Why do some people call some animals pets and others food?

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    Jan 18, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    How can anyone justify the massacre that goes on as we speak on factory farms? When humans can act with such disregard to animals, it is easy to see how so much atrocity can occur among fellow human beings.

    Can't you just give peas a chance?
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    Compliments of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) & Farm Sanctuary
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Thanks for this!

    Always a delight, your threads.

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    Jan 18, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I wish I didn't have to post it, I am obligated to. For the animals.

    "First they came for the Communists,
    but I was not a communist so I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists,
    but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
    And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I just had the most wonderful, juicy chicken for dinner tonight, but now I'm also in the mood for beef.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    i had turkey it was delicious. garlic and pepper make everything fantastic.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    Ok, I think this is a bit over the top.

    We all know your point of view, hippie4lyfe. But I think it is bad forum etiquette to have you post pics that people coming into a thread dont know to expect.

    I dont think you can change the thread title, so may I suggest that you start the thread over and place in the title a warning that explicit photos are included.

    I also think the title is a bit misleading....who calls a cow a pet? Not very many.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    Caslon, yes thank you for your comment. I will try to mention the explicit photos in the future so people don't get shocked or avoid the post if not interested.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    Not in the future....do it now.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    No. I already posted this thread, and with that tone I may reconsider doing it ever. Thanks.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidNo. I already posted this thread, and with that tone I may reconsider doing it ever. Thanks.


    reconsider posting threads?
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    No such luck, I am entitled to post my opinions, just like you are yours. Many in the gay community are vegan/vegetarian and many see the parallel between queer liberation and animal liberation, we don't need to apologize for being on the right side of history.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    these will be hard for some of you to stomach. but something has to be done. China has gone too far, and this massacre has left billions without parents.
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    for pennies a day. you can support this little fella.

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    you ask why we can choose some as pets and eat others. why do you defend furry lovable cows and rarely grasshoppers, or blue fin tuna?
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    First of all, using a Holocaust quote to describe animal slaughter is very disrespectful to Holocaust victims. You are not going to change anyone's mind by flashing these shock messages at us.

    I grew up hunting - I killed my first big game animal, a deer, with my bow when I was 16. I gutted it, packed the meat out of the ravine that it had ran into, and butchered it. The meat was delicious, healthy, and it was one of the best experiences of my young life.

    I will agree that modern feed lots and butchering methods are very distasteful. The antibiotics alone are enough to make me cringe. Alas, this is what happens when you live in a market-driven society.


    P.S. I have given peas a chance they are great!
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:58 AM GMT
    ok to the subject. Some people like caring for and enjoying the companionship of animals and some like to use them as a food source. Case Closed: Mystery Solved.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    LOL 21bimtl.... that was funny and you made a good point!
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    Well, you may consider that you come across as a total wacko and that you dont help your cause. My impression has certainly changed. It seems I have to be on my guard against those who want to force their views...and views of their views...on me.

    Chalk up one that you have put in the alarmed column for vegan viliglantes.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidwe don't need to apologize for being on the right side of history.


    Anyone else get a picture of Hitler flashing in their heads when reading this, or is it just me?
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    ShawnTO said[quote][cite]hippie4lyfe said[/cite]we don't need to apologize for being on the right side of history.


    Anyone else get a picture of Hitler flashing in their heads when reading this, or is it just me?[/quote]

    nope you aren't alone.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    Hitler was a murderer, vegans are saving lives. The fact that you can draw a parallel frightens me.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 18, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Carrot juice is murder.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    Than you should love carrot juice shawn since you seem to be all about the murder.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    enjoyed my pork chop tonight and will enjoy it tomorrow.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 18, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    I love the sound carrots make as they're aqueezed through a juicer.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    This is in poor taste. You're not Upton Sinclair and this isn't The Jungle. Posting slaughterhouse photos and PETA propaganda is not going to recruit anyone. I respect your beliefs about animal rights, I really do. I may not agree, but I don't think you've had people telling you to chow down on a hamburger immediately, so maybe you should try showing them that same respect instead of using the Christian-missonary-on-foreign-soil approach.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    I would say, h4l, that if your intent is to promote veganism or vegetarianism, you have picked a poor tactic and failed miserably.

    Go back, dude, and rethink this.