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    Angry Rant alert! Or over-reaction?

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    This is typical timing after the forum events recently, however....

    Some of you may know I'm very much into producing my own food - I own chickens and sheep, and work with other livestock. I also have a veg patch with varying success levels! I'm keen to learn novel ways of looking at things and being sustainable.
    One such concept is permaculture - usually relating to vegetables, fruits, and sometimes including chickens.
    I sent off an enquiry about a 2 day permaculture course. Not only is it it 65 (I'm poor lol), it's an hour's drive in an area I don't know. But it looked worth a punt until this....

    "What to bring
    Warm, waterproof clothes and boots. We will be going outside and doing practical gardening for some of the sessions.
    Pen and paper if you want to take notes.
    Vegetarian food to share. We will supply soup and bread so bring something to add to the shared lunch."

    Wait, what??
    I'm going to write a (nice) email to the lady explaining why I've decided against attending. While the ethos of sharing a meal is admirable, who the f*ck has the right to dictate that I must share and it must be to someone else's standard??
    I mean, it gives the impression that as a carnivore I'm not even fit to attend. I don't even care about eating - I could IF - it's the principle of it, the attitude.

    If it were just this once I could maybe roll my eyes and think of something (without spending money on crap I won't eat); but it's happening more and more - for example "hippy" or eco-type festivals, gatherings, courses - all seem to have gone past "bring your own whatever / only veggie food served" into the realms of "no dead flesh shall pass these gates".

    What's more frikkin permaculture than eating an animal I've raised in a local field of permanent, high wildlife value pasture, and killed within a 10 minute drive?

    Just sick of it.

    Raaaaaargh!!

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    OMG, dealt with the same thing at the crop mob. Everything was V*gan-acceptable. What a pain in the ass, not to mention a very bland lunch for me, after busting my ass weeding blackberry bushes all damn day. Veggie soup and an apple just ain't gonna cut it.

    I say you take your own meat snack, and if they don't like it, they can suck an egg.

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    *mutters*

    I'ma take a CHICKEN and wring it's neck in front of them and chow down RAW

    /mutter

    I know it's kinda trivial but it's just really got to me! I'm not giving my cash to someone so....bossy?? If that's the right word?
    Or I could take my diary and casually leave it open, with it's slaughter dates, delivery dates for salt (to cure skins), and notes to tell John to mince Brian well. John being the butcher, Brian being a ram....
    Or, or I could take my airgun and pop a couple of squirrels? There are no squirrels near my home.

    But please.... no more eggs!

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    Take some smoked salmon and claim you are the type of vegetarian that eats fish.

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    I don't think it's an overreaction at all. I'd find it annoying too. It's as if because you're interested in this topic, that obviously you believe everything else they espouse.
    That kinda thing bugs me the most with politics. If you believe that a proper diet can cure many health issues, then it seems to be assumed that you subscribe to any kind of socialist-vegetarian-crap-dogma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozzy10 View Post
    Take some smoked salmon and claim you are the type of vegetarian that eats fish.
    Haha! Or some blood sausage and claim you're a lacto-ovo-porcine vegetarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscator View Post
    It's as if because you're interested in this topic, that obviously you believe everything else they espouse.
    That kinda thing bugs me the most with politics. If you believe that a proper diet can cure many health issues, then it seems to be assumed that you subscribe to any kind of socialist-vegetarian-crap-dogma.
    Yes!
    This!

    Would they appreciate me asking about my veg patch, in terms of what to grow to feed my chickens on....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    *mutters*

    I'ma take a CHICKEN and wring it's neck in front of them and chow down RAW

    /mutter
    MonkeyGirl you are so cute when you mutter!

    Being a voluntaryist I just vote with my wallet and don't participate.
    If you are feeling proactive please write the email and copy us all. Maybe they will get the message that permaculture/sustainability does not have to exclude meat.

    I swear some of these people need to enter the real world. Spend some time in Central America - sustainable chickens in every yard ...
    Never eat anything bigger than your own head.

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    Currently I'm lacto-ovo-bovine-ovine-porcine-lapine-avi-veggie.

    Stick that in yer tofu and smoke it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscator View Post
    Haha! Or some blood sausage and claim you're a lacto-ovo-porcine vegetarian.
    hahahahahaha!!!

    Seriously, at one time this would not have bothered me - anyone can eat vegetarian food right?? Except we mostly can't, what with all the grains and legumes.
    How about asking if they'll make the lunch grain-free as well??
    Or skip the potluck, everyone bring their own food.

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