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Postby Mary » Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:08 am

Bananas! Grapes! Apples! Almonds! (Yum...) Less healthy but vegan creem eggs/ :twisted: Yes, we are waiting on our shipment, and if I don't eat them all we shall use them in our war on terror, and take over the world. Moohahahaha!
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Postby kristen » Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:43 am

I think it's a valid question..and it certainly outed a few demons for us all. It is interesting to see everyone's reactions. As vegans we have to be careful that the mere fact that we are a part of this 'group' does not make us better than anyone else. Where there is honest curiosity there is usually an open mind. Where there is an open mind there is a platform for change/education/opportunity....By reacting defensively to this innocent question aren't we just behaving like everyone else, regardless of what we put down our throats/on our backs etc.? If I remember way back when...I am sure I asked the same question of my vegan friends :) kristen
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Postby Mary » Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:39 pm

I think what annoyed people about this thread wasn't the question so much as the questioner - a guy who kept on about how vegans fart more, and how much he liked his meaty diet. A genuine question from someone who is interested in the answer is always welcome. A windup merchant on the other hand deserves short shrift.
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Postby kristen » Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:24 pm

Hi Mary...
Well in THAT case.....my thoughts are boiling with a festering rage which of course I will not vent on this site. My all his meals' eyes haunt him to the grave...and may the sounds of their suffering ring in his ears forever.
What a meat-head. :evil:
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Postby Mary » Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:35 pm

I know the feeling! But on the other hand I know three butchers (Seriously! :shock: ) one of whom went veggie and the other two vegan, because one day the penny just dropped and they realised what they were doing. In fact one of them, Mike Nunn, is among the most dedicated animal rights campaigners in the UK, and has done a hell of a lot for the animals. So who knows...

If even butchers can suddenly understand that killing is murder then there is hope even for Justin. That is what we have to believe anyway. For true animal liberation to occur we have to work toward a vegan world, and for that to be the case we need to remember that even meatheads can have a change of heart. I used to eat meat, and I came out with some right shite to justify it too, as I recall (to my eternal shame... :oops: ) So I totally agree with your first comment, that we should answer an honest question honestly. :D As well as your latter comment about the unrepentant meatheads. :evil:
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Postby Daniel » Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:54 am

kristen wrote:May all his meals' eyes haunt him to the grave...and may the sounds of their suffering ring in his ears forever.


This reminds me of my favorite painting by Sue Coe, pictured below.

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Original Artwork By Sue Coe, 1999
see http://graphicwitness.org/coe/enter.htm

Related Works:
• Original billboard of above
http://www.graphicwitness.org/coe/suemole2.jpg
• Modern Man Followed by the ghosts of his Meat... (1990)
http://graphicwitness.org/coe/mm1.jpg
• Modern Man Followed by the ghosts of his Meat... (2001)
http://graphicwitness.org/coe/mm2nd.jpg
• The Hunted Haunt the Hunter (1997)
http://graphicwitness.org/coe/hunthaunt.jpg
• The ghosts of the skinned want their coats back (1998)
http://graphicwitness.org/coe/furcoat.jpg
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Postby Mary » Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:16 pm

Wow! I love the following one. Gives you the shudders just to see them.

http://graphicwitness.org/coe/furcoat.jpg
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