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to buy meat as a veggie...

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nybom Tue 16-Sep-08 16:03:05

... wait wait wait!: if it's in the "value" corner of the supermarket (so being thrown away the same day if not bought), mainly meat that is preferably organic, or at least free-range or "regional"...

my husband's a meat eater, but doesn't eat meat in my presence and/or at home (out of respect :-)). he has 4 "exceptions" a year. i've been a veggy since the age of 6. i'm 30 now...

but if you think of it, even if you are ovo lacto veggie and you eat organic milk products and eggs, animals die in the process (for instance male chickens...). so to me it's a matter of limiting the "damage" - a piece of meat can be "better" than 10 litres of organic milk... that's my logic anyway.

so: am i being unreasonable if i buy my husband this meat (and get really excited about it, and secretly look forward to trying the meat (although i've not yet come across anything i like))...?!


norksinmywaistband Tue 16-Sep-08 16:05:38


( btw you don't need to sign posts heresmile)

SmugColditz Tue 16-Sep-08 16:06:44

If you don't want to be a vegetarian any more, stop making yourself.You live by your own code of ethics, surely? Nobody else's?

By the meat, try it, and eat it if you want to - or don't. It's up to you!

Overmydeadbody Tue 16-Sep-08 16:07:22

of course YANBU

Why on earth would you be?

ljhooray Tue 16-Sep-08 16:08:42

Not at all!!! You know it's ruddy difficult to try a be completely 'ethical' in your shopping, veggie, eco etc. Unless you are self sufficient, it's almost impossible to know for sure the conditions of any food production and everything seems to have a pay off.

BTW was veggie for 10 years then fell off the wagon. That wagon is now far over the horizon and it's a free range roast chicken for tea here!

flourybaps Tue 16-Sep-08 16:09:34


My dp is a veggie he has been known to chuck his morals out of the shopping trolley and throw a steak in for me....... wink

Overmydeadbody Tue 16-Sep-08 16:09:41

You are free to make your own decisions about what you eat and don't eat, and how often you eat it, there are no rules or regulations that you have to stick to you know.

CaptainKarvol Tue 16-Sep-08 16:11:23

Work out some ethics that work for you, as you are now, not you as a child or you as a teen etc.

I was a strict ovo-lacto veggie from 14 to 34, at 37 I now eat fish regularly. I have considered eating meat but cannot can only too clearly imagine the stress of explaining to the wider family that I can't eat that beef as it is not organic / ethically reared / locally produced, only this (posh, expensive) beef...

LaDiDaDi Tue 16-Sep-08 16:14:18

I'm veggie and have been since I was 12, now 18 years ago, and I buy meat for dp and dd. I have no intention of eating it myself but if they want it why shouldn't I buy it for them?

mayorquimby Tue 16-Sep-08 16:15:03

how/why in the hell does your dp do that to himself?

fair play to him, most of us meat eaters couldn't do that.
you've got a catch

ljhooray Tue 16-Sep-08 16:16:22

In my experience, the rules are often blurred... few months ago was asked by a good friend of mine if he could bring his new girlfriend over for dinner. Oh and btw she's vegan. So slaved over a soya based chilli concoction, homemade hummus vegan with homemade bread to ensure do dairy influence....

When she arrived, she said she liked the look of the thai green curry I'd cooked as well as wasn't that bothered with the vegan thing wink.

Good job really, the soya based chilli tasted disgusting!

CatIsSleepy Tue 16-Sep-08 16:17:06

nybom-buy what you like, YANBU!

am a fish but not meat-eater...but cooked meat for dd when she was being weaned-and used to quite enjoy tasting it

I probably don't go back to meat-eating (free-range/organic etc) myself for the same reasons as capt karvol...just too complicated!

nybom Tue 16-Sep-08 16:23:55

mayorquimby, you ask "how/why in the hell does your dp do that to himself?" he asks himself that as well smile, but he was in love back in the days... grin

i really have got a catch, i won't deny that blush, i remember ex-boyfs waving steak in my face at bbqs just to annoy me... and dh is a *passionate meat eater*, so he really suffers sometimes... blush that's why i've relaxed the rules, though i must stay true to my beliefs (what ever they might be) as well...

2beornot2be Tue 16-Sep-08 16:43:27

My aunts a veggie she buys and cooks the meat for my unlce and cousin she couldnt give a toss and on Christmas day we all sit there and shove our faces with turkey and beef in front of her.


Sushipaws Tue 16-Sep-08 16:55:56

I think you are trying to justify your actions to yourself. Live by the rules that make you feel ok. I'm a veggie, but I drink wine and wear leather shoes, I feel there is only so far I can go.

Do you want someone to come on here and shout at you for buying meat and betraying your ethical lifestyle? Or do you want some butchers child to say it's your duty to buy meat as it's what keeps this contry on it's feet and you can't live ethically in a modern world anyway.

There's so much presure from society to be NORMAL and eat meat but there's also so much presure from friends, family etc, that can't wait to give you that smug look when you do feel like trying something.

Eat it and see how you feel, it's your life.

StormInanEcup Tue 16-Sep-08 17:00:31

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Szyslak Tue 16-Sep-08 17:04:59

I'm veggie but buy and cook meat for others.

But only organic and more importantly free range.

I think if I was going to start again I'd eat meat but only free range rather than be a veggie. It makes mores sesnse to me ethically.

We'll always farm animals but should do so humanely.

It's been too long now for me to start eating meat though. 22yrs.

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