Do You Think You`re Vegan? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Science

According to this chart, you"re not.
There are 188 comments:
Male 197
And the reason that listed products use waste materials from slaughterhouse cattle?

Let us assume that 60% of the cow is meat, (its actually much less) that leaves another 40% of the cow not suitable for human consumption that we have to do something with. Total U.S. beef production in 2007 was 26.4 billion pounds of beef. Using these numbers we are left with 10.56 BILLION POUNDS of waste, with a B. Companies either have to pay for waste products to be disposed of or find some willing to buy it. Industries that want to make money just don`t let 10.56 billion pounds of goods go to waste.

Remove industrial meat farming from the picture and watch those products start using a slightly harder to obtain and therefore pricier ingredient or have to go through a more complicated process to be made.
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Female 36
I wish I was vegetarian.
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Male 304
Cows, Most useful animal ever?
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Female 83
Well, at least we use all of the cow...=(
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Male 12,365
[quote]"let the vegans live their lifestyle- its healthier"

LOLOLOLOL[/quote]

It can be, if the following things are true:

i) You live in an area where a wide variety of plant food is available.

ii) You spend the time needed to learn what nutrients you need, what plants have them and in what quantities, and you learn from a proper source. There`s some total BS online from some over-zealous vegan advocates.

iii) You pay careful attention to your diet, using (i) and (ii).

iv) You can afford to do so.

v) You supplement with adequate levels of B12. You WILL have to supplement or eat animal dung (and the right kind of animal dung, too). There are NO plant sources of B12 that humans can use. B12 deficiency will gradually ruin you. It`s slow, nasty and in some cases irreversible.

Having said that, if you`re equally careful with an omnivorous diet that would be a lot healthier too.
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Male 12,365
[quote]the vitamins that the vegans and vegetarians take..b12..all that fun, those have meat product in them. its less than 5%, which is the limit on mandatory labeling. if its 4.9999% they dont have to say its there..but it is, so they are tricked into eating meat..thus..no vege[/quote]

B12 is a waste product of bacteria. You could, if you were being really picky, say that makes it an animal product and thus not vegan, but I doubt if even a vegan would go that far.

Vegans and vegetarians don`t have to take any other vitamin supplements if they`re careful enough with their diet. All other vitamins can be got from various plants. If you know which plants in what quantities and plan your diet accordingly, you can get enough of all of them on a vegan diet.

You can get vegan vitamin supplements, wholly sourced from plants only (including fillers).
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Male 127
I support PETA

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals
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Male 83
Actually...if you don`t milk cows they become infected with bacteria which is very uncomfortable for them.
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Male 1,834
MEAT!MEAT!MEAT!
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Male 610
i don`t understand the milk and eggs thing. not milking cows actually hurts them, so why is it bad? and the unfertilized eggs are just going to be thrown away, and aren`t vegans also against waste?
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Female 1
This is actually really cool to have this sort of thing simplified on a single image like this, but if you`re claiming to be vegan you`ll most likely read up on all of this stuff. With all of the ingredients in food and other products that most people have trouble even pronouncing you`re going to want to figure out what those things actually are once you decide to become a full vegan. It`s also good to research the brand of the specific product you want to use and you can even go as far as mailing the company if you can`t find the information online.
Also, people become vegan for a variety of reasons ranging from health to moral views or environmental causes. For some people they may just want to adhere to a vegan diet, but they may not care to live a full vegan lifestyle.
To say "you`re probably not" would only be speaking to the lazy people who don`t bother to do their research and if you truly cared to be a vegan you would do so..
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Male 1,064
"let the vegans live their lifestyle- its healthier"

