Are vegetarians plant killers??
♠_Krash_♠: According to Monika Hilker from the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin, plants are intelligent life that communicate through chemical signals. They are capable of listening, talking, seeing, and feeling, all senses for which most people think only animals have the capability.
Linda Walling from the University of California agrees, noting that animals actively ward off predators in order to survive. Many plants release chemicals or other deterrents when a bug nips at their leaves or stems, similar to how the immune system releases antibodies to ward off infection or disease. Plants are also able to identify nearby plant competitors and alter their growth patterns away from other plants.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed plant responses to predators and found that in less than 20 minutes, a plant being eaten by a caterpillar was able to convert carbon from the air into a chemical compound designed to deter the caterpillar from continuing. It appeared to perform this task entirely from scratch.
Plants also send signals that are the equivalent of a cry for help, often attracting predators of their predators who s,natch up the attackers and eat them. This is just one of many ways in which plants communicate with the living world around them in order to survive.
So if eating animals is seen as wrong because their intelligent(not by all vegan's but you know the one's i talk of) ,is it not then hypocritical of vegan's because they also choose to eat intelligent life?
dillybear: Reminds me of a movie .....thinking thinking thinking .....ill youtube it and get back to you.
Watch out vegans plants are evolving
♠_Krash_♠: Uhuh dilly,more cow and less carrots i say,you gotta keep an eye out for plants,tricky little buggers that they are..
Aryaa: They [plants] are capable of listening, talking, seeing, and feeling, all senses for which most people think only animals have the capability.
--This statement is false.
Eat whatever you feel like eating....just don't try to find reasons to justify it.
Reetz68: This is a cx@*& up! I cant stop laughing... I love what your all saying. So we dont eat cow & we dont eat veggies.... what left is there?? what do we eat that isnt killing??? tell me and maybe I'll eat it.... as long as its not green, slushy, smelly & peutride. LOL
There's got to be a solution?? If we grow our own vegies & raise our own animals, could we do a little dance, sing a little tune & say a prayer for sacrifice... then somethin's gotta give in?? surely. I think I seen a movie, where the witch in it did this to a goat. Stardust? I think?
Good luck with the anti-vegie thing...
Hyenablood: maybe dirt, I hear it's got alot of minerals in it...but wait, is that screaming I'm hearing ?
Metaphorguy: In my opinion, vegetarians are simply spoiled, from developed countries, who want to feel good about themselves so they refuse to eat meat from the poor helpless animals. Plants are intelligent and so are virus and bacteria that die in their bodies everyday. Yes, in a society so far removed from the process of killing livestock it's easy to develop all these social things such as vegetarianism. I doubt a Bushman would ever consider being a vegetarian if he/she were hungry. It would be an option of eating or not eating and anyone who went without food for a long period of time would simply change their beliefs or starve.
Comrade_: haaha I like this thread! ah only mankind! why a lion will never bother to question his diet haahaha
but this is a good point esp. for persons who try to guilt you into turning a vegetarian..
The ultimate is called Fruitarianism, they'll only eat what falls from the plant naturally; that is: foods that can be harvested without killing the plant.
Metaphorguy: Waiting until fruit falls from the tree sounds ridiculous. And furthermore I think that a human can do so much more from meat than can the meat in a cow. A cow's purpose is simply to stand on four legs and raise its calves. A human can do so many better things from a cow's meat. However, I do think that an animal should be killed in the least painful process ever, they still have nerves and can feel the pain, however brief.
MsRedRidingHood: Humans are hunters and gatherers, we eat to live. Everything is grown, farmed, slaughtered for that sole purpose.
I enjoy a salad just as much as i enjoy a steak
KrAsH: Wow i forgot about this thread
Maybe we should have a pyschotic save the plants group S.A.P <<< Save All Plants..
Then we could find vegan restaurants and throw handfuls of bloodied mince at them
StuckInTheSixties: I want to be absolutely sure to avoid anything that could possibly be politically incorrect, so I only eat air and rocks, and I only drink rainwater.
calybonos: I only eat vegatables that have died from natural causes
...like onions battered in whole wheat flour and fried in moose lard
KrAsH: Megetables *100 per cent real meat vegetables*
Do you suffer from Vegetable Intolerance?
There they are. Just laying there on the plate. Vegetables. Many people don't want to eat them due to moral, religious or dietary reasons. However, the shame and social pressure that comes from not consuming them can cause pain, both physical and emotional.
Many people have issues with the consumption of vegetables. From moral, ethical and religious reasons to the simple creepiness of eating something that sprouted out of the ground. Others find that vegetables don’t agree with their digestive systems or taste in music. We at Megetalabs have created Megetables for people who, for whatever reason, are vegetable intolerant.
We have faced many technical challenges while creating Megetables. One of the most daunting was determining which animals would produce the best vegetables. When we started, we thought about the obvious; color correlation.
Shouldn’t white bunnies make the best cauliflower?
Shouldn’t orange kittens make good carrots?
As it turns out, this wasn’t the case, and lucky for us, since most vegetables are green. We were anticipating needing a huge supply of parrots to make most of our product line. But it turns out that there is no color correlation at all between the animal and the type of the Megetable product that they make.
Orange kittens for example make terrible carrots, but they make great green peppers!