Fruitarians – fruit fall off when ripe, eat only raw foods. I eat root vegetables, too much nutrition in them not to, especially beets – I couldn’t live without them.
There are actually people who live on energy (Hunzas) – breatherians! Yes, I’ve heard of the book! Good idea – it’s really frustrating when really good friends continue to eat meat, and order horrible things like veal when you go out with them, and then have the nerve to ask, you wanna taste it (even worse, forgetting that we haven’t eaten meat for almost 30 years?) One good fiend never orders meat when we go out….. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:52 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Bow hunting The Jains eat only things that fall from the plants, so the plants don't get killed. After I read this, I quit eating root veggies. On the other hand, they do not believe in keeping pets, much along the lines of PeTA, except they don't kill them. Have you seen this book? It may be a key to helping transition more people away from eating meat: http://www.amazon.com/All-American-Vegan-Veganism-Rest/dp/0979074339/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8 <http://www.amazon.com/All-American-Vegan-Veganism-Rest/dp/0979074339/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349362032&sr=8-1&keywords=american+vegan> &qid=1349362032&sr=8-1&keywords=american+vegan On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: Tell me about being treated as a terrorist! It has become much better now, as far as the general population goes, however, AETA, that’s another wonderful thing…. (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 2006, passed by only six members, under GWB, and the only one who voted against it was Kucinich!) – which can make any of us terrorists because of its broad range. I agree…two cat helper who work here have become vegetarian, and one is well on the way to being vegan. It was by example, and discussion. However, whenever the debate on hunting comes up, and I have many, I am immediately accused of eating meat and that it’s not any different than venison..when they find out that I do not eat any meat, they start accusing me of killing vegetables, that if that’s how I feel about killing, I shouldn’t kill them either. It’s just a distraction, of course. I am also asked what I eat, and believe me, we use a lot of beans of every kind, we don’t suffer from boredom nor do we give up on delicious food - yes, I cook a lot, and I love making up new dishes. I even started making my own soy milk, which is easy and better without all the additives of store-bought. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bow hunting When I first joined the animal welfare movement, I was and still am an animal rights activist, vegan by ethics and choice. I was treated by some as if I were a terrorist, barely tolerated by them, feared by others, ignored by still others. Finally, one of the fearful people asked me what vegetarians eat. I ask back what did she think they ate and she said, "Cabbage, carrots, lettuce, you know, vegetables." I told her that she had probably mistaken us for rabbits. Then I explained the bean protocol, the tofu and soy protocol to her. She wrinkled her nose and said that this can't be healthy. I wrinkled my nose right back at her and said that eating a dead animal isn't healthy either. Some years later, I met her again. She asked after my cats, found that I had as many as I originally had, then asked me if I were still a vegan. I told her I was and she said the she wasn't yet a vegan but she was a vegetarian because of all the horrid things she had heard about how meat was raised and processed. I think that if you are polite and courteous and patient with people and your belief is rational, logical and legitimate, you can eventually educate most people to see your way of thinking as acceptable and even worth trying especially if that belief gets enough press coverage and publicity. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. 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