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Vegetarian and Vegan Atheists

This group is dedicated to those who choose to live a compassionate and environmentally friendly lifestyle and for those who are interested in learning more about this way of life.

Location: #life
Members: 35
Latest Activity: on Friday

THIS GROUP IS OPEN TO:

*Anyone who are simply curious about vegetarians and their concerns*

*Those who are considering going vegetarian or vegan.

*Part-Time Vegetarians

*People who just want to check out some great tasting recipes  

*Environmentalists, Animal Welfare Advocates, Tree-Hugging Hippies, Hard Core Vegans, and Vegetarian/Vegan Activists

 

ON-GOING DISCUSSIONS:

*OUR VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN RECIPE LINKS

* The Screening Room

* BOOK SHELF

*On-line Resource and Recipe Websites

*Tips on Vegetarian/Vegan eating.

*Vegan Shopping List

Discussion Forum

Holy Vegans or Daniel and The Vegetables of the Bible

Started by doone. Last reply by Davy Nov 29, 2013. 2 Replies

An Old Testament DietNOV 29 2013 @ 7:39AMThe increasingly popular “Daniel Fast” …Continue

Tags: Vegetables, of, the, Bible, The

Completely Vegan

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Jun 20, 2013. 56 Replies

This is for posting recipes that are strictly vegan. There may be some duplicates from other categories, since many recipes spread around are either vegan as is, or with a simple change can be made vegan. …Continue

Tags: recipes, vegan, atheist

Food for the Holidays

Started by doone. Last reply by doone Apr 15, 2013. 1 Reply

 Construct mini-pumpkin cheeseballs.Source: …Continue

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China's Dead-Hog Scandal Is Gross—But So Are the Hog Feces in US Waterways

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Mar 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Cheap meat means pollution, eat some veggies.—By Tom Philpott| Thu Mar. 14, 2013 3:00 AM PDTDead hogs outside an Iowa hog confinement. Iowa Citizens for Community ImprovementIn a river that flows through…Continue

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Five More States Consider ‘Ag Gag’ Laws To Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Mar 1, 2013. 7 Replies

Apparently it is easier to hide the problem instead of taking the time and effort, and money, to fix it.By Aviva Shen on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm…Continue

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Can Healthy Food Eaters Stomach the Uncomfortable Truth About Quinoa?

Started by Neal. Last reply by Adriana Jan 27, 2013. 25 Replies

Apparently whatever I eat is going to hurt someone in the world. Capitalism doesn't seem to work without suffering for some. I have this awesome quinoa recipe I was going to post, now I need to change the grain. The people who first cultivated the…Continue

Tags: truth, about, quinoa, the, and

Why you can all stop saying meat eating fueled evolution of larger brains right now

Started by doone. Last reply by Davy Dec 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Why you can all stop saying meat eating fueled evolution of larger brains right now…Continue

Tags: of, evolution, larger, brains, now

From Buzzfeed Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Started by doone. Last reply by Neal Nov 24, 2012. 5 Replies

41 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving RecipesHey, so I'm pretty sure Thanksgiving is coming up pretty soon? If you or your guests are vegan or vegetarian, you'll need something delicious for said herbivores to eat. Here are some such things!…Continue

Tags: Thanksgiving, Recipes, Vegan, Delicious, Buzzfeed

Meat eaters lead rise in vegetarian options

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Davy Nov 8, 2012. 5 Replies

It makes total sense that, as people start eating less meat (not really turning vegetarian nor vegan, but eating a lot more meatless dishes), restaurants would adapt and that would bring a boon to all of us veggie-eaters as well. Good news for the…Continue

Tags: food, eating, vegetarian

12 Vegan Potluck Picnic Dishes

Started by doone. Last reply by Adriana Oct 28, 2012. 1 Reply

Potato Soup!Source: theveganstoner.blogspot.comTempeh Reuben!Source: …Continue

Tags: Dishes, Picnic, Potluck, Vegan, 12

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Comment by Davy on November 16, 2014 at 3:58pm

I will have to dig up that article that dealt with studies on plants and their sensing of being eaten by insects.
That will be interesting to see the difference between the two sets of data. 

