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7th-Jan-2015 11:09 pm
Roseanne Rosanadana
Now, I know there are far more vegan-bashers than vegans—apparently vegans still only make up 3% of the total population of the world—but this was posted by an LJ user named harvey_rrit:
"PETA would like to kill us all.

Fortunately their brains are stunted from lack of taurine."

He claims eating beef can improve people's decision-making abilities, referencing India as a country that's fucked up because they won't kill cows.

Anyone feel like posting a rebuttal?
8th-Jan-2015 07:07 am (UTC)
Taurine is synthesised in the body from cisteine so a dietary source is not needed.
8th-Jan-2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
My point is, does anyone want to call out harvey_rrit directly, or are we going to be passive vegans?
9th-Jan-2015 10:07 am (UTC)
I don't think we should necessarily be encouraging posts to a user's personal page here, particularly if they are intended to be argumentative. Having a discussion in this community and gathering ideas is obviously just fine, but we have a rule directly in our userprofile here that says not to link to personal journals.

/mod hat
8th-Jan-2015 09:05 am (UTC)
What they said above, and also vegan athletes are rockin' with their continued wins who if that poster feels personally threatened by a particular vegan they probably have good reason. They should feel free to google vegan athletes and sporting persons, I'm too lazy to list them as there's tons these days, but I'll name one: Scott Jurek, the ultramarathoner who kept on winning on a vegan diet, even on a raw food one at one point - I recently read his book - making and keeping several records. If a vegan can *win* *many* ultramarathons then I don't give a fig about ignorant yokels trying to make out they're smarter because they eat any animal's any ingredient.

They should get a biochemistry and medical degree and prove try to prove their theories. I might actually care to listen to their opinions then.
8th-Jan-2015 09:06 am (UTC) - P.S.
You said they were referencing *India* as the one that's messed up? After what's been going on in the US? *not enough LOLs in the world*
8th-Jan-2015 10:31 pm (UTC)
This is a post in his personal journal where he is entitled to post all of the nonsense he wants, and it's only one of many similarly nonsensical posts. It will be a long time till he realizes he's not as smart as he thinks he is, and we're not going to be able to hasten that process no matter how much we flame his journal. All we would do is prove his theory that all vegans are argumentative jerks wanting to push their agenda on everyone.
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