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Nathan Downs
Nathan Downs

The Window is located at the corner of 12th and Howard St, Soon to be Coffee Bar #3 (not 1890 Bryant)

Ayinde
Ayinde

Thanks for the shout out Megan! I 'm excited and nervous to come and cook for San Francisco, San Franciscan's? San Franciscites? Somebody help me out with the local slang here... See you soon!   

Joe
Joe

You vegan zealots are funny. You get Starbucks to use vegetable extracts for dying frappuccinos that contain ... milk from cows. 

"Not eating meat and dairy is what actually saves animals, not nursing a single piglet." Well, vegetable farming has destroyed more natural habitats and irreversibly changed world ecologies than anything else. Face it, vegetarian/vegan diets are a matter of choice and too often treated as a religious belief. That's fine but notice that omnivores don't write blogs celebrating a carrot that has dropped off a truck. 

Darwin Punk
Darwin Punk

And Fact: most of those "vegetables" (e.g. corn and soy) that destroy the environment are grown in order to feed and fatten your meat animals. Don't kid yourself that you are "consuming" less "vegetables" just because you eat a meat based diet

Joe
Joe

"most of those "vegetables" (e.g. corn and soy) that destroy the environment are grown in order to feed and fatten your meat animals. Don't kid yourself that you are "consuming" less "vegetables" just because you eat a meat based diet"

You need to think farther back in world history. Dust bowl ring a bell? While you're at it, look at the deforestation of Europe.

BTW, who said anything about vegetables as food for meat animals? Seems like you brought it up as a reflex. 

AG
AG

"You get Starbucks to use vegetable extracts for dying frappuccinos that contain ... milk from cows."

They also give you the option of having your Frappuccino made with... milk from soybeans. Once they change the formula for the strawberry & creme flavor, it can be made totally vegan and I will celebrate by treating myself to one.

"notice that omnivores don't write blogs celebrating a carrot that has dropped off a truck."

Omnivores think that eating vegetables is unethical?  News to me.

Joe
Joe

"Omnivores think that eating vegetables is unethical?"

See what I mean by vegetarianism as a religion? What else do you wage ethical crusades against? I see a lot of vegetarians shopping at Whole Foods, and they arrive singly by cars that consume fossil fuels and pollute the air. 

Joe
Joe

A blog applying the same arguments and "standards" to vegetarians/vegans would be hilarious. 

meganrascal
meganrascal

If you make one and it's not awful, I'll link to it!

guest
guest

 Yes, these people probably eat meat. You are so morally superior to them with your not-meat eating and life-saving blogging as compared to their hypothetical meat eating and actual saving of animals.

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn

I don't think anyone was asserting moral superiority (aside from maybe you). Just stating a fact that piglets are likely smarter than your dog (by human standards anyway), and that this piglet nor any like him deserve to be on a plate any more than a dog does. It's great that this piglet was saved, but billions more are killed every year, and by not eating meat or animal products vegans save pigs every day.

Doug
Doug

Also, thanks to what we read from this blog, we can find important cases to which we donate money. So keep blogging and together we will save more lives!

Freisa
Freisa

Guest,Wow..so narrow minded...Must be sad to be you.

meganrascal
meganrascal

Not eating meat and dairy is what actually saves animals, not nursing a single piglet. But I'm glad they saved this one, I just wish all the people who suddenly care about this one piglet would show the same compassion for every other piglet out there who wasn't lucky enough to fall off the back of a truck. I'm commenting on the cognitive dissonance among meat-eaters--it's a phenomenon that deserves attention.  

guest
guest

No - *everyone* refusing to eat meat or dairy would save animals, though most vegan/vegetarian's all or nothing philosophy actually alienates meat eaters who might otherwise embrace more humane farming practices and, eventually, stop eating meat. Given that the vast majority of people in this country do still eat meat, you (and most vegetarians and vegans) have done, at best, a negligible amount in terms of saving lives simply through your diet alone - there is more meat consumption today than there was in 1998 and consumption continues to rise. While it may simply be because this pig happened to fall off the truck that it was saved, I really don't see any value in your post in terms of it's benefits to the animal world. On the other hand, the people in this video are veterinarians who have dedicated their life and career to treating and caring for animals. You can say that you were trying to bring up cognitive dissonance among meat eaters, but you were too busy being cool and witty to actually create anything resembling a real conversation. "People are so cray. Still, super cute" - that's your compelling take on a phenomenon that deserves attention? No, you're preaching/appealing to the choir which so readily chimes in at any hint of criticism. I am not narrow-minded, as a poster below implied, I am just resistant to one-sided, dishonest thinking. I am tired of vegetarians proposing themselves as the paragons of animal welfare based on their dietary choices alone.

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