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2012-10-08 11:33:36 AM  
Holy crap. According to the article some cows may still be alive before they get killed!

/knows the author probably means slaughtered in the butchered sense of the word but I think it was a poor choice.
 
2012-10-08 11:36:20 AM  

Aarontology: I only eat chicken abortions if they're a product of chicken-rape or chicken-incest or if the life of the chicken is in danger.


I have yet to see consensual sex between chickens. The rooster just gives chase and hops on. (You can tell which hens the roosters really like by their lack of feathers. The cocks have to hold on somehow.) Really, by our standards, all chicken sex is chicken rape.

So you're good.

/Why yes, I have watched.
//If you have a mixed flock of free-range birds, so have you.
 
2012-10-08 11:36:57 AM  

Mugato: FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: I feel bad for getting my breakfast eggs by putting a coat hanger to my pet chicken.

Hey, she can't afford an egg at this point. She has plans to go to college.

I guess I should have used protection.


twomutts: EvilEgg: Aarontology: I only eat chicken abortions if they're a product of chicken-rape or chicken-incest or if the life of the chicken is in danger.

I am not sure they get consent before they start farking that chicken. So there should be plenty for you.

Do we have to explain it to you again? A chicken cannot lay eggs if she is raped. Her body has natural doo-thingys that start prevents her from getting pregnant unless she is actively enjoying the sex. Therefore, if she lays an egg, it must be consensual sex!

[animalplace.org image 400x600]

/Look at how she is dressed. She is just asking for it
//Lay back and think of England...


wildcardjack: [fc00.deviantart.net image 600x750]


SacriliciousBeerSwiller:
I want to point out that the crime rate among poultry dropped significantly one chicken abortions became common. Coincidence?


r1niceboy: mmm, rooster sperm. The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. I know I'm going to start looking for that. Boiled eggs for me from now on,



I love you guys.
 
2012-10-08 11:36:57 AM  

Endive Wombat: Ugh, lost me on the first slide -

Lobsters do not have a Central Nervous System. They have Ganglia. Lobsters do not have a brain, per se, so, simply put - they lack the "processing power" to even register pain.


LOL.
 
2012-10-08 11:38:26 AM  

KiplingKat872: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Yup...sounds like PETA

It's not about not eating them, it's about conditions on these industrial farms.

Or are you o.k. with live cows being slaughtered because the kill area is half-assed?


Don't cows have to be alive in order to be slaughtered? How exactly do you slaughter a dead cow? Zombie cows????
 
2012-10-08 11:39:47 AM  
I don't just eat eggs. I also huck them at self-righteous animal rights activists.

/The ironing is delicious. As are the eggs.
 
2012-10-08 11:40:04 AM  

Langdon_777: Endive Wombat: Ugh, lost me on the first slide -

Lobsters do not have a Central Nervous System. They have Ganglia. Lobsters do not have a brain, per se, so, simply put - they lack the "processing power" to even register pain.

LOL.


but lobsters don't have a cloaca
 
2012-10-08 11:40:23 AM  
My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.
 
2012-10-08 11:40:40 AM  

WhippingBoy: Don't cows have to be alive in order to be slaughtered? How exactly do you slaughter a dead cow? Zombie cows????


1slaugh·ter
noun \ˈslo-tər\
Definition of SLAUGHTER
1: the act of killing; specifically : the butchering of livestock for market

O.K. Do you mind live cows being butchered becuase the kill area was half-assed?

Eating meat? Whatever floats your boat, dude. But the least they can do is make their lives and deaths humane.
 
2012-10-08 11:41:33 AM  
Ok, this article is just plain stupid! I never got the whole "Compassionate killing" thing/"Free range" this and that bullshiat. Let's call it like it really is without all the fancy stuff: Animals get killed, people eat them. There's nothing compassionate about that. And while I don't agree with the whole killing thing and feel it is wrong, it IS your choice to eat whatever the hell you want. It just pisses me off when people try to "pretty up" stuff. fark that!

