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    Re: Pest Control at Work - help!

    Thank you - I've done so. Interestingly, people seem divided on whether the sonar deterrents work. Hopefully I can persuade my work they're worth a try.

    Journey - thanks for this story! I love...
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    Re: Pest Control at Work - help!

    It is poison that they use, in little black boxes hidden in corners, so it'd be quite hard to drop food on it, then pick it up and eat it (although the thought had occurred to me!). It's in a kitchen...
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    Pest control at work

    Hi - I wasn't sure where to put this & can't find any threads which specifically deal with this. Would really value some advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation.

    I just discovered...
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    Re: Friends of the Earth

    Do they just genuinely not know? I really do wonder about this point sometimes. I've always known that chicken meat = animal, even if it took 24 years for it to click how wrong it was to eat it. But...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    I watched the download too and would like to buy the DVD to support the film makers, though I don't think I could cope with watching it again myself for a very long time. It almost makes me not want...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    And did they?

    I watched Earthlings as an already-vegan so interested in any omnivores' experiences. I'm not pushing things on my family but I will certainly be encouraging them to watch it if the...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    Me too!! I used to LOVE these, and they were also originally really good books by Colin Dann. I remember the TV series especially as being both really fun and uplifting, but also so upsetting in...
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    Re: Raising happy healthy chickens for eggs.

    My personal view is that there's probably nothing wrong with you eating the eggs, but personally I wouldn't because I now find the idea revolting. I no longer see eggs as food - I see them as a...
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    Sticky: Re: Question about foods?

    Hi Tomo

    Milk and cheese production in fact causes huge suffering and death for cows, goats etc. I'd suggest you have a read through the information on these pages of the Vegan society...
  10. Re: Interesting piece on the BBC Green Website about veganism

    ^+1

    I just posted this to my Facebook profile. Anything sensible said about veganism by well known bodies like the BBC is all good IMO!
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    Re: Should we stop eating meat?

    Why both with the meat in the first place? ;)
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    So true! I never thought of it like that before.
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    Re: Witty Vegan Comebacks!

    I just stumbled across this: http://www.vegsource.com/how_to_win.htm. If factually correct (I'm no expert) it's a good source of useful facts.

    Edit: Ah - I've just seen at the bottom that the...
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious... (2)

    concoction of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 lime squeezed into a big mug of Oatly.

    Am feeling poorly and don't want to eat anything but need calories so this is an attempt to find something I don't mind...
  15. Re: Going vegan, but my wife is an omni. Advice?

    Really glad it's going well with your wife. I have just the same issues as you do with my husband - he's not keen on tofu (we've never tried tempeh) and we also have a very small kitchen (though we...
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    Re: where do you draw the line

    Glad to help. I am so impatient to adopt some hens but think it will have to wait a while :sad:. My family have always kept hens and I've always wanted some, and now I'm vegan adopting battery hens...
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    You are right, of course, but I can't help being personally idealistic :o. In reality, I would never censure someone who was making a genuine effort to change, even if that change wasn't perfect. I...
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    Re: where do you draw the line

    I plan on doing this too, when I have a decent garden space and enough money! This organisation looks really good: http://www.bhwt.org.uk/adopt_some_hens.php
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    Interesting - you've made me think about my stand on this, for which I thank you! I think you are right that my view is based on optimism, but the problem is that my optimism is continually...
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    I agree with you in principle :) I think perhaps we are just coming at this from different angles and you are more optimistic than me. The problem in my mind is that I think it wouldn't occur to many...
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    Re: How do you motivate yourself to eat healthily?

    Thanks for reminding me about this site - I had a look around soon after becoming vegan but then forgot about it. V gd idea for extra motivation, especially as I'm really getting back into running...
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    Re: How do you motivate yourself to eat healthily?

    Thanks all for the advice :bigsmile: very helpful. I try to avoid buying crap (kettle chips are my downfall - they are a major problem when I'm driving past shops that sell them...) but I love...
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    How do you motivate yourself to eat healthily?

    Hi all - I'd really appreciate some advice and tips on this.

    I have never had an ED but I have always had a very unhealthy relationship with food (in terms of eating too much and eating for...
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    Hi Stillwater!

    I'm interested that you say this as before becoming vegan (about 3 months ago) I would have agreed with you, but since becoming vegan I see very little difference between the...
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    Re: I just ate the most delicious...

    Toast Pizza - grilled toast topped with toffutti cheese spread stuff, tomatoes, yellow pepper, black pepper and mozarella-style fake cheese. Mmmmmmmmm.
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    Went to a baby naming ceremony today which had a buffet afterwards. I was genuinely shocked by the food - EVERYTHING had meat in it. Most of the plates were just piles of sweaty-fatty looking...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    I also apologise for continuing off-topicness, but just wanted to say I really feel for you losing a friend over that response. I struggle a lot when I want to say things like that which to me are...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    Obvious, I know, but how about: "You're going to have to die eventually, too. Does that mean it's OK to treat you badly?".

    Don't know if I'd actually say that though...:o
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    Re: weight watchers and vegan

    I'm very glad people are having success using Weight Watchers - I used it myself in the past and lost 1.5 stone for my wedding and I can see that the structure and support system can be very valuable...
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    Re: I'm dissapointed with Delia

    Thank you. How silly! :D
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    Re: I'm dissapointed with Delia

    Which one? I have a veggie friend who loathes Delia and I'm sure she'd laugh at that!
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    Re: One Food for the Rest of Your Life

    Spinach, Watercress and Rocket Salad. Mmmmmmmmmm. With Avocado. And Chilli/Mango salad dressing. And Date/Walnut bread. And pine nuts. And Lemon/Lime/Banana smoothie to go with it...

    Though I...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    I really sympathise with that. Part of me is scared to encourage the people I love to watch/read the things I have read. It would be truly horrendous and so hard to deal with if they didn't react in...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    Absolutely right, of course. There's a lot to be said for keeping it simple. As a new vegan, I think I'm still struggling to break free of some of the cultural assumptions surrounding meat...
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    Re: Films with an Animals Rights message

    I know this is quite an old thread but I watched Earthlings last night. I am already a vegan and have seen films like 'Meet your Meat' but there was so much more in Earthlings and it will take me a...
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    Re: Witty Vegan Comebacks!

    I haven't used this before but I think it might shut someone up.

    Idiot: Eating meat is my right blah blah animals don't know/care/understand they're being killed blah blah

    Me: If a pig said...
  37. Re: Beaten to death for being a goth *WARNING* - Graphic images and description

    Things like this make me dispair. Something big needs to be done to correct the imbalances and lack of common sense in society which have made this kind of thing commonplace and, in some sectors of...
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    Re: Instead of using plastic carrier bags

    2 cats - brother and sister from the same litter. In a way we would like to have more, but ours are so secure and friendly that I think it would really upset/unsettle them if we did.

    I think we...
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    Re: Instead of using plastic carrier bags

    I'm impressed at your dedication :D I love mine to bits but don't think I'd have the patience for all that cleaning!
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    Re: Instead of using plastic carrier bags

    Out of interest, do you let your cats out to do their 'business' in the garden? We have litter for ours because we keep them in at night but they seem to prefer to wait for the day and 'go' outside...
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