When Vegans attack

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   On July 10th, this past Monday, Chick-Fil-A, had their usual come dressed as a cow day. You get a discount, you eat some chicken and waffle fries, the normal Chick-Fil-A experience. Until the Vegans arrived.

   Vegan protesters came in with signs and some dressed as bloody animals to protest how those animals are prepared for cooking. They came in with fake knives to pretend to slit the throats of the people who were wearing the bloody animal costumes. Fake bloody animals would then fall to the ground, feigning death.

   Surprise, I've got something to say about this. 

   I'm not a vegetarian or Vegan for two important reasons. First, my body can't handle not eating enough protein. When I don't get enough protein, I don't feel good. Most people won't when they are deprived of something they need. The second reason being I don't believe it's a healthy lifestyle. God gave us cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other meat for a reason.

   Vegans and vegetarians don't eat meat. This is their choice. While I personally wouldn't be able to sustain such a lifestyle, there are people out there who can. Because of that, they seem to think this is the absolute right way to live.

   If you want to be a vegan/vegetarian, fine. Just don't be doing demonstrations like this where there were many children, all under the age of nine. That is traumatizing for them. From what I understand, employees asked these protesters to leave and they complied, but the damage was done.

   This is fear mongering, the exact thing people are against. We can't be hypocrites.

   I know this post was short, but I really wanted to say something about it. If any vegans or vegetarians are out there, please think about this. We respect your decision so please respect ours. That being said, God bless y'all. 😁

Quick Edit: I seem to be having technical difficulties for my subscribers. I used my personal gmail to subscribe so I would see what my readers see. Unfortunately, the emails aren't going out. If you are a subscriber, could you please comment below and tell me if you seem to be having the same problem. If you use gmail, make sure you check your promotions as my emails sometimes go there. God bless y'all.

Another quick edit: Seems some of you think this happened to me. I wasn't clear at all. This was a story in the news and because of the bad experience I've had with a vegetarian, plus all the stories I've seen, I decided I would talk about it. Just wanted to clear it up. God bless y'all. I'm sorry I'm confusing. *sheepish smile*

   

26 comments:

  1. I have a friend who is crazy vegan, she doesn't even eat anything with milk in it, because she believes cows and goats are mistreated, but she's not judgmental or angry at people who do. She doesn't even care, she just says she's doing what she believes is right and others should do the same. I've even eaten meat in front of her, because I can't do what she does, and she gets and understands that.

    People like the ones at that protest are sick. And it makes me sad to know that now all of the other vegans and vegetarians are being judged wrongly because of these sickos.

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    1. I believe there are plenty of nice vegans and vegetarians. So far, I've met none. One of our neighbors is a vegetarian. She looks sickly and is very mean. Actually, scratch that. She's crazy.

      I'm not trying to judge your friend, but if the milk stays in the cow or goat, doesn't that hurt them, too? I think as long as they're cared for gently, there isn't a problem. I can't have regular milk. I have an allergy to lactose, but I do cook with Lactaid milk and drink Mootopia chocolate milk from HEB. (if you haven't tried the chocolate milk, I seriously recommend it.) I don't really like the taste of plain milk, but I don't think its good for the cow or goat to not be milked. At least, that's what I've heard.

      These protesters make good people look bad. There are so many good vegetarians out there. I just wish these crazy ones would understand that not everyone is going to agree with them.

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    2. You're correct Ivie, if the cow was not allowed to have the calf suckle or be milked by humans, yes it would hurt the cow (it's actually very painful - similar to the pain when you've-been-needing-to-use-the-bathroom-for-several-hours)

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    3. That's what I thought, but I didn't want to assume something. I had heard it would hurt. I'm not trying to shame vegans who choose not to eat dairy. That's up to them. There are kind methods of milking cows and goats.

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    4. My friend says that cows are treated roughly and cramped in small stables when milked for stores, but I'm not sure.
      I can sort of see it from her perspective, but we've just agreed to disagree on that. Funny thing is, her and her family is super conservative, except for that!

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    5. Well, I think if they are able to sustain that, then good for them. It is healthy to be more plant based, but protein is necessary for healthy living. But to each their own. :)

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  2. That is absolutely crazy! (I'm in the middle of Nowheresville, and the closest Chick-Fil-A is 20+ minutes away, so I did not join in on Cow Day.) I'm glad they left politely when asked, though. Things could have gotten ugly.

    I do understand why people choose not to eat meat, but I personally am fine with it myself. I don't think they're wrong, I just kinda feel sad that they'll never enjoy Shepherd's Pie or a juicy Steak. That being said, since I live on a farm where we do most of our own cows, pigs, and chickens ourselves, I do think that these animals should be treated kindly, and not brutally murdered, but rather put to death as painlessly as possible.

    I suppose it would be silly to dress up as blades of grass and over-dramatize being mown over with a lawn mower...lol

    ~Julian

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    1. Love your lawnmower analogy. I agree that animals should be treated kindly. I just feel like veganism or vegetarianism isn't sustainable. I enjoy hamburgers, ham in my salads, and other meat. That being said, I don't mind if people want to just eat vegetables. That's up to them.

      The closest Chick-Fil-A for me is about fifteen minutes, depending on traffic. I wish I lived somewhere in Nowheresville. I want to live out in the country where there's a small town nearby where shopping can be done, but still grow our own food.

      Back to the veganism, that's their choice, but when it comes to traumatizing kids that's where I draw a line.

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  3. That's....strange. Poor kids.
    I mean, I get their meaning about the poor animals, but God gave us those animals to eat. I mean, I think they should try to be less brutal when they kill the animals. I dunno, maybe we could find a painless procedure.

