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Old 06.02.2020, 20:06
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Re: Vegans are less intelligent than carnivores

"The only thing that makes me dislike vegans and vegetarians are them talking about their diet like it's a religion. I would dislike carnivores also if they would do the same."

For some people vegetarianism is linked to their religion, for instance a friend of ours in Cambridgeshire is Hindu so is not permitted to eat anything that has a face. It's no big deal, when people get invited for dinner they know it'll be meat free as he can't have in the house.

It doesn't bother him that his wife likes to eat meat when they visit other people or when they go out to a restaurant and it's something that never comes up in discussion. Another friend is Sikh and wears a hat in the house if he takes off his turban when he has visitors. Then there's the friend we have from Iran who loves sweet and sour pork, but that's another story lol. We just all respect each other and rub along nicely which is how it should be
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Old 06.02.2020, 21:01
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No, I don't think so but I dislike preaching about any kind of diet.
That's fair, but then we are all in the same boat: omnivores being preached at by some vegetarians/vegans - and vegetarians/vegans being preached at by some omnivores
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Old 06.02.2020, 22:16
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Re: Vegans are less intelligent than carnivores

I don't tell anyone they should eat meat, it's up to them what they want to consume. If I have a dinner party or apero I'm quite happy to cater for anyone who is vegetarian / vegan and will make them welcome.

Sadly it doesn't always work both ways. In the late 90s I was invited to a dinner party in North London where the hostess did a vegetarian meal because there were going to be more of them in attendance than meat eaters. The main course was a cheese fest and I can't eat cheese, but I cheerfully had the soup starter, crusty bread, salad and pudding. Unfortunately for me the evening ended up leaving a nasty taste as I was rounded on because I don't eat cheese and I consume some meat. It got to the stage where I was actually being harangued about it, so I left, happy in the knowledge I'd never have to see most of them again. They were welcome to the 2 bottles of decent red I'd taken with me, I just wanted to get out of there
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Old 06.02.2020, 22:27
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They were welcome to the 2 bottles of decent red I'd taken with me, I just wanted to get out of there
You made two mistakes that night: 1. You went to a vegetarian party and even worse 2. left them with the wine!
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"The only thing that makes me dislike vegans and vegetarians are them talking about their diet like it's a religion. I would dislike carnivores also if they would do the same."
Actually they (carnivores) do.
It's amazing the number of people or article telling vegetarian/vegan what to do.
It's like as soon as you eat meat you have a good diet.
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I In the late 90s I was invited to a dinner party in North London where the hostess did a vegetarian meal because there were going to be more of them in attendance than meat eaters.
30 years later

The difference is people who eat meat can eat vegetarian, the opposite is not true.
Next time try a vegan party, you will not have cheese. (and probably no wine)

anyway I hope you had fun in another party since.
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Old 07.02.2020, 08:36
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I don't tell anyone they should eat meat, it's up to them what they want to consume. If I have a dinner party or apero I'm quite happy to cater for anyone who is vegetarian / vegan and will make them welcome.

Sadly it doesn't always work both ways. In the late 90s I was invited to a dinner party in North London where the hostess did a vegetarian meal because there were going to be more of them in attendance than meat eaters. The main course was a cheese fest and I can't eat cheese, but I cheerfully had the soup starter, crusty bread, salad and pudding. Unfortunately for me the evening ended up leaving a nasty taste as I was rounded on because I don't eat cheese and I consume some meat. It got to the stage where I was actually being harangued about it, so I left, happy in the knowledge I'd never have to see most of them again. They were welcome to the 2 bottles of decent red I'd taken with me, I just wanted to get out of there
Exactly, the one way thing.

Whilst I don't feel I must always eat meat/fish, I like the choice..

However when a group gets together that contains a vegan or vegetarian, the whole group must follow suit, it'll be a vegan dinner party or we'll go to a vegetarian restaurant.

Of course it's not a huge hardship occasionally but it is indeed a one way thing, it would be unthinkable to suggest that they change, for just that one night
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The difference is people who eat meat can eat vegetarian, the opposite is not true.
It's a choice, nothing more - unless someone has an allergy.
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It's a choice, nothing more - unless someone has an allergy.
You misunderstood what I say.
When you have vegetarian/vegan food on the table everybody can be happy.
Unless they only eat meat.
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You misunderstood what I say.
When you have vegetarian/vegan food on the table everybody can be happy.
Unless they only eat meat.
That's the choice part..

When there's a vegetarian/vegan in the mix you only have vegetarian/vegan food, even though the other 20 people are omnivores.

If you go out with a bunch of omni friends, you discuss where you all want to go, what sort of food, budget etc .. Drop a vegan in the mix and you're all going that restaurant.

I like the food, I like the people, I can do it, I do it often.. Just the point on choice, it's one way.
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You misunderstood what I say.
When you have vegetarian/vegan food on the table everybody can be happy.
Unless they only eat meat.
Sounds rather selfish.
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Drop a vegan in the mix and you're all going that restaurant.
Maybe it's your experience but it is true for everyone.

Anyway, the message is always the same. Life would be so easy and so enjoyable without vegans and vegetarians

May the world be at peace
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Maybe it's your experience but it is true for everyone.

Anyway, the message is always the same. Life would be so easy and so enjoyable without vegans and vegetarians

May the world be at peace
Peace indeed..!

Whenever the vegs come to my house we have veg food, I do it specifically, I make an effort..
But I've never been offered a hot-dog when I go there :-)

Doesn't make them all bad people .. just a different mindset?
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