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  1. I'm English and there's not really any taboos tbh, obviously with strangers you probably don't wanna talk about masturbation, some sex etc
  2. The only thing that's good for you is plants and water - anything else like oil etc is not healthy - of course coconut oil is a healthier option instead of 'butter' or olive oil etc
  3. I completely agree with you, and would just like to add about all animal products causing harm, people say they love animals yet eat them or eat their products and it completely boggles me. I believe that this was completely the wrong way to get publicity and can damage the animal welfare issue just like peta does a lot.
  4. I came across this article the other day. It talks about how replacing a red meat diet with an insect diet could potentially reduce global warming, improve our health, and help end world hunger. I feel like this might interest you I personally don't believe in harming any living beings, and further believe that plants can give you as many nutrients you need. I feel like humans would only cause more harm by opening up yet another branch for the animal agriculture by using insects
  5. Social and cultural anthropology is amazing!! Ever since studying it I now want to go to uni and study it further with either politics or international development. I would say to google ethnographies, you need to be able to remember the date, the author/director and the title It can be anything like a documentary to a book, as long as it is factual and has studied a different culture/aspect of society. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do (I do HL)
  6. that's weird, I'm the only person in my music class
  7. I'm not arguing that we should stop eating plants because it is just as unethical as eating meat, I'm suggesting that we shouldn't discriminate against species. I find it interesting how people will protest on the streets to put a stop to eating meat, while they won't hesitate to slap a mosquito or swat a fly. But I agree with you in that it is unethical to eat meat from an environmental perspective. I, myself, only eat one meal per day with meat, the rest are vegetables. Not only is this diet healthier, but it is also better for the environment. Yes I agree with you there, except that it's contradictory saying about speciesism (discriminating against species) but then saying you still eat meat and I'm guessing you eat dairy and eggs too? The dairy industry is horrendous for the suffering and pain caused as from buying dairy you also support the veal industry, with the egg industry you support the mass killing of baby male chicks that are either grinded up or suffocated in a bag.
  8. No problem at all, being bisexual myself I see no reason why others would be offended for something that is none of their business.
  9. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of global warming that we can all help with, at 18% towards global warming (more than all transportation on the planet) it is increasingly becoming a bigger issue and no one is talking about it! If you want to reduce your carbon footprint a lot then switch to a plant-based/vegan diet as using animals for food is destroying this planet. Source
  10. Plants are living sentient beings too. Non-human animals can connect with humans on a higher level than plants, pigs are more intelligent than 2-year old humans but also your argument is flawed as by eating meat you use more plants
  11. I don't know where i heard this from, but i remember someone once telling me that in Christianity, God apparently said that when there was hardly any food to go around, perhaps like a famine of crops and thats why He said that... but that originally we were meant to eat veggies and nuts etc I don't know for sure though as I am not christian and have not read the bible... but i was wondering if anyone knew anything about this. What you're refering to is before man got kicked out of the Garden of Eden. Anyway, heres the thing I was talking about: Acts 10:9-23 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.†14 “Surely not, Lord!†Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.†15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.†16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven. 17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there. 19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three[a] men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.†21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?†22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.†23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests. What denomination of christianity do you belong to? It differs from group to group. That would be Assembly of God I believe that we shouldn't bring religion into this argument but more so the facts and figures. Google the affect of animal agriculture on the environment, youtube 'uprooting the leading causes of death' for the health reasons to go to a fully plant-based diet and watch Earthlings on youtube for more info on the industries.
  12. It's not ethical to eat meat because we're in a world where a lot of us don't need to, to provide protein and all the other nutrients. It causes so much harm to the environment as it is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the combined exhaust from all transportation on the planet. Eating meat can cause cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. I know some people who used either a plant-based or raw plant-based diet to treat their terminal cancer (which the doctors wouldn't give them any treatment because apparently it was too fatal). Cowspiracy is a good documentary for the environmental side of it, Earthlings is a good documentary for the ethical side and uprooting the leading causes of death is a good talk for the health side of it. Furthermore back to the ethical part I see no ethical values of killing or harming other living beings just for what? You're tastebuds? There is no need whatsoever as there are plenty plant-based products that have the texture and sometimes taste like meat. One hamburger uses 660 gallons of water to make because in order keep the cattle alive they need to be kept fed, hydrated and also their waste is making a lot of the 'deadzones' in oceans. If you think about it a fully plant-based diet uses less plants than that with meat in it. This is because of all the feed used to keep the animals alive. In the US alone growing feed for livestock uses 56% of the consumption of water. 477 gallons of water are required to produce 1lb. of eggs; almost 900 gallons of water are needed for 11lb. of cheese. "The truth is that all the nutrients we need can be obtained from plant foods. Moreover, these plant-derived nutrients are often available in greater abundance and are more readily absorbed in the system than are nutrients obtained from animal products. Too, they have the advantage of being without the harmful health effects that nutritionists are now attributing to our consumption of animal products. For vegans with special dietary needs, fortified foods and supplements can further reinforce their needs. Our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees, are considered omnivores. Yet despite the fact that chimpanzees have huge, pointed canine teeth designed for tearing flesh, only a tiny percentage of their diet is the flesh of other animals and some insects. (2) Dale Peterson, one of the world’s leading chimpanzee researchers, once mentioned to me that he believes chimps given the opportunity to satisfy their hunger with plant sources may very well ponder the morality of eating other animals."
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