    Now, being said, I don't judge those who are vegetarian and vegan (Except that it's super unhealthy and I read articles of people getting depressed and super unhealthy *Seriously. I didn't know it was that bad..*), and I believe that they can eat what they want, but when it comes to these protests...it's sick. I mean, how immature can you get. I mean don't eat the food if that's what you want, but don't go on protesting like this. You can state your point to your friends, but don't do anything that would traumatize someone. Esp. little kids. That's gross.
    I mean, I can play their game too if i wanted. I could dress like a carrot and have someone pretend their slicing me. That's be just weird and uncalled for. It's the same for vegans or vegetarians. I mean, you don't have to eat meat or anything you don't want to, but please don't make things ugly. That's all I'm saying.
    God bless! <3 (Romans 10:9-10———my fav)

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    1. Exactly my point. I just wish people would let others make their own decisions. There's good and bad in every race, gender, lifestyle, and now apparently vegetarian/vegan. Hopefully people learn their lesson.

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    2. I know, right? I mean, you can do what you want because I can't control you (You speaking generally), but please let me do what I want. Be fair!
      You're right. I hope people will mature and stop acting like little kids! Their adult behavior is uncalled for.

      This might sound weird, but I don't subscribe to blogs. It's nothing against you or anything, it's just...me. Please don't take it wrong. <3

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    3. I don't mind. Subscribe or don't. I know you come by and comment every now and then and to me, that's all that matters. I was only asking people because there seems to be a problem with emails being sent out. I may have to email google and needed to know from subscribers. Don't feel bad. That's totally up to you what you'd prefer to do. :D

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    4. Okay, thanks for understanding!
      I usually read posts, comment, and maybe email. I'm just weird like that.
      I just didn't want you to wonder why I comment and don't subscribe. ;)
      God Bless. <3

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  4. Wow, that's awful. I have several friends who work at a Chick-fil-A, and it's hard to imagine that happening to them.

    I'm subsribed to your blog, and I just realized I haven't received any emails of your past three or so posts. I've only noticed them because I glance at my sidebar and see you at the top :) "Would you look at that? Ivie has a new post!" Then I read it from there.
    So yeah, I guess something something IS wrong, though I can't imagine what.

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    1. I feel bad for the employees who dealt with that.

      Okay, I guess I'll be sending google a message. I will look into what's going on. My parents are subscribed, too, and they haven't been receiving the emails. Thank you for letting me know. :)

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  5. Oh, dear. That's a little savage, don't you think? lol
    But you're right. That's what my mom says, and I agree every time. XD

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    1. Lol. :)
      I just think they need to tone down their protests and how they come across.

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    2. XD
      Same here. I'm not exactly *against* it, but I don't really see the point. I mean, God created the animals for us, so.....
      I have several friends that are vegans, so I'm not trying to say that all vegans make their points in such harsh ways because they can be really nice about it, too.

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  6. Unfortunately, as someone who works in agriculture, I've heard stories like this. As horrible as this is, there's a bigger issue at play - misinformation.

    What those protesters were reenacting is a very grossly inaccurate AND ILLEGAL way to slaughter an animal commercially. There are laws protecting animals that can't walk from even entering the slaughter house. Animals are handled calmly (any stress would damage the meat). They are stunned by electricity (which kills the brain), and almost immediately a vein in the base of the throat is stuck afterwards to bleed out. Unless someone doesn't do the stunning right, the animal feels NO PAIN and the blood is collected safely and not all over the animal.

    The ONLY time a knife would be used to slaughter an animal is ritual slaughter (kosher or Hal'lal) and that is under some really tight regulation and certification standards.

    Catherine (Farm Lassie)
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com
    frugallyfancyfarmlass.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't know this. Thank you, Catherine, for telling me. To me, God gave us these animals to eat. We shouldn't treat them inhumanely, but we shouldn't fear eating them. They have nutrients that vegetables and fruit just don't provide. While I respect a vegan's decision, I would like them to respect mine.

      Totally unrelated note: Is is fun working on a farm? I kind of want a farm one day. I know its a lot of work, but I want property one day and I know that having animals on the land is a good thing.

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  7. Very interesting post!

    I followed you on Google+ ! I would sincerely appreciate it if you checked out my book reviews blog at https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/ and possibly give it a follow as well! Excited to read more of your posts!

    - El

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    1. Thank you. Unfortunately, it won't let me see my notifications, but thank you for the follow. I will look into your blog, as I had seen you before and wanted to check it out. Welcome to my blog. I look forward to more conversations with you. God bless you! <3

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  8. I stumbled across this funny twitter link the other day - I think you would like it ;p

    http://www.rearfront.com/peta-twitter-bacon-backfires/

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    1. I loved this! Thank you for sharing, Keturah. This is hilarious. I don't eat bacon (mostly because I prefer sausage), but this is funny. PETA is the most annoying thing. They went after the movie, "A Dog's Purpose" because one dog was supposedly pushed into the water. The dog wasn't mistreated. I haven't see the movie, but I love dogs. PETA is no help for animals. But that is a topic for another day. Thanks again for sharing. :)

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  9. omw that is crazy O.O I personally know some vegetarians, but they don't eat meat simply because their bodies can't handle it anymore (I still don't understand, but I witness them as healthier not eating meat). I agree that God gave us cows and such for a reason, and though I'm completely fine with people being vegetarians and such... that is way too extreme. I'm sorry that happened D:

    audrey caylin

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    1. Oops, I think people thought this happened to me. This was a story in the news. I guess I better add an edit. Anyway, I haven't met any nice vegetarians, but I have heard of people having a hard time handling meat, so I completely understand that. I don't have a problem with them doing that as long as they don't attack people who choose to eat meat.

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