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A man walks into a restaurant... A short story.

Commented May 15, 2010 at 01:22:22 in Green

“"There is nothing unethical about eating meat." Seedoubleyou, I ask you, actually I challange you, to go to EARTHLINGS dot com and watch the entire film online and then please comment again. Its free. If your excuse is that you dont have time then go to MEAT dot org, also free, and only 13 minutes. Please put your money where your mouth is and back up your statement by watching and then commenting. I wonder if we'll hear from you.”

seedoubleyou on May 15, 2010 at 18:56:31

“I said "Sheesh" before and I reiterate: Sheesh.

Does it make you uneasy to know that I've already seen "Earthlings"? Or read "Fast Food Nation"? Or have many good friends who are vegans? Yet I still hold to the view that food is a matter of choice. I fully realize that many people see these sorts of propaganda and are convinced by them. But don't miss the point: it IS propaganda and it leaves out many of the actual facts of the so-called "animal loving" anti-meat movement, especially its ties to environmental terrorism AND the odd fact that most of the extreme parts of the movement have no interest in actually protecting animals ( http://www.petakillsanimals.com ). It's about controlling what other people do.

As a journalist, I covered the anti-abortion "Pro-Life" movement for many years and not one of their ghastly videos or photographs of dead fetuses was ever able to dissuade me from the view that women deserve the right to choose what to do with their own bodies. Nor will an hour and a half of selective video of animal abuses convince me that the choice to eat meat --something humans have done for a hundred and fifty thousand years-- is somehow unethical.

There. Now you've heard from me.”
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A man walks into a restaurant... A short story.

Commented May 14, 2010 at 19:35:27 in Green

“Wow. Another eye-opening and thought provoking piece from Ari Solomon. Thank you for helping us see our moral schizophrenia when it comes to who we love, and who we commodify. You've made us think. Absolutely brilliant. As someone once said, "If we love animals called pets, why do we eat animals called dinner?" There is no excuse for violence and exploitation in the name of sustainability, slow-food, culture or tradition. Thank you for allowing us see our blind spot.”
Things I Learned In 2009

Things I Learned In 2009

Commented Dec 26, 2009 at 14:08:57 in Healthy Living

“simple yet brilliant truths. I love this!!!”
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What Is A Bear Farm?

Commented Dec 7, 2009 at 19:25:14 in Green

“Thank you for this piece! I so appreciate you letting us know that we CAN do something by writing to the Chinese government and that the contact info for them is on the AnimalsAsia.org website. I have heard about this horrendous practice and didnt know what I could do. Thank you for letting me know!”
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Jonathan Safran Foer - America's #1 Terrorist?

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 03:58:45 in Green

“Important piece. Thank you. Our First Amendment rights are not protected when big business is allowed to muscles its way into our government. The implications should be frightening to anyone who is interested in protecting their freedom of speech...not just animal activists. Thank you for opening our eyes. Excellent.”