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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 12:09 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I'm not veggie or vegan, but recognize that whatever I think of those views, a lot of people see it as a core part of "sustainable and ethical"...

Well they are wrong.
It may contribute, but it is a long way from being core...

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What is wrong with a thread within Recipes? We have a long one in the Grow your own section so no reason why it can't go the same way.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Because whether you agree with it or not, vegan/veggie etc is not about recipes, it is a considered viewpoint.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have no strong feelings either way regarding a separate vegan/veggie thread but fail to see why any of the relevant aspects do not fit into existing topic categories.

1000seeds



Joined: 21 Aug 2011
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Location: Garden of England
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi all, and thanks for the correction about jammie dodgers nick.

My 'title' as such said "food related". I definitely want to keep away from the politiical and ethical side of it - there are many other avenues on this forum to discuss it. This would merely be food you can eat, as a vegetarian or vegan. There may be the odd comment, is lettuce vegan or vegetarian; that's fine!

I think everyone knows what is meant, someone mentioned cheese, for example. I think a section on these, or even sub topics within the main one is worthwhile. Especially for someone like me just beginning. Not just the vegan processed foods i mentioned we are already unknowingly in many cases, eating; but making from scratch, using alternatives. It doesn't detract from meat or dairy eaters. It's an addition. Stand alone or sub topic.


jema
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Downsizer is all about tolerance and so whilst I would never want a ban on discussing the ethics, I think the mods would have to be very strict about the militant "meat is murder" brigade.
I have good friends who probably feel that way, but they don't feel the need to preach it. The net has the effect on a lot of people of letting them act in ways they never would face to face and a vegan forum would be a hot spot for this.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 17 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well if we are going there, can one of the vegans look at the care nurtured by some of the chicken keepers here and explain to me how it is exploitation?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Honey would be another case, but if we don't want to go into the ethical side of it, I think a thread in recipes still might be better.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Genuine question here but why is it considered murder to kill an animal for food yet a living plant is okay to kill and eat? After all it's still a living thing.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Genuine question here but why is it considered murder to kill an animal for food yet a living plant is okay to kill and eat? After all it's still a living thing.


Lack of an easily observable pain response.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahhh thanks HL, I've always wondered. So if that is the case, why won't vegans eat eggs? Surely no observable pain response there?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Ahhh thanks HL, I've always wondered.

For clarity, I do not claim that is the official answer.
Quote:
So if that is the case, why won't vegans eat eggs? Surely no observable pain response there?

Ah, but we are exploiting the chickens.
In the case of factory farms, they are entirely right, but the argument does not hold for any poultry keepers that I know.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 17 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

roadkill?

vermin on the veg? innocent bystanders? some of those are yummy, some much less so, in most systems many are bycatch or deliberate casualties to protect the veg

ps i have been a veggie /vegan eater for about 20% of my life, now i try to be an ethical omnivore

1000seeds



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 17 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The last few posts give the reason why i stated food related.

I agree with the point made by sgt colon, why is it okay to eat veg and not animals? I like eating both, but my reason for changing is not about the ethics of eating animals. It is about something else as previously mentioned. There will always be the minority who disagree with the rest , i simply thought it would be nice to have a section i can get ideas from. My friend has given me lots of ideas, unfortunately i can't eat most of it as i am a fussy eater.

Making mistakes is easy too. I was eating marshmallows the other day, i bought a load for a group of us volunteers at the nature reserve i frequent, to toast. I asked if she wanted one. "No. Do you know what's in it?" "Sugar, vanilla." I said. "And?" " Oh. gelatin." They won't go to waste though.

When we make anything, a vegan or vegetarian will have an alternative way of making it. that is what i hope will come of this.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 17 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Practically speaking, I don't see enough new posts in recipes for it to be worth subdividing. What about recipes that aren't substitutes but just happen to be veggie? I'm not going to go specifically to a veggie section, so I wouldn't come across those. You're limiting your market, in essence.

Edit- obv website layout is up to our benevolent overlords

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