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Vegetarians And Cat Lovers Can Be Disliked — 15 Comments

    • Yes – I heard about this too – I think it must be true. The cut down the rainforest to feed the cows to supply McDonalds.

      ANYBODY who works in that industry should be ashamed of themselves.

      By the way, my mothers husband’s son worked for Nestle and I finally said it to him. I told him he should be bloody ashamed of himself. He just treated me like some kind of idealistic idiot but I am satisfied I totally ruined him and the rest of the familly’s dinner.

      • Good for you Marc, we have to let people know how wrong it is to work for or support firms who test on animals, Nestle are real bad guys!
        I had to laugh that you ruined everyones dinner, oh you are my kind of friend x

        • Ha ha – yes I was glad I made them feel all awkward. The strange thing was nobody had any kind of reply.

          If only you lived around the corner so I could invite you and Babs over for a cup of tea 🙂

          • No kind of reply because of guilty consciences maybe lol
            Yes we could come for a cuppa and have a real good cat chat, there’s nothing better!

      • You’re a bit of an outsider because you think out of the box. You’re not mainstream. Most people are mainstream. So, that puts you at odds with the world. Not totally really part of it. I have always felt like that. I don’t accept the world. That immediately puts a person outside the mainstream and “dangerous”.

  1. The fact that the cat is a carnivore is one of the reasons that “Cat Clubs” are non existent in India and the cat not a popular pet as most Indians are “VEGETARIANS”.This is my analysis for the surprising lack of awareness of cats in India although dogs are very popular and every city has a “Dog Club”.Dogs can be fed on a “VEGETARIAN DIET” but never in the case of cats or its bigger cousins “THE BIG CATS”.The World was made to consist of Carnivores and herbivores which perfectly balances itself in nature.Its we humans that are causing the “NATURE IMBALANCE” as we are “GOD” on Planet Earth, superior over all living creatures.If every living life on earth were herbivorous then the World would have a “FAMINE” as the total “PLANT POPULATION” on planet Earth would be wiped out due to total vegetarianism.

    • Nice point which highlights the population problem of humans and it is getting worse.

      Is it because most Indians are Hindus that most Indians are vegetarians?

      As far as I remember, Hindus believe in the afterlife. Life beyond death and people being animals in another life. This should have an impact on how they relate to their companion animals.

      Does the Hindu beliefs interfere with cat caretaking?

  2. I sleep, conscious free, knowing that I haven’t fostered the slaughter of any animal for human consumption.

    Both sets of my grandparents had large farms in Michigan. Before anyone even thought of shielding children from unpleasantries, I witnessed one of my gtandfathers slaughtering a hog. I won’t go into detail, because nobody should have that vision burned into their mind. But, that was the end of pork and beef for me. I didn’t really like the geese (and thought they were chickens) because they chased me and tried to bite my bum. So. I ate chicken for a while, until my next visit to one of the farms. I was a teenager and all done with meat.

    There are rare occasions when I still eat seafood, although I think it’s wrong. It’s usually in some sort of social event though.

    I am always surprised when I encounter a professed animal lover that eats meat. It baffles me.

    • I love animals intensely and eat meat but it is chicken and some fish. It am a sort of failed vegetarian. It is not good. I agree that people who love animals should not eat any of them. The trouble is I don’t have a lot of things left in my life that I really like. Food is one and I like Indian meals like Chicken Korma. Small things. It’s a fail and I feel guilty. But….I ain’t perfect.

  3. Good article Michael and I’m quite sure some people don’t like Babz and I for being cat loving vegetarians, even though we don’t preach. But I admit I myself never miss a chance to comment on how much better being veggie makes my conscience feel and I love it when we are out for a meal and as it’s brought to our table the words ‘two vegetarian breakfasts’ (or vegetarian sausage or whatever) ring out and other diners look to see what on earth we eat.
    I’d love to be vegan and if I was younger I would do it and be proud of it but I feel it’s a step too far for me, going veggie was easy, going vegan would be a whole new lifestyle.
    We eat no meat, poultry or fish in our house, use nothing that has been tested on animals, have nothing leather and wear nothing from animal furs or skins, that is one thing I do preach about because there are plenty of alternatives these days.
    All cat lovers are not veggie, I have a lot of cat loving contacts who eat meat and I know we are in the minority still but it’s gradually changing, the veggie sections in supermarkets are expanding and eating out we get more choices. It will take time, but I think one day in the future if the human race survives that long, eating flesh will be a thing of the past.

    • I admire you for being vegetarian. You’re better than me in that way. I think that vegetarians prick the consciences of meat eaters, which is a reason why vegetarians upset some people. It is not about the behavior of vegetarians but meat eaters.

      Cat lovers are concerned about animal welfare. All people should be concerned about animal welfare (we know that) and the ones who aren’t are reminded that they should be by cat lovers.

      The problem here is with the meat eaters who are not empathetic towards animals.

      I am lean towards vegetarianism. I eat chicken and some fish. It is a beginning. I struggle going the whole way because I like food and I need to try and preserve the things I like.

      • However small the something you do is better than nothing and you have to go at your own pace, it’s no good going veggie and feeling miserable and missing the food you love. This is why I feel I can’t go vegan, I know I’d feel miserable missing cheese and butter and chocolate especially, the vegan versions are yuck! We tried soya milk but it was undrinkable.
        Don’t feel bad Michael, look at all else you do for animals, namely cats!
        Let’s face it, you depriving yourself of the chicken and fish you enjoy isn’t going to save all chickens and fish!
        I stopped eating them because I didn’t enjoy eating them any more, not because I didn’t like the taste, but because I felt too guilty to enjoy meals.

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