Two responses to that: First off, why be against eating dog meat but not give a crap about cows and pigs? Second, you shouldn't try to stop everyone from eating mean because some people literally need it. Not they're addicted to it, they actually can't live without it.
@goodgame: dogs and cows/pigs belong to different class, say what you wanna say, one is more equal than another, that's how the society works. The second point is valid but is certainly not the case that was happening in china when they ate dog meat for pleasure. The first sentence would tend to dangerous conclusions though, what about endangered animal or even human meat then ? p.s. no animal activist, i just send the bbc link for the memes but might as well respond to your response seriously since you ask it in than manner as well, thx
@goodgame: I'd agree with you on the beans, but then we'd both be fools. Chili is a hearty dish, and at the heart of it is the meat. Everything in it- the onions, the spices, everything- exists solely to complement and highlight the ground beef.
Beans are usurpers. They do not belong. Among all the ingredients, they're the only ones that try (pathetically) to steal the show, like that kid in middle school who just couldn't be satisfied when cast as Tree #3 and tried to steal lines. Beans are the stupid trumpet player that ruins a well-composed orchestral piece by trying to add their own crap music to it.
I don't usually get political on here, but if you put beans in chili you are part of what's wrong with America.
@knight, comparing beans in chili to social standing? XD. People will put beans in chili if they want, don't make a big deal about it. Just saying you don't like beans in chili, go ahead, but this is opinion. There's nothing wrong with me or anyone else liking beans in chili.
Wait, vegan cheese?! People who force others to be vegan, there is absolutely nothing wrong with dairy products. Cows don't exactly suffer when they're milked.
I guess the logic is that the dairy industry profits off the exploitation of other living creatures obviously w/o their consent. There's also the idea that dairy is bad for human consumption, although I've never seen credible and consistent data for that. XD
Vegans also avoid honey and basically any animal derived products are forbidden on a true vegan diet, which expands far beyond just food.
I don't think vegans really understand what they're doing. If everyone went vegan, then most people that own cows and chickens and pigs and such would let them into the wild, where they'd have to deal with predators, poison, harsh weather, and all else that happens in the wild. The creatures that live on farms, however, don't have to deal with poison, go in a barn in bad weather, don't have to deal with anything but farmers that do no harm until the creature has lived a full life and then is killed. Would you rather live in the wild with storms and poisons and wolves and such, or on a farm with good health and peace and care until late adulthood?
goodgame isn't that a lesser evil fallacy?? I mean.. while I get your argument I can't see it swaying any vegans as slaughter is still slaughter. I've also noticed that most vegans give in to the misconception that meat is unhealthy despite it having a higher abundance and higher bioavailability of certain vitamins and nutrients.
I can also say that meat is literally keeping my sister alive as she's anemic and the heme iron found in meat has a better absorption rate than the iron found in foods like spinach and kale. I can still understand how vegans feel but we're humans and we're always going to prioritize our well being before animals which are farmed for the purpose of being eaten anyway.
Wait a minute, are you saying that beans in chili are bad because they don't "compliment the beef"? It's not the beef that makes chili chili, it's the general form. Bean chili is a very real and very normal thing, as is pork chili, chicken chili, and so forth. Aside from that, God never said not to eat chili with beans.