/Vegan
//PETA sucks!
 
2012-10-08 11:41:35 AM  
I prefer the term "Liquid chickens"
 
2012-10-08 11:42:37 AM  

WhippingBoy: Don't cows have to be alive in order to be slaughtered? How exactly do you slaughter a dead cow? Zombie cows????


Dr. KaPorkian assists the Cows.

Honestly though, this is a good article. It's nice to learn about cruelty practices for the sake of a better, more responsible consumer. I hate the fingers in ears approach.
 
2012-10-08 11:42:42 AM  

KiplingKat872: WhippingBoy: Don't cows have to be alive in order to be slaughtered? How exactly do you slaughter a dead cow? Zombie cows????

1slaugh·ter
noun \ˈslo-tər\
Definition of SLAUGHTER
1: the act of killing; specifically : the butchering of livestock for market

O.K. Do you mind live cows being butchered becuase the kill area was half-assed?

Eating meat? Whatever floats your boat, dude. But the least they can do is make their lives and deaths humane.


Once we start treating all of our fellow human beings with the dignity and respect that they deserve, I'll start worrying about the cows...
 
2012-10-08 11:43:06 AM  

pute kisses like a man: KrispyKritter: force feeding to make pate seems cruel to me. then again the harsh conditions animals live under is nothing i want to endure.

I have not done any personal research on the matter, but I have heard chefs and the people who raise geese defend the practice somewhat. their argument is that the forcefeeding is done at a time when the geese are in the process of storing a massive amount of food/calories in their bodies before migrating. although forcefeeding sounds terrible to other people, it's not entirely unnatural for the goose at that time of the year.

/ then, instead of letting them go on vacation to the tropics, they kill them and eat their livers.


Yeah, there is a reason why the French term is called "gavage" or "to gorge or force feed" They do it to themselves in the wild. Hell, stick a duck or goose on a giant pile of food and it will stay there and it itself till it cannot fly. We as humans see gavage as cruel for two main reasons - We have a gag reflex, so we falsely empathize with the animal getting a tube shoved down its throat. Second, the process itself is specific - make the animal gain weight, get high cholesterol, become "unhealthy", etc.
 
2012-10-08 11:45:16 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: If you're craving the tenderness of veal, grab a meaty Portobello mushroom burger instead. Ours is topped with pesto and roasted red peppers and slapped on a whole-wheat bun for a cruelty-free 277 calories.

Get your rich pate fix sans guilt with vegan walnut pate. The animal-free version is made with herbs and meaty nuts, and it's cholesterol free.

OK, I'm all for pointing out some of the crueler aspects of food production. All good points.

But for farks sake, stop with the RIDICULOUS suggestions for replacements. A farking MUSHROOM as a replacement for meat? What? Is my mouth supposed to water because you put pesto on it? And WALNUT paste as an equivalent to foie gras? The whole thing sounds naive and patronizing as all hell. Just stop.


Liver paste makes me want to blow chunks, but I am not giving up veal parmesan. Or bacon. Or eggs. Or anything else I want to eat.

Fark you, PETA. When you kill thousands of housepets every year, you have no moral authority to complain about how others treat animals.
I'll listen to Temple Grandin, but not you assnuggets.
 
2012-10-08 11:45:37 AM  

Epicedion: Endive Wombat: Ugh, lost me on the first slide -

Lobsters do not have a Central Nervous System. They have Ganglia. Lobsters do not have a brain, per se, so, simply put - they lack the "processing power" to even register pain.

Giant ocean cockroaches.


Yup. People have no problem getting a can of Raid or some "environmentally friendly pest control, blah, blah, blah..." to kill ants and other bugs in their kitchen and homes, but god forbid you steam a lobster, crab, etc.
 
