"Are you thinking of becoming a vegetarian?"
In a paper published by a respected United States think tank, the Worldwatch Institute, two World Bank environmental advisers claim that instead of 18 per cent of global emissions being caused by meat, the true figure is 51 per cent....Oh what? You mean... they'll have to kill the livestock?
H (Franklin): What concerns me about this topic is that it sounds as if a great number of animals will have to be killed off to stop them contributing to green house gasses through expiration and flatulence. (Remember the FART tax!) And it probably won't just be limited to traditional farm animals.
What? Ok... we take out the seas and mountains, and... what? And why do I have to eat more food? And... you know animals have to eat food as well, right? And... oh, never mind.
winegrower (Motueka): "It's absolutely true that if everyone on earth was vegetarian then the planet could support twice the population it can support at the moment," I think not.
Take out non productive areas such as all the mountains and hill country, sea, lakes, swamps and rivers. Then take into account the fact that to get enough essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy we would need to eat considerably more volume of food.Is there enough viable land on earth to grow enough vegetable based food without the use of animals?
Ignorance is bliss.
Andrew kiwi in the (United States of America): "In a paper published by a respected United States think tank, the Worldwatch Institute"
Respected? How about never heard of.
It's not damaging the environment; on the contrary, it tastes amazing! And after all, "that's life"!
Raspberry (Epsom): No way! Meat plays a huge part in our economy, it's good for us, and in my opinion it tastes amazing! I love nothing better than a good steak.
The environment may suffer, but that's life, and it's a natural process that should be left alone. We can do better things like not littering and dumping rubbish in the ocean. Those are the things that really harm the environment.
I think that's why they put them in sow crates.
Lady Barbie Girl (Epsom): Almost all the vegetarians I've ever come across look absolutely palefaced like they are about to cop it.
So much for being a, pardon me, "healthy" vegetarian.
Not to mention that a pig can flee it's killers whilst a carrot and beetroot can't run anyway at all. Yeah, think about that.
Yeah... you didn't read the topic, did you?
JG (West Harbour): It's a matter of personal choice.I don't think veges should shun meat eaters and make out they are better people because they don't eat animals, and likewise with the meaties-don't bash the vegetarians ,going on about how vegetables suffer too,etc,it's silly.
Everything in moderation. What is bad is filling your body with endless bottles of bright coloured fizzy,chips, high fat junk food,etc.Our diets should be primarily based on plenty of fresh fruit and veges, and water, then a bit of lean meat.
Al (Rotorua): Never - that lady who was in the masters games never ate a vegetable in her life now she's 100 and won a gold medal for the shot putt.
I'm sorry; did you just claim that, because some people abuse their kids, animals should just shut up and be happy they have it so good?
Lyall (Sandringham): No. I am an omnivore by nature. By nature, I mean the nature that designed my body, not my personality. My teeth are designed to chew vegetable matter and cut meat. My stomach is designed to digest animal and vegetable matter. Finally, if we can't be kind and considerate of our children, why should the (relatively) humane w
ay in which we kill animals affect my diet.
Pedantic (Forrest Hill): To all
those vegetarians that have contributed here, thanks very much, now read the heading of this discussion!
This is only for us non-vegetarians, and poses a question about our possible future crossing to vegetarianism. We do
n't want to know how healthy and clever you are, because you will never convince us of the benefits of a vegetable diet by being arrogant and presumptious.
Hospitals will go out of business, and then doctors will be hanging around in alleyways, offering backalley elective surgery with rusty scalpels. Won't someone please think of the children?
sage (victoria): vegetarians are part of a terrorist plot to destroy the agriculture and health industries of our country. be patriotic and eat meat lots of it
Well here's my theory. One involves people in rich countries moderately adjusting their diet. The other involves at least one of:
Aklr In Exile (Napier): It is interesting that many have said that vegetarianism is good because it saves on the amount of space needed for food production.
No-one has mentioned that reducing the number of people (meat eater or vege) that need feeding would be a sensible thing to do.
Now why is that then?
- mass extermination
- mass involuntary sterilisation
- oppressive, Chinese-style (or worse) population control measures.
Okaaaay. I think that's just about enough YV trawling for today - my spleen hurts.
mary shuto (New Windsor): Meat is essential. The New World Order wants to weaken the population and thus weaken resistance to the one world Govt implementation by decreasing our meat consumption.
Meat provides many vitamin and minerals that are extremely hard to get on a vegetarian diet, and most importantly it provides protein which builds muscle, muscle strength helps build the immune system and release testosterone to give energy and well being.
The NWO-controlled Western Governments want the people to be physically less strong and muscular to create a weaker, sicker population that will desperately and meekly accept the increasing Draconian Govt control and imminent quarantine, internment and martial law.
I predict a 'virus' will damage our meat supplies in the near future, prices will skyrocket, don't believe me? Just watch.
Disclaimer: I am a vegetarian, so long as you think of anything that lives underwater as a vegetable. I trust that even rabid meat-fanatics, as I was a few years ago, can appreciate the... interesting nature of the YV debate.