Looks like conversion is a two way street
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Just to give balance, this from wikipedia about Casey Kasem and Shaggy
He also walked out on his role as Shaggy in 1995, when he was asked to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial. Kasem – a vegetarian who believed that Scooby-Doo and Shaggy were setting bad examples for children with their overeating habits – felt that it was no longer appropriate for the character, whom he wished also to be a vegetarian. He returned to the character in 2002, after Hanna-Barbera (or rather Warner Bros.) agreed to portray Shaggy as a strict vegetarian, notwithstanding the fact the Shaggy has been seen by countless viewers gorging himself on any food in sight, including plenty of meat, since 1969.
I reckon warner bros. shoulda laughed at him and fired his ass.
Vegetarianism is a personal dietary choice, it should be as simple as that, the way vegetarians seem to treat it like a religion is frankly quite annoying.
Shaggy the character isnt a vegetarian, his voice-actor coulda not been a total douche and just accepted that people dont share his dietary values but, he let the ***** gene within him tell him to be a sh**brick, just like the ***** gene tells christians and muslim fundies to show no respect for others not in their state of mind.
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"I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it." - Mahatma Gandhi, his Mission and Message
So often we hear the tired old refrain, "We are at the top so we can use all the other animals for our benefit, sustenance, or pleasure." It is nice to know that Gandhi, one of the greatest persons who has ever championed non-violence, didn`t think so. For certainly, he saw that tyranny and violence is what brings a suffering animal to the dinner plate. He knew violence begets violence.
If we are so superior, then we need not copy that of the natural world which is violent when it is not necessary. And in many parts of the world, it is not necessary. But perhaps we are not superior. In that case then we have no right to base our decision on, except other than that: might makes right.
But then, that will lead to more violence, which we have definitely already seen in our brutal history work its way up from killing larger and larger animals to larger and larger groups of people. We have most certainly become efficient in our butchering skills. I would say that homo rapiens are quite skilled at butchering. A superior skill that has a waft of sickening odour to it. Go to any littered battlefield or slaughter house and one will see fies are everywhere in both descending on the carcasses of the dead -- one destined for consumption by the earht, the other for an intestinal journey of ignorance shoved down and through by arrogance.
I am pleased to stand with Gandhi`s opinion on the matter.
Hmm, aren't there a lot of animals which follow vegetarian diets? So, either way, we would be "copying the lower animal world".Originally Posted by strongvoicesforward
From above post:Originally Posted by bossel
Yes, and violence was an abhorance to Gandhi. When he speaks of not needing to copy animals, he speaks of the violence they use in order to sustain themselves, which is a necessity for them. It isn`t for us. We err when we think we need to perpetuate violence on to them when it is not necessary.Originally Posted by Strongvoicesforward
But, then, if we are not superiour to them, then I guess that is why we do it. But, if that is why we do it, then we are relying on "might makes right," which most people do not accept -- eventhough that is what we do by seeing the things we do. There is some inconsistancy in what we profess and what we do. Gandhi is pointing that out.