LOLOLOLOL
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Female 3,828
ok im vegetarian. i do eat milk, etc. Im not hardcore about it, but some people are . eg vegans wont eat bread if made with a little bit of milk in it.
some of this isnt true. the vitamins that vegetarians & vegans take do not have animal products in them, although regular vitamins do . ( daily vitamins, prenatal vitamins, etc).
most of this isnt food- you dont eat plasic, etc. a lot of vegans dont eat geletin, etc.
you cant get too picky about it, overanalizing is just douchey.let the vegans live their lifestyle- its healthier, and they arent hurting anyone.
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Male 234
I love how you could say to your friend in real life "Candy is made from cow skin." And he`d tell you to shove it, but, if you put it in the from of an info graph, people will believe it right right away.
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Female 654
the vitamins that the vegans and vegetarians take..b12..all that fun, those have meat product in them. its less than 5%, which is the limit on mandatory labeling. if its 4.9999% they dont have to say its there..but it is, so they are tricked into eating meat..thus..no vege
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Male 12,365
[quote]Sure, I suppose that`s *technically* possible, but you`d have to be the freaking jesus of veganism. Most vegans are thin, scrawny and hilarious.[/quote]

People who train to maximise strength or muscular appearance are usually very careful about their diet anyway and know exactly what they need and what`s in the stuff they eat and drink. So they`ve got the right habits for a vegan diet anyway.

There are bodybuilders who eat only raw plant material (with a little added B12). You can take it that far.

Vegans who are thin and scrawny are doing it wrong. I`d bet they`re deficient in B12 and probably in some essential amino acids. You don`t need much B12, but you need it for all sorts of things and not having enough will gradually mess you up in all sorts of ways.
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Male 10,440
[quote] You certainly aren`t, because you`re wrong. You can have a completely vegan diet and be massively strong. Biceps the size of thighs, that sort of thing. You need to be even more careful about your diet than people like that usually are, but it can be done. [/quote]

Sure, I suppose that`s *technically* possible, but you`d have to be the freaking jesus of veganism. Most vegans are thin, scrawny and hilarious.
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Male 1,351
Great, so now every 4th of July when I see fireworks I`m going to think a cow exploding in midair (yeah it`s just the fat but still).
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Male 521
@Shadowkin

"...reeces pieces?"

HA! Awesome :-)
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Male 12,365
[quote]While plants keep you thin, meat keeps you strong. (There are thousand other things a good balanced diet does, but I am no nutritionist)[/quote]

You certainly aren`t, because you`re wrong. You can have a completely vegan diet and be massively strong. Biceps the size of thighs, that sort of thing. You need to be even more careful about your diet than people like that usually are, but it can be done. As long as you take B12 made in a lab/factory (because you can`t get that from plants), you can get everything you need from plants (if you live in a society wealthy enough to have a wide variety of plant food for sale).
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Male 188
"And you can enjoy the rectum thats in your McDonald`s too!

(sp. plural - recti? o.o)"

Soo.. when your order that does it come in pieces or each.. I mean do you say I want a 10 piece rectum meal or 10 recti deal or can you say reeces pieces?
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Male 1,237
And you can enjoy the rectum thats in your McDonald`s too!

(sp. plural - recti? o.o)
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Male 950
Why is cow blood in my cake mix?
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Male 6,694
I like the New York Strip my self.
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Male 2,229
Also cows make `perfect` incubators for cloning "material". Don`t assume that I`m referring to humans, or its reproductive capacity.
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Male 4,807
This type of flame war (Meat and vegans) is sooo much more interesting than religious ones.

A1butcher is a pleased Butcher
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Male 151
I think this is brilliant. Means none goes to waste and the animal died for a good reason.
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Male 101
This chart leaves out the best part of the cow! MEAT!!! BRB guys, going to go to my barn and slaughter a cow, made me hungry.
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Male 4,290
[quote]I guarantee you that in the history of BILLIONS of humans, we have eaten every KNOWN plant/animal at least once. We will also eat any new ones we find. In regards to the poisonous plants, ever heard of people poisoning people? Where do they get that poison? From whatever is available.[/quote]
Maybe so, but that is not what omnivorous means. He was offering an incorrect definition.
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Male 341
At least we`re using everything
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Male 32
Another pic posted by fancylad and more spam. IAB merged 4Chan?
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Male 10
And if there`s anything left McDonalds is happy to make it tasty :)
Devour everything!
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Male 784
The fact that they make plastic of cows is not big news - I mean we have all seen plastic cows...
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Male 4,793
"Not true. Plenty of plants are poisonous to humans. Omnivorous simply means we eat both meat and plants, not ALL meat and plants. "

