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Is it true that some plants kill and eat animals?

Are you asking if meat-eating plants exist? They certainly do. Would vegetarians or vegans eat carnivorous plants? That's a good question. Probably not, because their cultivation would require ...
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Is Vegetable tanned full grain leather plant-based or animal-based?

It's animal-based. As @jsotola said in the comments, "vegetable tanned leather" means animal hide tanned with plant substances rather than with, for instance, chromium sulphate. "...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

As a disclaimer, I am not sure you can prove anything to someone who is close minded and it is self evident that animal slaughter rates are linked to consumption of animal products. With that said, ...
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Has any government banned animal slaughter for human consumption? Was it effective for increasing animal rights?

I am pretty sure there has never been governmental (or feudal/whatever) ban on animal slaughter and/or consumption, so I do not see your original question being answered. There can, however, be some ...
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Do bivalves such as oysters feel pain or fear?

It's highly unlikely, due to them not having any brain or central nervous system. All they have is a small nerve network and two ganglia near their esophagus. The whole nervous system is basically ...
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What's veganism position towards non-human animal euthanasia?

I really like this question, perhaps because answering it is not a matter that can be entirely satisfied by the intellect (luckily for me) but is better addressed by looking into your heart and at why ...
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Ethicality of cooking lobster

Stroking a lobster's neck is not going to disable its pain receptors. I'm not an expert in lobster physiology, but I imagine it might be similar to when a cat is picked up by the scruff of its neck ...
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Is there a way to determine what kinds of fish tend to feel the smallest amount of pain?

Death, especially the way they are all handled, requires pain and suffering. An individual's death experience is not something you can replicate. Their pain, suffering, and death is just as traumatic ...
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Does growing crops kill more animals than raising cows on pasture?

Assuming that the study estimating the 15 animals killed per ha of harvested crop is this one, it must be noted that the study was widely criticized for these and other mistakes and I would not in any ...
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Which animal species is the most negatively affected by indirect human activities?

I think the most affected species are/were those that are either (completely) extinct or on. brink of extinction. A list of these species is found on this Wikipedia page (unfortunately the page is not ...
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Do cows sometime hide their calves because of fear they'll be taken away?

I have spent considerable time around cattle, including hundreds of bulls and many thousands of steer, cows, and calves. I can only speak from my own experience, but I have never seen or heard of a ...
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What happens when an animal gets spooked on the way to slaughter and refuses to continue?

Just a review, from here: Federal law in the United States requires that animals should be stunned before they are slaughtered. The following types of stunning are used: captive bolt stunning and ...
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Is it true that some plants kill and eat animals?

The only plant I know of is the Venus fly trap. It eats anything that gets caught in its mouth such as flies, spiders, ants, any creature small that fits when it closes the mouth. If you touch the ...
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Which animal species is the most negatively affected by indirect human activities?

The most affected species are fish and other sea creatures. Because, per year, according to Wikipedia, 8.8 million metric tons of waste, including e-waste, are thrown into the sea. Radiation from the ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

The hypothetical village story does not convince. I'd argue that the meat supplier simply finds himself with 20 chickens he can sell to another village. Because he needs to sell the chickens the ...
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Benefits for the used animals when producing according to the EU Eco regulation?

Short answer Yes, Alice reduces animal suffering by buying animal products bearing this logo Long answer Wikipedia mentions briefly animal welfare as a topic covered by regulation: This agreement ...
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Has any government banned animal slaughter for human consumption? Was it effective for increasing animal rights?

In 675AD, Japan forbade the killing of animals for meat, due to the adoption of Buddhist beliefs. This, while not perfectly observed, did result in a significant cultural change over the next several ...
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Has any government banned animal slaughter for human consumption? Was it effective for increasing animal rights?

Have you ever heard about the Animal Welfare Act in New Zealand? The law is not primarily about the consumption of meat in the sense of eating. However, if you take a broader definition of ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

On a simple example: There is a village with 100 families. All families eat meat so the daily need is 100 kg of chicken. Let 1 chicken equal 1kg of meat. Day 1 - 1 family stops eating meat. Day ...
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