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by VBryan
Nov 15, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Boycott PETA
Replies: 6
Views: 3675

Re: Boycott PETA

A real problem is the absolutely enormous number of pets amongst the human population in many cities.
Try and guess how much seafood is provided to the domstic cats of the world - that alone is depleting our oceans.
I for one have had a number of pets over the years ... but never again.
by VBryan
Nov 15, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: vegan ethics question - eggs and dairy
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: vegan ethics question - eggs and dairy

I suggest you watch a movie called Earthlings .. or a Delicate Balance .. or ..Food Inc. Apart from that, in my view there is absolutely no reason to eat any product from an animal. Plants do the trick very well. There are plenty of reasons why the utilisation of animals to feed the world of humans ...
by VBryan
Nov 14, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: "Veganic" DOES NOT EQUAL "Vegan"
Replies: 1
Views: 2510

Re: "Veganic" DOES NOT EQUAL "Vegan"

I had not come across the term before but it is interesting to read about.
Thanks for the heads up.
by VBryan
Nov 10, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Not a Vegan or Vegetarian but...
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Not a Vegan or Vegetarian but...

Absolutely they would exist is the answer :) And to the second, it is "a" driving force amongst many. Reasons for being vegan include ethical, spiritual/religious, biological (essentially scientific if you must), environmental and health reasons are common reasons that drive the existence ...
by VBryan
Nov 6, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Thanksgiving Day?? turkey?
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: Thanksgiving Day?? turkey?

I believe vegans tend to shy away from eating turkey. In fact I am rather sure.
by VBryan
Oct 24, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Raw Spirit Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Raw Spirit Festival

Is this usually at a luxury 5 star resort?
by VBryan
Oct 17, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Overweight and Vegan
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Overweight and Vegan

The plain and simple answer I feel is to take in less calories each day. What will save your health and your life is the cutting out of processed foods. One thing you may contemplate If you can, is to find some green leafy based salad recipes that you like and can eat and enjoy consistently. There a...
by VBryan
Oct 17, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegans/Vegetarians Don't Help Animals Or The Planet
Replies: 18
Views: 5577

Re: Vegans/Vegetarians Don't Help Animals Or The Planet

By outlining all that, you essentially provide the answers with the statements. You certainly do outline a lot. It comes down to what will prompt change to the things that you outlined. The possibilities are gradual awareness (as helped by the occasional blog post), collective strong action groups t...
by VBryan
Oct 14, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: how to ripen avacados?
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

Re: how to ripen avacados?

I have heard about the apple thing a lot of times now. I have not tried it but it must work it seems. I just leave mine on a window sill in the kitchen and this seems to do well.
by VBryan
Oct 14, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Easy Fast Weight Loss Ideas!
Replies: 23
Views: 6185

Re: Easy Fast Weight Loss Ideas!

Not sure about the must have 8 glasses of water a day thing. If you lose little moisture and eat fruit that have a high liquid content then you could be right to keep living :D The cleaning as the means of getting some exercise in is a really good idea for sure. Exercise in the form of work, leisure...
by VBryan
Sep 28, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: The Meat Vitamin: B-12
Replies: 14
Views: 11850

Re: The Meat Vitamin: B-12

TwyztdVallcyrie has hit it dead on! This just amounts to a call for action on agriculture and its practices. Vegan, organic, permaculture is the way to go. This often quite sterile, mass produced, processed food society many of us live in is problematic in terms of many essential minerals and vitami...
by VBryan
Sep 28, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: Earthlings
Replies: 14
Views: 5609

Re: Earthlings

This movie was mentioned to me just recently. I recalled seeing it as a post here so it has prompted me to reply. A guy I know who normally prides himself with being cool headed and strong willed got so upset at this that he was hitting the side of his computer. For him to do that means it must have...
by VBryan
Sep 25, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: The case of the sickly vegan
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Re: The case of the sickly vegan

The vegans I have met are typically the most vibrant, healthiest people I have seen. The pale, weak, sickly people I meet are typically like that because they - don't get much sun, don't exercise much and don't eat well consistently. I guess that sounds rather obvious. I believe it is safe to say th...
by VBryan
Sep 19, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: we flavor meat with plants
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: we flavor meat with plants