I guarantee you that in the history of BILLIONS of humans, we have eaten every KNOWN plant/animal at least once. We will also eat any new ones we find. In regards to the poisonous plants, ever heard of people poisoning people? Where do they get that poison? From whatever is available.
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Male 187
I like how we get as much out of each cow as possible, more than just the obvious meat and milk; I wouldn`t want them to be wasteful.
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Male 251
@almightybob1

No, I`m pretty sure it`s still ANY meat and plants. Natural selection just takes care of the rest.
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Male 5,189
Wow.
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Female 136
You know, I never understood why vegans were so adamant about getting farther away from nature by really only using factory made, artificial products since we don`t make a lot of products with actual, organically grown plants that aren`t consumable.
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Male 87
Cattle blood in pasta? are you sure?
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Male 4,290
[quote]Man is omnivorous. Meaning: if it is or once was living, then it has or soon will be in our stomachs.[/quote]
Not true. Plenty of plants are poisonous to humans. Omnivorous simply means we eat both meat and plants, not ALL meat and plants.
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Male 4,004
"I had a vegetarian friend tell me that I shouldn`t eat anything I wouldn`t kill or haven`t killed myself."

I wouldn`t eat someone I kill....that`s wrong.
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Male 4,004
"Man is omnivorous. Meaning: if it is or once was living, then it has or soon will be in our stomachs."

No. Omnivorous means we aren`t dedicated to simply meat or plants; we delve into both as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Our bodies are designed to require the nutrients we receive from this diet. While plants keep you thin, meat keeps you strong. (There are thousand other things a good balanced diet does, but I am no nutritionist)
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Male 64
A ton of this has to be outdated. They don`t use animal organs in instrument strings anymore.
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Male 1,744
Man is omnivorous. Meaning: if it is or once was living, then it has or soon will be in our stomachs.
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Male 4,290
[quote]I had a vegetarian friend tell me that I shouldn`t eat anything I wouldn`t kill or haven`t killed myself.[/quote]

Whenever anyone tries that ridiculous line on me, I always respond by telling them not to use any technology they couldn`t build themselves.
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Male 812
Take that, you hypocritical bastards!
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Male 541
Vegan Nightmare
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Male 97
I had a vegetarian friend tell me that I shouldn`t eat anything I wouldn`t kill or haven`t killed myself. Growing up around farms sure opens that door wide open. Cows, pigs, fish, chickens, ducks, turkeys, deer, elk, and buffalo are all on the list at least...I think you get my point.
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Male 97
They missed one! They forgot to note that the cowpies can be covered in laquer and be made into clocks. My wife has a friend that creates that kind of "merchandise".
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Male 7
take that, vegans.... =)
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Female 47
bahahaha, flingspoo= answer win.
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Male 88
One animal, so many possibilities.
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Female 1,236
Cow blood in pasta? Who made this f`ing chart?
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Male 151
It`s called making a concerted and reasonable effort. Oh noes, chart destroyed!
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Male 1,918
Meh, I don`t eat plastic or drywall
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Female 999
When this car hits 88 miles per hour, you`re gonna see some serious shyt.
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Male 179
look for the OU pareve symbol. no animal products (minus egg).
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Male 12,365
[quote]To deny the body meat is to deny the body important nutrients, proteins and enzymes. While you can get all the goodness you need as a strict vegan you need to supplement the diet with Vitamin and mineral pills.[/quote]

If you`re knowledgable and diligent, you only need to supplement with B12. You can get everything else from vegetable sources. Not easily, but with modern civilisation you can get enough of a variety of plants to make it work.

[quote]Any diet where supplements are needed to remain healthy goes against nature.[/quote]

Which tree did your computer grow on?

