Underwood, Eubanks: sexiest vegetarians

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Carrie Underwood and Kevin Eubanks have been named the "world's sexiest vegetarians" in PETA's annual contest. Full Story
Give me a RARE steak

Englewood, CO

#1 Jun 26, 2007
PETA? People Eating Tasty Animals.

Take a human physiology course, and you will learn that we are omnivores, which means we eat both plants and animals. That’s why we have those sharp, pointy teeth in addition to the molars and incisors. What I can’t stand is the vegetarians and vegans who feel all high and mighty because they are “something special”. Just about every one of those mentioned in the article have just that attitude… And yes, I’m a jerk…
Sar

Denver, CO

#2 Jun 26, 2007
I'm a vegetarian, and I don't think I'm any better than you. There are plenty of people who hold various beliefs and think they are superior. Don't single out one group when all groups have their individuals who think they are high and mighty.

Maybe eating meat is natural from a purely physiological standpoint, but nothing is more unnatural than how meat is killed and processed these days. Visit a slaughterhouse and you'll be barf up your hamburger lunch and be eating green after that.

Since: Apr 07

Denver

#4 Jun 26, 2007
Do you have any idea how many animals and insects are killed in order to plant and harvest one crop? That vs. how many people 1 cow would feed sure does make ya wonder. I'd rather go grey naturally than have my diet force it on me early.
Justin

Lafayette, CO

#5 Jun 27, 2007
Sar wrote:
I'm a vegetarian, and I don't think I'm any better than you. There are plenty of people who hold various beliefs and think they are superior. Don't single out one group when all groups have their individuals who think they are high and mighty.
Maybe eating meat is natural from a purely physiological standpoint, but nothing is more unnatural than how meat is killed and processed these days. Visit a slaughterhouse and you'll be barf up your hamburger lunch and be eating green after that.
Most "meat eaters" would not barf at a slaughterhouse and turn into one of you. I've been to them, and they make me hungry! Those who eat meat rule the world, and those who do not are just big vaginas.
Sar

Denver, CO

#6 Jun 27, 2007
Justin wrote:
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Most "meat eaters" would not barf at a slaughterhouse and turn into one of you. I've been to them, and they make me hungry! Those who eat meat rule the world, and those who do not are just big vaginas.
Clearly your brain has turned into the s**t you eat.
Give me a RARE steak

Englewood, CO

#7 Jul 6, 2007
Thank you all for participating in my experiment. I posted that rather, uh, polarized comment to see exactly what reactions I would get. I was not disappointed. It's so fun to stir up people over a trivial argument. Let's face the truth, regardless of what is posted on forums such as this, it's not going to change anybody's mind or actions. Thank you for the entertainment.

Oh, by the way Sar, I grew up raising lambs, and we slaughter and process them ourselves, so I know exactly what goes on. It's done quick. If the animal struggles, thrashes, and fights, it can ruin the meat. Besides that, even lambs can injure somebody when they kick, so it's also a matter of personal safety.
Sar

Denver, CO

#8 Jul 10, 2007
Give me a RARE steak wrote:
Thank you all for participating in my experiment. I posted that rather, uh, polarized comment to see exactly what reactions I would get. I was not disappointed. It's so fun to stir up people over a trivial argument. Let's face the truth, regardless of what is posted on forums such as this, it's not going to change anybody's mind or actions. Thank you for the entertainment.
Oh, by the way Sar, I grew up raising lambs, and we slaughter and process them ourselves, so I know exactly what goes on. It's done quick. If the animal struggles, thrashes, and fights, it can ruin the meat. Besides that, even lambs can injure somebody when they kick, so it's also a matter of personal safety.
I can relate to what you are describing in terms of growing up slaughtering lambs. If only the mass meat industry were still as simple as it used to be. Growing up, my family slaughtered animals as well. But what happens today, particularly to cattle in places like the ConAgra plant in N. CO, is so far away from what we experienced growing up. Putting cows on a conveyor belt and piercing their brains with a screwdriver is unnecessary. As is the practice of electrocuting chickens. The processing of cattle meat in today's slaughterhouses is completely unsanitary. I respect people who respect their animals and food, the way that you did when slaughtering lambs. But our meat industry today respects nothing.

