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by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: New Vegan in Need of Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3659

Re: New Vegan in Need of Advice

Oh Nikki...try not to beat yourself up. (Easy to say when I do it to myself all the time!) You are already doing so much more than most people in the world to protect animals from suffering. You deserve a round of applause! Your story just goes to show how animals are used in ways we don't even thin...
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Mercy for All Animals
Replies: 17
Views: 6498

Re: Mercy for All Animals

I prefer not to read about what happens to animals in various sporting activities. I believe it all to be abusive to the animal. I wouldn't even get on a horse to ride it. The horse cannot consent so I just wouldn't do it. I wouldn't be surprised if there were atrocities going on behind the scenes o...
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique individual
Replies: 10
Views: 5629

Re: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique indivi

Animal quotient! I LOVE this idea!!! Brilliant...I think vegans maybe are more sensitive souls in general maybe? Taste doesn't come into it much for me in choosing a vegan diet. I never liked eating cows, sheep or anything like that. Lambs...oh my god how could anybody? As a young person before beco...
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: When Veggies and Omnis procreate
Replies: 26
Views: 16223

Re: When Veggies and Omnis procreate

Actually, it's not easy at all is it? What about school dinners, parties and all the other things kids do.

I need to think about this one some more. Especially as I would love to have a child some time soon.
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: When Veggies and Omnis procreate
Replies: 26
Views: 16223

Re: When Veggies and Omnis procreate

If me and my wife decided to have kids, I think it would be vegan purely because I would be the main carer for our baby and cooking all it's meals. Easy. :D
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: A little disturbing?
Replies: 6
Views: 7120

Re: A little disturbing?

Jezebel...I think your question is a relevant one and something we all have to deal with...how do we be ourselves without challenging and upsetting other people with our views? How to be polite and respectful when we have the knowledge we do about animal suffering? I don't have any answers but I res...
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: What to do?

I woud agree with snog about your friends telling you to divorce your husband. That's definitely stepping over the line in friendship and really unfair on your husband. Does he know they are recommending that?
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Fast Food is really a NO NO!
Replies: 9
Views: 3419

Re: Fast Food is really a NO NO!

I just wanted to add that the fat, cheese etc in much fast food is addictive. As adults, we can overcome this but children's small, developing brains haven't got a chance. Fast food places often advertise to children and in some deprivved Scottish towns the only play park in the area is in a fast fo...
by Redsunflower
Dec 4, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?
Replies: 43
Views: 29842

Re: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?

I call myself vegan because I don't eat, drink or consume any animal products at all. I think that's the criteria :D But I can hear what you're saying. And it's an argument you could extend to all areas of your life. Should I work for a carnivore, buy something I need from a carnivore or even allow ...
by Redsunflower
Dec 3, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: What to do?

Hi troubledinutah and welcome to the boards! I'm new here too and it's a fab place to be. About your husband...sounds really difficult. My partner is a carnivore too and I have those moments of absolute revulsion at what she's cooking. Fortunately she doesn't like touching raw flesh too much so I do...
by Redsunflower
Dec 3, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: our pets
Replies: 6
Views: 4205

Re: our pets

Could I safely put my cat on a vegan diet? Or even vegetarian? I've read a little about this but it seemed inconclusive about the health risks for him. It would help me a lot to not have to dish up his 'meat' every day...it makes me want to be sick :D .
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: A little disturbing?
Replies: 6
Views: 7120

Re: A little disturbing?

Is it the same title we are talking about here? How to build a vegan world? I think it's a fab title and not disturbing in the slightest for 2 reason. The first is that I associate veganism with deep compassion, respect and understanding of other species by humans. Who knows how the world would chan...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?
Replies: 43
Views: 29842

Re: How you handle relationships where only one is vegan?

Sorry meign...for some crazy reason I thought you were a man! oops :oops: My wife is a carnivore and I don't mind at all. She has strong beliefs about animal rights and likes my vegan and vegetarian food. So she doesn't eat meat much and when she does, I don't ever cook it. I can't even touch it. In...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: Earthlings
Replies: 14
Views: 5586

Re: Earthlings

Yes, Earthlings shows cruelty to animals. I only managed to watch the first 20 minutes or so and became really upset and switched it off. I do think, however, that we owe it to the animals to watch their plight and learn from it so I wil try and watch it all soon.
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 0
Views: 1842

Hi everyone

Hello! Just realised I have posting away like crazy on here without even intoducing myself. I'm redsunflower because...I love red sunflowers and grow some every year in my garden. I also like the red bit 'cos I have some socialist beliefs. Anyway, I'm here and I'm really enjoying this site. I've bee...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Why bother
Replies: 30
Views: 17435

Re: Why bother

Hi again AdamD

Just reread your posts and felt sad to hear you say that being ruthless will keep us ok. I believe the opposite to be true and that compassion makes us all stronger and richer.

:D
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Why bother
Replies: 30
Views: 17435

Re: Why bother

Hi Sewn You make some interesting points and it's great to hear your views. I wondered about a couple of things though. I don't know anyone who keeps a pet cat or dog because of it's usefulness in catching pests or hunting. I'm more consistant at catching mice than my cat (which is good 'cos then th...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Why should we behave better towards animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 10232

Re: Why should we behave better towards animals?

Domestic cats are not evil! Maybe mine is the only exception...he is actually half cat, half cushion. :D

I agree that humans treat animals mare badly than animals treat each other. Only humans abuse and cause systematic, ongoing suffering to another living being.
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique individual
Replies: 10
Views: 5629

Re: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique indivi

I'd agree that all animals have their own unique and interesting personalities. Most people have known at least one animal in their life and from this it becomes obvious. What I'm wondering is do you think some people are naturally more sensitive to other species than other people? I remember feelin...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Interesting quote - what do you think about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 6018

Re: Interesting quote - what do you think about this?

But back to the original quote...I think human rights and animal rights are very closely linked and that when we act to protect animals, the environment or whatever, we are protecting ourselves too. We may be acting to try and save rainforests from being destroyed to clear ground for raising cattle ...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Interesting quote - what do you think about this?
Replies: 19
Views: 6018

Re: Interesting quote - what do you think about this?

Just wanted to add that on the issue of animals fighting each other in the wild...they do it for survival. No animal I've heard of will kill more creatures than it has to then eat them all at once, get really fat, create a culture of over-consumption within it's group, struggle with associated healt...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Vegan Ethics
Replies: 13
Views: 6360

Re: Vegan Ethics

I don't know the right way to do this but I know plenty of wrong ways cos I seem to have explored them all... :lol:
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Do Not Apologize for Being Vegan
Replies: 15
Views: 7098

Re: Do Not Apologize for Being Vegan

Clearly I have a long way to go before I can discuss any of this calmly with a carnivore. :oops:
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Do Not Apologize for Being Vegan
Replies: 15
Views: 7098

Re: Do Not Apologize for Being Vegan

Thanks for the inspiration AndyBa. Like I've explained elsewhere on here, I'm not very good in an argument and get crushed quite quickly. The more I believe in the issue, the more upset I get when people disagree and do not take my opinions into account. I'm hoping being on this site will help me to...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Stuck in a debate
Replies: 8
Views: 3281

Re: Stuck in a debate

I'd have been tongue-tied with frustration in a discussion like that. Inflicting cruelty and suffering on other species really does take something important away from humans and I' definitely agree that until we are more respectful of other species we haven't a chance of being more respectful to eac...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: The munchies!
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: The munchies!

Humous and olives...delicious.
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Foods That Can Live in Your Cupboard Forever (Almost)
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: Foods That Can Live in Your Cupboard Forever (Almost)

Thanks for this meign. It's been really helpful, especially right now as I'm snowed in, miles from the nearest shop and planning to never be this short of food again and to stock up on this type of stuff.
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Is it ethical to keep a pet?
Replies: 39
Views: 33581

Re: Is it ethical to keep a pet?

Thanks meign. :- ) I do believe that humans and animals are capable of developing great relationships. As long as it's by choice on both sides. I find it really upsetting to see animals in cages, whether or not they are considered 'pets' or not. Hamsters, chickens, any creature at all. Sometimes I f...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Have you been criticized for being vegan?
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

Re: Have you been criticized for being vegan?

Thanks chickenlittle, fishyfoxx and everyone who has replied to this useful thread. It's helped me a lot. I've been vegetarian for years and over the last couple have tried going vegan a few times. I keep failing though and part of the difficulty is other people's attitudes. I've been mocked mercile...
by Redsunflower
Dec 2, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Need ideas on how to defend against hunters
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

Re: Need ideas on how to defend against hunters

Hi frugivore I think it might be tricky to keep the hunters off your land. I have a similar problem in that my cottage is at the edge of a forest where hunting is allowed. They shouldn't come in my garden but they do. They also stand in the forest and shot at pheasants that have wandered into my gar...
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Why bother
Replies: 30
Views: 17435

Re: Why bother

Hi AdamD Everyone has different reasons for choosing a vegan life. There are loads of stories on here about why we do what we do. Maybe have a read of some if you're interested? I agree with you about there being too much focus on saving the earth. In reality, the earth will be fine. She's WAY old a...
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: URGENT save the badgers
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: URGENT save the badgers

Thanks for making me aware of this. Sounds horrific.
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Is it ethical to keep a pet?
Replies: 39
Views: 33581

Re: Is it ethical to keep a pet?

The only animal companion I believe it is ethical to have is a cat. My reason for this is that...I have cat! And I love him more than most of the humans in my life. He is free to come and go as he pleases, he could choose to leave me if he preferred some other way of living, but he has chosen me for...
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Why vegans don't eat honey?
Replies: 29
Views: 16519

Re: Why Vegans Don't Eat Honey?

Try reading 'a world without bees'. It's really informative about bee exploitation and made the issue clear to me.
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Gillian McKeith- famous vegan
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Gillian McKeith- famous vegan

Anyone here watching 'I'm a celebrity...get me out of here?' I used to think Gillian McKeith was a goddess of vegan food and healthy living. After watching this programme I've changed my mind. Anyone else worried about becoming a neurotic/hysterical type of person after following her advice? I'm gut...
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: 8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now
Replies: 31
Views: 9825

Re: 8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now

I don't drink milk because a high percentage of what we buy is pus from an over-milked, infected cow's udder.

Coco pops and pus, anyone?
by Redsunflower
Dec 1, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Not a "proper" vegan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Not A "proper" Vegan?

Hi Feline, I have a similar problem. I'm a vegetarian who has tried to be vegan and failed many times. I tell people that I'm vegetarian, have been for years, and that I'm experimenting with veganism. I don't wear wool cos it makes me itch but I do have a pair of leather shoes fom way before I saw v...

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