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Message 80993 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 15:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 80992.  

Hope you hacked your hand off after it flew away as the list of diseases pigeons (and other birds) carry with them is long. At least washed your hands with sulfuric acid?
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Message 80994 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 15:44:39 UTC - in response to Message 80993.  

I went and found a toilet and gave that hand a thorough wash. There was no sign that the skin had been broken at any point, and there's been no sign of anything malign growing since Tuesday, which is when I took that picture - using my other hand to un-pocket the camera and aim it blind.
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Message 81002 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:25:48 UTC
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I meant more freshly dead and lightly fried insects. I've never had chocolate ones. Now I only pick on plants to chew on, a link isn't necessary, so you can stop worrying over it, Chris :)

I must say, when my pompholyx started, I did wonder whether I'd been run over by a darkly ironic turn of events, but as it wasn't my-save-the-birds-and-bats activities that were responsible, I wasn't :) I'm glad there have been no nasty eruptions, Richard. :)

If you're the rear end of an amphibian eating the rear end of an amphibian, then it would put you in the cannibalistic camp, most definitely. I have to agree.

But you have another option...

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Message 81005 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 16:43:46 UTC

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Message 81011 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 5:05:46 UTC

The problem with veal though is milk, not meat. I could just stop there because it is - but I'll continue anyway :)

We adhere to some of the most humane practises in veal production there are, yet because so many of us in the UK thoroughly and completely disapprove of eating it, we consume the least, look down upon those that don't share our disapproval, and feel a sense of collective pride for sending our veal farming industry tottering precariously towards the edge of a cliff. What we haven't changed, and nor has mother nature, is that roughly half of calves born will not fetch the cost of feed at market because they're male. They do need feeding... they're taken from their mothers within hours of birth just like the females are (so that we can have their milk - and make our butter and cheese, our yogurts and cream ...) and if it makes economic sense to feed those that can then go on and give us more of what we want, it makes none at all to do the same for those that can't.

So some are slaughtered before they're barely a day old. Many are transported to Europe and turned over to less humane practises than we ourselves permit, but with a return of sorts for the exchequer and farmer. And the few that find their way to a table here in the UK (iwithout the trauma of being transported long distances to a more miserable fate elsewhere) it could be said - had a better life for it.

So I think, to really really properly disapprove of people eating veal, whilst refusing to eat it on principle ourselves, we do more harm than good if we don't also stop contributing to the problem that feeds it - our consumption of dairy products.

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And that's the problem with veal.

My problem with lobster I mentioned once in a post about Rocky Mountain Oysters (I think) ... at seti... and hasn't changed much.
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Message 81013 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 8:01:16 UTC

Having had "proper farm veal" and the "factory veal" I can assure you that they are two very different meats. One is little more than a "chewy bland jelly" why the other has both flavour and texture. Neither is to my taste, but I'll let you work out which is which.
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Message 81021 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 16:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 81011.  

Annie, rocky mountain oysters are the first down payment those males make on their feed. Yes, to a dairy farmer males are waste, to a cattleman they are profit and females are waste.

Chris, we understand you are a rabid vegan. Vegetables have feelings too.
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Message 81024 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 17:40:47 UTC
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I'm wondering quite a lot if we might need another thread for this topic. It might prove easier to contain if it's all in one place and tranquilizer darts need to be deployed... y-e-e-e-e-e-s ... so I've made one. care to step outside and say that for a chat about it?

That way this thread can remain useable for others :) you know... if things go a bit... awry...
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Message 81036 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 0:41:59 UTC

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Message 81058 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 14:01:38 UTC - in response to Message 81056.  

See the new thread please.
Why? perfectly good post about how her day starts.
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Message 81108 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 12:15:18 UTC

It's down.
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Message 81109 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 12:15:44 UTC

SETI is down for the outrage - let the wining and dining begin....
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Message 81114 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 12:58:25 UTC

I typed what I meant....
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Message 81129 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 16:17:23 UTC - in response to Message 81111.  

Chris you are whining about the wine, perhaps a glass of fume blanc would help.
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Message 81132 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 16:37:38 UTC - in response to Message 81129.  

Naw a nice cup of Rhubarb, Raspberry & Nettle Leaf infusion tea from Fortnum & Mason to calm him down :-)
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Message 81134 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 16:50:02 UTC

If that's anything like my Great Aunt's rhubarb wine it'll do more than just "calm him down" ;-0

(oh - you said "tea" not "wine")
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Message 81135 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 16:52:35 UTC - in response to Message 81134.  

He could try that after the tea :-)
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Message 81136 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 16:56:15 UTC

You're right - probably better after tea and not before as consumption on an empty stomach was "not recommended"
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Message 81138 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:07:56 UTC

Nettle? How long does it take for your voice to come back?
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Message 81139 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:11:18 UTC - in response to Message 81138.  

Nettle? How long does it take for your voice to come back?
Don't know. Best ask a vegetarian :-)
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