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When I was driving
home, I had to wait for a train and it made me
train didn't have them...and I'm not sure if they are still in
use...but I know that they used to/still are ??? hauling live farm animals on trains...and I
was thinking how they exploit the animals will to live - they
actually trick the animal into helping itself go to slaughter - by
putting the animal under very abusive conditions and then the
animal fights to stay alive, because it simply wants to live and
must think things could get better for him/her and this makes the
animal participate in the whole process of being processed.
don't know how much this contributes to the problem , but the
words vegetarian and vegan sound lousy and I'm not the only one
that feels this way. I know a few veggie people that agree with me
on this and I don't know that many veggie people. Who came up with
such stupid names anyway ? I'm trying to think of a better name.
Has to be something really cool. I'm at a loss. How about a symbol
instead of a word , like that stupid guy Prince did? Ok, I sat
here and thought for a few seconds and here is my master plan: We
don't use the words vegetarian and vegan. Instead we say "I don't eat meat" and "I
don't eat cheese" etc...Makes people think when they hear it.
More so than the dreaded V-words. Don't be afraid to criticize me
about this, I'm starving for attention anyway.
doesn't sound bad
people will say, "Hey the word vegetarian has been around too
long to stop using it." Actually the word vegan came along
because the word vegetarian was not specific enough or more
importantly has lost it's meaning for reasons I can't quite figure out. So about the word
vegan: it is currently not even
known by most people, so there's nothing wrong with scrapping it
should it be illegal to eat road-kill anyway? I'm thinking about
this and it just adds fuel to the fire about how twisted it all
is. Fine to kill an animal on purpose to eat it, but not ok to eat
an animal that was killed accidentally. I know it's legal in
Tennesse, but why not everywhere else then? I don't like the term
road-kill by the way. Everytime I've heard about someone
getting sick or dying from contaminated meat, it was always meat
from a slaughterhouse. So what gives?
heightened compassion inherited?
mom eats enough meat to give a T-rex dinosaur a heart attack, owns
a few fur coats, and thinks she's God's favorite person. My dad
used to hunt poisonous snakes, got a kick out of eating a raw
steak at least once, claimed he loved animals (so does my mom).
They didn't teach me anything good. If I didn't look so much like
my dad, I would think they weren't my real parents. I know darn
well, this compassion business is not genetic. Sure it can be
taught to some degree. I wonder how many veggie people have had
kids and raised them to be veggie only to have the kid choose to
eat meat later on. I wouldn't be able to handle that.
to become a veggie
I became a vegetarian in 1984 at the age of 15, it was only
because of moral reasons. I thought all 'food' animals were
running around in open fields and were killed instantaniously at
the slaughterhouse with little or no pain. Took me many years to
go totally vegan though, so I'm not special. Actually now I don't
even feel I'm worthy to eats plants either.
wrong with eating animals ?
held captive in a pen all day, all night. Babies being taken from
their mothers. Slaughterhouse workers amusing themselves by
torturing the animals. Animals being forced to march to their own
deaths by brutal force. Do I need to go on? A couple of quotes:
"Forget the pig is an animal. Treat him just like a machine
in a factory". Hog Farm Management Magazine. "Look, if
you want beef, this is the only way you can have it. There's no
room in this business for a 'be kind to animals' attitude."
Livestock auction worker.
always hear the stupid argument: "Well if animals kill other
animals, then humans can kill animals too." Then I also hear:
"Humans are better than animals because we feel compassion."
Hello? Most people think both of these statements are true at the same time. Most "good christians " feel this way.
There has to be a subconcious guilt somewhere inside them.
