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changing my tune about hunting [Jun. 10th, 2005|08:25 am]
pillowpants
[state |::thinky thinky::]
[sound |Rasputina - Brand New Key]

is hunting and killing a free roaming animal cruel and mean and generally an ugly thing? ya, it is. .. but i'm thinking about doing it. .. it's better than paying someone else to hold an animal in a cage all it's life, treat it poorly, and then kill it for me. any time i eat an animal at a restaurant, i'm doing exactly that. i've been progressively reducing my land-animal consumption because of the horrible meat industry , and now i'm thinking about being vegetarian except for what i hunt, kill, and prepare. we eat meat so often... most of us don't know the process that brings it to us. we don't even consider it most of the time. if i took the process in my own hands, then at least i would respect the life i take.

remembering bambi and ... that other movie about the kid that doesn't want to shoot the deer... how emotionally gripping and horrible they honestly present killing these animals ... yet a free life and then death is better than a bad life and then death.
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From: joey1417
2005-06-10 12:58 pm (UTC)
Probably the smartest words I've heard in awhile. There's always fighting at my family dinners, with my mom being vegetarian and my dad being an avid hunter. (used to run a hunting club).

Crazy.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 05:53 pm (UTC)
i'm totally not smart today, i smashed out my brains with rum and a slice of lemon last night.
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[User Picture]From: deciding
2005-06-10 02:13 pm (UTC)
you crack me up. but i do understand what you are saying. i heard somewhere that the average man when he dies has over 3lbs of raw red meat rotting in his instesines/colon...or something to that degree.

gross right?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 05:52 pm (UTC)
it doesn't gross me out. i think it's unhealthy, but not any grosser than eating it... which is kinda fun.
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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm in front of this idea.

Being an ardent, socially conscious or politically active individual who wants to change the world one person at a time may be an example of an enlightened mind, however is a clear sign of someone in their young life. Good thing you're almost 30. You'll be out of your bohemian 20's and give up soon.

Why don't you just start wearing more patched clothing and call yourself an anarchist against all conformity. GJ Dorothy Day.

I just made my nose bleed by picking it too much.
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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 05:45 pm (UTC)
p.s. My apologies. I'm just afraid you're going to shut off my TV with your TV remote when I'm in the middle of a Everybody Loves Raymond marathon or something.

That confuses me, too. Do you realize what a useful tool for relaying information globally television is to all mankind?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 05:51 pm (UTC)
::eyes your track marks as you tap in::

Welcome to TV Anonymous, repeat after me... My name is [the average American], and I'm a TVholic.'"

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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 06:30 pm (UTC)
If watching 30 hours of Full House a month makes me a tvholic, I don't want to be anything else.

I bet you watch more TV than me, actually. But that episode of Fresh Prince when Will and Carlton have a house party in the poolhouse and Uncle Phil gets all upset so he calls the police is on, so I can't be arsed to argue my point now.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 06:33 pm (UTC)
har! i used your ass pump yesterday. g should show you how to change your tube and tighten your chain.
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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 06:33 pm (UTC)
i just realized, when you find out that beer is partially made with ox hooves, and the little oxen are forced to roam around without feet - aren't those cute little things?- you're gonna be screwed
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
i'll start growing my own hooves and harvesting them.
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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 06:37 pm (UTC)
as long as you know where the hooves come from and you grew the oxen yourself. who cooks for you?

i know where MY food comes from. Shaws.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-10 06:34 pm (UTC)
oh ya, there's a race tonight just down the street from you... but you'll prob be working. http://rushinrevolution.com/kendllcrit.htm
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From: midbackman
2005-06-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
:-(

oh yeah, g thinks my chan is too tight and that's the problem with the rickety racketyness.

::doesn't let you tune up my bike::
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2005-06-10 09:46 pm (UTC)
tv is a wonderful thing. it's just easily abused. like internet. mmmm, tasty internet . . . :)

re: animals. my sister tried to convince me of just the opposite. i think it was just her not wanting to see things get killed so she can eat them getting in the way of reason. :P
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From: daretoeatapeach
2005-06-10 06:01 pm (UTC)
Good man.
You should watch some of the video footage of what they do to the animals, as well as read how they inject them with whatever, etc. etc. Your last glass of milk was probably a glass cow piss, blood, urine, etc.

My advice, is to do as much research as you can on vitamins & mineral alternatives to meat, so you have a smooth transition. Don't be like me and just start eating carrots with soymilk. You may need to supplement with pills, etc, for example. Also, joining a vegan cooking class might be a cool way to meet new chicks. Good luck.

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[User Picture]From: teenagesellout
2005-06-10 09:25 pm (UTC)
What a good idea. I'd like to only eat food that I hunt.
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From: daretoeatapeach
2005-06-10 09:28 pm (UTC)
Actually, I sped-read your post. How do you plan to hunt your own meat?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-06-11 07:10 am (UTC)
dude, i was born before you.
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