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Amina-Yasmine

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Animal Cruelty
Mar 10, 2009

Many vegetarians believe that factory farming is a cruel and unnecessary practice and that our diets would be healthier if we ate less meat. Do you agree?

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Re: Animal Cruelty
Apr 2, 2009

I agree because its just plain cruel to kill harmless animals for food,furs and abuse.


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Re: Animal Cruelty
Apr 13, 2009

I agree. people are to damn selfish, if Adam and Eve survived without meat why can't we? The animals deserve better treatment and the fact is they are smarter than us, we are just more dominant and aggressive. I figure that's the only reason we're in charge.
I recently became a vegetarian (February)and every time I tell someone they ask me why and I say, 'well for a long time I've loved animals and hate animal cruelty and then one day I said to myself, how could you claim to love animals but still eat them? and then that was that' Most of them just laughed and said it was just a phase and a lot of them even places bets on how long it would last. That really agrivated me.
Someone's got to tick up for the animals and I intend to fight for them all the days of my life.
I just can't wait to see the day that a poacher loads his gun to shot a lion, the lion stands erect,snatches the gun, shots the poacher and says 'I'm in charge now'. lol


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Re: Animal Cruelty
Apr 21, 2009


sammyBotwood wrote:

I agree because its just plain cruel to kill harmless animals for food,furs and abuse.


Ohh yeah its so wrong to kill animals for food. Cuz humans don't need to survive and nourish ourselves. How do most animals survive? they have to kill other lesser species to continue with their own. Its something called the life cycle. They kill to live, which means humans must kill to live. Why should we lesser our own species and go down to eating grass.


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LaTisha Parkinson

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Re: Animal Cruelty
Apr 21, 2009

we have already been dropped down the food chain because we fail to use our brains. Only thing is the animals haven't realised.
Animals have to kill by nature and that is why they do it, there is no choice for them. But we have a choice, we do. Even though I am a vegetarian I remember in the bible God told Noah that man was to eat animals and no animal shall harm man or they will be punished by death. That's really uncool but he never said anything about wearing them and torturing them. You can kill something without bringing it pain.
You people are so damn cold and heartless it's a shame.
Oh and what's so wrong with the grass? Many animals eat grass and they are not bothered by lions and such because they are tough. Look at the hippo for example.


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 8, 2009

Its also cruel to kill ants, and other insects that invade our homes. People use insecticides to kill ants, who are a very intelligent species. So essentially, what I'm trying to say is that whoever equates cruelty to animals with consumption of meat doesn't know a thing about ecology.


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 8, 2009

Maybe factory farming is cruel. But non-factory farming isn't. Our diet wouldn't be healthier if we stopped eating meat, because there would be too much competition from humans and cattle alike to eat greens. So that would leave us with less food, and less health. In the end, you either starve and let grazing animals eat up every green patch there is on earth or you start eating meat.


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 9, 2009

We do neeed animals for our diets. Yes we can survive with only vegetables but having meat on occassions supplies some of the essential proteins that we need. However, that does not mean that having meat everyday. Escess of meat, specially red meat is bad for health. Farming for human consumption I think is not cruel uptil a certain level that differs from species to species. Whales for example, should not be caught at all for human consumptiosn since we can do without it and it is almost extinct. As for using animals for furs, etc. that's completely absurd, as animals have their rights and we do not have any right to use them for non-essential purposes like coats, etc.


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LaTisha Parkinson

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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 16, 2009

yeah well I don't kill any animal.
Any, no matter the size.
SO yeah they're wrong also. Because you could just have the animals removed from your homes


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 16, 2009

omg you are talking so much crap right now.
I'm not even going to argue with your stupidity.


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LaTisha Parkinson

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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 16, 2009

protein = meat and peas; protein - meat = peas; protein = peas.
get what I'm saying?

I don't understand this if you think we can do without eating exotic meats like whales then why not all meat? Sure whales are going extinct but if we continue so will chickens,pig,cows, etc.
Don't you think?


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 18, 2009

i dont know why we are the most horrible of the rest of living in the world, the rest of the world are part of our life and we need to find the form of coexist.


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Re: Animal Cruelty
May 23, 2009

My friends,

The origin of the factory farming isn't the fact that humans eat meat, we have been eating meat for 10.000 years. Factory farming is here because we are too many people to feed.

So, before you think in having "how many god give me" kids, remember you will be contributing to the world super-population and to factory-farming. You cannot guarantee your kids will be vegetarians as you are.

And if you don't want to sponsor factory-farming, just inform yourself about the source of the meat you eat.

And just a note: Fish are animals too.

Cheers


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Re: Animal Cruelty
Oct 21, 2009

Killing animals for food isn't cruel, it's life, it's part of the food chain. It's the conditions and treatment factory farmers put the animals through that makes it cruel.

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factory/farming

http://www.idausa.org/facts/factoryfarmfacts

Read up on factory farming. The facts are enough to make me puke and bring tears to my eyes at the same time. Most people don't realize that it's a bigger issue than it seems. It's not a matter of whether killing animals for food is right, humane or not, it's a matter of how inhuman the animals get treated.

This post was edited on: 2009-10-21 at 12:32 PM by: BellaGrace


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Re: Animal Cruelty
Oct 22, 2009

That is exactly the point. It doesn't matter if the animals are killed for food(well, depending on the animal... for instance I am strongly against horse slaughter). There are humane ways to do it so that the animal doesn't feel pain.


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