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originally posted by: ketsuko
And while you can eat a lot of the vegetation around you, you are not as efficient at pulling nutrients and energy out of those plants as you are at pulling nutrients and energy out of the ready made protein of animal sources.
originally posted by: 5leepingWarrior
Thank the animal for giving its life so you may live.
a reply to: KawRider9
Slitting a cows throat for food is much more humane than how your supermarket obtains it!
originally posted by: blondegiraffe
a reply to: Trachel
i actually was vegan for about 5 years, but i realized that even though i was trying as hard as i possibly could to buy "vegan"products, companies still sneak in ingredients derived from animals and either don't list them because the amount is "too small" to list or they do list them under different names to where you really can't tell they are animal derivatives. i don't use animal milk, eggs, butter, etc or eat any meat at all anymore. but i am not strictly vegan. i use ketchup and other things that do contain animal products. i just feel that the way they treat milkers and hens that lay eggs is completely inhumane. poultry is not covered under the humane treatment of animals act, so basically producers can do whatever they want to turkeys, chickens and other poultry, confine them however they want, feed them whatever they want, and treat them however they want with no repercussions.
originally posted by: Hephster
a reply to: Trachel
Ehh, I wouldn't exactly say milk and eggs are "freely" given. Sometimes conditions animals who give those products live under are worse than the animals who die for their meat. Just google dairy is rape and you'll find plenty on the subject provided by the vegans of the world.