I agree that these forums will often not change someone's perspective. But sometimes people like you and I can find something to agree about and realize that there are plenty of shades of gray between the black and white. Hopefully this has been proven through your "experiment."
Justin

Lafayette, CO

#9 Jul 11, 2007
Sar wrote:
<quoted text>
I can relate to what you are describing in terms of growing up slaughtering lambs. If only the mass meat industry were still as simple as it used to be. Growing up, my family slaughtered animals as well. But what happens today, particularly to cattle in places like the ConAgra plant in N. CO, is so far away from what we experienced growing up. Putting cows on a conveyor belt and piercing their brains with a screwdriver is unnecessary. As is the practice of electrocuting chickens. The processing of cattle meat in today's slaughterhouses is completely unsanitary. I respect people who respect their animals and food, the way that you did when slaughtering lambs. But our meat industry today respects nothing.
I agree that these forums will often not change someone's perspective. But sometimes people like you and I can find something to agree about and realize that there are plenty of shades of gray between the black and white. Hopefully this has been proven through your "experiment."
Guess we should just hug them to death?
April

Norcross, GA

#10 Jul 15, 2007
Give me a RARE steak wrote:
Take a human physiology course, and you will learn that we are omnivores, which means we eat both plants and animals. That’s why we have those sharp, pointy teeth in addition to the molars and incisors.
If only naturality was relevant to ethics.*sigh*

Murder, disease, inbreeding and etc are all natural. Just because something is natural in no way entails it's right. If someone could prove eating meat was natural I bet you 100% PETA wouldn't care. And you know what else? Neither would I. As long as I have the CHOICE of not subjecting animals to unnecessary suffering I will continue to be a vegan. I actually don't believe people are naturally omnivores (those pointy teeth of yours are much less pointy than other omnivorous animals and pointy teeth are also used for defense), but the main point is that such is irrelevant as to whether vegetarianism is the most compassionate, ethical dietary choice.
Give me a RARE steak wrote:
What I can’t stand is the vegetarians and vegans who feel all high and mighty because they are “something special”. Just about every one of those mentioned in the article have just that attitude… And yes, I’m a jerk…
You've highly misunderstood the position of PETA and other "high and mighty" vegans and vegetarians if you think they act that way because it makes them feel special. To be completely honest I DO feel my ethical choices are superior to that of people who continue to eat meat when it is unnecessary. It's only logical for me to feel this way. If it's wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering on cats or dogs merely for pleasure then it only follows the same can be said for cows, pigs and other animals. I feel my ethical choices are superior to people who abuse cats and dogs. For me to be completely consistent in that position I must agree the same goes for those who eat meat when it is unnecessary (which is large majority of meat eaters). Most people feel their ethics are superior to someone else's, whether it be killers, rapists or etc. I see nothing inherently wrong with that, especially when identifing these rights and wrongs saves and protects lives. In fact, I'm quite sure YOU came here with the notion that you are superior to the thoughts/beleifs of PETA and "high and mighty" vegans/vegetarians.
Sar wrote:
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Putting cows on a conveyor belt and piercing their brains with a screwdriver is unnecessary. As is the practice of electrocuting chickens.
This position is contradictory. Meat in itself is unnecessary. Usually one would see unnecessary killing as the worst thing you can do to a being, but your response implies that unnecessary cruel treatment is worse. Why?
Sar wrote:
I respect people who respect their animals and food, the way that you did when slaughtering lambs. But our meat industry today respects nothing.
This goes back to the above. How can killing an animal be respectful in any sense, when done out of your interest? Isn't unnecessary killing the worst and most disrespectful thing you can do to someone? I suppose this would be akin to shooting a person in the head to murder him as opposed to breaking his legs, cutting his digits off, then finally slitting his throat. Obviously the former is more humane than the latter, though I'm not sure killing another person warrants humane treatment. The same applies to killing animals unnecessarily

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Since: Apr 07

TiJuana, Co (Denver)

#11 Jul 15, 2007
I would love to give Carrie one of my vegetables.........
Dr BLT

United States

#12 Jul 19, 2007
If she's the sexiest vegetarian, then my name is Elvis Parsley. Actually, she sure makes vandalism look sexy in her video for Before He Cheats. But as this parody of mine will indicate, revenge isn't always what it's cut out to be:

Before She Beats (The Wrong Jeep)
Dr BLT copyright
http://www.drblt.net/music/B4SheBeats.mp3

unplugged mix:
http://www.drblt.net/music/BeforeSheBeats.mp3

Since: May 07

Englewood, CO

#13 Jul 19, 2007
Fighter wrote:
I would love to give Carrie one of my vegetables.........
i feel you on that one bro

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