Friday, November 23, 2007
A message to all vegetarians...
You certainly passed on the turkey for Thanksgiving. You don't eat the flesh of the cow. You may even avoid chicken ovums (aka eggs) or the fluid from the udder. I think you owe it to yourself to watch this video by the Canadian band The Arrogant Worms. It's an important message and something that must be faced. (I was vegetarian for 15 years so I know your passion, your righteousness, your sensitivity - I know you.) Enjoy the song.
Hey, this is meant to be funny, don't get your shorts in a knot, whether you're a carnivore, herbivore or ominvore...
And have you noticed potatoes actually emit a scream when in the microwave? Somewhat disconcerting.
Great video. My morning smile.
Beth. I stab my potatoes with a fork before playing them in the microwave.
Mary. I agree about gardening. Aside from tomatoes and grapes, I get the rest of my produce from Whole Foods. It's efficient.
I thought they outlawed mullets?
Maybe that was just a wonderful dream.
Nothing but dream...
My daughter is not eating animals these days, and I really did go 15 years without (and now eat fish and fowl - chickens being much like a broccoli with feathers).
There's a huge eat-local movement in my area. I get organic veggies and fruit delivered to the door every week - ordered through the web. A real slaughter!
And yes, Fairlane, this song's old enough that there is indeed a mullet - but maybe it's a joke too.
I'm going to send her this video. :-)
Nice one and I still get misty-eyed when I see a mullet.. or a pullett..
But beyond the laughter there is an actual issue.
How can I say this without stepping on toes - I guess I can't, so I just ramble.
The earth is just so big, as large at it is. You take out your tape-measure and tell me.
But that is not the point, the point is that protein produced on a square mile by plants - is about 20 times (no I'm not kidding - twenty times) more efficient than raising beef, fou or other meats ... like sheep.l...
So there is a practical issue here to start with, one that might matter in the future no matter if you like to eat meat or smash pumpkins.
But - there is always a "but" isn't there - one aught to be fair.
I live in New England. Deers have become a pest in quantity because their natural predators have been decimated by humans.
So now, when I shoot a deer - that graceful animal which I do adore alive, I do not take away of natures life. Simply, because my local environment is so. Therefore I eat venison, I had some tonight!
Yes, the logical answer is to focus on agricultural products, definitely. (Let us have the carrots scream!!!)
But all depends on your own very local environment. Sometimes it is advisable NOT to be a vegetarian... and so the story goes.
And in particular situations, it is not even healthy to be a vegetarian. To explain this, it would need a brand new post.
I can see you shaking your head and saying "what?"
One objectifies life by killing it.
Anyone who kills an animal can also kill a person. Proven fact: That's how serial killers start.
Oh, I forgot the crows - I dislike these carnivores. But I never actually got one. My shotgun was too antiquated. Those were the days when I worked on a farm.
As for deer, there are no wolfs to take care of the population. They spawn like sperm - just out of control.
So no, I do not feel empathy for the animal if someone kills a deer. You see, I love venison and I do admit it.
Does that make me a serial killer?
I think your logic is bourgeoisie bullshit, Seraphine.
Like the video here, you got to kill the carrot.
Vegan warnings, command our respect
But Freegans still remain perplexed
They claim no vegan diet is pure
Eat only what’s locally secure
Gorillas grazing in the mist
Reminders of our shopping list
Chimps like us, devour some meat
The endless cycle, of life bitter sweet
Zee and Seraphine - if you two can make it to Nelson I'll serve you both dinner (a menu with choices of course), with good wine... and we'll sort this out. You can stay here too.
Last night I had my ex sister in law over with her kids and a friend. Two eat-anythings, one only-fish-or-fowl, two vegetarians... and my nephew Otho who mostly likes dessert.
I served a mixed green salad with Tuscan dressing, wild rice, a Thai stir-fry with tofu and almonds... and grilled chicken on the side for those interested. For dessert - red seedless grapes in organic lemon yoghurt... and two chocolate covered raspberries each. A nice Shiraz for booze.
Anyone want to analyze that meal?
Seraphine - I snuck him some extra chocolate, so he was fine...
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