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post #31 of 45
they would have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers after slaughtering me. The second you try to impose a "meat is murder" lifestyle upon a carnivore, you yourself have become a murderer. Kitty needs meat to live. Therefore , let kitty have meat, or have a cute little bunny instead.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
It seems to me that every true Vegan I have ever seen looked like they were dying slowly.
<laughs uproarsively for a full minute>

I have often thought the same.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
It seems to me that every true Vegan I have ever seen looked like they were dying slowly. I don't believe that I would adopt a pet that is supposed to eat meat to a Vegan knowingly. Since anyone on a strict vegan diet requires all sorts of supplements to make up for the shortfalls in their diet I personally think that is a pretty silly damn philosophy IMO.
We are not designed to be true vegetarians, either..
But no, I wouldn't do that to a cat. As guardians, we have to do our best to make the right decisions for them, respecting them as they are, not what we would want them to be.
I saw an Animal Cops show where a woman was feeding her cats rice, & they were slowly starving to death & had eye problems..
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
We are not designed to be true vegetarians, either..
But no, I wouldn't do that to a cat. As guardians, we have to do our best to make the right decisions for them, respecting them as they are, not what we would want them to be.
I saw an Animal Cops show where a woman was feeding her cats rice, & they were slowly starving to death & had eye problems..
Yes, I imagine our ancestors mostly ate meat.
post #35 of 45
Nope, I would never adopt out a cat to this home. Cats should never be fed a vegan diet. They are carnivores and should be fed the meat they deserve.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Absolutely not. Another vegan here, and I would never even consider for a moment putting any kitty on a veg. diet! Cats are obligate carnivores and cannot survive on a vegetarian/vegan diet.
Just as I wouldn't want to be forced to eat animal products, I would never try to impose veganism on a cat because it's just not natural. I wouldn't adopt out a carnivorous animal to someone who intends to deprive him/her of meat.
post #37 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BigOrangeMenace
I think that when vegan people get an animal like a cat who needs meat, and forces it to eat only veggies, they are trying to show some sort of perverse power of control. To me it seems like because they couldnt convert the people around them into vegans, they hve to force some poor animal who has no choice to be a vegan. .
i completley agree with you, especially as she told me that her animals were better off 'with out that meat crap'.

I told her what i thought and the facts but theres nothing more i can do

(unless anyone had any (serious) suggestions)
post #38 of 45
Maybe you could ask her to discuss it with her vet? Surely s/he could set her straight!?!
post #39 of 45
Thread Starter 
said that. she messged me back but didnt allude at all to the conversation.

guess i've said all that i can say

hopefully she doesnt live alone and whoever she lives with sees sense and gives the poor kitten some real food.
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
said that. she messged me back but didnt allude at all to the conversation.

guess i've said all that i can say

hopefully she doesnt live alone and whoever she lives with sees sense and gives the poor kitten some real food.
Send her some info. Even vegetarian society doesn't recommend that cats be fed a vegetarian diet. It's really sad that this person decided to have cats as pets when there are so many animals that are vegetarian. It's impossible to understand what some people are thinking, and if they are thinking at all.
http://www.vegsoc.org/info/catfood.html
post #41 of 45
Bit OT but I came across this article today, cats are GENETICALLY disposed to eat meat. So unless your friend can do genetic engineering, she had better start feeding her cat meat.



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Brand said the "pseudogene" in cats is probably a big reason why they are carnivores that get by on a high-protein, "Atkin's-like" diet.

"Its sense of taste has driven it to become a meat eater," Brand said. "Losing their sweet receptor has probably changed their dietary habits."

http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1742975,00.


Juli
post #42 of 45
Logically:
If the shelter puts the cat to sleep after a period of time if they are not wanted, then giving the cat to such person may be for the better at least in allowing the cat to live longer.

But if the shelter is a no kill one, then the best response would be to educate the person that:
1) Cats need meat and that she should feed her cat meat; or
2) If he is really against eating of meat then persuade them not to get a cat because since you do not run the only "cat shop" in town.
post #43 of 45
Cats, as obligate carnivores do not have a working secum, and therefore cannot properly digest vegetables. the secum(latin: Caecum) is the part of herbivore and Omnivore digestive tracts that breaks the cellulose down to allow for absorbtion of minerals and vitamins (and some calories) Because cats are obligate carnivores they cannot digest these foods and is dietically like feeding them cardboard.

Have you ever been on a diet and read that celery is a calorie negative food? this is because our secum (it is small and withered compared to that of a rabits which is long and rather like a snail shell in appearance...) is not strong enough to properly digest the cellular walls and we gain no value from having eaten it, although our body has worked to digest it. Have you ever gotten a cramp from eating too much of that? that would be our cats life.. every minute of it.
post #44 of 45
I'm really sorry for resurrecting this thread, but...I feel very strongly on this topic.

I myself am vegan, somewhat lapsed because I was just diagnosed last weekend after a fainting spell as being anemic, and therefore I have to eat small amounts of dairy and seafood maybe in the coming weeks, but that's totally off-topic.

Anyway, I'm vegan because I believe for myself, that the meat and dairy industries are terrible for the animals involved. I also think the additives in both are apalling, and therefore have chosen to abstain from animal products.

However.

That's my choice. I won't buy or prepare any animal products, but my BF tends to bring and cook his own, and that's fine. Veganism is certainly not for everyone.

My cats can't choose. In fact, they're hard-wired to be meat-eaters. With my main goal to be compassionate to animals, I can't deny them the meat the they need to survive. Granted, I buy meat that comes from a good source and promotes sustainable agriculture and good animal husbandry practices. But I would never, ever deny my kits their meat.

I think it goes against the vegan aim of animal welfare advocacy.
post #45 of 45
Sometimes it grosses me out what Reilly eats or trys to eat (catching mice etc) but I understand that he is what he is....a canivore by nature and that's ok with me.
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