"Your average Joe bunnie"? Speaking of cracking up! This strand is getting funnier and funnier by the minute. I say a fish is a fish, and there is meat on a fish. Some fish are meaty and others aren't. But, when I refer to meat, I don't mean fish I mean four footed animals. If you call a fish meat, do you call a bird meat too?
As with the Jewish Kosher thing I was reading about a few minutes ago, it was anything with hooves is meat, or was it land animals without hooves are meat, I forget, it was something to do with hooves...
hooves are a whole new story. cloven hooves(think pig)means unclean. regular hooves(think cows) menas clean. some say it has to do with food safety, in bible times pork would not have been able to be cooked to the correct safe temperature...biblically its no longer required to keep away form pork, but some people still do.
They are wild in the outback of Australia MrV, and used to be common food for the Australian Aborigine ,much like the grouse, quail and wild turkeys in the states. Ive never eaten them ,but wouldnt say I never would.
is ok your budgie is safe with me MrV, actually my ex used to breed and raise lots of budgies ( and other birds) and I still remember placing the eggs in an incubator and helping them with tweezers to hatch out on a really cold night ,I would even put the chicks between my boobs! see ,feel better now
Not sure about Bambi either, although he has Hooves, so he's alright if I'm a Kosher, to be honest I like my meat/fish/etc. covered in breadcrumbs or batter and made into a shape that looks nothing like an animal, so that I can pretend it isn't.
I like things like that ham with a clown face printed on it.
My ten year old likes that stuff. He only eats chicken if it's covered in breadcrumbs and stuffed with garlic butter. Fish has to be finger shaped and covered in crumbs too. The more orange the crumbs are the bettet!
sorry. I was joking..its a quote from a song....and by feeligns its refering to emotions BAD JOKE I have 2 pet fish that I enjoy very much. I actually do consider it meat, and if ever chose to become vegetarin would not eat it. although, I think its in with poultry according to the USDA food pyramid? sorry again..
Interesting, thanks for that, I had to Google Kosher to find out what it was. Anything from the waters that has fins and scales is acceptable, other water dwelling creatures such as: lobsters, oysters, shrimp, etc are not.
Catholics were not allowed to eat meat on Frday and still are not permitted on certain days like Good Friday however they may eat fish! Also I like to go fishing! If it were meat the I would be going meating!
insects have protein ,so just guessing , but Id say yes yea I would like to be a vegetarian sometimes (for health reasons) ,but I feel so drawn to the smell ,flavours of meat cooking and steak off the grill or roast lamb out of the oven complete with baked potatoes n gravy just makes me drool..
I am soooo hungry now....its funny how such a simple question can turn so many differnet ways. from vocabulary to relgion to ethics to health....but now im just plain hungry!!! and yes, I raise my bunnies for food. otehr "meat" is too expensive where I live.
me too Amanda we also grew up with lots of venison ,but Bambi fixed us on that one too. We we went through the animal menagrie with our kids , we decided never to eat anything we had named...( Gosh i can see my fan base dropping as I type)... Country Life and well ,the forest was our supermarket is all
country life and forest....you do what you have to. Some people have the liberty of eating whatever they want. I was trying to say before and i think i forgot to, its all about where you live and how you grew up that makes what you eat acceptable. Im not a big fan of butchering day, but my kids need to eat.
That definitely makes a lot of sense. This thread has gone off on many strange tangents, lol, and whilst this ^ doesn't necessarily answer the question as such, it definitely puts it into its proper perspective. Well said.
There are folks in the eastern coast of India where even Hindu Brahmins eat fish/prawns but don't eat any other meat. They consider fish as "jal pushpa"(water flower). They are known as Pescetarian : Here is a link for the definitions of various types http://www.ivu.org/faq/definitions.html
When you grow up with a dad that eats nothing but barbecue steak and roast beef, you kind of end up either loving meat or hating meat. I am a meat lover for sure. Give me a barbecue steak anytime over a salad. I do consider fish to be a meat though. I live in British Columbia, Canada and have eaten plenty of Pacific Salmon while here. Ummmm, it is so good.
I think fish should be considered meat. I eat fish but nothing else, no beef, poultry or pork. If people ask "are you a vegetarian?" I just say yes because it is shorter than having to explain myself. I don't eat beef, poultry, or pork because I do not like the taste, and I haven't taken a bite since I was 12.
surfi , i had to scroll back n catch up a bit, see I was serious about the buffalo wings ,all I know is they are hot ,but what the hell does wings have to do with anything ,and now I hear they are not even buffalo-whats a kiwi to do
aww cute new kitten , you dont live in Asia so meat might work.
My son called his dog horse, and his cat, mouse, but I have to remember he is also belongs to the generation who changed the defination of 'gay' too..lol
meat flavored ice-cream? nice, that's the last thing I want right now,lol.
* just realized I've spent almost an entire day talking about meat (on and off) think I'm going to go make myself a vegetable stir-fry and then have a bath. My eyes are stinging and when I close them all I see is meat.
Thanks to all for sharing your meat based thoughts.
My husband is a vegetarian for nearly 40 years and he eats fish because fish is FISH. Not meat, otherwise we would call it MEAT. Vegans do not eat fish as they do not eat any living creatures or anything that they are used for hence they do not eat any dairy either. They do not consider plants and vegetables "Living creatures". So they eat lots of those and legumes and soy for protein in place of Meat and Fish.
I think that if you're going to become a vegetarian then you can't put fish under a different category, after-all most people's reasons behind vegetarianism is the killing of animals, and last time I checked fish are living creatures too.
I on the other hand enjoy meat too much to become a vegetarian!!