2012-10-08 11:45:40 AM  

mafiageek1980: Ok, this article is just plain stupid! I never got the whole "Compassionate killing" thing/"Free range" this and that bullshiat. Let's call it like it really is without all the fancy stuff: Animals get killed, people eat them. There's nothing compassionate about that. And while I don't agree with the whole killing thing and feel it is wrong, it IS your choice to eat whatever the hell you want. It just pisses me off when people try to "pretty up" stuff. fark that!

/Vegan
//PETA sucks!


Free range may have some advantages in the taste department. I'm not too concerned about the hormones (especially if it increases the size of bewbs), but the taste thing can be good. Unfortunately, there's simply not enough free range to support all the people as I understand it.

/Bison steaks kick ass. Just a small point of order.
 
2012-10-08 11:46:17 AM  

KrispyKritter: then again the harsh conditions animals live under is nothing i want to endure.


I don't want to be a dumb beast or get eaten by some other creature, but it happens. Foie gras is grotesque, but the entire notion of animals' feelings strikes me as a vain affectation. We abuse, exploit and destroy other human beings with impunity, but don't you dare slaughter a calf or keep chickens in cages that are too small!
 
2012-10-08 11:48:15 AM  

WhippingBoy: Once we start treating all of our fellow human beings with the dignity and respect that they deserve, I'll start worrying about the cows...


The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Gandhi

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer
 
2012-10-08 11:48:21 AM  

ronaprhys: mafiageek1980: Ok, this article is just plain stupid! I never got the whole "Compassionate killing" thing/"Free range" this and that bullshiat. Let's call it like it really is without all the fancy stuff: Animals get killed, people eat them. There's nothing compassionate about that. And while I don't agree with the whole killing thing and feel it is wrong, it IS your choice to eat whatever the hell you want. It just pisses me off when people try to "pretty up" stuff. fark that!

/Vegan
//PETA sucks!

Free range may have some advantages in the taste department. I'm not too concerned about the hormones (especially if it increases the size of bewbs), but the taste thing can be good. Unfortunately, there's simply not enough free range to support all the people as I understand it.

/Bison steaks kick ass. Just a small point of order.


I guess what I was trying to express is that people slap labels on all kinds of shiat to make it more appealing. Someone (I forgot who) recently did a study to show that just because it says it's free range, doesn't mean it is. I could go on a rant about Organic food doing the same thing, but I will save you the headache, lol.
 
2012-10-08 11:48:33 AM  
Personally I have not found any being on this planet that doesn't follow the basic rules (note: some animals have scored higher, than some people I have met):

Seek pleasure and avoid pain.

My problem seems to be with beings who find pleasure in another being's pain - did the lobster try to avoid being eaten? sh*t yeah!

(ps - I also have a problem with beings who feel no pleasure.)
 
2012-10-08 11:49:49 AM  

KiplingKat872: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Gandhi

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer


Wow, I've heard of those people; therefore they must be right!
 
2012-10-08 11:50:23 AM  

indylaw: I don't want to be a dumb beast or get eaten by some other creature, but it happens. Foie gras is grotesque, but the entire notion of animals' feelings strikes me as a vain affectation. We abuse, exploit and destroy other human beings with impunity, but don't you dare slaughter a calf or keep chickens in cages that are too small!


This reasoning makes the assumption that all people that protest the treatment of animals in factory farms care nothing about the plight of poor and oppressed humans.

That's so many different kinds of argumentative fallacies, it's falls under "rank B.S."
 
2012-10-08 11:50:23 AM  
9. The other, other white meat.

www.gamefront.com
 
2012-10-08 11:50:41 AM  

Coco LaFemme: My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.


I've tried them. Portabella mushrooms are a WISHFUL replacement for meat, much like a tofu dog.
But really, if you can't tell the difference between something that has meat juices and fat, and something that doesn't,
you must have a cold or not have any taste buds left.
 
2012-10-08 11:51:01 AM  
Apparently, you can make foie gras humanely, and easily, without force feeding, AND it will beat out top-shelf foie gras. This was back out in 2008 too, but ... it seems like it hasn't been popularized.

