I guess there are alot of non-vegetarian members on this board. Actually you each have a good rationale for eating what you eat..I have NO judgemment about it. Your free choice. just not mine.
Now I want to know...Are there any other vegetarians on our board? I started being one when I heard that at the moment of slaughter the one being slaughtered released alot of body chemicals in it's flesh. Body chemicals that would increase our aggressiveness among other things. I learned this from Alan Watts. Then I went from that to being a vegetarian for humane reasons. Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but it's mine. Bringing this back to IZ, I could never eat an iguana.
Dear Nancy: I understand completely the choice to be vegan, it's just not mine. I often struggle in the debate of what exactly is the higher awareness here; the ability to eat other creatures for sustenance, or the ability to realize how morally wrong it is. Not sure I have decided the outcome of that debate yet.
I'm pretty much aligned with Sean here, if your kill and eat the animal for sustanance, that's fine by me. However, killing for sport or "trophy" is very much against my moral beliefs.
It's an interesting demographic study though. How many Ig owners are actually Vegans? Being they are vegetarian themselves, you would assume that Vegans would prefer them as pets. I've not seen that in my i-travels. So, I think a poll is in order!
In my house, the only Vegetarian is Rex. The rest of us shun the vegetables for the tasty meats. In fact, since all the humans in my house do not like vegetables, it's a great relationship. We don't eat Rex's food, and Rex does not eat ours!
It will indeed be interesting to see the outcome of the Carnivore vs. herbivore poll.
It would be an interesting poll, Dom. I have never doubted my preference once I decided that was the way to go for me. Up until then, every time I went out to eat, I would order filet mignon with mushrooms, onions and A-1 steak sauce. That was in the 70's. My mouth still waters at the thought.
My health has been amazingly good since switching. No adverse effects. I'm not a purist, though. Sometimes I have bacon, sometimes rare sliced Boars Head beef, sometimes chicken breasts. I can't justify those choices to myself. Just sometimes seems my body is seeking protein and sometimes my desire overcomes my best intentions.
BTW, that's why I chose a vegetarian iguana as a pet. Also, I'm not vegan. Couldn't do that. They pass on eggs, all dairy products, etc. That's over the top for me.
Merlin...I love your smart aleck side. I know your heart is good and that's all that counts with me.
Dom, I know your heart is good, also. I'd love to see a poll. Can you start one?
Post by SurvivorSteph on Jan 7, 2005 21:13:24 GMT -8
I am a member of PETA,.. People for The Eating of Tasty Animals!
Acutally, (I've heard) Gil's vet was the president of PETA... but then they found out he wasn't vegetarian and they "relieved him of his duties"
Nancy, when I was very ill (as opposed to just being sick in the head ), I embraced a vegetarian diet. But dang it was hard to do! That first steak after I got "off the wagon" was about the best thing I'd ever eaten! I've been reading Eat Right 4 Your Type. It's a book about tailoring your diet to fit your blood type... it's fascinating! If you're a type A, a vegetarian diet is GREAT for you!
How would I know about being a Type A, Steph? I'm going to have a blood test soon. What do I ask the doc to look for? Oh wait....I remember, just need to know what my blood type is..duh! Thanks for reminding me. Sorry to hear you were really sick, Steph. Stay strong!