Meet your meat

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  1. Not_Punny

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    Watch this video aaaaaaaall the way through and tell me if you want to support these industries buy lining up at the meat counter.

    Meet your meat... :eek:

    = = = = =

    As a long-term vegetarian, I believe that the only meat one should eat regularly is dick! :biggrin1:
     
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    I watched this last summer! I can't go there again!
     
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    Looks like dumbcow left in the nick of time (I still miss him, though).
     
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    LOL - and you still eat meat?! :eek:
     
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    Me too. Hopefully he wasn't carted off by the beef industry!
     
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    Will you hate me forever if I PM you an amusing story?
     
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    Oh, you know that I couldn't possibly hate anyone as charming and dashing as yourself! Love to see the story! :tongue:
     
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    Well during the onslaught of PETA I went out and bought a full length mink coat ( I want to go on record by saying I never really wanted a fur coat, but I bought it to piss the PETA people off), and was in Aspen at the time that they changed the smoking laws in restaurants (at the time you could only smoke at the bar) So to make a long story short, one night out I ordered Veal:eek: and the waiter was so disgusted with my coat, my cigarettes and my order, (he was not able to hide contempt as well as most do here) At the end of the meal he asked me how I could own such a coat and eat veal with no remorse? I said " How are you going to be able to spend the tip I'm giving you without remorse?
     
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    Nice story NudeYorker... I totally agree!
     
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    I made it to the cattle section - had to shut it off. Tough to watch.

    That statement about the hens living in those close cramped quarters laying eggs, so cramped that many are not able to ever spread their wings out for their entire lives.... and the cattle being systematically branded without painkillers...

    Which made me think of african-american slaves a couple hundred years ago, also systematically branded and shuttled around in chains. Many people thought of them as animals also.

    Thoughout much of man's evolutionary history, he's fed upon nature: vegetation, nuts, berries, grains, beans. Animal products are not necessary for a healthy body (in fact, there is evidence that animal fats do more harm than good). Eating animal flesh is a luxury, not a necessity.
     
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    well played, sir
     
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    I seriously doubt that many people become vegetarian simply because animals get killed for food.
     
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    :dance:

    Funny. Sometimes one HAS to be as un-PC as possible.

    PETA people can be such assholes, but who ELSE is doing their job? The meat industry really needs to change its practices, and sometimes I think that the ATTITUDE of PETA, and some of the nutty equivalencies they draw, are doing more harm than good.

    But still -- don't you ever feel a twinge of sympathy as you chew your chicken??!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Very true. I'm in the middle of reading The China Study, and anything more than 5% of meat/dairy in one's diet is dangerously unhealthy.

    Plus, I spent some of my childhood living right next door to a HUMANE farm, so I know that it doesn't have to be done the disgusting big-business way.
     
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    "Animals" is a relative term.

    Humans are animals, also. We are also "edible". I have no doubt that nudeyorker, Pecker and surferboy - diced, cooked and spiced appropriately - could be served up as attractively as veal, sirloin or roast duck L'orange. But, since we're the top of the food chain, we make the rules.
     
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    When I was a child my stepfather used to take my brother and I to a farm to look at cows and figure out which one he was going to buy and have butchered and wrapped for our family. Until I was in college I thought that's how everyone bought meat!
     
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    You could always ask it ...

    "He sat down.
    The waiter approached.
    'Would you like to see the menu?' he said,
    'or would you like meet the Dish of the Day?'

    'Huh?' said Ford.
    'Huh?' said Arthur.
    'Huh?' said Trillian.
    'That's cool,' said Zaphod, 'we'll meet the meat.'

    ...

    A large dairy animal approached Zaphod Beeblebrox's table,
    a large fat meaty quadruped of the bovine type with
    large watery eyes, small horns and what might almost have
    been an ingratiating smile on its lips.

    'Good evening', it lowed and sat back heavily on its haunches,
    'I am the main Dish of the Day. May I interest you in the parts
    of my body?'

    It harrumphed and gurgled a bit, wriggled its hind quarters in
    to a more comfortable position and gazed peacefully at them.

    Its gaze was met by looks of startled bewilderment from
    Arthur and Trillian, a resigned shrug from Ford Prefect and
    naked hunger from Zaphod Beeblebrox.

    'Something off the shoulder perhaps?' suggested the animal,
    'Braised in a white wine sauce?'

    'Er, your shoulder?' said Arthur in a horrified whisper.

    'But naturallymy shoulder, sir,' mooed the animal contentedly,
    'nobody else's is mine to offer.'

    Zaphod leapt to his feet and started prodding and feeling
    the animal's shoulder appreciatively.

    'Or the rump is very good,' murmured the animal. 'I've been
    exercising it and eating plenty of grain, so there's a lot
    of good meat there.'

    It gave a mellow grunt, gurgled again and started to chew
    the cud. It swallowed the cud again.

    'Or a casselore of me perhaps?' it added.

    'You mean this animal actually wants us to eat it?' whispered
    Trillian to Ford.

    'Me?' said Ford, with a glazed look in his eyes, 'I don't mean
    anything.'

    'That's absolutely horrible,' exclaimed Arthur, 'the most revolting
    thing I've ever heard.'

    'What's the problem Earthman?' said Zaphod, now transfering his
    attention to the animal's enormous rump.

    'I just don't want to eat an animal that's standing there
    inviting me to,' said Arthur, 'It's heartless.'

    'Better than eating an animal that doesn't want to be
    eaten,' said Zaphod.

    'That's not the point,' Arthur protested. Then he thought about it
    for a moment. 'Alright,' he said, 'maybe it is the point. I don't
    care, I'm not going to think about it now. I'll just ... er ... I
    think I'll just have a green salad,' he muttered.

    'May I urge you to consider my liver?' asked the animal,
    'it must be very rich and tender by now, I've been force-feeding
    myself for months.'

    'A green salad,' said Arthur emphatically.

    'A green salad?' said the animal, rolling his eyes disapprovingly
    at Arthur.

    'Are you going to tell me,' said Arthur, 'that I shouldn't have
    green salad?'

    'Well,' said the animal, 'I know many vegetables that are
    very clear on that point. Which is why it was eventually
    decided to cut through the whoile tangled problem and breed
    an animal that actually wanted to be eaten and was capable of
    saying so clearly and distinctly. And here I am.'

    It managed a very slight bow.

    'Glass of water please,' said Arthur.

    'Look,' said Zaphod, 'we want to eat, we don't want to make
    a meal of the issues. Four rare stakes please, and hurry.
    We haven't eaten in five hundred and sevebty-six thousand
    million years.'

    The animal staggered to its feet. It gave a mellow gurgle.
    'A very wise coice, sir, if I may say so. Very good,' it
    said, 'I'll just nip off and shoot myself.'

    He turned and gave a friendly wink to Arthur.
    'Don't worry, sir,' he said, 'I'll be very humane.'

    It waddled unhurriedly off to the kitchen."

    Alternatively ...

    Scientists Seek to Create Docile Zombie Animals


     
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    LOL -- you must have had a big freezer!
     
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    I have seen it.. YIKES!
     
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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!!

    Sigh, I'm going to have to re-read those books again. I'd forgotten that, uhm, tasty bit... :biggrin:

    :eek: If we are what we eat, then I guess we really need a civilization of docile humans standing around...
     
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