Humans have been going against nature since the beginning. Homo species before humans also went against nature. It`s what we do. It comes from being an intelligent species with an aptitude for tool use.
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Female 803
Also, abstaining from sex can slash your chances of STDs or pregnancy by 100%! You don`t see the majority of the world abstaining from sex because they don`t want to get pregnant or get an STD, do you? Again, it`s called moderation and precaution. If you cook your meat properly and you`re aware of possible disease outbreaks (eg, Mad Cow) your chances of getting cancer from eating meat are almost zilch.
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Female 803
Nucleartoast, feel free to pick and choose your facts. Yes, too much of anything is a bad thing, including meat. The fact of the matter is that not everything causes cancer. What has been said in the past (not in this post) is that EVERYTHING can be somewhat healthy, as long as you limit your intake. I personally don`t particularly like the taste of red meat, but it looks udderly (see what I did there?) delicious. A little iron in your diet can really help your icy demeanor.
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Male 5
@Nucleartoast

You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. You can`t get diseases from meat unless you`re an idiot and buy low-quality meat or don`t cook it. Sure, you can get unlucky with a specific batch of meat that had salmonella or something, but the same is true of vegetables.

Also, you don`t mention any of the BENEFITS of meat, such as having all the necessary proteins and amino acids needed for healthy living in a single source.

Plus, meat is delicious and has always been an essential part of human diets. We`re omnivores. There`s no good reason to not eat meat.
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Male 169
What? No leather? I was under the impression that`s what a lot of the skin was used for....
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Male 192
Meat is murder...tasty murder
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Male 4,290
Nucleartoast: And eating meat and potatoes could cut your risk of lung cancer in half. source

So we`re just choosing cancer types now, colon or lung.
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Male 192
Yes...hahaha
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Female 12
It`s amazing how many things we can get out of a cow, other than meat!
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Male 211
hey, hey now, don`t mess with vegans. they will f*ck you up, because i know i get pissy when i haven`t had a proper meal
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Male 1,371
Damn cows are amazing.
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Female 1,264
Cows are some of the coolest animals in the planet.
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Male 425
If You`re a vegan then you are officially retarded.
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Female 206
Yes there are Such things as a vegan, I know this for a fact.
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Male 379
@HOBOMOE
Catgut strings are made from cow or sheep intestine. Violin and Viola strings were sheep, and Cello and Bass strings were made from cow.Also animal fat is used in a lot of the glues and lacquers used in making the instrument.
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Male 12,138
"I`m curious to know what instruments used cow organs as strings, their was that myth about cat guts used in violin building but that wasn`t really true."

Not "used" as in past tense, very much used today in all sorts of instruments. . And yeah, it`s all called catgut, even though it`s not from cats (maybe a contraction of "cattle-gut", google tells me).
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Male 364
My son is vegan - great for me since I never have to fight over the last burger or steak...
Fine if you want to do it, but why is everyone else (to most vegans) intrinsically "less than" if they choose to do what is natural??? That part is weird to me.
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Male 515
I`m curious to know what instruments used cow organs as strings, their was that myth about cat guts used in violin building but that wasn`t really true.
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Male 239
Animals are clearly have some level of intelligence and consciousness... Dogs train the owners by means of begging for treats and wanting walks, cats go to the food cupboard when they want feeding, Cows in automated milking farms go to be milked when they choose... However in nature animals eat other animals regardless of consciousness, Wolves are omnivorous like humans but kill and eat other animals. The reason humans have teeth that overlap between top and bottom jaws is to slice meats, else we`d have teeth more like that of herbivorous animals I.E. large flat grinding molars and front teeth designed to crack open shells or strip leaves from plants. To deny the body meat is to deny the body important nutrients, proteins and enzymes. While you can get all the goodness you need as a strict vegan you need to supplement the diet with Vitamin and mineral pills. Any diet where supplements are needed to remain healthy goes against nature.
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Male 24
If really most animals are conscious, feel pain, understand their fate that may be to feed and die... Well, in that case I may change my values and not consider consciousness anymore as a distinguishing criteria/limit, as I consider eating tasty animals just fine in any case.

But I wouldn`t like to eat humans, and chimps as well, so the criteria is based on similarity most likely.

