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        04-07-2010, 08:41 AM
    I have one even worse that I find HEEELARIOUS, Rocky:

    There's room for all God's creatures. On my plate, right next to the mashed potatoes.

    Don't be such a sourpuss. Nobody likes someone who takes themselves too seriously, or who seems to be humour impaired.
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        04-07-2010, 02:50 PM
    I just don't really think it's the nicest thing when people team up on one poster on the forum and poke fun at them when they haven't done anything against anybody.
    For some reason people think it is okay to poke fun at people just for their beliefs about animal rights even when they have never pushed anything on anybody or, in this case, didn't even really say anything about it.

    I don't feel that that's what this forum is about. I believe it's for serious discussions about these sorts of things and surely not in any way attacking people simply for disagreeing with you. It is supposed to be a place where people behave with respect for each other. The OP did not post anything including any disrespect for anybody on the forum, but simply posted her opinion about a controversial issue. That is not by any means an invitation to poke fun at her beliefs.
        04-07-2010, 03:29 PM
    And might I add, I am not taking anybody "too seriously" except for the OP who has not given us any reason not to respect her.
        04-07-2010, 03:35 PM
    I do not think anyone is actually making fun of the OP.
    Heck, I have several friends who are vegans. It takes lots of dedication to be a true vegan. So many things you are not an option because their processing involves an animal product when you would never think it would. Like white sugar for example.

    I think people are making light of the slaughter debate since we already have several threads discussing it.

    The PETA joke has been around a very long time. SR that one is funny. I had heard it before but had forgotten it.
        04-07-2010, 04:43 PM
    They're not poking fun at the OP
    They're poking fun at PETA which is a joke organization anyway.
        04-07-2010, 04:50 PM
    Exactly, Always and Snapple.

    I'm not making fun of the OP, Rocky. I'm just a little punchy because we've had so many long slaughter threads this past week, and this is the second one concerning the Missouri legislation. I figured we needed a little snarky humour.

    I'm not vegan nor would I ever want to be, but I respect someone who has dedicated themselves to eating no animal protein at all. It's not an easy thing to do.

    Now, if we can just get all those vegans/vegetarians/ovo-lactos to buy synthetic tack!
        04-07-2010, 05:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Great point SR.^^
        04-07-2010, 10:59 PM
    Okay, I'm glad to hear it, then.
    And I agree with that thought, actually...all of my tack is synthetic except for small parts of one of my saddles that I didn't know were leather until after I purchased it, which I am working towards replacing as soon as I can afford to.
    I don't really understand people who disagree with meat and other animal products but continue to use leather. Doesn't make a hint of sense to me. My horses have done quite well with all synthetic tack. They certainly don't feel any difference and it's certainly much easier on me as far as upkeep goes
        04-08-2010, 02:23 AM
    I must admit I had a good giggle at the PETA comment :P It's not taking a shot at the OP, or any vegans for that matter, it's just a joke ;) I think PETA has the right idea, but they don't take into account other factors such as economy when they run around telling us that eating animals is bad.
    Fair call when it's an endangered animal (I thought the seals they kill in Canada were endangered??? THAT I don't agree with, and the photo's plastered all over the net of the poor little buggers being bludgeoned to death makes me sick), but for things like the roo culls here in Australia, well there are millions of the buggers hopping around the place, probably more roos than cows, they're certainly not endangered!! And for the brumby culls. YES they do need to be culled. YES they are a part of our heritage, and it would be a real shame to complete wipe them out, but the numbers need to be kept down to protect the native animals who are dying out as a result of the brumbies being there.

    And as for horse slaughter. Well I sure as hell would rather see a sorry looking horse at a slaughterhouse (a respectable slaughter house mind you, there are some real horror houses around which make me feel ill) than standing in a paddock barely standing, skin and bones with no food and water.
    And the racehorses. How many thousands of them are bred every year and don't make it to the track?? There's not thousands of homes for them to go to when they don't make it, particularly for the really average ones of real mean ones. It's far better on the horse to get a quick bullet in the head, not know a thing about what's going on it's that quick, than suffer a life time of being shuffled between homes, being underfed, mistreated and confused.
    And what of the injured ones? Do we just shoot and bury, shoot and bury... we'll run out of space!

    Without humans having uses for certain stock animals, they wouldn't be in existence. Cows would have been gone eons ago! Plus, they're going to get slaughtered anyway. So why waste them? Leather may as well get used, the cow is dead, it's not going to have any other use on the planet why not makes it's death useful rather than letting it die in vain and let it rot away?
    That's my take on it anyway.
        04-08-2010, 02:42 AM
    I do mean the use of synthetic by vegans and vegetarians.
    Not only is it moral nonsense, completely hypocritical of people to refuse to eat meat and continue to use leather but also thinking deeper into it...
    There should be some cows that are not being slaughtered because of vegs (following the rules of supply and demand) but if they are just using leather the demand for leather demand would stay the same...which kind of defeats the whole purpose..I don't know.
    I haven't looked too deeply into it but I would think that.

    But either way it's nonsense that vegetarians and vegans would be in any way supporting the meat industry...it's hypocritical and makes no sense. Personally I think they're being lazy.

    Of course there would be not much point in meat eaters purposely avoiding leather since it is being supplied by their meat consumption.

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