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  1. #1 " Is it possible to live without eating meat?! " 
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    Dear all,

    I want to know your opinion about the possibility of "living without eating meat.. and become vegetarian"..

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    It made it a bit weird to answer your survey when I actually am a vegetarian - you didn't have an option for "I'm already a vegetarian" and I suspect it made most of my responses to other questions a bit predictable :P


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    yeah its possible in India their is a caste in Hindu religion called brahmins they wont eat meat at all. they are vegetarians...
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  7. #6 Is it possible to live without eating meat? 
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    Now a days as people are becoming more concerned about proper diet and balanced body structure they prefer vegetarian food. The vegetarian diet contains dietary fibers whereas non-vegetarian diet is lacking in fiber. These dietary fibers are very useful for human body because it has been observed that the people who eat diet rich in these dietary fibers have low incidence of diseases like coronary heart diseases, cancer of intestinal tract, piles, obesity, diabetes, constipation, hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, dental caries and gallstones. To know more about the benefits of a vegetarian diet please check this site :http://www.fcs.uga.edu/pubs/current/FDNS-E-18.html
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    The main advantage to being a vegetarian, is it makes you more like me 8)
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    I eat vegetarians. Does that count?

    Cows. Some Fish. Chickens. Turkeys. Some pigs. Pheasants. Quail. Duck.
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    Some vitamin B supplements are necessary but it's certainly possible and being done by many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    I eat vegetarians. Does that count?
    I knew I was avoiding you for a reason...

    I'd assumed it was the smell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Some vitamin B supplements are necessary but it's certainly possible and being done by many.
    I manage to be a vegetarian and be overweight, and run half-marathons - in spite of my "low-calory low-protein diet that'll leave me weak and malnourished".

    I also spend considerably less money on food (useful, being a student), and best of all, it guarantees that Sarah Palin doesn't like me
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    I lived quite well for several years without eating meat! I guess we found it to be rather boring after awhile and added seafood and fowl back to the diet regime; no pork or beef........
    So, we are quite healthy (actually moreso as the cholesterol level in my system dropped dramatically)
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    It's clearly possible, I know tons of vegetarians. I would never do it though, I like bacon too much. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzbz
    Dear all,

    I want to know your opinion about the possibility of "living without eating meat.. and become vegetarian"..
    It is possible. I have been doing so for the past 28 years, and I am still here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Some vitamin B supplements are necessary but it's certainly possible and being done by many.

    I'm a vegan by birth. Hence I don't eat meat, and my protein requirements is fulfilled by lots of cereals. There are all kinds of nutrition present in vegetarian food items. You know being a vegetarian has a lot of benefits over non-veggies. Vegetarians have a lower risk of heart diseases and cancer. Veg diet keeps the weight of the body also minimum and makes the bones stronger. And most importantly it ensures a longer life. These points are the results of many researches which scientists have been doing since a long time. Hope now you will feel good in becoming a vegetarian.
    You are definitely capable of doing what you think you can't!
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    If everyone became Vegans, it would kill off many species of animal that would not be around if it weren't for an omnivorous diet. By eating cows, I help preserve them. Ironic, no?
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    Actually I could see tons of laws being passed in order to safeguard the continuation of various species (such as cows) that were ultimately damaging and/or detremental to the general surrouning human populations and considered the needs and comforts of bovine species to be much more important than those of humans. PETA being a leader in that. :P I'm all for animal rights and keeping the cruelty to a minimum, but some people go to far.
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    This query is made impossible to answer right from get go by the fact that the word 'vegetarian' is not defined. There are many kinds of vegetarianism. Some permit consumption of such things as fish, eggs, and dairy products. Veganism is the extreme situation in which no animal protein of any kind is permitted.

    I am personally an unrepentent carnivore. If it chirps, quacks, moos, or baas I will eat it!

    To go completely the other way to veganism is possible, and it is possible to remain healthy, but it is far more difficult. If no animal protein at all is consumed, there is a real risk of a number of deficiencies, including iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, some amino acids etc. These can be gotten around by consuming pills or other supplements or simply through very careful food choice. But it is much easier to eat a little animal protein.

