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Sean
11-25-2006, 08:53 PM
And no, I am not considering becoming a vegetarian (seeing how this is my second thread with a similar vein). I am just curious to know how many there are on this board.

If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, state your reasoning as to why you chose to become one.

Keystone
11-25-2006, 09:00 PM
I eat just about any form of meat. I force myself to eat vegetables to have a balanced diet (I don't care for them.)

Sandee
11-25-2006, 10:53 PM
I wasn't a vegetarian since birth. I turned into one for four years (lacto-vegetarian) due to spiritual reasons. I even experimented with veganism for a while but I felt too weak on either diet.

I now eat meat except beef and pork (religion forbids). Well, anyhow, I mostly eat fish, eggs and chicken and now and then, I'll have red meat (lamb).

///M power
11-25-2006, 11:05 PM
you cannot live healthy and not eat meat.
meat is one of the most quality sources of protein.
meat,and mostly red meat is necessary to have sufficient amount of vitamin b12(one of the most important vitamins)

///M power
11-25-2006, 11:16 PM
only gay men are vegetarians, I saw a study about it, most vegetarian males are gay.

Hippias
11-25-2006, 11:23 PM
I won't eat ground beef.

Starr
11-25-2006, 11:24 PM
I like some, but not a lot of different kinds of meat.

only gay men are vegetarians, I saw a study about it, most vegetarian males are gay.

It is usually going to come along with someone who is annoyingly liberal and not very manly. That is probably just a dumb stereotype, but that is what I think of, anyway.
A guy saying he is a vegetarian just sounds gay, somehow.:D

And just the word "vegan" is annoying. I have never heard anyone, but the most pompous far left liberals use it.

///M power
11-25-2006, 11:38 PM
I like some, but not a lot of different kinds of meat.



It is usually going to come along with someone who is annoyingly liberal and not very manly. That is probably just a dumb stereotype, but that is what I think of, anyway.
A guy saying he is a vegetarian just sounds gay, somehow.:D

right..
there was some kind of poll in a local TV show and they asked and interviewed lots of females about male vegetarians,and all of them said that its unattractive for a male to be vegetarian.
a male needs meat also to build a masculine body. you can see that all vegetarian males are very thin,look like sticks.

ogenoct
11-25-2006, 11:38 PM
I won't eat ground beef.

Why not? Do not even tell me that you do not like cheeseburgers! That would be ridiculous.

Constantin

ogenoct
11-25-2006, 11:40 PM
I wish I had ground beef in the fridge right now! I would cook myself a nice burger. It is now about 3 am here in Moscow, and I had many beers. Too bad I only have Italian salami in the fridge. I shall eat all of it now! Yes, meat! meat! meat! The more the merrier!

Constantin

Hrolf Kraki
11-25-2006, 11:45 PM
I'll eat any kind of meat except for human and penguin meat.

ogenoct
11-25-2006, 11:47 PM
I'll eat any kind of meat except for human and penguin meat.

I ate camel (in India), rattlesnake (in Arizona), alligator (in Louisiana) and dog (in South Korea) meat before. I would certainly try penguin meat. Where is it available? Besides, is penguin considered meat or poultry?

Constantin

///M power
11-25-2006, 11:47 PM
Why not? Do not even tell me that you do not like cheeseburgers! That would be ridiculous.

Constantin

I dont eat cheese burgers, but I LOVE hamburgers and beer.
quality hamburgers from quality meat, not McDonald's shit.

Hrolf Kraki
11-25-2006, 11:52 PM
I ate camel (in India), rattlesnake (in Arizona), alligator (in Louisiana) and dog (in South Korea) meat before. I would certainly try penguin meat. Where is it available? Besides, is penguin considered meat or poultry?

Constantin

Poultry is a kind of meat. I am not sure if it would be in this class of meat though. Hopefully it is not available anywhere. :mad:

Starr
11-25-2006, 11:54 PM
I ate camel (in India), rattlesnake (in Arizona), alligator (in Louisiana) and dog (in South Korea) meat before. I would certainly try penguin meat. Where is it available? Besides, is penguin considered meat or poultry?