If you're a foodie, this may be of interest to you: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_barber_s_surprising_foie_gras_parable.htm l
 
2012-10-08 11:51:51 AM  

Langdon_777:
(ps - I also have a problem with beings who feel no pleasure.)


/insert wife joke here
 
2012-10-08 11:52:59 AM  
Whoops, meant to link that properly : Dan Barber's surprising foie gras parable
 
2012-10-08 11:53:00 AM  
Oh please, anyone can make food preparation sound evil, observe:

These are the cries of the carrot!
blog.lifescapecolorado.com
Each here, thousands upon thousands of these innocent plants are pulled from their roots, taken from their families, and sent to markets to be sold as food. Some will be eaten raw while others will be boiled or made part of a stew, but the most heinous of fates will be handed to them by a group known as the vegetarians...
images.travelpod.com
So fanatical in their beliefs, they will commonly use sharp knives to slice these carrots into into small pieces and create what they call a "salad" which is a mixture of the carrots and other vegetables that have shared the same cruel fate. During meals, they are known to condemn others for not trying their sadistic creation and take the hypocritical stance that "meat is murder" while ignoring their own display of vegetable genocide.
 
2012-10-08 11:53:01 AM  

KiplingKat872: WhippingBoy: Once we start treating all of our fellow human beings with the dignity and respect that they deserve, I'll start worrying about the cows...

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Gandhi

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer


Spewing hackneyed platitudes is easy. Adopt a special needs child and then try to impress me with how great your heart is. But that's too much work, isn't it?
 
2012-10-08 11:53:14 AM  

indylaw: Wow, I've heard of those people; therefore they must be right!


One of the recognized early warning signs of serial killer is the torture of killing of pets.

So you are saying that the opposite, that a sign of a good person is how they treat a being that is completely at their mercy, can't be true?

Sorry to get in the way of you enjoying your meat (which I have no problem with people enjoying meat, human beings are omnivores after all) in willful ignorance, but factory farms have appalling practices.
 
2012-10-08 11:53:14 AM  

mafiageek1980: I guess what I was trying to express is that people slap labels on all kinds of shiat to make it more appealing. Someone (I forgot who) recently did a study to show that just because it says it's free range, doesn't mean it is. I could go on a rant about Organic food doing the same thing, but I will save you the headache, lol.


Yeah - I have no doubt on that and have seen and suspected much the same, myself. As long as I like the taste, it's FDA-approved (having lived in countries where this doesn't happen, I can appreciate that it does make food somewhat safer), and it's available I'm all for eating it.

indylaw: I don't want to be a dumb beast or get eaten by some other creature, but it happens. Foie gras is grotesque, but the entire notion of animals' feelings strikes me as a vain affectation. We abuse, exploit and destroy other human beings with impunity, but don't you dare slaughter a calf or keep chickens in cages that are too small!


One point that gets left out of this narrative is how they die IRL. Large animals run down by a pack of hungry predators then clawed and/or bitten until they finally stumble to a stop due to exhaustion. At that point, they may get the luxury* of having said predator clamp their jaws around the prey's neck and asphyxiate it.

*it's better than crucifixion.
 
2012-10-08 11:54:58 AM  

Endive Wombat: Epicedion: Endive Wombat: Ugh, lost me on the first slide -

Lobsters do not have a Central Nervous System. They have Ganglia. Lobsters do not have a brain, per se, so, simply put - they lack the "processing power" to even register pain.

Giant ocean cockroaches.

Yup. People have no problem getting a can of Raid or some "environmentally friendly pest control, blah, blah, blah..." to kill ants and other bugs in their kitchen and homes, but god forbid you steam a lobster, crab, etc.


Besides, I think Alton Brown on "Good Eats" said placing live lobsters in the freezer cause them to enter a kind of hibernation state and will die almost instantly when immediately placed into boiling water.
 
2012-10-08 11:55:55 AM  
So Lobster or Flaxseed, Veal or a mushroom? Some tough dining choices there but I think I have to go with cruelty and death.
 
