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Started by bitter_sweet_symphony, November 17, 2007, 10:26:09 AM
Quote from: "AlP"I'm not a vegetarian so I can't answer the question. I have two points though.In terms of practicality, the US already suffers from a trade deficit. It's imports exceed it's exports because the US dollar is so strong. America can buy commodities like livestock from other countries cheaply while other countries can't afford American. Your proposal would make it even harder for the US agriculture industry to be profitable. Actually, I suspect it wouldn't be profitable if it weren't for the state subsidy but I'm not an expert. I think the end result of an endeavor like this would be to increase meat imports, which seems like the reverse of buying local.In terms of politics, I am for sure not a Libertarian but I'm also not a huge fan of unnecessary laws. Are these laws to allow vegetarians to eat meat at the expense of everyone else? Or is it more about animal rights? Would these laws be handled by civil or criminal courts and what kind of penalties would be appropriate?Interesting idea.
QuoteI find it mistifying that in this age of information, some people still deny the scientific history of our existence.
Quote from: "Pineapple"I myself am Vegan, and believe that the taking of dairy from animals, or it's life for my gain is morally unjustified in the society that I live in. I don't require the death of an animal for me to live, so I shouldn't have to have it die. And honestly after thinking this way for a while, I find meat to be especially gross (dairy too, considering most of it is bodily fluids). I consider equality to be of high morality, so I get pretty strict about this sort of thing.
Quote from: "Richard Lederer"There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages
Quote from: "Demosthenes"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Quote from: "Oscar Wilde"Truth, in matters of religion, is simpl
Quote from: "LoneMateria"Plants are just like animals. They are alive, you eat their juices which is tantamount to bodily fluid. .
Quote from: "MariaEvri"Quote from: "LoneMateria"Plants are just like animals. They are alive, you eat their juices which is tantamount to bodily fluid. .not just that, they breathe and MOVE too. Have you ever seen plants in a time-lapse photography? They move their leaves according to the light, they "sleep" and wake" too
Quote from: "AlP"Anyway, I think we should focus first on ensuring that harm is not done to people before we start thinking about cows, sheep and chickens.