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Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 10:12 am
no meat tuesday and i love d.c.

i really try not to be preachy, as there is a lot i want to improve about myself, but this article really touched a chord in my heart:

the pig farmer by john robbins
http://www.celsias.com/2007/10/14/the-pig-farmer/

even the hardest of hearts can change their ways. if you have a couple minutes, as it's rather long, you really should read it.

unrelated and actually probably the opposite message as ben's chili bowl serves heaploads of meat there, i watched TALK TO ME last night and it also really pulled a heartstring. during the d.c. riots that occurred after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, ben's chili bowl was a safe haven and no one touched it. seeing it on screen in the film, i squealed with joy. i have a lot of love for my hometown d.c. no one can tell me it's really not my hometown because i spent just as much time in the city as i did in alexandria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben's_Chili_Bowl

Current Location: work
Current Mood: touched
Current Music: washington d.c., you're paradise to me.

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(Anonymous)
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)

The only way to stop commercial farming like that is for people to stop having kids. The more people we have on the planet the more food we need to feed them the less room there is the worse the conditions get. I mean there is a demand for the food, if there wasn't it wouldn't be profitable to farm that way.

I grew up on rabbit and deer, my Dad hunted and that's how food was put on our table. The process was not hidden from me, I knew what needed to be done and I was taught to love the animal for their sacrifice so my family could eat.

Even if we stopped eating meat we'd be killing animals in hundreds of other more ugly ways. Computers alone are far worse for animals than killing them for food. Not to mention most of the stuff in every computer is strip mined off the earth and then is toxic to get rid of once the computer out of date.

=(


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glueandglitter
glueandglitter
glueandglitter
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)

I disagree. I think that if folks ate less meat, there would be more food. It takes tons of grains and veggies to feed these animals. If that food went straight to people, we'd have a lot more.

Tho I do think we breed way too much. :)


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genericgirl
genericgirl
Generic Girl
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
opps that was me

unfortunately the information you are talking about is wrong, it was manipulated by people working for PETA, it's the same thing which was done by people against tobacco.

3 Universities are currently doing studies which are leaning far away from those reports.


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glueandglitter
glueandglitter
glueandglitter
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: opps that was me

Can you link to a source?


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copaceticgirl
copaceticgirl
copaceticgirl
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)

the pig farmer story totally made me cry. :(

and i *love* ben's chili bowl! yum!!!


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glueandglitter
glueandglitter
glueandglitter
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)

omg this article is so sad! I want to hug that pig farmer.


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Courtney
Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)

Bob K took me there! It was the most delicious chili fries I've ever had. I felt SO guilty!

Courtney


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modernlove
modernlove
i learned a lot about garlic that day
Wed, Nov. 7th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)

washington dc feels like home to me too!

:)


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