As for most other issues, local and [genetically?] similar stuff trumps distant and different. Me > family > friends > similar-minded-people > similar people > other people > animals similar to people > animals that look friendly and fluffy > mammals > non-mammals > everything else.
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Male 602
It seems to me like most vegans I know could easily be confused for Evangelists, pushing their philosophy down my throat. "Don`t you know what they do to those chickens?"

"Yep, kill them, and fry them into tasty nuggets."

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Female 250
:(
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Male 137
@frajola we do. It sucks to have to avoid a lot of stuff but it`s worth it when your not brushing your teeth with cow fat
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Male 147
I`m pretty sure crayons are made from soy now, but the dyes are probably animal base.
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Female 99
Sidragasum, you never had a dog? Or cat? Hamster?

I work with wild mice and they totally have a conscious mice.
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Female 99
I`m pretty sure proper vegans look this stuff up
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Male 1,505
Blood... in pasta? WTF?
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Male 99
this is impossible.. only tribes and chit would of used every part of the cow like that.. anyways this is retarted
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Male 2,402
@Sidragasum
Yeah they have a conscious mind. You should work with wildlife for a couple of years. You will find out that they have all some degree of intelligence capable of learning and association along with emotions.
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Male 2,160
meh, veganism is mostly about being whiny and attempting to be different to leave some form of mark or impact on the universe so your existance seemed meaningful
shame its all for nought in the end.
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Male 2,402
Hahahah I can hear the vegans screaming from the hippie health food stores once they see this. I`m gonna post this pic up on it`s bulletin board tomorrow.
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Male 169
Humans were built to consume both meat and plant matter. Animals don`t have a conscious mind, they live off of instinct. drating vegan morons don`t get this.

Take a cow form the field it will still try and graze, take a lion cub from its mother it will still try and kill everything if it gets hungry.

Same poo, just natural order.
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Female 4
how come not a single person is a least bit skeptical about this?
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Male 1,435
The cow truly is a magical animal. No wonder Hindus love them!
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m pretty sure if I was hungry enough I could watch a cow be killed, processed and cooked and I`d still eat it. Better that than what passes for protein for vegans.[/quote]

Vegan protein is OK as long as you know enough to use different sources to get all the essential amino acids in the right proportions. I`ve had some tasty vegan meals and you can live fine on it if you know what you`re doing with amino acids and take lab-made B12 supplements (or eat dung from some animals). There are no vegetable sources of B12 usable by humans, but the lab-made stuff is a waste product of bacteria so it`s vegan enough.

Cows have underpinned human civilisation pretty much since it began. There wouldn`t have been any farming without cows.
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Male 1,184
Imitation eggs are eggs that taste horrible and come in milk cartons.
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Female 126
Hey its good to know none of that sh^t goes to waste
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Male 40,343
If God didn`t want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat? - H. Simpson

Hooray! Vegans make me want to slap some sense into them!
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Female 1,677
Veganism is about making your best effort while avoiding the OBVIOUS things (so making your best effort to only wear leather every couple of days does not count). We`re all aware we`re never going to be 100%. Duh.
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Male 2,085
Vegetarians are bad enough, vegans are just plain nuts.
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Male 2,619
No such thing as vegan?
What about those that dont use any of those products?

BTW what the fu*k are imitation eggs?
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Male 469
Mmmmm refined sugar bone.
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Male 1,081
Instrument strings are made of internal cow organs >_>
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Male 518
Vegetarian here, it`s the attempt that counts.
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Male 1,598
Meat is murder! Delicious, delicious murder >:D
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Male 141
I`m pretty sure if I was hungry enough I could watch a cow be killed, processed and cooked and I`d still eat it. Better that than what passes for protein for vegans.
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Female 200
You know what they say - if God didn`t want us to eat animals, why did he go and make them out of meat?

