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2013-02-03 05:00:41 PM  
6 votes:
vegans shouldn't have animals
2013-02-03 05:13:14 PM  
5 votes:
If you can't feed your animal meat due to some idiot "moral" stand, then don't own a farking carnivore as a pet! It's not rocket science, you assholes!
2013-02-03 05:03:43 PM  
5 votes:
Vegans are idiots.
2013-02-03 04:19:01 PM  
4 votes:
So from the article, yes you could feed your dog a vegan diet and it won't starve him.  That said why would you unless the reason you're a vegan has nothing to do with health and if that's the case why are you enslaving a dog?
2013-02-03 05:07:15 PM  
3 votes:
Butland says that Major Wigglebottoms IV and Willie Kerfluffington II quickly adapted to their new diet and now can't get enough of it.

Holy crap, who the hell names their pets that? This guy shouldn't be allowed to own pets.
2013-02-03 06:22:46 PM  
2 votes:
Want a generally helpful hint on telling what something is supposed to eat? Look at their teeth. Sharp pointed teeth for tearing flesh evolved that way for carnivores. Thick broad teeth for grinding plant matter evolved that way for herbivores. Animals with a combination of both evolved to be omnivores. Chances are the digestive tracts of these three groups are similarly equipped to handle those types of food.

Dogs are meant to be carnivores. Humans are meant to be omnivores. Veganism goes against nature. The enamel on our own teeth is too thin to have evolved for eating only plants over a long period of time, plus our incisors and canines are designed for consuming flesh. More importantly however is how the rest of the body digests food and is able to take nutrients and energy for life. Humans or dogs eating only plants, even if you mash them into the shape of a steak, is just going against the basic physiology of the body.

Basic health > social ideas.  Veganism is bad for you. And it's bad for your dog.
2013-02-03 05:41:42 PM  
2 votes:
I have not eaten meat in 17 years, but this is retarded.
A dog's digestive track is short. Slow digesting foods won't be processed fully. Essentially, these people are giving them nothing but roughage.
2013-02-03 05:40:48 PM  
2 votes:
Some years back I was at a party (in Berkeley, of course) and some stupid biatch started telling me how she was converting her cat to a vegan diet of tofu.  I was almost thrown out of the party when I started yelling at her.
2013-02-03 05:08:18 PM  
2 votes:
Funny how people who claim to respect animals don't respect their dogs.

Dogs don't think about meat and ethics the same way a vegan does, so how is it ethical to force them into the vegan "philosophy"?

Besides, it is a fashion, and not a "philosophy" anyway.
2013-02-03 09:50:51 PM  
1 votes:
The week before Christmas, the morning my best friend of 10.5 years was scheduled to be put down, I cooked him an angus strip steak, covered it with real cheddar cheese, and garnished it with several of his favorite snacks. He ate damn well and was damn happy with his belly full of steak.

If I have him belly full of salad and tofu, I am pretty sure he would haunt my ass for the rest of my days. "WTF human?!? After all I did for you, this is how you chose to send me off?!?"

Dogs have pointy teeth. They want steak.
2013-02-03 08:35:09 PM  
1 votes:
The fark headline for this article is dangerous. Dogs lack an enzyme to digest tofu, and feeding dogs tofu can make them extremely sick and even kill them. Some well intentioned fools have put recipes online for homemade tofu dog food. After my dog developed diabetes and I realized that most store bought dog foods contain high fructose corn syrup (there were fewer alternatives available at the time), I started making my poodle's dog food from scratch. I got the recipe from a neighbor who'd fed his elderly poodle homemade dog food for years. I went online looking for alternatives and found a tofu recipe. Not realizing the danger, I made it for my dog and she got extremely bloated and sick. I researched it more thoroughly after that and discovered that she could have died from the tofu. While the article cited, in itself does not make mention of tofu, I'm concerned that someone might see the fark headline and decide that giving their dog tofu is a good idea. That person is out there. I just want to emphasize the dangers of doing so.
2013-02-03 06:52:55 PM  
1 votes:

taurusowner: Want a generally helpful hint on telling what something is supposed to eat? Look at their teeth. Sharp pointed teeth for tearing flesh evolved that way for carnivores. Thick broad teeth for grinding plant matter evolved that way for herbivores. Animals with a combination of both evolved to be omnivores. Chances are the digestive tracts of these three groups are similarly equipped to handle those types of food.

