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Dept. of First World WTF

No. Just ... No. 

Do not do this to your cat, people. You have the right to decide what you want to eat, ethically, morally, spiritually, whatever. 

You don't have the right to decide for another frakkin' species, FFS. 

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minnehaha
Mar. 16th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
I had a vegan brother-in-law with a vegan dog. It was a sad situation.

K.
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 01:37 pm (UTC)
One can only imagine. And one doesn't want to.
namarie24
Mar. 16th, 2016 09:31 am (UTC)
Seriously. Obligate carnivores, people. It's bad enough that almost all the dry pet food that's available has grain in it (totally unnecessary, for both dogs and cats), but this??? Boggles the mind.
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
Good heavens, yes! At least human vegans are voluntary and have the smarts (one profoundly hopes) to have additives in their diet. But to inflict this on a species that is built to eat meat - cruelty, unthinking cruelty.
mack_the_spoon
Mar. 16th, 2016 09:32 am (UTC)
Sheer lunacy. That's always been my first thought on this ridiculous issue, and I'm afraid that's unlikely to change.
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC)
It does seem like sheer lunacy is the one art at which humans consistently and immoderately excel, doesn't it?
scripsi
Mar. 16th, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
*shudders* If one can't stomach to give an animal what it needs, then I think one shouldn't have a carnivore. Rabbits makes good pets too, after all. In the long run a cat's system doesn't fare well with a vegan diet.
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)
You are preaching to the choir, but I wish vegans would start singing along!
eaweek
Mar. 16th, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
I've heard of people who do things like this, and it's horrible. Anyone who wants a vegan pet should get a bird or a rabbit.
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Testify! (And an interesting thing I learned a few years ago; there's no such thing as a completely herbivorous mammal, and probably no birds either; rabbits and deer will, when their iron is low, kill and eat frogs and other animals. Deer will eat kill and eat things larger than frogs, as will cows, those gentle herbivores. If their body needs the iron, they don't go to Walgreens for supplement. They eat flesh.)
eaweek
Mar. 16th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
The difference between people and other animals, which should be blindingly obvious to anyone with half a brain, is that we have the capacity to make decisions about what we eat. Other animals don't, and it's the height of cruelty to impose our own moral code on those creatures.

I once saw a blue jay cannibalize a baby bird in Boston. I was walking to work from the T stop, and the headless corpse of a chick fell to the sidewalk right at my feet. I looked up and around, expecting a crow or a hawk; instead I saw a large and irate-looking blue jay perched up on a window box. I kept walking, looked back, and watched it swoop down to pick up its breakfast.

Nature is full of strange things, some of which we probably won't like, and we need to learn to deal with it.
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:24 pm (UTC)
.. we have the capacity to make decisions about what we eat. Other animals don't, and it's the height of cruelty to impose our own moral code on those creatures.

+1 to the billionth power.

As you say, it should be blindingly obvious - but it isn't, not to the blindingly oblivious.
liadtbunny
Mar. 16th, 2016 03:39 pm (UTC)
I agree with everyone who says if a person can't cope with a carnivorous pet then get a vegetarian one. Cats have evolved to be meat eaters!

kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I am forever amazed at humans' ability to blind themselves to the truth when it comes to the animals they live with. This is just a tiny example of it.
cygnia
Mar. 16th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
*growl*
*hugs cat*
*gets bitten*
kaffyr
Mar. 16th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
*gets bitten*

Cat was hungry ....
cygnia
Mar. 16th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
This also reminds me I need to set a new pot of cat grass to grow.
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 17th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
OMFG...so she is HARMING HER OWN ANIMAL?!?!

This...this is too much. You don't want to eat meat? FINE. But if you are going to do this to another animal...get a @#$KING GOLDFISH...omg. WTH.

Sometimes. The Stupid. It Burns!!

*HEADDESK*
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
First - icon love!

Yeah, a goldfish is what they're probably capable of caring for. Possibly. Or maybe not ....

a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
People like this make me despair. I've always tried to treat my 'pets' like they're family. And they can't speak for themselves and let us know what they need, what they feel - so one must be extra careful in how we interact with them and the decisions we make for them. Terrible thinking like this woman's makes me pissed off because it reeks of priviledge and stupidity. Her cat can't argue back. Her cat can't tell her what a bad idea this is, how it can kill an animal not made for such a diet. I mean, seriously - how would she like to have her life dictated without so much as one iota of consideration for her own needs and wants? MEH.

I adore that icon myself. So glad I gakked it, lol!!
jessalrynn
Mar. 17th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
People call me crazy.

Vegans do enough truly terrible things to their own biology without interfering with what nature intended for the non-sentients of the world. So, yay, several points for not hurting any living thing to have a cheese sandwich, but minus five hundred for the pet you claim to love disintegrating right in front of you.
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. I have a lovely neighbor with too many cats, who apparently insists on feeding them all carrots because "it's good for them." Luckily, they also receive real food, so perhaps everything evens out, but there's no reason for cats to have carrots.

Ah, as a_phoenixdragon says, the stupid, it burnssssss....
stillbrainfried
Mar. 18th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
*headdesk*

Someone who thinks that cats should be vegans shouldn't have cats (or any other animal that is a carnivore).
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 06:48 pm (UTC)
I know, right? What is it with some people?
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