Constantin


None of that sounds very appetizing.:sick:

///M power
11-25-2006, 11:58 PM
I eat just cow,chickens and salmon fish from Norway:)
I love steaks and hamburgers!
this post made me so hunggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrry!!!!
I'm going to eat!

Isabella
11-26-2006, 12:03 AM
I tried it once, but I love meat to much.

Keystone
11-26-2006, 12:05 AM
I eat just cow,chickens and salmon fish from Norway:)
I love steaks and hamburgers!
this post made me so hunggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrry!!!!
I'm going to eat!
what's wrong with pork?

Arminius
11-26-2006, 12:07 AM
I usually eat fish, pork or fowl. I don't eat much beef or crustacean meat (lobster, shrimp, etc.).

Björn
11-26-2006, 12:10 AM
@ Keystone: he's jewish

I dont eat cheese burgers, but I LOVE hamburgers and beer.
quality hamburgers from quality meat, not McDonald's shit.

I have to agree there. Quality hamburgers shouldn't be considered the same genre as MicWorld's slop. I would have been suprised a weight trainer like yourself would not eat meat. I was semi-vegitarian before I started but having given it up I feel a great deal more energetic and resistant to injury.

Hrolf Kraki
11-26-2006, 12:13 AM
@ Keystone: he's jewish


But he's not religious.

Hrolf Kraki
11-26-2006, 12:14 AM
I eat just cow,chickens and salmon fish from Norway:)
I love steaks and hamburgers!
this post made me so hunggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrry!!!!
I'm going to eat!

Salmon owns all. :D

Keystone
11-26-2006, 12:16 AM
@ Keystone: he's jewish
I know he is, but he's not religious. The ban against pork is religious.
I have to agree there. Quality hamburgers shouldn't be considered the same genre as MicWorld's slop. I would have been suprised a weight trainer like yourself would not eat meat. I was semi-vegitarian before I started but having given it up I feel a great deal more energetic and resistant to injury.
Good quality beef is very healthy. Lean pork is healthy as well. I don't get the prejudice against it.

///M power
11-26-2006, 12:27 AM
@ Keystone: he's jewish



I have to agree there. Quality hamburgers shouldn't be considered the same genre as MicWorld's slop. I would have been suprised a weight trainer like yourself would not eat meat. I was semi-vegitarian before I started but having given it up I feel a great deal more energetic and resistant to injury.

why would you even think I dont eat meat?

Hermetic
11-26-2006, 12:28 AM
No there is too much acidic toxin in meat for myself to eat without getting ill from eating it. It is the same for just about anything else mainstream food breads and on. I hardy eat anything and I'am fine when I do eat it is mainly rich green uncooked it provides my body with the energy value I require. And I take in nurtients from sunshine and air intake.

///M power
11-26-2006, 12:32 AM
I dont eat some stuff because I was raised that way, as child what you eat or dont eat at home effects you.
this is why I didn't try pigs/sea food ever.
for me its like eating bugs.
I stick to the meat and fish.
I wouldn't mind eating a hamburger and right after that eating an ice cream or something with milk, so its not that I keep kosher exactly, but I will not eat hamburger with cheese it sound disgusting to me.

Johnson
11-26-2006, 12:49 AM
I eat lots of lean meat / poultry and fish. Low fat ground beef. Not big on pork, really - I eat ham every so often, but I can't stomach sausage. Or any solid fat. When I eat a steak, I trim all the marble off it. Chicken, pork chops, etc also.

OVERWATCH
11-26-2006, 01:38 AM
I have carnivorous tendencies, but I like most meat to be ground up; I do not enjoy big slabs (i.e., steak). I also do not like poultry. I like fish (with the exception of catfish), and prefer it fried.

Björn
11-26-2006, 01:49 AM
why would you even think I dont eat meat?

