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Someone's priorities are way the fuck off-kilter.

i feel: cynical cynical

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skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: May 25th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Why? Is it wrong to want cruelty free wool... or did they do something else that makes this look so stupid.

How I love mocking the knitting community, but I don't see it this time.
skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: May 25th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ah I see it now.

perhaps we should start eating humans so that animals don't have to be slaughtered.

/ never ever pick a human execution over an animal one... although I would like both to be humane.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 25th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)
From: nutter4 Date: May 25th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Good grief... I wonder if they'd eat human before they'd eat animal? Could be an interesting social experiment in the making, there...
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 25th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Are they?

It was (a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/knitting/1774092.html?thread=14491916#t14491916">this</a> that pissed me off. To put an animal life before a human's is just wrong.

I have no problem knowing where my meat comes from. I just joined Ruadh's hunting list to learn more about butchering and using an animal as fully as possible, because I do deplore the waste of which the food industry is guilty. I want to learn to hunt. I saw a fairly freshly killed animal cleaned and butchered at the age of five -- stuck my head inside the carcass for a look around and everything. If the revolution comes and I have to raise animals for food, so be it. I'm very very comfortable with my place on the food chain.

I don't agree with willful animal cruelty. But not using animal products will not change the way they do business, and might actually make it worse, if a drop in demand causes animals that might have lived to be culled or worse yet, left to starve. I firmly believe that those who pride themselves on wearing synthetic fibers and vinyl are making things worse rather than better, because of the way those things are produced.

If you were allowed to eat meat, you might not be able to digest it. Countess Kayleigh has that problem with red meat. Speaking of your diet, did you ever make that chocolate cake recipe I gave you a few years back?
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 25th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Are they?

it depends upon the human.

It does indeed. And the more stupid statements like that I see, the higher I feel I'm going on the food chain.

The cake recipe was on the King Arthur Flour website. Let me know if you get a craving again; I won't tempt you.
lackofsatin From: lackofsatin Date: May 25th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Agreed. I was floored by that comment. It scares me how easily some people are taken by that kind of propaganda, until they think it’s better to murder a human then an animal. That’s terrifying. I hope reading all those comments will make her come to her senses.

(never mind me, just a random knitter passing through your journal.)

emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: May 26th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm saying to myself "well, maybe she thinks executions are OK because only BAD EVIL PEOPLE like McVeigh get executed." But, um, still. What?
morningdragon From: morningdragon Date: May 29th, 2004 10:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Sniffing around people's journals for something to do...and I'll point out (as I just pointed out in the original post) that in doing so, she condemns (albeit inadvertently, or so it would seem) the better part of the mentally impaired community, of which my brother is only a small part of. I'd say more, but I'm still smoldering from reading that, so I'll just point you to my comment there, if you'd like to read it.

PS I've been meaning to wish you luck with the wedding. I hope everything goes splendidly for the two of you.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 31st, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Who, the woman who said she'd rather watch an execution than watch an animal being slaughtered, or my friend who said that she was sick for believing so?

I think a whole lot of people are reading too much into the word "sick." I was tempted to post, but did not, something along the following lines:

"Okay, maybe not sick. How about stupid? How about naive? How about she needs to get a grip on her priorities?"

I think it was more scathing that that, but it's stupid and wrong-headed to place a higher value on the life of an animal than on the life of a person, all things being equal. Certainly no offense was meant towards the mentally ill/impaired. Think about it, though -- does that attitude not seem somewhat sociopathic?

Thank you for your good wishes -- I'm gonna need them!
10 trips or shoot the rapids