Actually the fact that they 'thank god' for the slab of meat on
their table proves this. I'm
repeating the same old stuff we already know, so now I'll get to
what I really want to say about how I think meat-eaters should be
confronted about their perversion: Sex. Think I'm crazy? 99% of
people think it's wrong to have sex with an animal (myself included-- duh!). So why is sex wrong and murder
ok? Maybe they can't
see it as murder because of the whole "god put animals here
for us to use". Of course they think that. To un-brainwash
them about this would be a very tough battle. Back to the animal
sex thing: I think I read that a politician wants to make sex with
an animal illegal by the idea that the act is not consensual. So I
thought, @#$# ! The imprisonment and butchering CERTAINLY isn't
consensual either. That's the real point I'm trying to make
here -- consent. The influence of religion weaves in and out of
all of this. And I realize how lousy this message is because it
would take a book to explain all of this. I don't like writing, so
don't ask me to write
you really concerned with population control? I mean population
control off ALL CREATURES! No, not really. Pretty darn hypocritical if you ask me. One species needs to be "managed"
while another (humans) has a "free for all" when it
comes to procreating . And you have contributed to part of that
problem. How many kids do you have? Practice what you preach...
said that animals only feel love no matter what we humans do to
them, and it's just not so. Love is fragile and it gets stripped
away easily. Some known examples of animals who have had their
love "taken away": Bulls at bull fights, roosters at
cock fights, dogs at dog fights, circus elephants going off on
rampages and stomping people to death. Sure, you'd mouth off to me,
because its so darn easy isn't it? And it's so darn safe cause I'm
in an extreme minority. Would you put this sort of effort and
"bravery" into confronting animal abusers/exploiters? I
I quite seriously communicate with animals telepathically (while
alive) as well as humans alive and *dead*...I honestly think you
have misinterpreted something. I believe animals ONLY LOVE. Even
when we humans have done horrendous things to them...they love. That is how a majority of
them are more evolved than we humans are.
FEEL HATE, CONFUSION, SADNESS, like no one could ever imagine. No
love to be felt when you are taken from your mother, put in a
steel pen for your WHOLE short life. EVERY DAMN MOMENT! RIGHT NOW!
BILLIONS, biting on metal bars, crammed on trucks in the freezing
cold, in the scorching summer heat. Poked, proded, beaten, cut,
killed by unfeeling sadists. There is no love my dear, not in
their world. They are supposed to love, yes, but love requires
nurturing just like with humans. I don't have to bend over
backwards to prove any of this, because the evidence is so
abundant. Go to a prison and talk to serial killers and find out
how a childhood filled with neglect and abuse has created a being
with little or no love in his heart. Animals don't have a immunity
to this same tradgedy. You are not really able to communicate with
animals if you have not felt all the things I have metioned here.
Maybe you should go to a factory farm and see what kind of
communication you have then, or better yet, a slaughterhouse. I
have explained these things in greater detail to others and it
makes them cry, it makes me cry. It is so bad that I can't stand
it anymore and it will surely drive me to suicide, so don't
belittle me with your tarro card and crystal ball nonsense.
most meat-eaters feel this way about animal rights people saying
its wrong to eat meat: "We like eating meat, so what are you
gonna do about it?" I have seen and heard this said and it
pisses me off soooooo bad. Anyway, how do words on a bumper
sticker/poster/flyer compare to the animals having their throats
slashed RIGHT NOW! I hate meat-eaters, PERIOD! I think they should
be bombarded with the reality that they like to hide so well. I
have had family members die from heart attacks, and some still
alive with bad hearts. They know DAMN well what they are doing,
and I don't feel sorry for them being so greedy with their
self-gratification. Gosh, I'm such a bad guy cuz I like to take
the side of the innocent victim. What a poor non-conforming human
I do make!
For most people, veganism goes hand in hand with a desire to
better both the world and their own spirit. For you, veganism is a
tool for justifying, and spewing, some of the hatred you feel.
"Water in the mouth of a bee becomes honey, water in the
mouth of a scorpion becomes poison." If we're talking about
choices, yours is the saddest of all.
your peaceful passive ways have achieved what? A whole lot of
nothing I see. Pat yourself on the back. Just like Hitler was
removed from power by the peaceful citizens going about their
daily lives. I guess forceful intervention didn't do any good, OR
DID IT? Yes , of course I'm being sarcastic. And my opinions are
the saddest of all? Really? My opinions are ever more sad than the
guys at the slaughterhouse who have to beat animals with pipes to
force them to move toward slaughter? And they say "hey, if
you want meat, this is how you get it " MY OPINION IS MORE
SAD THAN THAT? IS IT? TELL ME, I REALLY WANT TO KNOW!
The American Anti-Vivisection Society