LoL never doubted you for a second.:deadhorse: :deadhorse:

Anarch
11-26-2006, 02:01 AM
I eat meat. And I enjoy it. I enjoy lots of meat. Meat consumption is the path to God.

Nyx
11-26-2006, 02:30 AM
I sometimes feel guilty when I eat mammals. It depends on my mood. Fish and seafood never bother me.

Anarch
11-26-2006, 02:36 AM
I sometimes feel guilty when I eat mammals. It depends on my mood. Fish and seafood never bother me.
What makes you feel guilty about eating meat? I generally only eat meat off dead animals, but hey.

Nyx
11-26-2006, 02:42 AM
What makes you feel guilty about eating meat?I sometimes feel guilty about eating meat because I believe that animals are vastly inferior to human beings. It is not so much because the animals could feel pain, although that is certainly an aspect of it, but because of their inferiority.

Helios Panoptes
11-26-2006, 02:44 AM
I sometimes feel guilty about eating meat because I believe that animals are vastly inferior to human beings. It is not so much because the animals could feel pain, although that is certainly an aspect of it, but because of their inferiority.

Why does that bother you?

Would you feel guilty if you were consuming an equal?

Vasily Zaitsev
11-26-2006, 03:08 AM
I like some, but not a lot of different kinds of meat.



It is usually going to come along with someone who is annoyingly liberal and not very manly. That is probably just a dumb stereotype, but that is what I think of, anyway.
A guy saying he is a vegetarian just sounds gay, somehow.:D

And just the word "vegan" is annoying. I have never heard anyone, but the most pompous far left liberals use it.

Then I guess I'm just 76.5 inches of broad-shouldered, tattooed, baritone-voiced, gun-loving, racial socialist, stereotype breaking nord.

Anyway, the reasons I went vegan as a teenager are no longer my motivations for maintaining said lifestyle. As a youth I bought into fuzzy-headed notions about "speciesism" and animal rights. Though I still maintain that many non-human animals and many non-animal lifeforms are more worthy of life than many humans, this has more to do with fitness than any conventional belief in rights.

Today my choice to remain vegan is based on ideas about discipline and self-imposed limits and in how I view the structure of the global agricultural economy. I loathe factory farming and do a fair amount to divorce myself from it. One easy way to work toward that end is not consuming animal products. However, the goal I'm aiming at is owning my own plot of land and providing as much of my own food as possible. In this scenario I will be raising at least goats (but hopefully cattle) and hunting local game. My vegansim is a means to an end, whereas for animal rights crusaders it is basically an end in itself.

Nyx
11-26-2006, 03:11 AM
Why does that bother you?Why does slaughtering and consuming weak and (comparatively) defenceless things bother me?

Would you feel guilty if you were consuming an equal?Yes, although such an animal would have to be of a different species, of course.

Hrolf Kraki
11-26-2006, 03:11 AM
this is why I didn't try pigs/sea food ever.
for me its like eating bugs.
I stick to the meat and fish.


Fish don't live in the sea? :confused: :p

If you had my dad's Carolina pulled pork (BBQ) you'd eat pork. :D

Nyx
11-26-2006, 03:17 AM
I like Pigs. Pigs are smarter than Dogs.

http://www.edstrom.com/ImageLib/ALA_hog_cutepig.jpg

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1028574/2/istockphoto_1028574_cute_pig.jpg

http://images.art.com/images/products/regular/12000000/12000940.jpg

http://www.mbfarviewfarm.com/images/piglets3.jpg

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/adc/10100752A~Baby-Pig-Posters.jpg

Helios Panoptes
11-26-2006, 04:28 AM
Why does slaughtering and consuming weak and (comparatively) defenceless things bother me?

Yes.

Yes, although such an animal would have to be of a different species, of course.

Why?

delete
11-26-2006, 04:39 AM
I eat any meat from mammals, birds and fish except seabirds. They taste like rancid cod liver oil.
No rats, dogs and cats when I think about it.

Ps. I ate Moose today.

