stick to cartoons!!!
Yes Joel. Vegans are vegetarians, but have a much stricter diet. There is a distinction. By your logic Democrats are Communists since they are both liberal.
Saille, Yes animals can nourish the soil, but the idea of mom and pop farms supplying cattle for most consumers is naive. The cattle industry likes to promote the idea that your Big Mac came from the family farm, but the reality is often not so romantic. I believe most people can be veg or at least reduce meat consumption, but that does not mean that i endorse the idea of physically attacking someone i disagree with.
Seriously Kathy? Are you saying that without industrial grazing that our soils would be impacted? Sounds like something straight from the Cattleman's Association. Cowboy up!
It is no surprise that developing agriculture lands can be destructive to the ecosystem. Frances Moore Lappe noted (over 40 years ago) in her book, "Diet for a small Planet" that a meat eating diet are far more destructive to the environment then a plant based diet. It seems we have someone whose health suffered from her own dietary choices and now has sour grapes, along with the unfortunate peppered pie.
I haven't read her book and can't justify what happened to her. I can testify that the vegetarians i know are not, "always cold, have dry hair and skin, mood swings, lack of energy, cravings for sugars". These are the same unconstructive attacks i heard over 20 years ago when i was in high school. For arguments sake we could say the opposite is true. Most Americans eat meat, a large percentage of Americans are over weight and out of shape, so eating meat makes you obese and out of shape. Of course not all vegans and vegetarians are healthy, but is that saying that all meat eaters are? Over the years science has proven a vegetarian diet can be more healthy than a meat eating diet. This seems to me to be one persons experience with her own bad dietary practices, not a real argument against vegetarianism or killing animals for food.
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vol XXIV issue 49
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