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Old 07-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Vegetarian Tid Bits

I just thought I'd post some tidbits that I find while perusing the net. Please feel free to add any you come across as well. I think it will be interesting.

Here's the first one:

Albert Einstein, best known for his
famous, mind-bending E = mc
2

equation, thought a vegetarian
diet was the key to health for
us and for the planet. He even
went so far as to say, “Nothing
will benefit human health and
increase the chances for survival
of life on Earth as much as the
evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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thats great!

leonardo da vinci was supposed to be veggie too. found this...

In The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci (1928), Edward MacCurdy wrote:

"…The mere idea of permitting the existence of unnecessary suffering, still more that of taking life, was abhorrent to him. Vasari tells, as an instance of his love of animals, how when in Florence he passed places where birds were sold he would frequently take them from their cages with his own hand, and having paid the sellers the price that was asked would let them fly away in the air, thus giving them back their liberty."
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I knew about DaVinci being vegetarian but not about Einstein.


"O, heavenly Father, protect and bless all things that have breath;
guard them from all evil,
and let them sleep in peace."

Albert Schweitzer

A Prayer for Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

The above is the prayer I carry in my wallet, usually attributed to Schweitzer but does not appear in his writings.
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I knew about DaVinci being vegetarian but not about Einstein.


"O, heavenly Father, protect and bless all things that have breath;
guard them from all evil,
and let them sleep in peace."

Albert Schweitzer

A Prayer for Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

The above is the prayer I carry in my wallet, usually attributed to Schweitzer but does not appear in his writings.
oy my goodness! This brought tears to my eyes. I love this!
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:10 AM   #5
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oy my goodness! This brought tears to my eyes. I love this!
I get really emotional about animals too. I have to leave the room during those shelter commercials. Sometimes I find it hard to be happy knowing there is so much suffering going on.
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Yeah, I change the channels on the shelter commercials. I hope they do affect some of the seemingly heartless people in the world though.
I used to volunteer at our local animal shelter, a no kill shelter, every week, but it got to be too much to handle. People can be so cruel and I wanted to bring every dog and cat home with me. It was a lot of stress.

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Yeah, I change the channels on the shelter commercials. I hope they do affect some of the seemingly heartless people in the world though.
I used to volunteer at our local animal shelter, a no kill shelter, every week, but it got to be too much to handle. People can be so cruel and I wanted to bring every dog and cat home with me. It was a lot of stress.
I change the channels too. Ive seen quite a lot of badness "on the front lines" of the rescue work Ive done, so seeing it on the tv at night is just too much.
I hope people who aren't aware of the plight of animals do watch it though.
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I did rescue work for 13 or so years. I finally accepted that I cant change the world and I can only be responsible for my own small corner. People ask me why I have so many dogs (8 right now). I tell them that each dog that lives w/ me is one less dog I have to worry about. They are a lot of work though & I figure that contributes to my active life style & weight maintenance.
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I did rescue work for 13 or so years. I finally accepted that I cant change the world and I can only be responsible for my own small corner. People ask me why I have so many dogs (8 right now). I tell them that each dog that lives w/ me is one less dog I have to worry about. They are a lot of work though & I figure that contributes to my active life style & weight maintenance.

I'm glad to meet you here. Kudos for being a good and caring animal person. All my friends are animal people and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Yes its nice to be among like minded people.

I'm wondering what you fellow animal lovers feed your pets. I try to feed fish based kibble dog food hoping to avoid subsidizing the factory farms. Of course the fish is probably from farmed fish but fish cannot be abused in quite the same way as chickens, pigs & cattle.

I also feed 4 cats but I just buy regular cat food.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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Oddly enough two of my dogs love what I call the salad bar. They love all the veggies and all the fruits and my boy dog loves to drink v-8's that I make fresh in the juicer. He has to have his bowl of v-8 every morning with mine. I have the recipe posted on the raw food thread, but recently, I have been substituting fresh spinach for the bell peppers and I like it better. I also leave the peel on the lemon when I juice it.

Mostly they like to eat Purina Dog food. I have tried all the brands I could find and they didn't care for any of them, so it's Purina.
I make them homemade treats when I have the energy.

I have a couple of different recipes I just tweak.
I also cook them up some gruel every couple of days.

They love dried carrot chips and fruit leather for treats too, but I do buy alpo liv-a-snaps for them when I don't get anything made.

I'm lucky that the dogs aren't so picky. I have one girl dog that is a diva---she acts like everything is bad and has to be talked into eating even her peanut butter treat. Funny, she loves peanut butter but still acts that way.

I don't have any cats right now.
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Your diva is funny. I have to buy commercial food otherwise I'd never get out of the kitchen, my dogs are pretty good size. I buy Purina One sensitive stomach based on salmon. They have come out w/ a grain free food which I am trying on one of my dogs. He has extremely itchy skin & I dont want to put him on cortisone. The carbs are supposed to be from sweet potatoes & pumpkin. Pretty expensive but if it works it will be great.
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I hope the new food works out.

It drives me crazy when something is wrong with one of the dogs.

Your doggie might have an allergy. I used to bathe mine in an oatmeal based shampoo and that helped a lot. I also used to give them vitamins (dog vitamins) I found at walmart that had fish oils in them. That made their coats very shiny and no more itching. I'm sorry I don't recall the name of the vitamins but Lassie was on the front of the bottle.
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I supplement w/ fish oil, evening primrose oil. He probaly wouldnt have hair if I didnt. I used coconut oil for a while too. The no grain food does not seem to help w/ the itching. I've resisted cortizone but may have no choice. I am giving the food 1 more week.
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I hope the food works. Got my finners crossed for the doggie.
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More Famous Vegetarians

More Famous Vegetarians


Albert Einstein, Alec Baldwin, Belinda Carlisle, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, Bobby, Bridgette Bardott,
Charles Darwin, Danny De Vito, Des’ree, Dre, Dustin Hoffman, Elvis Costello, Henry Ford, India Arie,
Joanna Lumley, Jodie Marsh, Jude Law, Kaushy, Larry Hagman, Minal, Mohan, Vincent Van Gogh,
Yasmin Le Bon, Ziggy Marley, Mohandas Gandhi


Funny, I used to watch that TV series, Dallas and Larry Hagman was always having steak in restaurants...guess he didn't actually eat it, huh? LOL

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I am vegetarian for quite different reasons. I actually believe that we shouldn't "keep" animals at all. This includes pets.We only do it for our own needs, not for theirs. Of course, there are animals out there which have become domesticated and it is our responsibility to keep them safe and looked after - but we should never have domesticated them at all. If I had my way - all animals would be returned to nature (not realistic now, of course)

Also I have serious concerns about how animals are using up the precious resources which we need as humans. There is also an argument that there are too many people as well...
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:41 AM   #18
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I can't argue with that. There are definitely too many people in the world.

My dogs love their lives and they love us and I guess I can't help but feel good about saving them from sure death. All my pets were rescues and if I had my way about it, I'd have a dozen of them, but I know I couldn't give that many enough attention.

It would be nice if we could all roam free.
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