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by vegan71
Feb 3, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Dental problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Re: Dental problems

Without knowing exactly what your child eats, it's tough to make an assessment. I knew a woman many years ago who was "vegan", but lived primarily on potato chips, soda pop, pastries and coffee. She was not healthy. That said, there is much more to health than just diet. You might want to ...
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: What are the alternatives to testing on animals?
Replies: 5
Views: 5558

Re: What are the alternatives to testing on animals?

There are many good books out there that address this issue intelligently. I would suggest Dr. Ray Greek's, "Sacred Cows & Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals". Try to ignore the trolls here who apparently feel no compassion for anyone but themselves and interrupt th...
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: When we eat meat, we are not breaking any laws.
Replies: 25
Views: 12486

Re:

I don't know. I guess not. But these are animals and people DO eat animals. Humans are animals as well. I learned this in third grade science class. People wage war, destroy the environment as cause incredible suffering for other animals. Just because we do it, doesn't make it right. There are peop...
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Snakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3403

Re: Snakes?

nomibucha wrote:Snake is very dangerous so always keep away from it


Only a very small percentage of snake species are any danger to humans.
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Snakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3403

Re: Snakes?

I suggest looking at it not just from your point of view or the point of view of other humans. Certainly a snake may be safer in a cage, but can it enjoy the full life that it would in the wild? Can it enjoy the sun? A swim? Sex? The sights, sounds and smells of it's natural environment? Can it sati...
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

Re: Hi Everyone

Welcome! Another site you might like is happycow.org
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Vegan Poem Forum
Topic: The Greater Good
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: The Greater Good

Thank you for these heartfelt words.
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Vegan Poem Forum
Topic: They Will All Die...
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Re: They Will All Die...

Thank you.
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Vegan Poem Forum
Topic: other mothers
Replies: 1
Views: 904

other mothers

OTHER MOTHERS Occasional denial aside, all children lover their mothers perhaps even those who never meet them; the orphan, the adopted, the runaway, the rejected Our earliest icons were mother figures- Earth Goddess, Earth Mother Mother's Day, Earth day Separate events, similar origins Is any bond ...
by vegan71
Jan 26, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Vegan Poem Forum
Topic: deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Chicken In A Cage

Factory farming is the epitome of human indifference to the suffering of others. Humans are the only animal that is the enemy of all other species.
by vegan71
Jan 10, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New to the forum just looking for some advise
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: New to the forum just looking for some advise

For those new to vegan diet and philosophy, I've just updated my Thinkin' Folks Books website and added a Suggested Reading List.

It includes books on related issues...Racism, Sexism, Speciesism, etc.

http://www.sites.google.com/site/thefirstism/
by vegan71
Jan 10, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New to the forum just looking for some advise
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: New to the forum just looking for some advise

You can find much info on this site, and tons by searching the Internet.
Most libraries carry books on vegan diets, vegan philosophy and animal rights.
There are also quite a number of DVDs.
by vegan71
Dec 22, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Green Food Drink
Replies: 5
Views: 3000

Re: Green Food Drink

That stuff looks nasty. I wouldn't even try a drink of it. Looks can be deceiving. I looked at something like that once. My friend said, "'I'll buy lunch if your try it!" I did, and found it do be quite delicious! I once heard a man in a restaurant boast to the waitress, "I never eat...
by vegan71
Dec 16, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Vegan Products Discussion
Topic: Vegan Clothing
Replies: 14
Views: 6212

Re: Vegan Clothing

Just cover yourself with banana skins. No need to cover your crotch area you have hair for that, unless you women shave it I've been waiting for you to post something of value, but all we get is rather childish comments that apparently you think are cute or funny. You look even more foolish with ea...
by vegan71
Dec 15, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Farm Animals
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

Re: Farm Animals

Leave up to you animal lovers you would have a cow in your living room. Just feed the cow some fresh green grass, your living room would get painted with cow shit. You people are never that bright. Majority of you have a burnt out light bulb in your head. :joker: Your compassion for others is overw...
by vegan71
Dec 12, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: How to Get the Nutrients You Need
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

Thank you for posting all this info. Sadlly, more and more people in today's world don't have the option of being vegan for a variety of reasons...location, extreme weather and war. And even more sadly, most humans don't care about such relevant issues such as conservation, the environment or world ...
by vegan71
Dec 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Persuading children to eat more fruit and vegetables
Replies: 1
Views: 2403

Re: Persuading children to eat more fruit and vegetables

I like the old traditions (back when families actually ate meals together) where the eldest were served first, then the "middle aged', then the children. The children got hungrier as they watched the elders compliment the cook and the food. Usually when a child rejects a particular food, it's b...
by vegan71
Dec 3, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: why would you eat from animals?
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Re: why would you eat from animals?

