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    Really nicely said. OP - listen up. This is someone who gets it. I sincerely hope you get it some day too.
    Thanks for the kind words. I kind of cut it off in mid flow I think.

    One thing that really strikes me, and that I and the OP would probably agree, is the disconnect with the animals we eat, for most people. I believe that everyone should be prepared to take a life if they wish to subsist on it. Too many kids eating chicken nuggets who have no idea about the life that was given (if indeed, there is any chicken in it:-) )

    I really believe that we need to go backwards before moving forwards, to overcome those disconnects and take our place in the world in a more mindful way. If that means showing kids (and their parents) films like Food Inc or taking them to farms on school trips to see animals being born, living, and even dying, it might just make people think a little about what they eat, and where it comes from. If people realised that they needed to find grass fed, well cared for animals, the prices would come down as demand increased and the feed lots would lose trade. Perhaps some might even convert their contaminated, filthy land and businesses to a more holistic way of animal production.

    Perhaps a dream, but I really believe that this primal/paleo/real food movement can change the world, we just need to see ourselves as guerillas, doing all we can to affect change in our own small way, in our localities and with our friends.

    There, got that out of my system, have a good day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    @PureFunctionalFitness, I've been trying to cut down my intake of products from central America, and I don't eat wheat, soy, or corn. Organic rice is the only commodity crop I eat, and to be honest, I would like to one day grow my own food and know for certain that I am not inflicting suffering on anyone. I wouldn't say man is at the top of the food chain, either. Tell that to lions, sharks...

    Also, I stopped eating quinoa awhile ago, but I did see that increased demand for it is hurting Peruvians, so I'm glad I did. I try to support a local health market that sells organic grains in bulk. None of us is a perfect citizen of the planet but we each have our own perception of what it means to be one and what we can do to get closer to that.
    Re top of food chain, we are perhaps not able to overcome those creatures in a head to head match, but our intelligence and ability to use weapons, strategies etc, make us the most deadly predator on the planet IMHO. Look at tigers, on the verge of extinction in some places thanks to us

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    @Rich: No, it isn't. I don't know what kind of soil its grown in, only that it's certified organic (and who knows if that means anything? The USDA doesn't care about us...)
    So back to my earlier point. Denying that there's animal death on your plate doesn't change the facts. You're eating less nourishing food that very likely requires more animal pain, suffering, and death than the meat that many of us eat.

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    My goal is to have a small footprint on this planet. I believe humans were given intelligence not so that we could force other animals to bow down to us but so that we could realize how cruel it was to do so. I do minimal cardio these days, a lot of yoga, and that allows me to get by on less food--which seems is a kind goal on a planet where many don't have enough to eat.
    You have some immature, cartoonish view of the food chain that isn't anything like what happens in real life. Everything lives on others' deaths. If you feel so guilty about causing death and pain in order that you live, let a lion or a shark eat you. Hiding behind lies about what died to get lettuce on your plate doesn't give you any moral high ground to stand on.

    Or you can accept that another's turn has to end for yours to continue. And that some day, your turn will be over, and that it will allow another to have theirs. True reverence is the ethical choice, not denial and lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureFunctionalFitness View Post
    Re top of food chain, we are perhaps not able to overcome those creatures in a head to head match, but our intelligence and ability to use weapons, strategies etc, make us the most deadly predator on the planet IMHO. Look at tigers, on the verge of extinction in some places thanks to us
    If anything, humanity's impact on the planet is a sign of our lack of intelligence. IMO Animals possess something humans too often lack: a sense of what really matters in life.

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    As a pure vegan you are directly and indirectly responsible for the loss of more life, both from the plant and animal kingdom, than any pure carnivorous on this planet, just saying…

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    IMO Animals possess something humans too often lack: a sense of what really matters in life.
    Hoo boy. And with that, I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    So back to my earlier point. Denying that there's animal death on your plate doesn't change the facts. You're eating less nourishing food that very likely requires more animal pain, suffering, and death than the meat that many of us eat.



    You have some immature, cartoonish view of the food chain that isn't anything like what happens in real life. Everything lives on others' deaths. If you feel so guilty about causing death and pain in order that you live, let a lion or a shark eat you. Hiding behind lies about what died to get lettuce on your plate doesn't give you any moral high ground to stand on.

    Or you can accept that another's turn has to end for yours to continue. And that some day, your turn will be over, and that it will allow another to have theirs. True reverence is the ethical choice, not denial and lies.
    I will reiterate that it is unnecessary death I seek to avoid. The lion has to kill the zebra. I'm not convinced that modern, sedentary man needs much in the way of nourishment, given that the ticket to food these days isn't chasing wild game but (for the more fortunate among us) extended sitting and computer usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    If anything, humanity's impact on the planet is a sign of our lack of intelligence. IMO Animals possess something humans too often lack: a sense of what really matters in life.
    It is true, a good belly rub/scratch could save the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    If anything, humanity's impact on the planet is a sign of our lack of intelligence. IMO Animals possess something humans too often lack: a sense of what really matters in life.
    And the sense not to deny their own instincts. Wolves don't feel guilt about taking a deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Douche.
    It's just the truth.

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