Well then by that logic, humans have every right to be on our plate too. ;)
(I`m not even a vegetarian either)
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Male 15,510
This made me hungry
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Male 1,357
har har, your world is destroyed.
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Male 606
A lot of people have a disconnect between the animals they see and the food on their plate. That`s why I trained myself to look at cows and desire to eat them. Now when I see a cow I think, "delicious."
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Male 418
I`m with Inversegray. Where`s my steak?
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Male 12,138
You know what they say - if God didn`t want us to eat animals, why did he go and make them out of meat?
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Male 25,417
Its scary, i didnt want to know some of this!
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Male 770
now i`m hungry for a porterhouse steak. and dont bother with the A1 just bring me the steak.
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Female 1,172
@tstyblucryns: Actually the point of being a vegan is to not use any products made from or by exploting animals in any way. If the cows were free roaming cows and just happened to poop in the fields you harvest from, then that`s ok. However, manure is not coming from wild cows. It comes from animals being raised for dairy or meat. Therefore, not vegan. :)
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Male 31
I only eat animals that are vegetarians!!
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Male 769
I also like the arguement about the various little fuzzy creatures that live in fields which get killed by ploughs, threshers, combine harvesters etc which help to make your nommy vegan food.
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Male 1,627
is that "gloss" or "glass" under bones.
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Male 3,915
madluk....definition of veganism:

Vegan

People who refrain from eating any animal products (or anything derived from animal products) or using animal products such as leather, silk, or wool. It is a more strict form of vegetarianism. People who are vegan are often passionate about their veganism.

maybe you should stop lying to everyone and just become a vegetarian because you are not a vegan...
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Male 39,576
very environmentally sound!
No Waste!

I`m happy.
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Female 290
I didn`t want to know this. :x
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Male 58
I like saying this to every vegan I come across with "My food poops in your food. Enjoy your Salad!"
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Male 496
I`m not sure that manure can be used in the argument against vegans considering it`s really just grass waste. Either way, this really kinda creeps me out...I`ll never eat crayons again.
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Male 44
A Chevrolet is a type of car, but not all cars are Chevrolets. Just because these products CAN be made with parts of a cow doesn`t mean every company does. I am a vegan, but I could give a drat about cows. Kill em, eat em, whatever. More for you guys!
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Male 686
From this picture i conlcude that the black parts of a cow are useless
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Male 2,748
MMMMMM cow blood
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Male 13
It makes me happy we can use so much of the cow, like Indians!
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Male 769
you should see the bit of the cow that DOESN`T get used... *shudders*
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Female 2,120
Or the vegans could just stop eating, drinking, taking pills, and doing anything at all. That would solve the problem.
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Female 2,674
"Cows convert inedible plants ( silage ) into tasty tasty food that we can consume."

Good call on cows being tasty, I agree. All I`m saying is that the large-scale meat industry in the US is environmentally unsustainable.
And I did a quick google on silage and found that it releases nitric acid during fermentation which is extremely corrosive.
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Male 776
I am actually very happy to see that so many parts are in use.

Take that Native Americans and your stupid buffalo!
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Male 336
They really use every part of the cow, now.
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Female 877
take that peta!
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Male 549
Well, I`m off to go pester the hipsters that hang at WholeFoods...
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Male 210
Odd that leather didn`t make the list...
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Male 2,441
At least we aren`t wasteful with them!
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Male 1,378
There`s a LOAD of things made from pigs. Saw on a TED Talk
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Female 1,329
Now we know what the All Natural Ingredients are in the in the ingredient label on the back of the products.
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Male 4,807
DixxyRarr... Cows convert inedible plants ( silage ) into tasty tasty food that we can consume.
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Male 248
I think the point here is not that every single time a vegan uses one of these products they are consuming one with animal parts in it, because it`s definitely not in every instance of those products that cow parts appear, but rather just that since that many products do have instances with cow parts in them, it`s inevitable that a vegan will consume at least one of those instances, at some point.
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Male 14,331
What happens when a vegan becomes a zombie..
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Male 3,915
wow...cows are like the supergood of everything....
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Female 2,674
AtlasOtus: Nice. I set you up for that :)
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Female 2,674
Moefreak: "What is the best thing you`ve done with your life" and SO MANY people said "Become a vegetarian". You are not saving the world."