2012-10-08 11:56:30 AM  

WhippingBoy: Spewing hackneyed platitudes is easy. Adopt a special needs child and then try to impress me with how great your heart is. But that's too much work, isn't it?


You first.

You are just getting desperate at this point.
 
2012-10-08 11:56:57 AM  
i256.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-08 11:57:41 AM  

KiplingKat872: WhippingBoy: Spewing hackneyed platitudes is easy. Adopt a special needs child and then try to impress me with how great your heart is. But that's too much work, isn't it?

You first.

You are just getting desperate at this point.


Done. Your turn.
 
2012-10-08 11:58:08 AM  
Awesome!
Pure comedy.
 
2012-10-08 11:58:31 AM  

Coco LaFemme: My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.


yeah, i'm gonna have to call you a liar right there.

they (mushburgers) are OK. Edible. But most people are not going to BEGIN to say "my my, that was just as good as ground sirloin".

cuz honey, it ain't.
 
2012-10-08 11:58:39 AM  

ronaprhys: One point that gets left out of this narrative is how they die IRL. Large animals run down by a pack of hungry predators then clawed and/or bitten until they finally stumble to a stop due to exhaustion. At that point, they may get the luxury* of having said predator clamp their jaws around the prey's neck and asphyxiate it.


Actually, that is how most predators make their kills. Yes, they run them down, but they go for the neck snap or asphyxiation/drowning pretty quickly as they don't have the energy to waste either.
 
2012-10-08 11:58:46 AM  

KiplingKat872:
One of the recognized early warning signs of serial killer is the torture of killing of pets.


I think you meant to say the enjoyment of torturing and killing pets. Because there's no sense in doing that unless one enjoys it. However, that'd be totally different than food production, but let's move on.

So you are saying that the opposite, that a sign of a good person is how they treat a being that is completely at their mercy, can't be true?

Sorry to get in the way of you enjoying your meat (which I have no problem with people enjoying meat, human beings are omnivores after all) in willful ignorance, but factory farms have appalling practices.


I don't think anyone is arguing that torturous practices in food production are acceptable. However, the general argument is that factory farming is necessary to provide the quantity of food necessary. You're also making a bit of a leap in your argument by asserting that local butchers, who do this by hand, can cleaning kill the animals by significantly different methods that make it "okay" somehow for the food animal.
 
2012-10-08 11:59:04 AM  
It's the suffering that makes it taste so good.

And why the hell does the article's author think there are fried eggs on a cheeseburger?
 
2012-10-08 11:59:11 AM  

KiplingKat872: "Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer


*Tap-tap*

Dude...

There are SEVEN-FARKING-BILLION of us here now. We're nowhere near as "rare" or "special" as the religious nutjobs would have you believe in their arrogance. That's why they have to believe on a "ghod". So they can pretend to have a mandate to "be fruity and multiply".
 
2012-10-08 11:59:12 AM  

AllUpInYa: Coco LaFemme: My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.

I've tried them. Portabella mushrooms are a WISHFUL replacement for meat, much like a tofu dog.
But really, if you can't tell the difference between something that has meat juices and fat, and something that doesn't,
you must have a cold or not have any taste buds left.


Portabella mushroom burgers are GOOD, but If I want a real "beefy" taste (burger wise) without the blood/having to eat faux meats, my go-to is a "burger" made with chickpeas or another similar bean. Hell, throw a couple of drops of "liquid smoke"/right seasonings/veggies/good BBQ sauce, throw that bad boy on the grill, and you got yourself a tasty bean-burger! If I want fries, I make my own. If I want mac and cheese, I make my own (Nutritional yeast is a Vegan's best friend if you want a chessy taste, fark those fake vegan cheeses), etc.
 
2012-10-08 12:00:40 PM  

AllUpInYa: Coco LaFemme: My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.

I've tried them. Portabella mushrooms are a WISHFUL replacement for meat, much like a tofu dog.
But really, if you can't tell the difference between something that has meat juices and fat, and something that doesn't,
you must have a cold or not have any taste buds left.


