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Vegans And Vegetarians.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by timmytree, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    :laff:...
     
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    To twist your statement Stevie: Even the planet's true herbivore aren't true herbivores... if you look in more detail. Take a standard Hereford cattle out in the field. It must consume a large number of invertebrates that live on the grass it is eating. Cannot avoid them really. The inverts must only form a tiny part of its diet, but the effects might have some significance. Not sure if anyone has looked into this.
     
  3. TORNADOS7

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    Quorn mince (Fusarium Venenatum) is a fungus "fermented in vats" which you eat... o_O

    Fusarium Patch (Fusarium Microdocium Nivale) is a fungal infection that's "present in all turf" and which I spray for on the greens at work, niiiiice.... :confused:

    Think I'll stick to me joint of beef thanks... :thumb:
     
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    Do you eat mushrooms though?
     
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    Yup... :thumb:
     
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    It was discovered by chance in a furrow in a ploughed field. A lot of people cannot tolerate Quorn - a fact that they are in no hurry to advertise. No surprise really, as our ancestors weren't in the habit of eating any bit of slime they found in a ditch.

    If I remember correctly, many years ago the producers were prosecuted for giving the impression that it was made out of mushrooms.
     
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    It's a horrible thought buddy, knowing full well what it is... :confused:

    A mate of mine at work used to eat it until I pointed out what it was, needless to say he no longer eats it... :laff:
     
  8. Blue BSA

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    You are a pescatarian then.
     
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    Now that bit I really don't get, won't eat meat but will eat fish etc... :shrug:

    What's the reasoning behind that ?...
     
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    I started the veggie thing about a year ago, stopped eating meat at home, only had it when we went out for meals or if I worked on a Saturday I would have builders breakfast.
    Then as I ate more no meat substitutes I finally went vegetarian, couple of months ago now.
    So far it works for me, I won't never be a vegan.
     
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    I stopped eating fish same time I stopped eating meat, each to there own really.
     
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    Absolutely buddy, it don't effect me what others do, just never quite got that bit "after all" flesh is flesh ain't it, be it fish or chicken/beef etc...

    Weird... :shrug:
     
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    True mate.
    I asked on the forum a while ago about the thoughts of vegans and veggies shooting vermin. I have been hunting 30 years or so all over the world and since last year don't really hunt now, more target shoot. Not sure if that's part of me not eating animals so not shooting them or what.
     
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    I come to a happy medium , I'm a vegan while I sleep and a carnivore while I'm awake, just trying to do my bit:D
     
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    Shouldn't make any difference whether yer a vegan/veggie or not really buddy (unless yer shooting fer food of course) as pest/vermin control is not about principles, it's about restoring natural balance, conservation, preservation, crop protection etc, whether some of us choose to eat what we shot or not is irrelevant as far as I can see buddy... :thumb:
     
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    There's always one... :facepalm:

    :D...
     
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    As an aside, I remember seeing (on QI I think) how this urban myth originated.
    When the RAF developed radar during WW2, the press got wind of a particular fighter pilot who enjoyed great success shooting down the enemy at night, a feat unprecedented up until then. To stave off unwanted attention from their new invention, the RAF said his success was down to a carrot-heavy diet. And so the myth was born.
    As a further aside, the government at the time, concerned with the rapid spread of STD's from yank servicemen to local women, propogated the little white lie that venereal diseases could be caught from toilet seats, thus sparing the blushes of those women afflicted, who would not normally have consulted their local doctor as he would have been a friend of the family and word would have soon been spread of their indescretions. A very shameful situation when your husband is away fighting in some god-forsaken sh*te-hole.
     
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    cats-eyes Cunningham I think he was called

    I was a vegetarian yesterday, a piscatorian today and tomorrow I may give a the cows a go, i'm proper equal ops
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    I fall into that category,I havnt eaten meat for 29 years now but I do eat fish. I don’t eat meat because I don’t like it,similar to some people not liking brussel sprouts or broccoli for example. I still eat some fish because I like it. Some have a stronger fishy flavour and that’s not something I like so I don’t eat those.
    I’m not keen on labels but I understand it makes me a Pescatarian,so be it,but that does mean I get blasted from both sides. Meat eaters will stand there pointing at the ‘Veggie/Vegan’ and questioning my sanity and telling me I should eat steak and plenty of it too if I wish to be a real man and the Vegi brigade will still think I’m a murdering so and so and tell me Fish have feelings too. The fact that I shoot and hunt drives them completely nuts. Perhaps because of years of this complete BowLocks I have a adopted the philosophy of I don’t care what anybody eats and they should return the compliment. I read a lot of old Fanny on here about not eating meat and it’s the same tired old rubbish every thread. Like most things in life it’s about achieving a fine balance and food intake and resulting health is no different. I am expected to fit the stereotype of some puny pasty runt but I’m 17 stone,6 foot tall and tan to a glorious golden brown :cool:
    Most of what I see trawled out on here about ‘Vegi’s’ is in fact examples of preachy vegans so I don’t think it has much merit regardless of how many likes the testosterone oozing OP of said claim gets or how many follow up claims of ‘I eat Steak for every meal’ it inspires from the real men of the forum.
    Please forgive me my little rant, i love the forum and I’m a Country Lad that has shot and fished my whole life but even here I don’t really feel i fit in as there is always a ‘Vegi’ thread or two doing the rounds and it’s becoming rather tedious. It was a lot easier when I was a kid, the jokes were always on ethnics and the Irish but those days have gone and the Vegi’s get it. The Irish have had a good run of getting left alone so any chance of giving them a bash once more and allow people like me abit of a breather please? :thumb: Tongue in cheek obviously but my point is that if I was to start a thread on a Minority group it wouldn’t last too long would it. Atb Phil
     
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    Just stumbled on this fascinating thread.

    After visiting a slaughter house (Turkeys) as a youth, it was too much for me. So little respect for a life taken, and I found this repeated on local farms where I seasonally worked during holidays.

    It was easy and good for my head to get some distance from that. Still is.

    As to health and being skinny, I have had no problem on well over 40 years not eating meat. Large, robust and productive, not the stereotyped image at all.

    I don’t preach and don’t opinionate over others meals. I don’t see myself as better than meat eaters, perhaps more aware of where my food comes from.
    The meat industry is by and large a very unpleasant place to see. I recommend a visit.

    But this is just MY choice.
     
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