[Poll] Would you be vegan in this Pokemon world?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lychee, Nov 8, 2019.

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Would your dietary habits change if you lived in this world?

  1. No - I would eat whatever I wanted

    60 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Somewhat - I would eat less meats but I can’t give it up

    10 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. Yes - I would stop eating red meats

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes - I would stop eating any kind of mammal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Yes - I would stop eating any kind of meat (not including fish)

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  6. Yes - I would stop eating any kind of animal (not including eggs)

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  7. Yes - I would also stop eating eggs

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  8. Yes - I would also stop eating animal products (e.g. milk, butter)

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. I am already vegetarian/vegan on Earth

    6 vote(s)
    5.8%
  10. I’m unsure

    10 vote(s)
    9.7%
  11. I do not wish to answer

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. Vincent1873

    Vincent1873 Well-Known Member

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    1. I might be able to but I don't have any intention to because I don't want to.

    2. Yes. Though I'd also support government subsidies to keep food cheap.

    3. Probably. Though I might convince myself not to over time.
     
  2. Kurotsubaki

    Kurotsubaki Reincarnation of the Seven Deadly Sins

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    Human doesn't have pride in being consumed.
    Maybe some upper brass will sell some city woth of human for stacks of bucks but otherwise, not
     
  3. xtremeloldude

    xtremeloldude the slime guy

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    i feel like your wording is a bit deceptive. Some wild pokemon are shown to only have animal-like intelligence and Magicarp is as dumb as a carp
     
  4. Neigh

    Neigh "Harem-Crazy" "Tragedy-Hater"

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    Do Humans in Pokemon ever eat anything? :hmm:
    If "Yes" then my Whole Childhood in that i watched Pokemon just Broke apart.:blobdead:
     
  5. Ak0w

    Ak0w Well-Known Member

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    If they really were that intelligent I would start preparing for the Pokémon uprising or the apokelypse
     
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  6. Estarossa

    Estarossa 《Master of Dessert》How about a round of Gwent?

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    So like viva pinata where they wanna be smashed to pieces albeit unknowingly?
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    PARADISE!
     
  7. candycane_whack

    candycane_whack Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I just turned vegan. Tomorrow is my 1 week vegan day.:blobparty: Unfortunately, my self control is severely lacking. Luckily, most pokemon are cute, I could probably restrain myself :hmm:
     
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    Qiun Well-Known Member

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  9. Vincent1873

    Vincent1873 Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of this.

     
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  10. Nyanko

    Nyanko Psychotic Cat Princess

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    can't be worse than enslaving these sentient beings, trapping them in tiny balls and making them fight to the death for our amusement.
    Geive me poke meat, Vegan alternatives are not good enough yet
     
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  11. Karumin

    Karumin Active Member

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    1. I'm an animal lover, yes, but also an omnivore. I grew up knowing how is the industrialized process of the meat industries and still ate meat. So no, I'll still eat meat in that world.

    2. Of course! They deserves a good environment, and if they have a bad treatment in the farms, not only they will be weak and unhealthy but it's more likely that will transmit diseases. It's common sense to keep them in the best shape, to enhance quality.

    3. Well, animal are sentient. They feel pain, sadness, happiness like we all do, just that they can't express them like we do. If I'm not wrong even the plants can feel pain (can't be sure about this but I vaguely remember reading it from a scientific study). So, yes.
     
  12. AMissingLinguist

    AMissingLinguist [Not Here][Blank Sect][Nuffian #N]

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    Isn't Magikarp unedible? :hmm:

    1. Could you ever give up eating meat or animal products? Why or why not?
    Meat is tasty. If there was fake meat that tasted just like real meat, then sure. :cookie:
    2. Would you support a law for better living conditions for farm animals if it meant that your groceries would get more expensive?
    Support for better living conditions for farm animals is admirable, but CO2 production would increase. This question is hard to answer. :blobunsure:
    3. If animals really were sentient (or equivalently sentient as humans), would you eat them still?
    I would not eat sentient animals, unless it was served to me without me knowing. :blobcatcop:
     
  13. Diametric

    Diametric Waifu Connoisseur

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    I'm a bit late to the show, but here goes anyway:

    1) On current day Earth? No way, meat tastes too good and is too convenient, and I'm too selfish to not eat it.

    2) probably not, we're already at the point of mass genociding them for recreational purposes: "better living conditions" really is negligible in my eyes.

    3) It depends what you mean by sentient. If you simply mean that they feel pain and suffering the way we do, then yes, since I believe that they already do.

    If you mean that they are capable of introspective thought and had intelligence at the same level as ours, then probably no.

    Especially so in the case where the world is a pokemons' world, since there's really nothing distinguishing us from pokemon in that world. How would I use my moral system to convince another group (be it the pokemon after some kind of uprising or alien invaders or whatever else) to not do the same thing to me when the roles are reversed?

    It would be equivalent to an alternate universe where all black people are kept as livestock for human consumption without any education of the human language. It's clearly fucked up when you think of it that way.

    I chose no meat and no eggs on the poll since I can imagine pokemon being real pissed off at us eating their eggs, but that some cow pokemon would be happy to sell their milk etc.
     
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  14. Diametric

    Diametric Waifu Connoisseur

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    They have white, triangular donuts
     
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  15. Momoyuki

    Momoyuki Snow bunny「Hibernating」

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    OMG those jelly filled donuts were so confusing!!!

    This thread reminds of this article.

    I also wonder if at the point in time where they can creat pokeballs that fit Snorlaxs on it, won’t there be already enough sustainable fake meat?

    Well, my diet is already 70% plant based with mostly one main side dish of animal protein but I guess I could try to go fully vegan. My family does it whenever my youngest brother is at home since he’s vegan. And my parents adapted well. Even the miso soup is made only with kombu stock.
     
  16. ReadOrDie

    ReadOrDie already dead

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    Just a harmless cannibal joke.
     
  17. TiggerBane

    TiggerBane Always asleep yep yep yep| Canidae lover

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    1. Could you ever give up eating meat or animal products? Why or why not?
    Master dog feels bad on that rock kibble stuff. It does not taste nice at all. That is master dogs only other option to meats. Master dog will continue eating the meats and the veggietables.
    2. Would you support a law for better living conditions for farm animals if it meant that your groceries would get more expensive?
    Master dog doesn't give two trucks at this time please try again later.
    3. If animals really were sentient (or equivalently sentient as humans), would you eat them still?
    Master dog is fine with eating you dumb humans so of course master dogs diet will remain the same.
     
  18. Averroes93

    Averroes93 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to eat them.
     
  19. Miserys_End

    Miserys_End 「Lv1 Pretend Person」I'm the preson i pretend to be

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    Wow... an overwhelming amount of carnivores here on NUF...
    Btw, I've always been a huge supporter of PETA! People for the Eating of Tasty Animals... or was it People for the Eating and Tasting of Animals .... either way they are yummy and I very much so enjoy eating them.
     
  20. LivingCorpse

    LivingCorpse Maid President

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    The real question is...

    If I only ate grass type Pokemon, does that make me a vegetarian?