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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 exploiting animals (mostly insects). They're quite rare, their consumption is even rarer, and I don't know if they're cultivated anywhere, so I don't think it's ...


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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. "Vegetable-tanned leather", in other words, rather than "tanned vegetable leather" There are, in fact, some very successful vegan leather substitutes ...


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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, compile the international statistics. Here is a list of approximate rates of Vegitarianism by Country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism_by_country ...


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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 approximation by looking at other huge organisations (such as religions) which do at times promote such bans. There is also the possibility of answering based on ...


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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 you adopted veganism in the first place. By the unofficial rules as I understand them, having "pets" is not compatible with veganism, however many vegans ...


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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 and stops moving. This will not stop the lobster from experiencing the pain of being boiled to death


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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 two nerve centers, one that controls the muscles and the other one that controls the "foot" and other sensory organs. It's unknown whether the cerebral ganglia ...


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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 case take it at face value. To address the numbers mentioned in the question: Davis estimates that 15 wild animals per hectare per year are killed as a ...


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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 homogeneously constructed as it mixes extinct species with almost extinct and other articles dealing with similar subjects). I will try to also include ...


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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 cow hiding a calf from ranchers. But I also have only been around other ranchers who, for the most part, treat the cattle very well (and with with respect) until ...


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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 to one as it is to the other. Here's how you reduce the pain and suffering: Stop eating them. Simple as that.


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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 electrical stunning. However, this law is often broken at these slaughterhouses. This indicates that the law is broken often, probably due to speed-slaughter ...


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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 inside of the plant's mouth/trap, it will produce the digestive enzymes then die. It will dissolve itself as it cannot stop the process once it starts.


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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 e-waste, chemical components and everything are making the life of ocean creatures difficult. They may either die, or get some disease and die slowly. This also ...


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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 price may fall and this can cause other people to eat more chicken. No, not convincing enough. I think it's the wrong approach to try to prove the challenge. Chew ...


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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 covers such issues as foodstuffs, disease prevention and veterinary treatments, animal welfare, husbandry practices and the management of manure. The regulation ...


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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 hundred years until western influence entered the region along with their associated diets. We can only suppose this helped animal welfare, but the animals ...


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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 consumption then the "ban" of animals for cosmetics testing might go in the direction of what you were looking for. I am putting "ban" into quoting signs since it is - ...


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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 2 - The daily need of the village is now 99kg. Day 3 - Another family stops the meat. After 30 days, 20 families stopped consuming the meat. Now the daily ...


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