Nyx
11-26-2006, 04:49 AM
Yes.Moral disapprobation is a sensation, an autobiographic expression of an internal condition, like taste, or physical pain. There is no reason, only an organic cause of it. I don't know exactly what that cause is, but I assume it is at least partly psychophysiological.

Why?Because eating of the same species would be disgusting. The species would have to be an equal competitor, and of course not human.

TruthSeeker
11-26-2006, 05:15 AM
only gay men are vegetarians, I saw a study about it, most vegetarian males are gay.

:link: This I am interested in. :D Fortunately for me, I am not a vegetarian.

TruthSeeker
11-26-2006, 05:17 AM
And I take in nurtients from sunshine and air intake.

I'm sure. :rolleyes: :rofl:

Agnostic Priest
11-26-2006, 09:22 AM
Nothing wrong with vegetarians but me personally I like meat

I’ll eat just about any kind of meat as long as its not pork, just thinking about eating pork makes me sick to my stomach.

///M power
11-26-2006, 09:35 AM
Why does that bother you?

Would you feel guilty if you were consuming an equal?

:rofl: :rofl:
maybe he is a cannibal..

///M power
11-26-2006, 09:38 AM
Fish don't live in the sea? :confused: :p

If you had my dad's Carolina pulled pork (BBQ) you'd eat pork. :D

we actually have in Hebrew 2 terms, one is fish, one is sea food, when we say sea food in Hebrew we mean anything that isn't a fish.

Sandee
11-26-2006, 12:09 PM
we actually have in Hebrew 2 terms, one is fish, one is sea food, when we say sea food in Hebrew we mean anything that isn't a fish.

I've heard that shelled fish that are mostly scavengers such as shrimps, prawns and others aren't allowed. Is that what you mean by 'seafood' in comparison to fish?

Nyx
11-26-2006, 12:16 PM
when we say sea food in Hebrew we mean anything that isn't a fish.Anything that isn't fish? So ham is seafood?

MrAngry
11-26-2006, 12:16 PM
I have been told that the eating of certain foods in the Middle East has become taboo in some Middle Eastern cultures and religions for very practical reasons. In the "old" days, before effective refridgeration of any kind, foods such as pork and shell fish turned rancid quickly in the heat and were therefore seen as dirty foods. Now, if curry had been more widely available then history may have been quite a bit different.....

///M power
11-26-2006, 12:25 PM
I've heard that shelled fish that are mostly scavengers such as shrimps, prawns and others aren't allowed. Is that what you mean by 'seafood' in comparison to fish?

we are allowed by religion, to eat only fish with scales.
most fish have scales,but we cant eat sharks for example according to our religion.
shells and shrimps lobsters, aren't fish so they are not allowed.
anyway my father is a sea man,36 years in the navy, so he eats just about anything that comes from the sea.
he loves sea food and he tried to eat anything that can be eaten from the sea.
but he doesn't eat it at home because my mother keeps kosher so only in restaurants he orders sea food.(that isn't fish)
I'm not crazy about fish, but I love salmon, fish normally have so little meat on them! its mostly bones and skin.
so in order to eat about 400 grams of meat, I need to eat about 6 fishes,not one.
but salmon has lots of meat on it,its the only fish to satisfy my hunger.
we buy Norwegian salmon, its the best in the world!

///M power
11-26-2006, 12:27 PM
Anything that isn't fish? So ham is seafood?

:rofl:
everything that isn't fish and swims ok?

Hakluyt
11-26-2006, 03:36 PM
I'm vegetarian for economic/envrionmental reasons- unsustainable, poor use of farmland, and more expensive on the individual level, but this doesn't mean I absolutely will not eat meat. For example if the meat will go to waste because of my not eating it, I'll eat it. I don't have a psychological aversion to it.

sugartits
11-27-2006, 12:05 AM
I try to not consume very much meat and do not care for it very much anyway. My diet is mostly vegetables, grains, seafood, fruits, and alcohol.

The meat industry is sick. Naturally raised animals are preferable, but still there are the problems that Hakluyt pointed out.