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post #1 of 25
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I am sitting here reading a profile on a guy on yahoo and he sounds nice but then he states not to eat chinese food due to the murder of cats and dogs and then states for people to not use wool because the animal has to be killed to get it. You DO NOT have to kill an animal to get wool its simply sheered off and if it wasn't the animal would get really over heated in the summer. But what I want to know is how many people are really that dumb.
post #2 of 25
In my opinion? MILLIONS.
post #3 of 25
It really does amaze me some of the statements people come out with.

Wouldn't it be good if we could sometimes pass along a little common sence to those who seem to need it.!!
post #4 of 25
I read the title only and said yes. I will make that my final answer!
post #5 of 25


Yes, people are gullible, they'll believe just about anything.

As for the cats though...there was a Vietnamese restaraunt by the University and well, homeless cats often came up missing when they hung around there.

I'm sure the owners called animal control, but it didn't help the cats + grinder = good asian eating rumors that went around campus.
post #6 of 25
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I read the title only and said yes. I will make that my final answer!
Me too! LOL

I've heard vegans/vegitarians claim that miking a lactating cow hurts it! So NOT true... in fact, it hurts them to not be milked. I actually saw a neat piece on dairy cows yesterday where the cows went into this gated area to be machine milked when ever they felt like it. Pretty cool... lucky cows! They also had the really cool motion sensor bristle brushes that were set at a height where the cow could walk up to it (which will make it start spinning) and rub their head and back on it. Someone needs to make those for cats.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
In my opinion? MILLIONS.
My thoughts EXACTLY!!
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom View Post
and then states for people to not eat wool because the animal has to be killed to get it.
I don't know many people who do eat wool although my Siamese, Susie, loved it.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom View Post
... You DO NOT have to kill an animal to get wool its simply sheered off and if it wasn't the animal would get really over heated in the summer. But what I want to know is how many people are really that dumb.
Well, I have a problem with all these naked sheep running around!
post #10 of 25
Vegans do not use any animal products, including wool and dairy. It has NOTHING to do with them 'being stupid' and thinking that an animal dies to make that product, which is obviously not the case with those that I use as examples - but because those products are part and parcel of a farming process whereby when the animal is no longer of any use it is slaughtered in an abattoire and ends up either on the table as meat suitable for boiling/stewing, or pet food, just the same as if it were bred for meat.

It is the farming/use/disposal cycle that they object to. My brother is vegan so I just want to make this point clear.
post #11 of 25
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Vegans do not use any animal products, including wool and dairy. It has NOTHING to do with them 'being stupid' and thinking that an animal dies to make that product, which is obviously not the case with those that I use as examples - but because those products are part and parcel of a farming process whereby when the animal is no longer of any use it is slaughtered in an abattoire and ends up either on the table as meat suitable for boiling/stewing, or pet food, just the same as if it were bred for meat.

It is the farming/use/disposal cycle that they object to. My brother is vegan so I just want to make this point clear.
That doesn't mean that there aren't misinformed people out there who avoid dairy for the reason I stated. I also never said these people as a whole were stupid... What I was saying is that to believe that milking a dairy cow hurts it is stupid.
post #12 of 25
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That doesn't mean that there aren't misinformed people out there who avoid dairy for the reason I stated. I also never said these people as a whole were stupid... What I was saying is that to believe that milking a dairy cow hurts it is stupid.
It's OK I do realise what you meant

Just that I am always a bit worried that there's going to be an anti-vegan fest with just as much lack of understanding! So I just try to head it off at the pass before it starts
post #13 of 25
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I don't know many people who do eat wool although my Siamese, Susie, loved it.
Yeah, I would have to say a person eating wool would be pretty darn stupid.

I've learned thru my job working with the public over the telephone that the vast majority of people walking the streets are shall we say, not so smart. I often wonder how they are able to take care of themselves in this world, and it troubles me to think that I'm sharing this world with them.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
It's OK I do realise what you meant

Just that I am always a bit worried that there's going to be an anti-vegan fest with just as much lack of understanding! So I just try to head it off at the pass before it starts
Ahh.. trying to avoid further misinformation! Good deal!
post #15 of 25
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I don't know many people who do eat wool although my Siamese, Susie, loved it.
That's what I was thinking, lol.
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it troubles me to think that I'm sharing this world with them.
Scary isn't it!
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
Me too! LOL

I've heard vegans/vegitarians claim that miking a lactating cow hurts it! So NOT true... in fact, it hurts them to not be milked. I actually saw a neat piece on dairy cows yesterday where the cows went into this gated area to be machine milked when ever they felt like it. Pretty cool... lucky cows! They also had the really cool motion sensor bristle brushes that were set at a height where the cow could walk up to it (which will make it start spinning) and rub their head and back on it. Someone needs to make those for cats.

I saw that! That was so cool!!!

Yes, unfortunately, people are that ignorant...*sigh*
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
Vegans do not use any animal products, including wool and dairy. It has NOTHING to do with them 'being stupid' and thinking that an animal dies to make that product, which is obviously not the case with those that I use as examples - but because those products are part and parcel of a farming process whereby when the animal is no longer of any use it is slaughtered in an abattoire and ends up either on the table as meat suitable for boiling/stewing, or pet food, just the same as if it were bred for meat.

It is the farming/use/disposal cycle that they object to. My brother is vegan so I just want to make this point clear.
That's not the way I meant it hun, I was typing in a hurry and didn't realize I mis typed. What I meant is that in order to have wool you do not have to kill an animal to get it. Because you simply sheer their excess hair off. I kind of was in too big of a hurry and didn't realize I said eat wool. sorry about that. What I was getting at is who does not know you do not kill the animal in order to get wool matter of fact if sheep aren't sheered they can die from over heating in the summer.
post #19 of 25
Yes. People are that stupid. It's sad, but true.
post #20 of 25
wool is from sheep??? just kiddin.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom View Post
I am sitting here reading a profile on a guy on yahoo and he sounds nice but then he states not to eat chinese food due to the murder of cats and dogs and then states for people to not use wool because the animal has to be killed to get it. You DO NOT have to kill an animal to get wool its simply sheered off and if it wasn't the animal would get really over heated in the summer. But what I want to know is how many people are really that dumb.
DId this guy ever state he was vegan? All this hub bub about vegan lifestyle, but even vegans know you don't have to kill sheep to get wool! Also like to add, a vegan life style objects to animal products because of the mistreatment of the animal for those products, many people are vegans as far as their diet only, for health reasons.
post #22 of 25
There are as many kinds of stupid as there are people - six and a half billion and growing!
post #23 of 25
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Nope he stated he was a PETA member and that God would love you for supporting PETA along with his comments about wool and chinese food
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post


Yes, people are gullible, they'll believe just about anything.

As for the cats though...there was a Vietnamese restaraunt by the University and well, homeless cats often came up missing when they hung around there.

I'm sure the owners called animal control, but it didn't help the cats + grinder = good asian eating rumors that went around campus.
We had rumours going around our area for a restaurant also. Although it doesn't pertain to ALL of those types of restaurants, I'm sure it does happen.

In answer to your thread title, YES! lol
post #25 of 25
My mum teaches reception (4-5 year olds) and every year she has a similar conversation:
- Who knows where milk comes from?
-Silence from the class...
-Does anyone think it comes from cows?
-(As a group) No Mrs Chen!
They're all estate kids and think that dairy and meat products just turn up pre packaged.
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