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        06-14-2013, 04:23 PM
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    I too am a meat eater but it is a fact that a vegetarian diet is healthier for the human body than a diet that includes red meat.

    It is also a fact that the land it takes to grow one steer would feed six times as many as the steer would.

    However, if we were all vegetarians there would be hardly any animals!

    I do not think Stan was rude in any way. He likes a good debate - as do I.
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        06-14-2013, 04:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    I too am a meat eater but it is a fact that a vegetarian diet is healthier for the human body than a diet that includes red meat.

    It is also a fact that the land it takes to grow one steer would feed six times as many as the steer would.

    However, if we were all vegetarians there would be hardly any animals!

    I do not think Stan was rude in any way. He likes a good debate - as do I.

    Foxhunter: We grow our steers big over here Must be all the grass we have.
         
        06-14-2013, 04:48 PM
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    Live and let live I say!!!
    Stan - I would think on our way up the evolutionary chain - as close relatives of apes we mostly did survive on vegetation, bugs and whatever else we could lay our primitive paws on - quite likely even each other because based on basic hunting ability we would have been pretty pathetic as we are weaker than most carnivores, can't run as fast, can't climb as well, aren't that large and ill equipped in terms of tooth and nail to defend ourselves or kill prey.
    The Gorilla which is much better equipped and far more powerful than we are is 97% vegetarian.
    What gave up the edge and shot us to the top of the ladder was our extraordinary ability to use our brain that then allowed us to make use of our cleverly designed hands to make things to hunt with
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        06-14-2013, 07:31 PM
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    We're omnivores who developed a brain, built a civilization and now have a choice in what we eat. That means it boils down to personal choice and if we have any food allergies. I bring up allergies because for me being a vegan would be really hard, I have a bad reaction to even small amounts of soy in my food. Other beans give me the same problem but I can handle them better in small amounts (1/2 cup or so is fine) so there goes a huge source of protein. Anyway we have the luxury of making it a personal choice where our ancestors had to eat whatever they go their hands on or starve.
         
        06-14-2013, 08:21 PM
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    I don't think you can make a blanket statement such as 'x diet is healthier for the human body'. Some people function well as vegetarians, they get enough protein, nutrients, etc. other people would struggle with a similar diet, and are healthier incorporating meat in their meals. I'm not a vegetarian or vegan, I don't think I could handle it, but I absolutely hate the comments some of my vegetarian friends get (pasty, weak, unhealthy, etc.) just as much as I hate 'preachy' vegetarians or vegans.
         
        06-14-2013, 11:40 PM
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    Has anyone ever wondered just how much meat protein is sitting on a clump of grass and then gets injested by the veg eaters. Put you vegies under the microscope. You may be surprised. I doubt, if an open mind is kept, that any one of us can lay claim to not eating any meat.

    I said earlier I have grass eating friends and respect their view by accommodating them at my table. As I would any one else, and I do believe I have not said grass is not good, but they consume an enormous amount of produce to gain the protein I get from my steak, leg of lamb, roast pork or chicken.

    I do get a little techy with those that do eat white meat. Pork, chicken, fish, then shout me down for having a steak. All that meat is nourished by nutrients supplied by blood.
         
        06-15-2013, 12:54 AM
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    Stan, I'm really not sure I understand you here. Either you're making a joke or you really do refer to your vegetarian friends as 'grass eaters', which in itself isn't showing very much respect to their views (IMO it's a little offensive).
    And what exactly is wrong with having to eat more? I'm just a little confused by your POV.
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        06-15-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Stan, a lot of your friends seem to be grass eaters, are you sure your not hanging out with just cows or horses? ;)

    My dad is a veggie too (a vegetarian). He showed me this video of the meant industry and how humans treat animals. I Immediately turned vegetarian. It was my choice, I never even used to eat much meat. So for me it is quite easy.

    Everyone has their choices and beliefs, I say we leave it at that.
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        06-15-2013, 03:04 AM
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    Stan, I'm really not sure I understand you here. Either you're making a joke or you really do refer to your vegetarian friends as 'grass eaters', which in itself isn't showing very much respect to their views (IMO it's a little offensive).
    And what exactly is wrong with having to eat more? I'm just a little confused by your POV.
    O/K perhaps my down under sence of humour is not easy to understand.
    If you read my post you should have noticed I said. I set my table to include the grass eaters. I do refer to my friends as grass eaters, and I can not print how they refer to me on ocassion. However, they are long standing friends and we have many discussion on the subject and mostly end up at an impass. Not to mention the times they fall of the wagon and enjoy my leg of lamb, or beef roast, and it does happen. There are no winners and no losers. Generally we are locked with good points to both sides of the discussion.

    So folks don't take offence if you don't agree that's o/k we are allowed, and are expected, to disagree. And yes I do, also, refer to my horses and sheep as grass eaters as well. I also refrain from red meat on three days of the week. Or at the worst a greatly reduced intake. But that is to reduce weight I have soup (Veg) and it works I have dropped a few pounds.

    Don't stop because you are not sure how to take me, you will not insult me by strong disagreement.

    Cheers all.
         
        06-15-2013, 03:11 AM
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    Oh I did read your post, I just wasn't sure if you were being serious or making a bad joke
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