Eating vegetarian is actually much more environmentally sound. At least in the US, the beef/chicken/swine industries put major stress on habitats through overgrazing, improper disposal of wastes, erosion, methane emissions etc. Have you ever seen the documentary "Food Inc."? I highly recommend it.
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Male 1,292
@DickenMcHunt
well played,
but still... cows vs humans? laser beams? WAR!!!?
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Male 259
the cows eat all the vegetables for you..so when i eat nice juicy steak i like to think i am simply eating the best part of the vegetables handily processed for me by the cow ready to bar b que
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Male 1,678
Animals eat other animals, we`re just giving them their comeuppence.
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Female 55
While its great for people who want to go "vegan" the problem for me comes in are those that feel they need to share. By share I mean berate you for eating meat and their holier-than-thou attitudes when you refuse to change your ways. They are as bad as the bible beaters who LOVE to inform you about your trip to hell for not going to their church.
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Male 1,299
"...if not... slaughtered, they will breed and become so over populated the only humane thing to do would be kill them."

First off- the billions of cows on the face of the earth were bred by humans... there already IS an overpopulation. All the evidence of domestic farm animals turned feral shows that typically numbers decrease (Horses, Camels, Rams, etc.)

Second, science is hundreds of years away from producing synthetic foodstuffs capable of equaling organic foodstuffs. Once we are capable of doing so that will solve a logistic hurdle for space travel, also by that time we should have the furthered other sciences enough to exist on other planets (i.e. Mars) effectively doubling potential capacity for humanity.

That said- the implication of my post was that right now we essentially have to kill these animals in order to maintain modern industry, in the future, however, we will have the CHOICE to kill or not kill.
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Male 4,807
It is a great thing that we try to use every piece and part of the animal instead of simply discarding it.
I prefer the Prime Rib part myself, but to each their own.
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Male 3,327
"So what happens when science can replace the sustenance from the meat of a cow with a cheaper more sustainable option, ditto for the milk, and the cow becomes totally useless."

"Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!"

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Male 60
I slept through my high school geology class. Since then I`ve wondered where minerals come from. Thanks to this graphic, now I know (half the battle down!).

Minerals come from cow`s blood.
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Female 9,558
As long as they`re using the whole body for something.
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Male 1,704
no it`s not
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Male 2,796
"60% of this is inaccurate...."

20% of the time :P
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Female 859
o____________o
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Male 1,292
@jfishx
alright, valid statement

but wouldn`t you like to see the war of the cows vs humans... mount laser beams on their heads... would be a good battle.
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Female 83
jbwhite, the point is that right now we are breeding "Hundreds of thousands of cows" in order to meet the demand. As the use of synthetics rise, the demand for animal byproducts will decline, meaning the number of animals bred will decline as well. We will not be overrun with cows. And there will always be people who will enjoy a tasty steak now and then, so it`s not like no one will ever eat them or use them ever again.
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Male 86
I don`t know many vegans who use shampoo or deodorant. They fall under the `less than cleanly` category.
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Male 33
60% of this is inaccurate....
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Male 1,292
@DickenMcHunt
So what happens when science can replace the sustenance from the meat of a cow with a cheaper more sustainable option, ditto for the milk, and the cow becomes totally useless.
We will stop killing cows for food, then what? Hundreds of thousands of cows that were being slaughtered regularly will not be slaughtered, they will breed and become so over populated the only humane thing to do would be kill them. But that would be a waste, killing them for sheer living space, so we should eat them, otherwise it`s just insanity.
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Female 1,963
Yup, useful animals. Tasty, too.

I don`t have issues with vegans or vegetarians as such, it just bothers me that they often make such a big deal about it. In this one newspaper they had a feature on "What is the best thing you`ve done with your life" and SO MANY people said "Become a vegetarian". You are not saving the world.
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Male 417
"I`m not a vegan. This girl loves her meat."

That`s what she said...
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Male 1,299
Science is steadily replacing all of these function with cheaper more sustainable and immediately available alternatives.

