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Thread: Vegetarian men: Seen as less manly, but more ethical. Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    "The animals moved and plants didn't, and that's how fungi got stuck with the plants," said Tom Volk, a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. (Source: https://www.livescience.com/53618-fungus.html)

    Maybe the "kingdoms" were not created based on the best knowledge.
    Dude, I know with absolute certainty that mushrooms feel no more pain than do the green peppers I harvest and bite into.

    There is of course that movement that ascribes awareness to vegetables as they are being picked. I haven’t read up on it but I doubt there’s much science behind it except in a very general sense.

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    I’m not correcting him. I’m arguing with him. We do that.

    So, mushrooms now have their own kingdom, being classified as neither plants nor animals. Therefor, if one defines vegetarian as “person who eats only plant foods” they are not vegetarian. If one defines vegetarian as “person who does not eat animals” they are vegetarian. Along with yeast, which is now in the new kingdom with fungi. As bread and beer are widely accepted as vegetarian foods, mushrooms would follow the same guidelines.

    oysters are still animals. The problem I see with claiming to be a vegetarian and eating oysters, rather than saying you eat mostly vegetarian except for oysters. Is that you are claiming someone else’s belief system and then sowing confusion about it among people who are already either confused or openly attacking the people to whom it really matters.

    ”well my friend’s son is a vegetarian and he eats oysters! Grandma made that stuffing separately from the turkey just for you, and I think you are being very rude!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post
    I’m not correcting him. I’m arguing with him. We do that.

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    well then that is excellent! Carry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post

    oysters are still animals.
    According to a classification system that also once incorrectly classified mushrooms as plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    well then that is excellent! Carry on!
    CL is still the coolest in my book.

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    It’s what we’ve got. The Catholic Church classified capabaras as fish - because they spend much of their time in water, it was lent, and people were starving.

    but hey, if you claim “old school vegetarian” you’re cool with mushrooms either way!

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