That makes no sense. It should read "Why would you eat animals? Meat from animals is a healthy for you. Especially when you raise them and then eat them without all the chemicals that the stores put in the meat to make it look fresh. Humans fall into two rough categories...those who can empath...
by vegan71
Dec 1, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: 1200 Calorie Non Vegetarian Indian Diet Plan Menu For Weight
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Re: 1200 Calorie Non Vegetarian Indian Diet Plan Menu For We

Losing weight is not the only health concern affected by diet.

This diet does not mention the risks of eating animal products. Nor does it mention the environmental impact of including animal products in the diet, let alone the rather profound effect it has on the animals confined and killed.
by vegan71
Nov 24, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: I need help with a huge mouse problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Re: I need help with a huge mouse problem!

Hi vegantreegirl. You need to hire an exterminator in order to locate the nest. You see, it doesn't matter how many mice you catch if you don't eliminate the nest itself because, if you don't eliminate the nest, they'll just keep coming back. I learned this from the exterminators who used to manage...
by vegan71
Nov 21, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: How to build a Vegan World
Topic: I need help with a huge mouse problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Re: I need help with a huge mouse problem!

Mice and other critters sometimes enter human homes to escape the cold or for food. When I had cats, they kept the problem under control. But in the end, they have a right to live too, as you state. Traditionally, farmers and others stored food such as grains some distance from the home (when practi...
by vegan71
Nov 20, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Veganism And The Environment Forum
Topic: Population Growth and Environmentalism
Replies: 10
Views: 6286

Re: Population Growth and Environmentalism

Since we are so over populated, why don't the people who feel so strongly about it, be the first ones to get the population declining. Do you see how dumb this is? All the people in the US could fit in the state of Texas, not anymore, after all the immigrants have come here. I'd like to hear more a...
by vegan71
Nov 19, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: We Don’t Eat With Meat-Eaters
Replies: 6
Views: 5994

Re: We Don’t Eat With Meat-Eaters

I guessed that was your purpose in joining VC.

Most folks join to share ideas and learn more about the pros and cons of various diets and lifestyles.
by vegan71
Nov 18, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: We Don’t Eat With Meat-Eaters
Replies: 6
Views: 5994

Re: We Don’t Eat With Meat-Eaters

Because you are cowards. Then go take your veges and go eat in the dog house, wait you can't the dog is a meat eater. Guess you go sit by the garbage cans, oops not there either, rats eat meat too. So go suck it up and socialize with the people that eat meat. Your not perfect. :blah5: Just how does...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Oxalic Acid
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: Oxalic Acid

I saw nothing on the link you posted about iron deficiency. It warns about other things like kidney stones, but there are more than one point of view on this. I've been eating most of the foods advised against on that site and have never had an iron deficiency in my 72 years. I did have a kidney sto...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Animal Farming Is An Efficient Use Of Land
Replies: 12
Views: 11301

Re: Animal Farming Is An Efficient Use Of Land

Dr. David Pimentel, award-winning and highly respected professor of agriculture and environmental studies goes into great detail in the classic text by him and a number of his colleagues..."Ecological Integrity: Integrating Environment, Conservation & Health". He writes that while it m...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Veggie Questions and Answers
Topic: Ethics of going to college with animal testing
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Re: Ethics of going to college with animal testing

It's probably better to go the better university and start educating other students about what happens there. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ([url]pcrm.org[/url] has been working to eliminate research on non-human animals for decades, and addresses the issue of class room teachin...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Vegan Cinema Lounge - Movies Discussion
Topic: Forks Over Knives
Replies: 9
Views: 4295

Re: Forks Over Knives

While I appreciate the motivation of those who made the film, I'm not sure about the title premise. In the chapter "The Fork as a Weapon" in my book, "The Weaning of America", I suggest that the fork was originally the multi-pronged spear, used to kill non-human animals (especial...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: 6th day of being vegan :)
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Re: 6th day of being vegan :)

You're not doing people any favors by supporting their bad habits. If you didn't drink, would you drink with someone not to be rude? How about smoking cigarettes?

Be proud of your decision to be vegan...don't hide it!
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Vegan Parents
Topic: Friends and family
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Re: Friends and family

You can respond simply with, "I have my reasons". Sometimes this will arouse enough interest that your detractors will ask you what your reasons are. Carry a few handouts listing the four primary reasons for choosing a vegan life style. Offer them a tidbit like, "Dr. Neal Barnard says...
by vegan71
Nov 15, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Vegan Website Reviews
Topic: Websites of Particular Note:
Replies: 52
Views: 16852

Re: Websites of Particular Note:

wude wrote:
vegan71 wrote:You might like my site:

[url]sites.google.com/site/thefirstism/[/url]


:cry: - What's vegan about eating dead chickens, Vegan71?