I have been using a similar statement for quite some time now to highlight how vegan food does not need to be boring. What do we often add to food to help it have more flavour or taste exciting or give it that extra something? Herbs and spices right! Plants can certainly keep up with the whole flavo...
by VBryan
Sep 18, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Want to become vegan, needing advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Want to become vegan, needing advice

This is my view on it. The source of amino acids and or protein for pretty much all land animals is plants. Either directly from plants, or for those much smaller number of carnivores out there, eating the herbivores that ate the plants. The amount of protein you believe you need is very likely cons...
by VBryan
Sep 13, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: Proteins and weight loss
Replies: 12
Views: 13972

Re: Proteins and weight loss

Protein depravation is really had to get, I would bet no one you have met unless you have been to or live in some of the more tragic parts of the world where starvation is sadly killing so many. It typically only exists when you are literally starving to death! Most people ingest far more protein/am...
by VBryan
Sep 13, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: how much weight can i lose
Replies: 1
Views: 2334

Re: how much weight can i lose

It is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is but there are some things that can be mentioned in my view. If you are going to reduce calories you do not have to restrict nutrition which is all important. The most nutritionally dense foods per calorie are essentially green leafy vegetables on...
by VBryan
Sep 12, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: other vegans and how they relate
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

Re: other vegans and how they relate

You will find this with a lot of people in a lot of areas where passionate belief that does not fit or meet the standard set of day to day living with the broader society they live. This could be many things such as religion, politics, music, ethics and of course diet. You will find that a mxiture o...
by VBryan
Sep 8, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Should i let it go to waste?
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Should i let it go to waste?

If you wish to present yourself as "avoiding" obvious animal products then giveaway or throwaway are the choices I guess. I personally would not want money for them - I would just give them away. When I went vegan I had some leather items - I justified it in my mind at the time that giving...
by VBryan
Sep 8, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: More water = less fat?
Replies: 11
Views: 3032

Re: More water = less fat?

This always makes me smile when I read things like this. Part of the chemistry discovered a long time ago associated with turning fat to eventual sugars for energy use is the requirement of water molecules. At some point I can only assume, it was decided by a body of people that water intake can act...
by VBryan
Sep 5, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: prevent other animals from killing and eating each other?
Replies: 38
Views: 27998

Re: prevent other animals from killing and eating each other

Absolutely you cannot change things over night. But it is even worse to think too hard won't try in my view. By default many people will look for other food sources outside of meat due to environment issues, health issues as well as simple awareness. Sadly, as is it is right now, this very day, not ...
by VBryan
Sep 5, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Vegan Fail
Replies: 5
Views: 1910

Re: Vegan Fail

In my case it was essentially the more you read, listen, watch and hence learn the more earnest and passionate I became. There is zero doubt in my mind that vegan is the best for me, and the best for the majority of the world. In the long run - the entire world. Most of the people that know me respe...
by VBryan
Aug 31, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: General Health and Beauty Forum
Topic: When to eat Breakfast????
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

Re: When to eat Breakfast????

I personally take a liking to Fred Bisci's view on when to eat.
Breakfast some time after waking is what he promoted last time I heard from him. This is so you do not overload your body as it awakes as such.
Eating in daylight hours is the other big thing.
by VBryan
Aug 31, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Honey
Replies: 4
Views: 3234

Re: Honey

It is a no for me.
In my view, farming has been a great cause of environmental collapse as well as being destructive to many natural cycles. Small exceptions exist with vegan permaculture.
by VBryan
Aug 31, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: From omnivore to vegan:The dietary education of Bill Clinton
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: From omnivore to vegan:The dietary education of Bill Cli

Well, well. I did not know that. Brings a small hope to the truth of things in my view :)
by VBryan
Aug 23, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Meat for survival
Replies: 20
Views: 7106

Re: Meat for survival

Yes - those people should stop working in the meat industry. Yes we should stop the wool industry. Yes we should stop the leather industry. People are already homeless, people are already starving. I do mind people and animals alike losing their lives. Bees should keep their honey and sheep should o...
by VBryan
Aug 22, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Fake fur - your views?
Replies: 13
Views: 5798

Re: Fake fur - your views?

