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Brisbane, Queensland
3381 posts
Hello friends. Let's do a Friday thread. I'll kick off.



Most human beings – those outside what Rorty called our "Eurocentric human rights culture" – are unable to understand why membership of a species would in itself be sufficient for inclusion in the moral community: "Most people live in a world in which it would be just too risky – indeed, it would often be insanely dangerous – to let one's sense of moral community stretch beyond one's family, clan or tribe." Rorty wrote: Such people are morally offended by the suggestion that they should treat someone who is not kin as if he were a brother, or a n***** as if he were white, or a queer as if he were normal, or an infidel as if she were a believer. They are offended by the suggestion that they treat people whom they do not think of as human as if they were human. When utilitarians tell them that all pleasures and pains felt by members of our biological species are equally relevant to moral deliberation, or when Kantians tell them that the ability to engage in such deliberation is sufficient for membership in the moral community, they are incredulous. They rejoin that these philosophers seem oblivious to blatantly obvious moral distinctions, distinctions that any decent person will draw.[19] Much of humanity is similarly offended by the suggestion that the moral community be extended to nonhumans. Nonhumans do possess some moral status in many societies, but it generally extends only to protection against what Cavalieri calls "wanton cruelty".


Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself

06:03pm 01/02/19 Permalink
06:03pm 01/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12376 posts
I have no idea what the f*** is going on. I thought maybe this was a spoot thread and just disguised in the title.
09:27pm 01/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
11813 posts
I would be quite happy to kill and butcher all the meat my family eats. I already do so with fish.
I believe that animals are lesser than humans.
I will never tell a vegan they are doing the wrong thing however. Good on them, the less meat they eat, the less of an impact i make.
I mean my whole family would eat the equivalent of about 1 cow, 14 chickens, 60 fish and perhaps an eighth of a pig, in an entire year. I am okay with this level of slaughtery for the sake of a balanced, tasty and easy diet.
I don't eat meat three meals a day like my grandparents did (seriously, no hyperbole), so i think i'm making progress.

I offset my environmental impact by having solar, a hybrid on a carbon neutral agreement, growing my own veggies, water tanks etc...
02:30pm 02/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12296 posts
Been vegan for 2+ years and reaped the benefits. I eat a much broader variety of plants than I used to when I was younger, with relish. I have blood tests every six months or so and everything is good. I take a multivitamin and drink plant milk with B vitamins.

I also do yoga every day and am straight edge, which means I abstain from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol, as well as meat, dairy and eggs. So none of the good stuff. The outcome is that I can work hard seven days a week on various projects and get great enjoyment out of being healthy. I still get to spend a lot of time with friends and family and have mostly positive experiences. I play video games to relax and enjoy all sorts of music. I write a lot too.
02:34pm 02/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
41276 posts
im 45, eat loads of meat, especially red meat, hardly any fish, drink way too much and im also extremely healthy. (no cholestrol issues, blood pressure is perfect, liver and kidney function all perfect, only issue i had was slight vitamin d deficiancy)

i get a full blood test every year to check my PSA'S (prostate cancer in family).

i would probably rather not go on, if i couldnt eat delicious steaks (with my chips underneath). i would even be pretty sad, if i coudlnt eat chicken.

i am 100% with other people killing animals for me.
03:31pm 02/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12297 posts
I'ma let you post Spook, but I gotta give you this:


The World Health Organization has classified processed meats – including ham, salami, bacon and frankfurts – as a Group 1 carcinogen which means that there is strong evidence that processed meats cause cancer. Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork has been classified as a ‘probable’ cause of cancer. These classifications do not indicate the risk of getting cancer, rather how certain we are that these things are likely to cause cancer.

