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Re: “Bunny Buffet

Hold on now... You are the one who condones the stealing of innocent life for frivolous, personal benefit. I'm hardly the "bully" here...

As far as nutritional deficiencies you're way, way off base. I'm 60 and fit as ever. Now my counterparts are all on some pharmaceutical or another and battling high cholesterol, and/or weight problems. I can (and do) run circles around them... I am totally "drug" and "supplement" free. I eat a whole foods - plant based diet. There's absolutely no "deficiency" in my vegan choices. You do make me chuckle though... "protein substitute powders" --- Do people really swallow this nonsense?

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Posted by BeaElliott on 06/10/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Bunny Buffet

Reply to Jessica - Yes, all animals have (or should have) similar rights not to be harmed. Sadly if you're allowing (or instructing) your children to eat rabbits and other animals, you are teaching your children to disregard this basic right. You are giving them a fine example on how to bully those smaller, more helpless than you. It demonstrates an attitude of might makes right... After all, we do not require flesh to thrive and be satisfied.

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Posted by BeaElliott on 04/07/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Video: Animal Rights Activist Traffic Stop Subject of FBI Probe

This is obvious reckless abuse of authority. The rodeo has stained the police force and compromised its integrity. Time to clean ship and start with a new crew that is not bought and paid for by the rodeo thugs.

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Posted by BeaElliott on 08/26/2013 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Bunny Buffet

I suppose not every thing tastes like chicken. They say rabbits taste more like cats. And of course if you're not put off by eating chickens... The next question of course is why not cats? And dogs perhaps? No doubt if you had enough land (and could talk your wife into it) horsemeat should be getting very popular as well.

In the end though we should understand that the pig loves his life just as much as the dog... Just as much as you or I love our lives. How very sad to steal these lives for the momentary pleasure of a taste. Especially since that taste can be so easily substituted by much healthier choices. Much kinder choices.

If you're really that curious as to why rabbits (fluffy or not) don't attract as many people to the dinner table you might read Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy PhD.

“If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.”
- Leo Tolstoy

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Posted by BeaElliott on 03/27/2013 at 1:27 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Graphic Video Taken at Bettencourt Dairies Shows 'Culture of Cruelty,' Says Mercy for Animals

All ranchers and producers may not be so outwardly "cruel" to their cows... After all - They have an investment to "protect". But honestly, when these cows have their babies stolen after carrying them for 9 months... When their teats are inflamed with mastitis from being sucked by machines... When they are marched on to a kill floor because they are no longer of "value" --- All that happens daily on dairies --- And all of it is intensely cruel, unnecessary and totally unjustifiable. We simply don't need to do any of this to these docile, innocent animals. Don't make victims of others --- Go vegan! ;)

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Posted by BeaElliott on 01/18/2013 at 1:41 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Graphic Video Taken at Bettencourt Dairies Shows 'Culture of Cruelty,' Says Mercy for Animals

Excuse me exfarmboy... But even on small dairies horrific video has been taken that shows egregious abuse to cows and calves - Remember the one a few years ago that showed a small dairy bludgeoning calves with pick axes? And what about the small, local slaughterhouse that processed the new born calves for "veal" - They were found dismembering them while they were still alive!!!

Lets face it - Even in small operations - The calves are still stolen from the mothers... The cows are still forcibly impregnated by artificial insemination... And if the young cow ever fails to yield her share of the milk supply - She's sent to a kill floor too... Hardly a dairy cow ever makes it past 5 years old - Even though they can live to be 20... None of it is pretty. None of it is necessary either.

Adult humans do not need cow's milk any more than they need goat's milk, wolf's milk, camel's milk, giraffe's milk. Unweaned infants do remarkably better on their own mother's breast milk which is what our species was intended to consume. There's absolutely nothing beneficial to the human diet in cow's milk that can't be gotten through plant based sources.

Thankfully there's abundant plant based alternatives that are just as nutritional, just as satisfying and just as versatile in cooking. Some even have twice the amount of calcium and vitamin D as cow's milk does.

Dairy is also destructive to the environment and a tragic waste of resources. Perhaps it is time for "unweaned" adults to look beyond what deceptiveness and hype the dairy industry is pitching at you in order to keep their profits and their cruel practices in check.

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Posted by BeaElliott on 10/10/2012 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Cloverleaf Creamery Commodity

While the smaller dairies (80 cows?) may not need antibiotics in such a large volume as factory farms the inherent cruelties to animals in all dairies still exist. The cows are still artificially inseminated... Their babies are still stolen from them... And fed milk "replacements" so that unweaned humans can steal that milk intended for them. The (useless) males and many females are still confined for a few short months to be slaughtered for "veal". Most dairy cows on large operations or small go to slaughter at a fraction of their possible lifespan. None of this is necessary as there is an abundance of plant based alternatives to cow's milk... Which in truth - Was meant to nourish the calves not adults of another species. Almond, rice, oat and soy milks are just as delicious and nutritious without all the negative health and environmental issues.

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Posted by BeaElliott on 01/19/2011 at 11:49 AM

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