Bit like computer games can be a replacement for war, rape and pillage - yeah I know it doesn't quite have that visceral feeling - but the salt and pepper 'squid' and the curry 'beef' at my favourite Buddhist run restaurant are to die for.
 
2012-10-08 12:01:14 PM  

KiplingKat872: but factory farms have appalling practices


And their existence dicks over the farmer's who operate them as the parent food companies will change standards to force the farm to accept the practices and then make the farmer pay for it.

Really, do caged hens have to be in a windowless ventless shack? No.
 
2012-10-08 12:02:05 PM  

AllUpInYa: Coco LaFemme: My boyfriend makes a mean portobella mushroom burger. We're not vegetarians, but we do like vegetarian/vegan foods, and eat them often. I can enjoy both tofu AND a steak. Anyway, my boyfriend marinates the mushroom caps in a balsamic vinaigrette, grills them up, sticks them between two toasted ciabatta rolls, and they're divine. I like a little lettuce and tomato on mine. It's just as good as a hamburger made with meat, and it's healthier.

If you watch cooking shows on Food Network, you'll see a lot of chefs using portobella mushroom caps as replacements for steak strips, hamburgers, and other like products in vegetarian recipes. It's not ridiculous, nor unheard of. Expand your culinary palates.

I've tried them. Portabella mushrooms are a WISHFUL replacement for meat, much like a tofu dog.
But really, if you can't tell the difference between something that has meat juices and fat, and something that doesn't,
you must have a cold or not have any taste buds left.


I think you're responding to something I didn't say. I never asserted there was no difference between a mushroom cap and a hamburger/steak. One is a vegetable, the other is meat. What I did say was, using mushroom caps as a substitute for meat in a recipe is just as tasty, and allows you to expand your recipes to be flexible enough for both meat-eaters and vegetarians/vegans. I love a good juicy hamburger, but I also like a "burger" where the meat is a mushroom cap. There's room for both in my diet and my tummy.
 
2012-10-08 12:02:27 PM  

KiplingKat872: Actually, that is how most predators make their kills. Yes, they run them down, but they go for the neck snap or asphyxiation/drowning pretty quickly as they don't have the energy to waste either.


That's kind of my point - in normal life, animals aren't dying some peaceful Disney-esque death where they simply go to sleep as the forest creatures sing a lullaby to quiet their soul. They're dying do to injury, the elements, starvation, or being food for something that's killing them - normally in some terrifying manner. Depending on the animal, you've got to look at the normal conditions for their life, too. Mostly food animals tend to have an "eat like hell and get as fat as possible during the spring, summer, and fall - then starve down to a bag of bones during the winter and start the cycle again" life. At least in factory farming they're getting to eat and die relatively quickly.
 
2012-10-08 12:02:29 PM  

Aarontology: I only eat chicken abortions if they're a product of chicken-rape or chicken-incest or if the life of the chicken is in danger.


Aaand it's awkward at work, thanks!

mafiageek1980: Ok, this article is just plain stupid! I never got the whole "Compassionate killing" thing/"Free range" this and that bullshiat. Let's call it like it really is without all the fancy stuff: Animals get killed, people eat them. There's nothing compassionate about that. And while I don't agree with the whole killing thing and feel it is wrong, it IS your choice to eat whatever the hell you want. It just pisses me off when people try to "pretty up" stuff. fark that!

/Vegan
//PETA sucks!


While PETA does suck, there is something to be said for treating animals humanely. They're still killed (well, not eggs anyway), but that doesn't mean they can't have a decent quality of life and as quick and merciful a death as possible.

/Have Vegan friends
//who ate a duck my friend raised, cause they knew 100% it was treated well
///first time either of them ate meat in 5+ years... surprisingly they *didn't* get sick
 
2012-10-08 12:02:37 PM  

MaliFinn: Turducken.


That's more horrible than anything that guy did in "Silence of the Lamb (chops)"
 
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