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        06-13-2013, 05:41 PM
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    I'm a vegetarian because I simply can't cope with the idea of eating something dead - just a phobia maybe but the thought makes me feel sick. I struggled as a child and eventually decided it was my choice when I got older and gradually drifted into it
    I have no problem with cooking meat for other people and will pluck fowl, skin rabbits and gut them for anyone else to eat. I'm from a farming background so no fluffy lamb/cute little cow syndrome.
         
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        06-13-2013, 07:52 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    If he/she has always eaten meat, you can't expect them not to just because you don't. It will be their house too, and they'll have as much say about what food is brought in as you.

    I predict this relationship is doomed unless you can learn to bend a little and realize that if you're sharing your life with someone you have to accept who they are, not try to change them to your ideal.

    I have no quarrel with vegetarians/vegans/ovo-lactos or the like. As long as you respect my choices, I'll respect yours.
    I realise I've probably used the wrong words there. We have been together 2 years and this subject was obviously discussed within the first few weeks of the relationship. I told him, "I don't mind if there's meat in the house, but I don't feel comfortable cooking it". He replied that he would never feel comfortable bringing meat into the house. We discuss it regularly, and I do give him chances to backtrack and decide this isn't a choice for him, but he has never budged on the subject. It is a choice made by both of us. He wants to make me happy, and this is why I am with him.

    Just a side note: I've been involved with a few other boys when I was younger, and I never had any issues with my being vegetarian. My other "serious" relationships all gradually became vegetarian while dating me, just out of ease because that's what I would cook, and they were too lazy to make their own meal LOL
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        06-13-2013, 08:30 PM
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    My sis turned V when she was in her teens. Her kids have never eaten meat. It's "normal" to them. My bro went V just recently. I would not mind being V, or mostly so. I do all the cooking in this house, and often times I am happy with a meal that has not meat in it, but deal with a hubby who thinks a meal without meat is not a meal.

    I like good V food, but oftentimes it seems that to get good V cooking, it takes more aforethought and effort; something I sorely lack.

    If someone cooked for me, good V food, I'd be a Veggie today and forever!
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        06-13-2013, 08:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I'm a vegetarian because I simply can't cope with the idea of eating something dead
    Ughhh, that poor Vegetable was alive once

    Sorry, just had to say that

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        06-13-2013, 10:18 PM
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
    Ughhh, that poor Vegetable was alive once

    Sorry, just had to say that

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    Ahh, but when the only distance the "poor" veggie has to travel is 50 yards from the edge of the garden to the kitchen door.......then gets eaten immediately... it's still alive.
    A flower doesn't wilt the second you pick it.

    Jaydee, your reason is exactly why I was a Veggie for years until my son was born.
    My son has many allergies and diet restrictions and meat is needed to fill the gap in his diet where other foods are just not options.
    But I do struggle sometimes cooking it (and eating it myself) so I only use completely humane natural, organic, grass fed things locally sourced.
         
        06-14-2013, 02:55 AM
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    I think that it is up to each individual whether they eat meat or not. I have several friends who are vegetarians, of those four do not like the texture of meat. One is purely for health issues, (his wife is a texture hater) but their two children have the choice of meat or not.

    What I cannot understand is when it is against animals being killed - it everyone was a vegetarian or a vegan then there would be no animals.
         
        06-14-2013, 06:39 AM
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    We are what we are because of meat. Its the boost that lifted us out of the animal stage in evolution.

    And when you pick a veg you cut off its food supply so therefore eating somthing dead.

    Protein wise one needs less food intake if meat is included.

    Nothing like a nice thick rear cooked steak, or tender chicken not to mention fish or pork. I eat meat.

    Something to debate
         
        06-14-2013, 07:18 AM
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    We are what we are because of meat. Its the boost that lifted us out of the animal stage in evolution.

    And when you pick a veg you cut off its food supply so therefore eating somthing dead.

    Protein wise one needs less food intake if meat is included.

    Nothing like a nice thick rear cooked steak, or tender chicken not to mention fish or pork. I eat meat.

    Something to debate
    You probably won't get much support in a vegetarian/vegan thread... If someone has a certain belief, its their choice. Would you go on a religion thread badmouthing their beliefs? Not the same thing I know, but both are personal choices we have made for ourselves...
         
        06-14-2013, 09:53 AM
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    Choice is absolutely what its all about and no one has the right to dictate to anyone else on something like wanting to eat or not eat meat
    Since our weekly income still has some connections to livestock production I would certainly not want to see everyone becoming vegetarians!!!
    I love nothing more than to see fields full of healthy cattle and sheep - something sadly lacking here in CT - I don't mean they're unhealthy, they just don't appear that often, all I get now is trees, trees and more trees
    I will regard veggies as living when they start running around my garden!!!
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        06-14-2013, 04:10 PM
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    You probably won't get much support in a vegetarian/vegan thread... If someone has a certain belief, its their choice. Would you go on a religion thread badmouthing their beliefs? Not the same thing I know, but both are personal choices we have made for ourselves...

    I don't believe I badmouth anyones point of view or their preferance for food. Just stated a couple of points of fact in our evoloution which included meat.

    I do have friends that are grass eaters with the ocassional tomato, potato, letice and the rest. Nice folks but pasty looking. Oh they are always trying to push their point on being a grass eater.

    Then there is the other friend who proudly anounced at my dinner party I'm a grass eater. I told her I would prep more veg for her and her partner, then they sat down at my table and quickly included the roast lamb meat onto her plate with an equal amount of veg. I at times wonder why my vegetarian friends (4) spend so much time trying to convince me the vertue of their belief or is it trying to convince themselves.

    I still invite them for dinner and when cooking a roast, or having fish, put enough on the table so they can indulge if they chose.


    Perhaps you did not read what I wrote correctly.

    My final comment was room for debate.

    Now your comment on religion. No I would not go into a church and debate religion or badmouth those that believe. However, when they knock on my door unanounced and push their belief and don't consider my right to believe or not to believe that's another matter for another day. But then, I am polite when asking them to leave and I hold onto the dog cause he likes a little meat with his veg.

    I'm having a little fun don't get bitter and twisted. My best friends are vegetarian, well almost, there are little critters made of meat that they do injest when grazing. And they ocassionally allow a meat eater like me to sit on their backs.

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