Dogs are meant to be carnivores. Humans are meant to be omnivores. Veganism goes against nature. The enamel on our own teeth is too thin to have evolved for eating only plants over a long period of time, plus our incisors and canines are designed for consuming flesh. More importantly however is how the rest of the body digests food and is able to take nutrients and energy for life. Humans or dogs eating only plants, even if you mash them into the shape of a steak, is just going against the basic physiology of the body.

Basic health > social ideas.  Veganism is bad for you. And it's bad for your dog.


This, for god's sake.  If god had intended us to be vegan, she would have given us a stomach with four segments to digest vegetable matter, like cows.  She didn't.  She wouldn't have given us canine teeth with roots that reach into your cranium (more or less).  The fact that vegans find reality icky is a problem with them, not reality.  Oh, and the fact that vegan's brains are large enough to support idiot thinking is because they are in fact, not vegans.

/And yes, I and my dog want steak.
2013-02-03 05:51:15 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-03 05:47:32 PM  
1 votes:
If you starve the poor dog, it'll eat anything after a while.  Those Doxies are eating the vegetables because it's all they're given.  Give them a choice and they'll be all over some Alpo without even looking at a carrot.
2013-02-03 05:42:59 PM  
1 votes:

Daemonik: "When they call it byproduct, it could be 80 per cent chicken and 20 per cent scraps," said Sullivan. "There's no way to trust that."

This, this is the root of the problem.  You know, when a carnivorous animal eats another animal, the FIRST bits they go for are the internal organs, the parts that humans tend to avoid like the plague.   They could give a shiat if the meat is sirloin or "pink slime", it's all food to them.


They go for the stomach and gut especially, that's how they get their vegetable matter. Contrary to what the vegan in the article stated, they are not omnivores, they do not have all the enzymes necessary. It has to be predigested for them by herbivores. The good brands of dog food will actually include these enzymes along with the food so they're not simply passing it when they eat.

Will most dogs happily scarf down veggies? Sure, in fact any dog owner knows that they'll eat almost anything, they don't know if it's good for them or not.
2013-02-03 05:33:58 PM  
1 votes:
"When they call it byproduct, it could be 80 per cent chicken and 20 per cent scraps," said Sullivan. "There's no way to trust that."

This, this is the root of the problem.  You know, when a carnivorous animal eats another animal, the FIRST bits they go for are the internal organs, the parts that humans tend to avoid like the plague.   They could give a shiat if the meat is sirloin or "pink slime", it's all food to them.
2013-02-03 05:29:08 PM  
1 votes:

Anal Tobacco Furnace: furiousxgeorge: haywatchthis: vegans shouldn't have animals

Yeah, it's animal slavery.  I can confirm that dogs do in fact find salad delicious but I think it's bizarre to deny your dogs meat.  Give them a balanced diet.

THIS

Also, give your kids a balanced diet.


Unless you're trying to kill them.

/not sure when the site was last updated, but the info there is nice to have on hand in case you bump into people who are beyond stupid and want sources
//not that they'll read them. Ever.
2013-02-03 05:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: If you can't feed your animal meat due to some idiot "moral" stand, then don't own a farking carnivore as a pet! It's not rocket science, you assholes!


Yeah, this. If you're so concerned about the moral well-being of animals, let them live in wild packs and forage for their own food and stop exploiting them for your own selfish needs. And don't give them such homoghey names, you freaks.
2013-02-03 05:17:19 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-03 05:05:16 PM  
1 votes:
Butland says that Major Wigglebottoms IV and Willie Kerfluffington II quickly adapted to their new diet and now can't get enough of it.

People who name pets with overly pretentious British-sounding titles should be punched in the nuts.

Also, dogs will eat just about anything. I wouldn't be too worried.
 
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