It’s always interesting when men write about becoming vegetarian/vegan, because it is really a soft soppy girly thing to do.
Real men eat meat not quiche.
At one point I was following a blog by a man who was going vegan for a year, primarily for weight loss. I don’t think he stuck at it. Believe me, what keeps you from eating animals or by-products (dairy/eggs) is ethics.
Partner has often been asked if he is vegetarian because I am. As if I could force him to change his diet because of what I choose. No he isn’t. We made a joint decision and it’s one we have both stuck to. No sneaking out for bacon sandwiches like one so-called vegetarian husband did. They weren’t married for long.
So it is refreshing to see KIA and Ark writing about being vegetarian and putting it out there in public. Especially in the light of the God Squad posts glorifying slaughtering animals for food because God. Well, God says and all that.
However Ark did manage to attract a range of bizarre comments.
He posted a pic of a cow and a calf, with the words:
I wouldn’t eat your baby so why would you want to eat mine?
So first up for arsehole comment of the month, even though there are 28 days left, was Arch with:
‘Cause it tastes great with a baked potato and a salad.
That is such a good excuse for killing something. Why didn’t I think of that?
I think people who don’t eat meat on ‘ethical’ grounds are delusional.
The cause of being vegan is pursued by many with all the zeal of committed religionists.
Not really. I don’t knock on doors, I don’t campaign for tax relief, or impose my views on others. I don’t blog about it that often.
Why am I delusional because I choose a plant-based diet? I’m not believing in mythical deities, virgin births or stairways to heaven. I merely consider it irresponsible, lacking in compassion, and environmentally unsound to eat fish, flesh and fowl.
But, the best result is:
When it comes to food, one has to be pragmatic. If earth overpopulation reached unsustainable levels, you would be amazed how quickly a solution would come from cannibalism.
Yes, let’s eat each other 🙂 This is an excellent solution, Col. Reduce two major world problems at once. Overpopulation and food shortage. Fantastic. ‘Please, do come round for dinner tonight, darling.’
Jason has a similar take on this one, getting rid of all the unwanted lowlifes but in his case he suggests eating animals from rescue shelters:
I do wonder how cat would taste. Utilizing unwanted pets as food would take care of all the troubles surrounding overcrowded animal shelters and animals having to be put down.
So here we have it. The perfect menu courtesy of Col and Jason. With a baked potato and salad, it may even tempt Arch.
Cat fumé avec a few cute little mice tails garnis
Pedigree dog soup, with Alsatian, Rottweiler and boxer, fresh from the local shelter
Twice marinated breast of human, with a little buttock on the side
When people come out with comments like the above, I despair. There is truly no hope.