Research commissioned by Cancer Council estimates that in 2010, one in six (or 2600) new bowel cancer cases in Australia were associated with consuming too much red meat and processed meat.
03:55pm 02/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
24224 posts
i eat more chicken than beef, especially once I learned how much more resource intensive beef is to produce. but veganism, helll no.
11:05pm 02/02/19 Permalink
2928 posts
Meat and potatos for me. Go Veg or vegan if you want, just don't pester me about it.
10:24am 03/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
989 posts
I tell vegans I am an omnivore. Vegans have less cholesterol so their brains don't function as well.
12:39pm 03/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12298 posts

Thankfully, even though plant foods contain zero grams of cholesterol, vegan diets probably do NOT cause low brain cholesterol. This is because the cholesterol in our brains doesn't come from the cholesterol we eat! Cholesterol is too big and bulky to cross the blood-brain barrier from the body’s blood vessels into the brain tissue—so the brain makes all of its own cholesterol on site. Cholesterol can be manufactured out of anything—carbohydrate, protein, or fat—so regardless of what we eat, we can always make plenty of cholesterol.
01:09pm 03/02/19 Permalink
Sir Redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
2275 posts
i eat more chicken than beef, especially once I learned how much more resource intensive beef is to produce. but veganism, helll no.

Just cutting out beef and lamb makes a massive difference. No need to go full retard(vegan).

03:34pm 03/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
21578 posts
I probably only eat red meat 2 or 3 times a week sometimes even less

Agree with hardware, happy for others to be vegan if it prolongs the viability of red meat
03:46pm 03/02/19 Permalink
Cairns, Queensland
16903 posts
I don't care if others are vegans, much like I don't care about people's religions.

Just stop ramming this s*** down my throat. Seriously, f*****g stahp
11:50am 05/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12299 posts
It's a thread about being vegan, it says so right there in the topic. If you don't like it don't click teh link. I love watching politics but I don't like peoples' opinions on it, so I avoid the political thread like it's AIDS.

The treatment of animals is something everyone should be concerned about, as it reflects on us as individuals and as a species.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
12:05pm 05/02/19 Permalink
Perth, Western Australia
653 posts
I treat my animals with great respect, they get a variety of care.

Some times its just salt and straight on the bbq, or a marinade over night, or hours in a slow cooker.
12:24pm 05/02/19 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
3385 posts
It's a thread about being vegan, it says so right there in the topic. If you don't like it don't click teh link

Hogfather is just giving phooks what he actually wanted.

Someone had to.
08:50am 06/02/19 Permalink
Cairns, Queensland
16904 posts
It's a thread about being vegan, it says so right there in the topic. If you don't like it don't click teh link.
I wasn't talking about this thread ya bloody numpty.

I have an otherwise good mate who continually posts s*** about veganism on facebook. I'm talking about people at social occasions who feel the need to try and make meat eaters feel guilty.

There's a reason the 'how can you tell someone is a vegan' joke exists. I fully expect door knockers anytime soon asking me if I have accepted our Lord Kale into my heart yet.
09:51am 06/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
12300 posts
I have an otherwise good mate who continually posts s*** about veganism on facebook.

You mean they post about a topic they are interested in on their personal Facebook profile? I've done that myself on occasion, because it's my Facebook profile and I will post what I want!
11:06am 06/02/19 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
10660 posts
lol fruitarians!
10:11pm 10/02/19 Permalink
Other International
960 posts

Phooks, don't be sillyknob. Farmers also produce the grains and vegan products you consume. If you're going to make fun of livestock farmers because you assume they're bad, I got news you for. Farming in general is destructive to nature and unsustainable (in it's current form).

FYI there is more to sustainability and ecological conservation than CO2 output. This OPED sums it up nicely:

There’s no question we should all be eating far less meat, and calls for an end to high-carbon, polluting, unethical, intensive forms of grain-fed meat production are commendable. But if your concerns as a vegan are the environment, animal welfare and your own health, then it’s no longer possible to pretend that these are all met simply by giving up meat and dairy. Counterintuitive as it may seem, adding the occasional organic, pasture-fed steak to your diet could be the right way to square the circle.

10:44am 18/02/19 Permalink
Perth, Western Australia
655 posts
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