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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet



http://zenhabits.net/ (today's post for 9/27/2012)

The article isn't preachy, just informative.

Eating as a vegetarian or even as a vegan is usually much more frugal and much, much more energy efficient than eating an animal-products diet.

Just fyi

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Reply A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (Original post)
Flaxbee Sep 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Sep 2012 #1
loli phabay Oct 2012 #2
Flaxbee Oct 2012 #3
loli phabay Oct 2012 #4
positiveidea Oct 2012 #5

Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 02:56 PM

1. Very informative. Thanks for posting!

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Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. what if your harvesting meat from your pond and woods, is that not frugal as well

 

a great example is last year we shot and trapped 57 groundhogs on our two properties, this meat pretty much fed two of our neighbours for the whole winter, this year we only got a dozen or so but the rabbit population increased so this year we will eat more rabbits. Apart from the cost of rounds, i already have guns the whitetails we will take and squirrels cost pretty much nothing.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 01:18 AM

3. Yes, it is efficient, and while I'm not fond of meat, if what you do is humane

(as humane as it can be - trapping to me seems utterly hideous) and doesn't skew your local ecosystem there probably aren't many arguments against it other than the ones made in the article about compassion.

If you don't kill the animal instantly, if there is any lingering or suffering, then no amount of frugality can compensate for the suffering inflicted on a living being.

If you snuff them out immediately, well, I won't argue with you unless you're messing up an ecosystem.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. depends on the traps you use. kill traps are pretty much instant when matched with the proper

 

Prey. Also you check them reguarly to ensure you get the meat as soon as possible.

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Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:27 PM

5. Interesting

 

Good points made. I eat meat myself, but I can see the reasoning. Thanks for sharing.

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