If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?

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Why do they do it? Surely it's doing the animals more harm in the long run?
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:rofl:

Nothing needs saying.
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Personally, I don't eat animals because I don't like the taste of them, and I'd feel sick if I ate them, knowing that they have been living before.. I feel better eating vegetables/plants than I do TAKING THEIR LIVES from them.
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Hahaha....
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Personally, I don't eat animals because I don't like the taste of them, and I'd feel sick if I ate them, knowing that they have been living before.. I feel better eating vegetables/plants than I do TAKING THEIR LIVES from them.
You know that plants are alive, right? We take the lives of billions of corn plants every year, but nobody bats an eyelid on moral grounds just because they don't have anything analogous to the nervous systems of the animals that we commonly eat.

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Whilst I would personally opt for in vitro meat (vat-grown) if/when it becomes available over normal meat, I have no ethical objection to the consumption of meat at all; my only concern is the wider environmental impact of meat consumption - how much land we use to sustain areas that are very poor in biodiversity, how much water and food is used to raise cattle, etc. These concerns can and do stretch to arable agriculture as well, though - we've devoted a ridiculous amount of the Earth's surface to growing a select few crops, resulting in unhealthy monocultures that are terrible for encouraging biodiversity compared to the environments (often vital wetlands and forests) that they replace.
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lol, er. I don't eat grass or leaves or bugs or anything... so I'm not eating 'all their food'.

I'd just much rather that a living thing hasn't had to die for my benefit.
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hmmm its not neccessary that vegetaraans love animals , i assume most of them hates animals as they dont eat them. actuallywe all held responsible for the destruction of natural habitate ov animals.
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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
You know that plants are alive, right? We take the lives of billions of corn plants every year, but nobody bats an eyelid on moral grounds just because they don't have an animal nervous system.

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that's a massively stupid argument, plants do not feel pain like animals do..
humans are animals, just like cows and pigs and the numerous other types of animals slaughtered for our tastebuds every year..

just personally i do not think it's justified to murder an animal so selfishly
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It's just one of those things.
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(Original post by Jeffy91)
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Why do they do it? Surely it's doing the animals more harm in the long run?
LMAO!!!
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(Original post by Jeffy91)
As title.

Why do they do it? Surely it's doing the animals more harm in the long run?
:facepalm:

so we can either eat the animals food, or let the animal eat the food, then eat the animal.
the animal that gets eaten would burn some of the food (by living), meaning you get less energy out of the animal then you would by eating the animals food.
this means that by eating the grain we are leaving more food for the animals, not that there's a shortage though.
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Ummm..I am a vegetarian because I just feel to grossed out by the idea that I am eating a living object.
I mean if taste is so important, maybe humans are tasty as well. And anyways veg dishes are tasty enough to keep me happy for the rest of my living life.
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(Original post by charcharchar)
that's a massively stupid argument, plants do not feel pain like animals do..
humans are animals, just like cows and pigs and the numerous other types of animals slaughtered for our tastebuds every year..

just personally i do not think it's justified to murder an animal so selfishly
You're right, humans are animals. Highly evolved, omnivorous animals that require the nutriment within meat as part of a balanced diet - many minerals and metals required in trace quantities can only be obtained effectively through the consumption of meat.

Do I care about animals? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean that I think that eating meat is immoral. I think that there should be exacting, enforced standards for the welfare of farm animals to ensure that cruelty is minimised, and that the best available practice for killing farm animals should always be employed, whatever that practice may be.
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This is pure excellence.
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title is straight off sickipedia

its still true though
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(Original post by Jeffy91)
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Why do they do it? Surely it's doing the animals more harm in the long run?
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Don't really think animals eat Quorn...

and that's all i eat.
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lol... But which plants do humans eat that animals also eat? No human eats grass, just like no animal eat beans or cereals.
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(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
You're right, humans are animals. Highly evolved, omnivorous animals that require the nutriment within meat as part of a balanced diet - many minerals and metals required in trace quantities can only be obtained effectively through the consumption of meat.

Do I care about animals? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean that I think that eating meat is immoral. I think that there should be exacting, enforced standards for the welfare of farm animals to ensure that cruelty is minimised, and that the best available practice for killing farm animals should always be employed, whatever that practice may be.
They require nutrients that are in meat, but they don't require them to be sourced from meat. Can you prove that statement? Doesn't sound right to me - especially as the life expectancy of vegetarians is higher than non-vegetarians (I'm not saying this is because of the vegetarian diet, just it shouldn't really be higher if they are lacking essential nutrition the other groups are getting), they clearly can't be that essential.

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Don't really think animals eat Quorn...

and that's all i eat.
That really can't be healthy.
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but i dont wanna eat rabbit food and grass
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An equally passionate hatred towards vegetables obviously :yep: haha :') Seriously guys this joke is overdone!
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