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Posted 08/09/09 - 6:48 PM:

a continuation of discussion which began in another thread

smoki wrote:

PS. My bunny is looking at me in a suspicious manner. I don't have any carrots on me, what should I do?

lib wrote:

have it for dinner?

(muwahaha)


Edited by libertygrl on 08/12/09 - 12:40 PM
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Posted 08/10/09 - 1:52 AM:

I proposed to put it on the barbeque once, but my girlfriend disagreed. :s
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Posted 08/10/09 - 2:26 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
I proposed to put it on the barbeque once, but my girlfriend disagreed. :s


Do it when she is not aroundlaughing
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Posted 08/10/09 - 9:54 AM:

eek

that would be evil.
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Posted 08/10/09 - 2:04 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
eek

that would be evil.



Eating alone? or something else...
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Posted 08/10/09 - 2:18 PM:

making a meal of your girlfriend's friend, naturally. or your own friend, as the case may be. (thus the evil laugh, muwahaha). joking aside, killing and eating domesticated animals seems wrong to me. it seems a treacherous violation of the degree of empathy extended to them, like stabbing a friend in the back.

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Posted 08/10/09 - 2:24 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
joking aside, killing and eating domesticated animals seems wrong to me. it seems a treacherous violation of the degree of empathy extended to them, like stabbing a friend in the back.

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Due to my absence,I was unable to follow your point of view in 'Vegeterianism...' thread. Still,you know,a great deal of meat eating of 'domesticated animals' is being done. They may be your own animals or animals of your neighbor.



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Posted 08/11/09 - 1:43 AM:

Better domesticated animals than wild ones...
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Posted 08/11/09 - 1:47 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Better domesticated animals than wild ones...


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Posted 08/11/09 - 1:57 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Better domesticated animals than wild ones...

how so?
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Posted 08/12/09 - 6:40 AM:

If we'd all switch to eating wildlife, you could kiss the environment goodbye. sticking out tongue

While domesticated animals have an enormous environmental pressure in themselves (water usage, feed usage, occupied land surface, greenhouse gas emissions,...), it'd be a lot worse even if we'd start taking our meat from nature. We're losing animal species at extreme rates already. Imagine what it would be in such case. - Where has all the tuna gone? -
Simply eating less meat is always better of course. smiling face
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Posted 08/12/09 - 7:17 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
If we'd all switch to eating wildlife, you could kiss the environment goodbye. sticking out tongue

While domesticated animals have an enormous environmental pressure in themselves (water usage, feed usage, occupied land surface, greenhouse gas emissions,...), it'd be a lot worse even if we'd start taking our meat from nature. We're losing animal species at extreme rates already. Imagine what it would be in such case. - Where has all the tuna gone? -
Simply eating less meat is always better of course. smiling face


Yes. I thought that you were suggesting that 'domesticated animals are in someway better for environment than wild ones...'








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smokinpristiformis wrote:
While domesticated animals have an enormous environmental pressure in themselves (water usage, feed usage, occupied land surface, greenhouse gas emissions,...), it'd be a lot worse even if we'd start taking our meat from nature.

ah, my bad. i was thinking that domesticated animals meant pets, did not realize it includes animals raised for food.
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Posted 08/12/09 - 1:29 PM:

Emmm... well, that's probably my fault. I might have been unclear or wrongly interpreted what you guys said. After all, my grasp of the english language is far from flawless. smiling face

Still, I think it's objectively better for the environment even to eat pets rather than wild animals. Of course, that's a bit of a cold perspective. smiling face
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Posted 08/12/09 - 1:55 PM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Still, I think it's objectively better for the environment even to eat pets rather than wild animals. Of course, that's a bit of a cold perspective. smiling face



Does it have a better effect on ecosystem?
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Posted 08/13/09 - 1:46 AM:

I suppose it has a less bad effect on the ecosystem. All in all, it's probably better to just not eat meat on that particular day where you come before the question of eating your home rabbit or a wild one. wink
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Posted 08/13/09 - 1:53 PM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Emmm... well, that's probably my fault. I might have been unclear or wrongly interpreted what you guys said. After all, my grasp of the english language is far from flawless. smiling face


Nay. To unburden you a bit...it was a 'lack of perusal'...skimming on my behalf. No qualms.smiling face



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Posted 08/13/09 - 1:55 PM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
I suppose it has a less bad effect on the ecosystem. All in all, it's probably better to just not eat meat on that particular day where you come before the question of eating your home rabbit or a wild one. wink




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