My view, not sure how general it is, relates to the idea that fake is better than real, howver encouraging this form of fashion where it is just the look rather than the practical is in some way supporting of it. Again this is just my view. I would rather see fur, fake or not, discouraged as a fashi...
by VBryan
Aug 22, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: accidentally ate/bought whey
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: accidentally ate/bought whey

If you are vegan you can not eat it knowing it is not a vegan product essentially. So outside of giving it to someone else to eat, there is the option of throwing it I guess. Not sure if there is some other creative use for it.
by VBryan
Aug 19, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Food Libel
Replies: 8
Views: 2316

Food Libel

I did not know there were laws stopping people badmouthing for example the meat industry. Essentially it is ok to advocate for veg for example but you are open for legal action if you actively verbally attack the meat industry. Apparently the movie Food Inc. goes in to it. I wonder how wide spread t...
by VBryan
Jun 14, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: I'm new to being vegan
Replies: 5
Views: 3685

Re: I'm new to being vegan

I personally do not eat honey - I feel the farming of bees for large human populations is wrong, and again, you really just don't need to eat it. There are great fruits and alternatives to honey that are vegan. There are quite a few types of beer/wine/spirits that are vegan. There are plenty that ar...
by VBryan
Jun 9, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Do vegans really need B12 supplements?
Replies: 29
Views: 16980

Re: B12

B12 deficiency is very common amongst non vegans as well. A lot of this can be attributed to eating a lot of processed foods I suspect. Vegetables/fruits growing out there in the wild blue yonder are sources of B12 by nature of the bacteria that are on them which is the main source of B12 for all he...
by VBryan
Jun 9, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: A Delicate Balance
Replies: 0
Views: 2265

A Delicate Balance

Not sure who else has seen this - it is a bit dated now but really is quite worth the watch all the same.
by VBryan
Jun 8, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Vegan Bakery
Replies: 3
Views: 4903

Re: Vegan Bakery

In Melbourne Australia there are a few bakeries that cater to vegans. They have varieties of vegan pies, sausage rolls, cakes and of course breads. In many cases the produce is indistinguishable from the normal versions of these products. Ultimately there are very few food types that cannot be appro...
by VBryan
Jun 6, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: My opinions,
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: My opinions,

In my previous life I was a sheep that not only did not believe in god but ended life miserably being served up at a Christian festival.
This time around I am trying a different tact.
by VBryan
Jun 5, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: In need of advice/support
Replies: 12
Views: 2619

Re: In Need Of Advice/support

Things that can help are - cutting out or removing as much as possible processed food. Learning what products are "ok" and making them part of your routine shopping list.
by VBryan
Jun 2, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: E. colie outbreak in Europe
Replies: 0
Views: 1924

E. colie outbreak in Europe

It seems that vegetables are copping a bit of flack in Europe at the moment. One way or another the source is animal guranteed!
Poor cucumbers got a bad reputation for a while there.
by VBryan
May 31, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Humans can survive without meat... but how will they evolve?
Replies: 40
Views: 21786

Re: Humans can survive without meat... but how will they evo

Canines in humans are quite equivalent to many herbivores, even horses have better ones than us :lol: Our small mouth and teeth are quite supportive of the herbivore idea. We have pursued every environment and “learnt” to supplement diet with meat to exist. Living as an omnivore does not mean best t...
by VBryan
May 30, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Is The Internet Vegan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: Is The Internet Vegan?

For many, vegan does not go much further than a vegan diet. For others it includes clothing. Limiting animal products go in to your body and limiting what animal products are warn on the body. For some people the idea of removing themselves from the modern world because of its abuse of the environme...
by VBryan
May 26, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Shoes
Replies: 20
Views: 13614

Re: Vegan Shoes

My work/formal shoes I purchased from a shop in Melbourne called Vegan shoes and are made from microfiber. I am not sure if they are still in business but they were in Smith St, Fitzroy.
Your feet still breath with these.
Apart from that I just wear canvas shoes most of the time.
by VBryan
May 26, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: How do you like your chicken?
Replies: 16
Views: 5335

Re: How do you like your chicken?

I like my chickens free, smart, armed and with teeth - and as a result armed to the teeth :D
Oh and I also like them dancing and frolicking through the fields - and possibly fiords.
Only cause I like fiords.
That'll learn yah to try and eat 'em.
by VBryan
May 25, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: I'm a lazy and new vegan, suggestions would help:)
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: I'm a lazy and new vegan, suggestions would help:)

I like to have mosly raw vegan food in my diet. No cooking - very easy to clean up afterwards and best of all you keep a lot of that good nutrition with little denaturing. The perfect diet for the 'lazy' and a great choice for the environment and your power bill etc.
by VBryan
May 15, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: What is heat?
Replies: 9
Views: 5823

Re: What is heat?

