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    I actually think the best response to both 'why don't you eat meat?' and 'why do you eat meat?' is:

    'because I want/don't want to'...

    Anyone who needs further justification isn't really worth socialising with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I actually think the best response to both 'why don't you eat meat?' and 'why do you eat meat?' is:

    'because I want/don't want to'...

    Anyone who needs further justification isn't really worth socialising with.
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    I eat meat because I think it is delicious and because, most importantly, I want to.
    I WIN!

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    Why do we eat meat? Because we can! Homo habilis ate meat 1.8 million years ago; Homo erectus invented fire some time in the past million years, making meat more digestible, and the increased protein fuelled the expansion of the human brain into the next stage -- us.

    Since the Neolithic revolution, humans have eaten meat as often as they could, which for many of them was very rarely. But only a tiny proportion of all people who have ever lived have opted for a vegetarian diet through choice.

    Of course, whether this is sustainable in a world of 7 billion people is another question. But a thought: the technology to "grow" meat in vats rather than slaughtering resource-hungry animals could be developed in short order. Will that be the way of the future in a world of perilous food security?

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    its the easiest form of protein and iron for me.
    I was veg for 3 years, but dont absorb plant protein and iron properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I actually think the best response to both 'why don't you eat meat?' and 'why do you eat meat?' is:

    'because I want/don't want to'...

    Anyone who needs further justification isn't really worth socialising with.
    I agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    You sound like my old flatmate, she'd throw a fit whenever we cooked meat with dinner, dryretching and complaining.

    Well come to think of it you do turn your nose up at ???? shopping center because they have a fish shop inside a shopping center.

    That was just too funny, the look on that guys face price-less

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    She's not my friend? She's an ex-flatmate.

    Your description of how you respond to meat cooking was very similar to her.
    Whoever she was, I don't react that way. I quietly hurl in my own home without saying a word. Wd hen I lived with a meat eater I used to go out if she was home and cooking, although mostly she used to eat only take away like maccas or hj's. The smell of it already cooked does not create that physical reaction, only when it first starts to cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Cj* View Post
    Well come to think of it you do turn your nose up at ???? shopping center because they have a fish shop inside a shopping center.

    That was just too funny, the look on that guys face price-less
    Who sticks a fish market inside a closed up shopping centre??? Not even the keenest fishers I know can handle the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Who sticks a fish market inside a closed up shopping centre??? Not even the keenest fishers I know can handle the smell.
    Next time we are there you should say it again so we can see how many more looks we get.

    YES it does get on the nose. I wouldn't shop at that fish shop just because of the smell

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Who sticks a fish market inside a closed up shopping centre??? Not even the keenest fishers I know can handle the smell.
    Ugh, I second this... and I love seafood.

    Our nearest Westfield has a fish shop in it, I hope the neighbouring shops get discount rent as it seems to keep the majority of shoppers away from that end.

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