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#1 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

What is your justification for continuing to use animal products?

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#2 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15368 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm vegetarian and being full vegan is expensive and time consuming lol.

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#3 Posted by JediXMan (42177 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pescatarian. I enjoy dairy products too much to go vegan.

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#4 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

Because I like meat

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#6 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (11542 posts) - - Show Bio

Being Vegan would suck.

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#9 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (11542 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Edited by Rubear (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

Vegans are food and consuming meat doesn't need justification. By our nature we are omnivores. So it's illogical to restrict access of useful elements to organism that needs both animal and plant food unless some defect of organism demands such restriction.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-5b3ffc872a35d (289 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't drink or eat red meat for sanity and health reasons, but I see no reason to be vegan. I tried being vegetarian for a couple months and it was just a pointless expensive pain. I didn't care enough to inconvenience my and the lives of people around me for something I couldn't even give a good reason to why I was doing it.

Yes I like animals, but I'm also an animal and like many animals I eat other animals for sustenance. Yes the conditions they are kept in are horrible usually. Do most know any better, probably. Am I going to get upset over their plight while ignoring human beings who live in similar situations, no.

The world is full of pain, suffering and death followed by an empty void of non-existence. When millions die from hunger, war and disease every year and billions still don't have basic human rights, I'm not going to get upset because a chicken doesn't have a ton of room to stretch their wings before they are eaten.

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#12 Posted by JediXMan (42177 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear said:

Vegans are food and consuming mear doesn't need justification. By our nature we are omnivores. So it's illogical to restrict access of useful elements to organism that needs both animal and plant food unless some defect of organism demands such restriction.

.... what?

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#13 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@petey_is_spidey: There are plenty of vegan meat substitutes that taste identical to meat. There's also supermeat. Being vegan feels a hell of a lot better than eating meat, trust me.

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#14 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

I made this thread like a year ago.

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#15 Edited by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

@indomitableregal: A vegan diet is whatever a vegetarian eats minus the dairy. How is that more expensive?

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#16 Posted by Leo-343 (30909 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal products tasting nice. Also the fear of turning into a self righteous douche.

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#17 Edited by Soaring (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Steak

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

@rubear:

"Vegans are food..."

So you guys eat vegetarians and vegans in Russia? I'm actually okay with that.

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#20 Posted by WastelandMan (8765 posts) - - Show Bio

Because I enjoy meat and see no reason to be vegan.

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#21 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15368 posts) - - Show Bio

@indomitableregal: Why did you go veg? Vegan isn't expensive at all.

I was always...selective about what I ate. Saw Super Size Me when I was younger and stopped eating fast food altogether. Did some research into the food industry, and just decided to stop eating meat altogether.

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@indomitableregal: A vegan diet is whatever a vegetarian eats minus the dairy. How is that more expensive?

And eggs, which is still in a lot of "Vegetarian-friendly" products. And depending on how far you want to take, any animal byproducts whatsoever would have to be removed.

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#22 Posted by TDK_1997 (18600 posts) - - Show Bio

Because being vegan limits me too much. I love dairy stuff, let alone meat and stuff like that.

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#23 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (11542 posts) - - Show Bio

@petey_is_spidey: There are plenty of vegan meat substitutes that taste identical to meat. There's also supermeat. Being vegan feels a hell of a lot better than eating meat, trust me.

Eh, I don't really care to try them. Often times they're more expensive, and those "vegan substitutes" you speak of often times don't taste nearly as good as the real thing. For me at least, there's little-to-no gain in going Vegan.

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#24 Posted by sophia89 (19802 posts) - - Show Bio

Because I am a real man, not a sissy.

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#25 Posted by Hyperion_X (366 posts) - - Show Bio

Because i was born with K-9 teeth for a reason. Meat is an essential part of human's protein intake. Hell, my grandma lived to be 98 and she ate bacon damn near everyday so all those lies about meat, and esspecially pork being bad for you is a bold face lie.