At some point the only function for cattle WILL be food.
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Male 3,745
"shouldn`t someone who just eats a steak still be considered vegetarian/vegan? because honestly just eating the meat of the animal... that barely counts..."

uhm...wuht?

the whole point of being a vegetarian or a vegan is to NOT EAT MEAT or anything that comes from a living breathing animal...

that said...plants eat and breath too...just cuz they cant move does that mean that they arent animals or better yet alive?
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Female 2,674
I`m not a vegan. This girl loves her meat.

But, I`d venture to say, that most vegans would be pleased with a lot of these products because the uneatable parts of the animal are being put to good use.
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Male 417
Did you know the best kind of lard for soap making is buffalo?
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2,767
`Do You Think You`re Vegan?` no, no i do not
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Male 1,292
@gorgack2000
so now you`re making excuses? well poo, since you`re not actually eating the whole cow when you have a steak, shouldn`t someone who just eats a steak still be considered vegetarian/vegan? because honestly just eating the meat of the animal... that barely counts...
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Female 1,515
Though vegans are extremely annoying and I despise everything about them, this chart is definitely not a good representation of what is made using cow parts. Like Skabashas said below, yes cow parts may be used in some instances of some of these items, but there are usually alternatives to the cow-parts which use synthetic materials. eg. wallpaper, instrument strings, tennis racket strings etc.
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Male 4,680
"@Skabashas I didn`t read all of what you said"
Any credibility your post might have had just vanished.
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Male 1,292
@Rman1201
aren`t you at least sickened that what you eat has to pass through dead animal parts before you consume it? or do you have no principal (in which case you disgust me good sir)
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Male 1,292
@Skabashas I didn`t read all of what you said, but I think you`re trying too hard.

Would you rather the animal die in vain just for the meat, or use up all the parts in very non-wasting sort of way...
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Male 246
I agree with skabashas...
I researched the sugar part since I am a vegetarian and I do consume sugar... Some cane sugar passes through a bone char filter (the sugar is usually specifically labeled as cane sugar), and the same bone filter is reused for many years, so the chances of even a particle of bone present in the sugar is 0.0000%....
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Male 1,010
@ SkabaShas: Totally agree, right on the point.
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Female 3,726
Yeppers, I`m a vegan!
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Male 2,796
"Well, this appears to be very biased. It subversively asserts that ALL off those products are ALWAYS made from cattle."

Misleading, yes. But if a vegan was extremely serious about it, they would absolutely have to do research on every single product they purchase before they use/eat it.
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Male 1,021
People make such a fuss about how Indians used the whole animal. I think this is very impressive. Waste not
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Male 880
I only eat non-bovine pet food.
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Male 271
good.

meat is too delicious not to eat.

and all this other stuff is too useful.

vegans baffle me.
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Male 1,383
Yeah but about 80% of these products do not clearly state this, so I don`t think you can really blame vegans of being contradictory.
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Male 29
Time to ruin some lives
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Male 1,256
Well, this appears to be very biased. It subversively asserts that ALL off those products are ALWAYS made from cattle. I believe that, in the case of most of those products, there may be rare instances where various parts of cattle are used, but certainly not in all instances of those products. As a musician, I am familiar with kit-gut strings, which are often made from sheep or cattle, but I have never used a set, and they have not been mainstream or even common since the 1930s. Also, they`re quite expensive. I think that the creators of this chart scoured each of these products and, after finding just one instance of cattle parts being used, plopped it down on their chart to assert some sort of opinion, although I`m not entirely sure what that position is, or why they care so much.
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Female 803
This isn`t necessarily true, as much as I think being a vegan is a waste of time. Companies make so many organic products, and a lot of them are certified vegan now.
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Male 4,807
Vegans and vegetarians are such hypocrites.
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Male 628
this is why i cba trying to be vegan
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Male 604
Anyone have info as to how cow blood relates to pasta...? and bones in charcoal?
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Male 2,796
LOL, now I am going to challenge every vegan I meat << see what I did there?
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Male 306
LOL Shampoo... It seemes my friend shall not wash himself anymore...
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Male 20,827
Link: Do You Think You`re Vegan? [Pic] [Rate Link] - According to this chart, you`re not.
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