    On the other hand, there are risks in consuming meat. The number one risk is saturated fat. This can be easily managed though. A small amount of saturated fat in your diet is actually healthy. It is too much that is bad. The level in meat can range from about 25% (McDonalds minced hamburger) to almost zero (some game meats). Eating lean meats and cutting the fat off before cooking brings the saturated fat level down to that which is healthy.
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    You made me want to go hunting. Darn you lol
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    I want to go hunting for hunters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    This query is made impossible to answer right from get go by the fact that the word 'vegetarian' is not defined. There are many kinds of vegetarianism. Some permit consumption of such things as fish, eggs, and dairy products. Veganism is the extreme situation in which no animal protein of any kind is permitted.
    There is only one kind of vegetarianism. Vegetarians do not eat dead animals. If you eat fish, you are not a vegetarian. If you eat chicken, you are not a vegetarian.

    Veganism means you do not exploit animals in any way - no cheese, eggs, wool, or natural sponges allowed. It doesn't matter if the animal doesn't die, a vegan will not exploit the animal in any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzbz View Post
    Dear all,

    I want to know your opinion about the possibility of "living without eating meat.. and become vegetarian"..

    So,,
    Kindly, help me by doing the survey, Please..

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMTV3WD


    your opinion is important for me..

    If you have any reasons or something to prove this statement .. write it =)
    Everybody eats meat.

    A spider dropping into your mouth during the night.

    Swallowing a tiny worm unnoticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedFreek View Post
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    This query is made impossible to answer right from get go by the fact that the word 'vegetarian' is not defined. There are many kinds of vegetarianism. Some permit consumption of such things as fish, eggs, and dairy products. Veganism is the extreme situation in which no animal protein of any kind is permitted.
    There is only one kind of vegetarianism. Vegetarians do not eat dead animals. If you eat fish, you are not a vegetarian. If you eat chicken, you are not a vegetarian.

    Veganism means you do not exploit animals in any way - no cheese, eggs, wool, or natural sponges allowed. It doesn't matter if the animal doesn't die, a vegan will not exploit the animal in any way.

    I've seen plenty of vegetarians exploiting the animal known as "human".
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedFreek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    This query is made impossible to answer right from get go by the fact that the word 'vegetarian' is not defined. There are many kinds of vegetarianism. Some permit consumption of such things as fish, eggs, and dairy products. Veganism is the extreme situation in which no animal protein of any kind is permitted.
    There is only one kind of vegetarianism. Vegetarians do not eat dead animals. If you eat fish, you are not a vegetarian. If you eat chicken, you are not a vegetarian.

    Veganism means you do not exploit animals in any way - no cheese, eggs, wool, or natural sponges allowed. It doesn't matter if the animal doesn't die, a vegan will not exploit the animal in any way.

    I've seen plenty of vegetarians exploiting the animal known as "human".
    Well, as long as they don't EAT humans, that's fine. It is VEGANS that aren't supposed to exploit any other animal, as I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bzbz View Post
    Dear all,

    I want to know your opinion about the possibility of "living without eating meat.. and become vegetarian"..

    So,,
    Kindly, help me by doing the survey, Please..

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMTV3WD


    your opinion is important for me..

    If you have any reasons or something to prove this statement .. write it =)
    Everybody eats meat.

    A spider dropping into your mouth during the night.

    Swallowing a tiny worm unnoticed.
    Eating and digesting are not the same thing.
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    I once knew a "Level 10" vegan. They wouldn't eat anything that casts a shadow.

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    I once met a vegetarian who didn't realise that bacon was meat.
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    Even a dedicated vegan eats meat when they have starved long enough....themselves.
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    I just finished to read an interesting article about the thesis of the psychologist Christopher Ryan. The title of the article is "Is Monogamy like Vegetarianism ?". Well, I wanted to reverse the title "Is Vegetarianism like Monogamy ?" i.e. a totally un-natural and "un-human" behaviour. Vegetarianism does not come naturally, if a vegetarian is smelling a roasting chicken on barbecue, I am sure he/she will love it, same as my muslim friend told me "Maybe pork is forbidden but I tell you, it smells so good when it cooks that I think Allah is trying me".... Life is possible without meat although I believe that religious vegetarianism is an intellectual imposture. All is linked in nature and at the end, you will eat some dead meat which has been assimilated by the plants.
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    I don't object to the consumption of material that was once a part of a sentient creature. I object to the mistreating and eventual murder of sentient creatures while they are still alive.

    For instance, why is cock fighting illegal, yet 'battery' hen farms are legal?
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