Nothing. Why do you ask?
by vegan71
Nov 11, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Vegan Website Reviews
Topic: Websites of Particular Note:
Replies: 52
Views: 16852

Re: Websites of Particular Note:

You might like my site:

[url]sites.google.com/site/thefirstism/[/url]
by vegan71
Nov 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Vegan Nutrients Forum
Topic: Milk is perfect food .
Replies: 11
Views: 5421

Re: Milk is perfect food .

"The amounts and the kinds of sugars, proteins, fats, salts, enzymes, minerals and hormones are unique to all species. nature "designs" the milk of rabbits so that a baby rabbit will successfully grow into an adult rabbit, with the physical characteristics of all rabbits, and an immun...
by vegan71
Nov 1, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Enough is Enough
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Enough is Enough

I understand your impatience. But try to allow them a few imperfections. The important thing is not how so much how they seek support, but what they do with the money from donors. I've been involved in the animal rights/welfare movement for almost forty years. There are great organizations, and some...
by vegan71
Sep 30, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Health officials warn of vegan dangers for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: Health Officials Warn Of Vegan Dangers For Kids

Sounds like the same old meat industry propaganda. At an ag school where I used to work, their nutrition texts still claim that meat is the only source of B12, and is a major problem for vegans. This has been debunked over and over for several generations. Like any diet, one must pay attention to wh...
by vegan71
Sep 4, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Whole Foods Market Selling Rabbit Meat
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

Re: Whole Foods Market Selling Rabbit Meat

At Whole Foods, profit trumps compassion for non-human animals.
by vegan71
Jul 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Why bother
Replies: 30
Views: 16163

Re: Why bother

Exactly who gave you the right to decide what animals "should" go extinct? Why not kill chickens? One reason might be that chickens have lives too. They are sentient beings that experience pain, pleasure, wonder, curiosity, and compassion for others. Please consider reading Jonathan Balcom...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Religion
Topic: Why bother
Replies: 30
Views: 16163

Re: Why bother

I don't think you understand what I am saying. Relating what I am talking about (lower order animals etc) to human beings is completely taking it out of context. As for wrongly harming another, who decides what is right and wrong? I don't think humans will go extinct here (barring catastrophic even...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Veganism And The Environment Forum
Topic: I hope I can be worth 15 seconds of your time,
Replies: 8
Views: 5083

Re: I hope I can be worth 15 seconds of your time,

I agree. People should not be forced into something because of another's opinions. That's equal to Christians preaching on the street coner. Everyone is entitled to his/her beliefs. All the protesting has created a bad image for vegetarians. When I say I am vegetarian, people look at me like I'm cr...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What's the best way skin deer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: What's the best way skin deer?

RhinoHide wrote:Does anyone else have any input? Please help. My wife will not leave me alone.


The opinion that should perhaps concern you most would be that of the deer...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Vegan label question
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Vegan label question

I'd say yes. They are honest enough to admit that their facility also processes animal products...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Should I end my life?
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Should I end my life?

Despite a rather high IQ, I graduated college with a 2.97, and while I'm glad I went to college, it has not benefited in any financial way. You are a good person, obviously with concern and compassion for the world around you. I'd be glad to be friends with you. And I don't care about your skin colo...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Why should we behave better towards animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 9941

Re: Why should we behave better towards animals?

Because they are our neighbors and kin.
Because they are sentient beings with lives full of emotions and experiences, much as are we.

May I suggest two books by Jonathan Balcombe? "Pleasurable Kingdom" and "Second Nature".
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Factory Farmed Chickens Desperately Need Our Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Re: Factory Farmed Chickens Desperately Need Our Help

Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

The founder of United Poultry Concerns is an old friend.
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Is it ethical to keep a pet?
Replies: 39
Views: 32342

Re: Is it ethical to keep a pet?

I prefer "companion animal" to "pet" which infers ownership of a lesser being. Would you consider living with a black person slavery? Of course not. So it clearly depends on how you think about and how you treat the non-humans in your household. I lived with a wonderful canine fr...
by vegan71
Jul 14, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

Re: My Opinion

Thank you for your honesty. I wouldn't compare religious proselytizing to sharing factual information of the implications of diet. I have no need to eat animals or milk taken from them (other than my mother when I was a child). My reasons for becoming a vegan: Concern for my health Concern for the h...

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