Veganism

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BlueTangerine, 24 Sep 2015.

  1. idahoblues

    idahoblues

    Joined:
    27 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    5,122
    I make my own corned beef (or elk, deer :)) all the time, it's just a brined chunk of meat, cooked low and slow
     
  2. Ghandi's Flip Flops

    Ghandi's Flip Flops

    Joined:
    14 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    871
    How do you know that is standard practise in the UK? (the vid says Australia)

    The reason i ask is that i used to work for a company that designed food & food processing machinery. Every year they used to send us to the big trade show at the NEC.
    On display there was quite a few 'automated' pig killing machines (with videos showing how they worked), but there was nothing at all like that gas chamber thing shown on your vid.
     
  3. west didsblue

    west didsblue

    Joined:
    2 Oct 2011
    Messages:
    8,383
    My problem is the gas chamber reference in the title of the video which I believe was used deliberately by the maker to invoke the Holocaust, which seems to be backed up by many of the comments. I appreciate that wasn't your intention in your post and you didn't personally reference the holocaust but it seems to be a bit of a theme amongst the more radical vegans to equate animal slaughter with human genocide and the Holocaust is the most used comparison.
    As for the footage itself, it's never pleasant to watch animals suffer, however the language in some of the comments was largely inspired by the title of the video I would say, rather than the video itself. To me, that reduces the impact of the video as it spawns discussions like this which are not really relevant to the issue of animal slaughter.
     
  4. urban genie

    urban genie

    Joined:
    11 May 2008
    Messages:
    8,510
    freshly handmade it is a delight.

    in an 3 kilo tin not so much
     
  5. Juan King

    Juan King

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2011
    Messages:
    3,437


    About a third of pigs in the UK are killed in gas chambers. Info below with sources including gov.uk documents:



    One of the methods of slaughter for pigs in the UK is the gas chamber, where groups of pigs are herded into metal cages which are then dropped into a chamber that is filled with carbon dioxide. Once inside the chamber, the pigs scream and thrash, fighting for their lives for up to 30 seconds. This method of slaughter is used for UK supermarkets including Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Waitrose.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-meat-slaughterhouses-restraining-stunning-killing-animals

    https://www.viva.org.uk/sentenced-death/part-six-pig-slaughter

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...unning-method-used-supermarket-abattoirs.html


    When the pigs reach slaughter age at around 6 months, they are transported in cramped and over-crowded trucks with no water or food - regardless of the weather.


    https://www.ciwf.org.uk/media/5235118/The-life-of-Pigs.pdf



    1/3 of pigs in the UK are killed in gas chambers.


    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...hter_or_killing_part_one_red_meat_animals.pdf - pg. 28


    The other certified humane method of pig slaughter in the UK is electrical stunning with the aim to render the animals unconscious before they have their throats slit, however stunning is often poorly executed by rushed slaughterhouse workers which results in an estimated 1.8 million pigs regaining consciousness on the production line each year and being fully conscious as they die from blood loss.


    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-meat-slaughterhouses-restraining-stunning-killing-animals
    https://www.viva.org.uk/what-we-do/pregnant-cow-massacre/briefing-notes
     
  6. BJL_City

    BJL_City

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2016
    Messages:
    7,391
    I guess Veganism is just a militant brand of Saladism, with online radishalisation and propaganda in pursuit of VS, their caloriephate where the Western sheep, cows and pigs are rewarded with the promise of eternal life. This slightly differs from the teachings of IS, who seek to murder the western sheep, cows and pigs as heretics. Early leeks from insider sauces suggest the developed world is under threat from suicide plums, and intelligence suggests the presence of mass grapes in VS territory.
     
  7. karen7

    karen7

    Joined:
    4 Feb 2010
    Messages:
    67,265
    Jesus christ can we not just all do our own thing without preaching,i'm a veggie but even vegans get on my nerves
     
  8. Juan King

    Juan King

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2011
    Messages:
    3,437
    Who's preaching? We are discussing veganism on a thread about veganism. I didn't start the thread. I have just asked people questions & responded to questions from other people.

    What made you turn vegetarian?
     
  9. karen7

    karen7

    Joined:
    4 Feb 2010
    Messages:
    67,265
    Animal cruelty and being force fed it as a kid,no meat or fish since 1983,no leather or other by products,i eat organic yogurt,veggie cheese and organic milk as women need calcium, i am torn on eggs,i never eat them as a whole thing but will eat certain foods with it in,i know every food that i need to avoid as it has animal contents,i'm happy with what i do and don't feel the need to go any further,i never force it down anyones throat,meat eaters and vegans will never see eye to eye as this thread shows and with that i'm out
     
  10. smudgedj

    smudgedj

    Joined:
    28 Jun 2009
    Messages:
    6,626
    Location:
    Sao Paulo
    Tut. You've made me hungry now.
     

Share This Page