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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    What do you feel dictates over consumption of meat?
    It tastes good. People really only need 4 small serves of meat a week. Most people tend to have it with every evening meal though and often for lunch (myself included, animals are yummy). This isn't healthy, it leads to consuming too much fat and stuff.

    In relation to the thread topic, if everyone cut down on how much meat they eat to the level that their body actually needs all the nutrients and protein and stuff, farming practices could be eased to have less animals in a given area, increasing animal welfare and reducing water use, land farmed for animal feed, and, if you really want to get hippy about it, greenhouse emissions.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    So... you say they don't have rights, then go to say they should have the right to not be treated cruelly. Got it.
    I didn't call this out, but good point.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    It tastes good. People really only need 4 small serves of meat a week. Most people tend to have it with every evening meal though and often for lunch (myself included, animals are yummy). This isn't healthy, it leads to consuming too much fat and stuff.

    In relation to the thread topic, if everyone cut down on how much meat they eat to the level that their body actually needs all the nutrients and protein and stuff, farming practices could be eased to have less animals in a given area, increasing animal welfare and reducing water use, land farmed for animal feed, and, if you really want to get hippy about it, greenhouse emissions.

    The only downside to reducing meat consumption is less tasty meals.
    Or, we could get over the ridiculous fear of consuming insects and start looking at them for tasty meals like other cultures.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    It varies wildly, but for the most basic: Access to food, water, adequate living space, freedom from cruelty, unneeded experimentation, pain, separation of animal families. Hunting is completely different, this is in reference to animals deliberately being kept.
    Would "freedom from cruelty" include not eating them? No one hunts cow...


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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    The difference between a pet and a food animal? Most food animals today are extremely intelligent and emotional, I think it's not hard: - Animals that can feel pain, exhibit sentience, need to be protected.
    Yes they do... makes them no less food. Sort of makes that chance to raise a family etc unrealistic.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Or, we could get over the ridiculous fear of consuming insects and start looking at them for tasty meals like other cultures.
    Insects are animals as well? So you feel only the cute fuzzy ones are worth protecting?
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    Yes they do... makes them no less food. Sort of makes that chance to raise a family etc unrealistic.
    People keep pigs/cows/chickens as pets

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Or, we could get over the ridiculous fear of consuming insects and start looking at them for tasty meals like other cultures.
    Why would I eat bugs when I can eat a cow?

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Would "freedom from cruelty" include not eating them? No one hunts cow...
    Well, as someone who advocates veganism.. Freedom from cruelty means that the animal has access to a decent life, free from pain, and the animal's death is quick and as painless as possible.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why would I eat bugs when I can eat a cow?
    Many bugs actually taste like the meat we eat now. Why eat a cow when you're more then likely supporting a horrid industry?

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