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#26 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@Opalance: According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the amount of grain fed to livestock in the U.S. every year could feed about 840 million people, roughly eleven times the number of people who annually die of starvation worldwide. If you really cared, you'd go vegan.

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#27 Posted by black_wreath (13556 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't eat anything with a shadow.

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#28 Posted by sophia89 (19802 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm vegetarian and being full vegan is expensive and time consuming lol.

If you love animals so much, then why are you stealing their food?

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#29 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15368 posts) - - Show Bio

@sophia89: Love animals?! I detest them. That's why me and my vegetarian nation are eating their food, so that they might slowly die of deprivation...that was dark lol.

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#31 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (11542 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't eat anything with a shadow.

So you starve yourself? What do you do, just drink water?

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#32 Edited by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

@sophia89:

Anyone who unironically refers to themselves as a "real man" is probably a complete pussy. Just sayin'.

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#33 Edited by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperion_x: Yeah, you were born with canines. That doesn't mean they're for eating meat. If meat was needed to survive I wouldnt be alive right now, nor would the 2.5 million other vegans. That's a nice anecdotal claim you have there. My grandfather lived to 104, and he was vegan, so vegans are healthier, right?

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#34 Posted by Leo-343 (30909 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_wreath said:

I don't eat anything with a shadow.

So you starve yourself? What do you do, just drink water?

Namekian lives matter.

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#35 Posted by casper4690 (704 posts) - - Show Bio

I eat toads

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#36 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15368 posts) - - Show Bio

@sprior93: I haven't drank milk since I was a kid (soy milk, and then eventually almond milk), but I still enjoy milk products like cheese, ice cream, and chocolate. That's where the problem is. It's not just cutting out dairy products, meat products, products with eggs, etc. It's replacing/substituting them, and that gets expensive.

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#37 Posted by Darth_Nimrod (2576 posts) - - Show Bio

Because I love meat way too much to even think about being vegetarian, let alone vegan.

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#38 Posted by Leo-343 (30909 posts) - - Show Bio

In fact, this very thread comes off as preachy and self righteous. Justification for eating animal products? Really?

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#39 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@petey_is_spidey: That's all that matters to you? Personal gain? Different strokes, I guess.

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#40 Posted by EmperorThanos- (15775 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_batmobile: So what are you going try to convince people to turn Vegan? I'm not Vegan because I love meat

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#41 Posted by sophia89 (19802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sprior93 said:

@sophia89:

Anyone who unironically refers to themselves as a "real man" is probably a complete pussy. Just sayin'.

I'm covered in it all the time, so....

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#42 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@leo-343: Yep, I am preaching. Preaching about something that matters to me, and something I think is morally wrong. I don't see what's wrong with that.

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#43 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@sprior93: Couldn't find your thread. Are you vegan?

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#44 Posted by sophia89 (19802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sophia89: Love animals?! I detest them. That's why me and my vegetarian nation are eating their food, so that they might slowly die of deprivation...that was dark lol.

Carry on.

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#45 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8671 posts) - - Show Bio

I eat ass.

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#46 Posted by The_Batmobile (427 posts) - - Show Bio

@emperorthanos: Sure, if I can. If not, that's fine too. Just a subject that I think should be discussed.

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#47 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

@indomitableregal: That's fine. I'm not telling you to go vegan. I just disagree that the diet is expensive. You don't need to substitute for meat/dairy. The only thing vegans need watch out for is B12, which you can easily get in nutritional yeast and most breakfast cereals.

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#48 Edited by Rubear (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

@indomitableregal said:

@sophia89: Love animals?! I detest them.

Humans are animals.
Therefore if you detest animals then you detest yourself.

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#49 Posted by black_wreath (13556 posts) - - Show Bio

@sprior93 said:

@sophia89:

Anyone who unironically refers to themselves as a "real man" is probably a complete pussy. Just sayin'.

As a complete pussy, I find that word offensive!

@black_wreath said:

I don't eat anything with a shadow.

So you starve yourself? What do you do, just drink water?

Ever seen the movie Hook?

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#50 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio