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by babble
Jan 13, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: prevent other animals from killing and eating each other?
Replies: 38
Views: 27491

Re: prevent other animals from killing and eating each other

In a simple analysis, we don't have to eat animals except in exceedingly minority instances of subsistence. We CHOOSE to exploit animals for food. It's likely that obligate carnivores don't make moral decisions. Wild carnivores are driven by instinct, but humans aren't. We're making a choice. That m...
by babble
Jan 13, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: meat is murder?
Replies: 15
Views: 6735

Re: Meat Is Murder?

I'm not speaking for the OP, but I'm defining murder as the intentional, unjustifiable killing of sentient life.
by babble
Jan 11, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Doesn't the Bible say we should eat meat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Doesn't The Bible Say We Should Eat Meat?

That something is *permitted* by one's particular religious scripture doesn't necessarily mean that it is required. For observant Christians who draw inspiration from the Bible, there's nothing in veganism that could be deemed a sin by Christian standards, so other moral considerations should (there...
by babble
Jan 11, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: meat is murder?
Replies: 15
Views: 6735

Re: Meat Is Murder?

If you value similar sentience, then flesh consumption is comparable to human murder. This doesn't say that animals and humans have *equivalent* characteristics. It says that even though species differences may exist, none of them are important *enough* to warrant treating one species as pets, and o...
by babble
Jan 10, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: In need of advice/support
Replies: 12
Views: 2497

Re: In Need Of Advice/support

Bone char *can* be used; sometimes charcoal will be used. Cane sugar is naturally amber in color, even after refining, and decades of *beet* sugar processing have convinced us that sugar should be white. Nowadays we place a premium on cane (I can't taste any difference, but some folks say they can),...
by babble
Jan 10, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Odd vegetarian situation
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Odd vegetarian situation

My tastes changed as I transitioned from omni to vegetarian to vegan. I eat a huge variety of plants I'd never have considered before. (Then again, I've been vegetarian for ages, so YMMV). I wouldn't automatically assume your tastes won't change; it's fairly common for your palate to change as you g...
by babble
Jan 10, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Do vegans really need B12 supplements?
Replies: 29
Views: 16687

Re: B12

Are B12 patches vegan sourced? I don't see any mention on their website.
by babble
Jan 7, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: In need of advice/support
Replies: 12
Views: 2497

Re: In need of advice/support

Hey all (newbie delurking, hehe), I avoid all the usual obvious ingredients, but a couple of places I inevitably stumble: process veganism and vitamin fortification/"hidden" ingredients. Can I track down every instance where a stearic acid may or may not be vegan? No. Can I confirm that ev...

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