For me it is the natural order of life but that does not mean that the animals we use for food to be ill treated when there is no need nor call for it! But handled in the most humane way that we know how unlike our forbears! 

Comment by Neal on November 14, 2014 at 8:43am

Well Davy, now you're in my territory. =)

I'll have to come back and read the whole article. I'm not one of those who prefer a vegetarian lifestyle because of the inhumane treatment of animals, though I think it sucks, I prefer it because of how much better physically I feel when I limit animal products. I'll have to compare the data with the states, but there's no doubt that something is dying for me to be living.

Comment by Davy on November 7, 2014 at 1:00pm

Ordering The Vegetarian Meal? There’s More Animal Blood On Your Hands

Please note: the author of this article is Australian, and much of the information in the following article applies specifically to that area of the world. Farming practises differ around the globe. 

The ethics of eating red meat have been grilled recently by critics who question its consequences for environmental health and animal welfare. But if you want to minimise animal suffering and promote more sustainable agriculture, adopting a vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing you could do.

Renowned ethicist Peter Singer says if there is a range of ways of feeding ourselves, we should choose the way that causes the least unnecessary harm to animals. Most animal rights advocates say this means we should eat plants rather than animals.

It takes somewhere between two to ten kilos of plants, depending on the type of plants involved, to produce one kilo of animal. Given the limited amount of productive land in the world, it would seem to some to make more sense to focus our culinary attentions on plants, because we would arguably get more energy per hectare for human consumption. Theoretically this should also mean fewer sentient animals would be killed to feed the ravenous appetites of ever more humans.

But before scratching range-lands-produced red meat off the “good to eat” list for ethical or environmental reasons, let’s test these presumptions.

Published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in:

at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of usable protein, more environmental damage, and a great deal more animal cruelty than does farming red meat.
How is this possible?

Want to know how this is possible then just click on the following link Ordering the Vegetarian Meal? There's more animal blood on your hands.

Comment by doone on July 19, 2014 at 4:10pm

Impotent roosters wreak havoc in a poultry industry that's already a mess by

Comment by doone on February 4, 2014 at 2:27pm

This may not turn you Vegan but at least you will turn you away from Nuggets

Comment by Neal on May 20, 2013 at 6:51am

I go back and forth from vegetarian to vegan. Last year took 6 months off any type of animal products, (might have used honey once or twice), and felt great. The only thing I missed was cream in my coffee. Everything else wasn't that hard. Found a almond cream that was palatable, but had to make it every three days.

I think there's only 2 vegetarians who comment here, (besides you). The other vegans on the site are not that active, but are watching. =) 

Comment by Jess M on May 18, 2013 at 3:03pm

Looking forward to connecting with some of you and joining in some conversations!

Anyone ever see this conversation between Peter Singer and Richard Dawkins? I really love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xxdMUuZXUY

Peter Singer's book, Animal Liberation, which I read when I was 16,  transformed my whole way of thinking when it came to how I perceived animals. It also brought into my awareness the profound effect-oftentimes in the form of suffering, that we impose upon other sentient creatures. After reading it I became vegan.

Over the years I found myself drifting into vegetarianism for a number of reasons. A few months ago I went back to being a vegan and I am so glad I did!

Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself. :)



Comment by Adriana on March 5, 2013 at 5:26pm

That looks delicious but there is nothing wrong with bread, especially if multigrain. But for those counting calories it may help not including bread. 

Comment by doone on March 5, 2013 at 5:00pm

 Grilled Veggie and Tofu Stack with Balsamic and Mint

Grilled Veggie and Tofu Stack with Balsamic and Mint

This stack brings ingredients back to the essentials- balsamic vinegar, mint, vegetables. Do you know what's not essential? Bread. Get the recipe.

Comment by doone on March 5, 2013 at 9:20am

Everything you wanted to know about Veggies and then some more 

 

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