correction, Humans are omnivores they have evolved to require both plants and animals.

I personally cannot have a meal that does not contain meat. However my brother and sister in law prefer vegetarianism claiming it is better for them rather than because they due to some fear of killing animals. and it does not bother them at all when people eat meat around them. whereas i know other people that get upset when you even think about eating meat.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:31

The example reminded me of the phrase, "You're so cute, I could just eat you"... :p

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:32

I doubt you are carnivorous, more like omnivorous.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:45

Simple, vegans and vegetarians believe (wrongly of course) that they are somehow superior to the rest of us by depriving themselves of meat, the reasons why don't really matter, it's all about acting like they are better because they have "evolved" into eating a fad diet

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:47

was just informed by my partner (she's a gastroenterologist: specializes in disorders and diseases affecting the organs of the digestive system):

Your body is designed for a vegetarian diet. The human intestines are 16-29 feet long and winds round and round. This is typical of a herbivore (grass eaters). Carnivores always have short, straight intestines. This means they pass out the write from the meat before it rots. In humans it remains in the digestive system too long.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:54

Some people claims that they can eat meat because it involves killing a living beings. However, a lettuce, tomato, carrot also were living beings.

What is bad, is the "per-processed" genetically altered and chemical processed food

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 20:05

what's the reason you became a vegetarian?


Because I wanted to be creepy, pretentious, self-important and unhealthy like all the other vegetarians. But the most important thing is ... I'm saving animals so that they can eat each other instead.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:17

I am a vegetarian for two reasons. The first being that I have high cholesterol. The second is that I love animals, and unless it is a live or die situation, I do not see the point in killing an animal that could be living its life instead. What if we were the smartest, most capable, top of the food chain animals on the planet. I sure wouldn't be cool with the more capable animal eating me.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:21

was just informed by my partner (she's a gastroenterologist: specializes in disorders and diseases affecting the organs of the digestive system):

Your body is designed for a vegetarian diet. The human intestines are 16-29 feet long and winds round and round. This is typical of a herbivore (grass eaters). Carnivores always have short, straight intestines. This means they pass out the write from the meat before it rots. In humans it remains in the digestive system too long.


Not every animal species is the same. Just because Carnivores generally have shorter intestines. Actually thinking about it we are omnivores, so of course we have the equipment to digest plants. If we weren't designed to eat meat too, why don't we get sick when we eat it? We also have teeth specifically designed for it.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:24

I am a vegetarian for two reasons. The first being that I have high cholesterol. The second is that I love animals, and unless it is a live or die situation, I do not see the point in killing an animal that could be living its life instead. What if we were the smartest, most capable, top of the food chain animals on the planet. I sure wouldn't be cool with the more capable animal eating me.


Trust me, many animals would and will eat you. It's called Nature. There is no real right or wrong, there is only eat or be eaten :p and then the morals we make up to feel good since we have a conscious.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:28

Trust me, many animals would and will eat you. It's called Nature. There is no real right or wrong, there is only eat or be eaten :p and then the morals we make up to feel good since we have a conscious.


That's what I was saying, I know many animals WOULD eat me, but they can't. They don't have access because we are smarter animals. I'm just saying that I cut them slack because I would want the same done for me if a smarter being came along that was able to make that choice.

With the brainpower that most animals we eat have, it's worse that when people pick on mentally handicapped kids. Cows aren't smart enough to know what's going on or defend themselves. Just because they are that mentally behind us doesn't, at least in my mind, give me the right to kill and eat it.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:41

That's what I was saying, I know many animals WOULD eat me, but they can't. They don't have access because we are smarter animals. I'm just saying that I cut them slack because I would want the same done for me if a smarter being came along that was able to make that choice.

With the brainpower that most animals we eat have, it's worse that when people pick on mentally handicapped kids. Cows aren't smart enough to know what's going on or defend themselves. Just because they are that mentally behind us doesn't, at least in my mind, give me the right to kill and eat it.


That's nature man. Some animals are just food for others. The reason most animals can't eat you, is because we have protected ourselves and kept them away. Go on a safari, and you have to worry about everything, because they can eat you there. Many places though do have to worry about dangerous animals still. Just certain first world nations have made it safe. That's not to say though that they can't, you just don't encounter them or put yourself in their path often.
There is no rule that says, that shall not eat another animal, in any thing. Only people who think they are too good to even do what basic nature calls for everything to do choose this stance. But in nature, everything exploits everything. Until we learn to just beam food into existence, it will always be like this.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:45

Yeah, I don't expect everyone to be vegetarian, to each his/her own. I definitely feel better, morally and physically, by refraining. Poor Poor plants though, I slaughter those things, haha

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 21:45

yea im a meat eater, but i do enjoy vegetarian dishes once or twice a week. One of best mates just started eating only vegan meals and tells me he feels great. I think there is something about eating only vegan meals but each to own i say,