Owning cats is not vegan

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Re: Owning cats is not vegan

Post by fredericlavender » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am

teo123 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:25 am
fredericlavender wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:04 am
I do not own a pet but would love to get either a dog or a cat (only a small thought at the moment but only will buy one if I can give it the life it deserves)
Is it wrong to own a pet? And is it wrong to feed it a plant-based diet?
Like I've said earlier, I think it's particularly unethical to keep cats as pets. It causes great deal of suffering. Cats have a psychological need to kill smaller animals, and you can either make the cat suffer or make many small animals suffer even more because of the cat, or, most likely, both. And cats have vastly different nutritional needs from humans, male cats die because of bladder problems if they are fed a plant-based diet, and female cats generally survive but are very prone to illnesses if they are fed a plant-based diet. And not feeding them a plant-based diet, well, that requires animals no less sentient than a cat to be killed for that.
Hey thank you! So basically you're saying it's best not to keep cats.

What about dogs?

Thanks,

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Post by teo123 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm

fredericlavender wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am
teo123 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:25 am
fredericlavender wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:04 am
I do not own a pet but would love to get either a dog or a cat (only a small thought at the moment but only will buy one if I can give it the life it deserves)
Is it wrong to own a pet? And is it wrong to feed it a plant-based diet?
Like I've said earlier, I think it's particularly unethical to keep cats as pets. It causes great deal of suffering. Cats have a psychological need to kill smaller animals, and you can either make the cat suffer or make many small animals suffer even more because of the cat, or, most likely, both. And cats have vastly different nutritional needs from humans, male cats die because of bladder problems if they are fed a plant-based diet, and female cats generally survive but are very prone to illnesses if they are fed a plant-based diet. And not feeding them a plant-based diet, well, that requires animals no less sentient than a cat to be killed for that.
Hey thank you! So basically you're saying it's best not to keep cats.

What about dogs?

Thanks,
Well, personally, I hate dogs, but it's not as wrong to keep them as pets as it is to keep cats as pets.

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Post by fredericlavender » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:02 pm

teo123 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm
fredericlavender wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am
teo123 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:25 am


Like I've said earlier, I think it's particularly unethical to keep cats as pets. It causes great deal of suffering. Cats have a psychological need to kill smaller animals, and you can either make the cat suffer or make many small animals suffer even more because of the cat, or, most likely, both. And cats have vastly different nutritional needs from humans, male cats die because of bladder problems if they are fed a plant-based diet, and female cats generally survive but are very prone to illnesses if they are fed a plant-based diet. And not feeding them a plant-based diet, well, that requires animals no less sentient than a cat to be killed for that.
Hey thank you! So basically you're saying it's best not to keep cats.

What about dogs?

Thanks,
Well, personally, I hate dogs, but it's not as wrong to keep them as pets as it is to keep cats as pets.
Thank you! It's not something I will rush into anyway as I want to make sure I can give the dog the quality of life it deserves.

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Post by Jebus » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:59 am

fredericlavender wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am
What about dogs?
That depends on how the dog was acquired.
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