You could say it is movement or change in anything - from very samll (smallest actual or currently theoretical particles) to the scale of the Universe perhaps :D
Could we consider changes / oscialltions of space time a form of heat?
by VBryan
May 9, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Why don't you drink milk or eat cheese?
Replies: 51
Views: 37038

Re: Why don't you drink milk or eat cheese?

I do not eat milk or eat cheese as these are non vegan foods. The question in this forum should be why are you vegan essentially rather than anything this specific. New born babies should have breast milk in the same way all other mammals who are herbivores provide milk for their new born to begin w...
by VBryan
May 6, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Nuts and Seeds
Topic: Nuts Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 3879

Re: Nuts Basics

I love almond nuts. I prefer most of my food raw vegan. With true nuts (cashews for example are really not nuts) I soak them for a period of time – they really become plump and delicious. The theory is that living seeds and nuts wait for rain or water to be present before coming to life and sproutin...
by VBryan
May 4, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Vegan Relationships
Topic: When Veggies and Omnis procreate
Replies: 26
Views: 16260

Re: When Veggies and Omnis procreate

If it has got to the point where you have had kids then I guess your co-existence has been established to some point in terms of food consumption in the relationship.
I personally as a rule for "in the house" is that no animal food would be allowed. Out of the house - freedom is theirs :D
by VBryan
May 4, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Omega 3
Replies: 6
Views: 4850

Re: Omega 3

It does make me laugh when there is some effort by a “scientist” or “expert” to convince that the only successful or worthwhile source of some essential ingested element comes from an animal like fish or otherwise. It brings images to mind of animals struggling around the Savannas of Africa wilting ...
by VBryan
May 4, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Bible state it is ok to kill animals for food
Replies: 20
Views: 10001

Re: Bible state it is ok to kill animals for food

Here are some points and links that cover some aspects quite well
http://www.vnv.org.au/
If you go to the site map there are some articles in relation to religion.
by VBryan
May 3, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Grass for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Grass for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper

Scientific misnomers #71 - Nutcracker Man NUTCRACKER Man did not eat nuts after all. After a half-century of referring to an ancient pre-human as Nutcracker Man because of his large teeth and powerful jaw, scientists now conclude that he actually chewed grasses instead. The study "reminds us th...
by VBryan
May 2, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Are vegans uptight and cranky?
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Are vegans uptight and cranky?

I would say most are less than "average".
But essentially people are uptignt and cranky some of the time and vegans are people :P
by VBryan
May 2, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Not a vegan at heart???
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Not A Vegan At Heart???

I suggest you read , watch, listen and just learn on the subject/lifestyle. Ultimately conviction and your own passion is what will make it easier to adhere to. There are issues of ethics, health, environment and even spirituality if you are a spiritual person.
by VBryan
Apr 29, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Vegan Humor
Topic: Count the black dots
Replies: 5
Views: 5845

Re: Count the black dots

An amazing mind trickster!
I had black dots zinging here there and everywhere - just popping in to existence and blinking out in those intersections.
by VBryan
Apr 29, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Is it hard for you to be a vegan?
Replies: 11
Views: 3467

Re: Is it hard for you to be a vegan?

If you do not read and learn about your choice of striving to be vegan then you can find yourself having a hard time in many ways. Once you learn as much as you can and live it for some time it is easy as pie - well vegan pie anyway.
by VBryan
Apr 29, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: The reason why there is no such thing as a vegan
Replies: 58
Views: 10767

Re: The Reason Why There Is No Such Thing As A Vegan

Essentially all the protein/protein building blocks come from plants. Carnivores just wait for all those herbivores to take it all in, build it up and then eat them. I love your science which stipulates that if you eat meat you will become intelligent. This theory that meat consumption or any type o...
by VBryan
Apr 29, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Humans can survive without meat... but how will they evolve?
Replies: 40
Views: 21786

Re: Humans can survive without meat... but how will they evo

From just a “science” perspective the following may be said. It is clear to me that humans are plant eaters by nature of their evolution and this is fairly clear when we look at the biology of us and our ancestors. It is also clear that meat consumption was an act of survival elected by some of our ...

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