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leebu



Joined: 23 Nov 2004
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Location: east yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 05 10:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Most vegans and vegetarians don't argue that their existence doesn't impact on animals, only that it is minimised and free of cruelty (and that includes slaughtering animals for food when we don't need to). Food needs to be produced and arable farming is a more efficient use of land than that used to rear cattle, especially if it is to be done ethically. They would argue therefore that a vegetarian lifestyle has the least impact...short of shooting themselves in the head to save oxygen! Mind you if they argue that in leather shoes then I agree, they deserve to have their bubble burst.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 05 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

leebu wrote:
Most vegans and vegetarians don't argue that their existence doesn't impact on animals, only that it is minimised and free of cruelty (and that includes slaughtering animals for food when we don't need to). Food needs to be produced and arable farming is a more efficient use of land than that used to rear cattle, especially if it is to be done ethically. They would argue therefore that a vegetarian lifestyle has the least impact...short of shooting themselves in the head to save oxygen! Mind you if they argue that in leather shoes then I agree, they deserve to have their bubble burst.


That's a perfectly rational argument that they can use... But there are gaping holes in it best left for another discussion

My point isn't that vegetarianism and veganism aren't moral lifestyles, it is that the moral issues here are way more complex than often they appear.

dornadair



Joined: 13 May 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 07 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After 15 years of Vegetarianism I am now guided along the principles that if I would be prepared to kill it myself I will eat it. Besides fresh rabbit just tastes so damn good!!!

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 07 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahem........Oxford english dictionary definition

**vegetarian Show phonetics
noun [C] (UK INFORMAL veggie)
a person who does not eat meat for health or religious reasons or because they want to avoid cruelty to animals:**

This word comes from an American Native word meaning **Lousy hunter **

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 07 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:
This word comes from an American Native word meaning **Lousy hunter **


I will have to tell my mate Olly that, he might turn veggie

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 07 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

leebu wrote:
Food needs to be produced and arable farming is a more efficient use of land than that used to rear cattle, especially if it is to be done ethically.


Agree with cab, the above is not necessarily true though- by 'more efficient' I assume you mean more weight of food can be produced (not taking into account any ethical/environmental considerations on either side).

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 07 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wombat wrote:
I don't remember there being a season for rabbits, thats why there are so many of the damn things around.
Went out on Monday night with lamp on my two acre field, shot 2 out of 8 that were grazing around. So, so many, making such a mess

Wombat


If you need a hand just let me know

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 07 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I see that deerstalker is down as being the originator of this post but that his post has vanished.

Two things.

There' nothing sweeter than a half or three quarter grown rabbit and secondly, in some areas the rabbit population has exploded. Rabbits can cause terrible damage to crops in May June and July, so if you are going to control them you might as ell eat them.

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
Posts: 385
Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 07 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The little gits have broken through the wire around my blackcurrants, sod all left except twigs

The air rifle is getting a trip out tomorrow

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 07 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rabbita are like American corporations - a good thing when rigorously controlled, but a nightmare when operating without constraint. Load up your subsonics, imagine each coney is wearing a Ronald McDonald cap and chanting 'would-you-like-a-pie-with-that', and open fire.

willding2007



Joined: 13 Jul 2007
Posts: 33
Location: rhondda valley
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no closed season for rabbits , but you will control the numbers more effectivlyby culling late winter early spring

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