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  1. That is such a bummer. As a DIE-HARD Bruins fan, I can totally relate.

    Although i live in Canada, Black out restrictions still effect me from watching games I want to to watch sometimes.

     

    I am really interested to see if that site works for NHL GameCentre!

     

    Bruins, grrr! Hehehe

     

    I'm a sharks fan myself.. (spoilers if you read on)

     

    What annoyed me is that the game for Sharks vs Coyotes was blacked out.. I went to watch the next game instead where I was told that the sharks came back 3/0 down to win the game 4/3.. That PISSED ME OFF!.. I didn't get to see it

     

     

    aww bummer, but I can get behind the sharks, JOEY T! but seriously, let's talk about MArleau, killllin it right now!

     

    The sharks are having a really, really good run so far, kinda makes up for the poor showing towards last seasons playoffs. But really Thornon, Marleau and Boyle are doing very well. Also a really good showing by Greiss with a shutout in his first showing

  2. That is such a bummer. As a DIE-HARD Bruins fan, I can totally relate.

    Although i live in Canada, Black out restrictions still effect me from watching games I want to to watch sometimes.

     

    I am really interested to see if that site works for NHL GameCentre!

     

    Bruins, grrr! Hehehe

     

    I'm a sharks fan myself.. (spoilers if you read on)

     

    What annoyed me is that the game for Sharks vs Coyotes was blacked out.. I went to watch the next game instead where I was told that the sharks came back 3/0 down to win the game 4/3.. That PISSED ME OFF!.. I didn't get to see it

  3. Well if you don't know, I am an Ice Hockey fan, but I live in the UK. There isn't much hockey to watch in the UK so I have to watch the NHL via their website, which I pay subscription for.

     

    However, they are blacking out games in the UK and you're only allowed to watch them 48 hours after the game is done and there are some games we may not be able to watch them at all. Why?

     

    There is only one satellite channel we can watch SOME games on in the UK and practically no one has it.. I'm not paying for a totally new package just to watch games which I'm already paying for. This is really getting on my nerves. I have no other way of watching their games outside of their website and I may end up missing some playoff games which means I'll have to illegally download them if I want to watch them.

     

    Great mis-step NHL. From lockout to blackout.

  4. My dogs are both vegan. They eat a mixture of v-dog and natural balance (mixed 50/50). The v-dog has a lot of vitamins. It made their urine very very yellow and also made them need to urinate more often. I was afraid they may be eating too many vitamins. They do really well with the mix. I house sat my parents dog for two weeks, and he refused to eat his own food. He kept eating the vegan food, so my parents have switched him to a vegan diet. Note that my parents are not vegan, not even close. My dogs have tones of energy. They're both adult rescues so they were both on other diets before.

     

    From the research I've done, and the stories I've read about many other vegan dogs, and from what I've seen with my own eyes, there's no reason to feed them meat. I can't justify killing one animal to feed another. The thought of that is ridiculous. Why is one animals life worth more than another?

     

    Can't argue with you on the last point. However, I keep reptiles, more of a snake guy but I have lizards. Also 90% of the reptiles I have are rehomed, taken in because they have medical issues or they were unwanted. Lizards can not eat anything but insects, snakes can't eat anything but dead rats, sooo yea. Don't have much choice on that one.

  5. However, I always try and feed animals a diet that they would have in the wild.

    But domesticated animals aren't wild animals--they've been the domesticated animals they are for ages and are significantly different from the wild species they originally descended from--so there's no wild diet to base their food on.

     

    If a domesticated dog was feral, it'd eat whatever it could get its little mouth on. Some of our dog's favourite "foods" are coffee grounds and the sludge left from rotting grass.

     

    True yes but that only affects their mental makeup, not their physical. Pets have changed mentally over the few thousand years we've been messing with them but their general physical makeup when it comes to nutrition hasn't really changed much.

  6. Personally I'm going by the information I know, studied and did courses on. If someone out there has better, scientifically proved information then that's fine, I will throw my hands up and admit I'm wrong

     

    However, I always try and feed animals a diet that they would have in the wild.

  7. Mythil: what do you mean by "Cruelty Free" dog food that consists of animal products? I am not arguing whether or not a dog can optimally survive on a vegan diet, and you definitely seem to know what you are talking about but those two don't go hand in hand.

     

    Well it's why I put the words in " " because A) something had to die for it and B) They aren't totally free. But it works on the same principle as "free range" or "cruelty free" meat that you.. well not you but someone may find in a butcher.

     

    You can shop around to try and find non battery, free range, non corn fed animal foods for your dog, be prepared to pay the price for them though. The other option is going to a butcher and making your own dog food from meat and vegetables.

     

    Yea I know the above statement kinda goes against what we do but as my original post says, some animals just eat meat and that's the way it is.

  8. Its a difficult one, I study animals accademically and one thing I know for sure is that bees are on the decline, drastically. People around the world and especially the UK are making hives to attract and keep bees as a way of increasing population numbers, as a side product there is lots of honey which the keepers sell. My point here is, the honey trade is actually paying for people to conserve and protect the global bee population.. Strange. I avoid it but mainly because its insect vomit.

     

    Actually I know. I was going to be a vet but bad eyesight made me finish off with animal health and welfare though I still study animals. The insect population is affecting the bat population (which I study).

     

    The British bee has been practically extinct since 1930 if I'm correct? We're actually using African bees now?

     

    Cool! I work at a bat hospital on the isle of wight, look us up

    Yeah african bees are used most of the time now, its worth looking into which honey comes from british 'urban bees' I can only imagine its only available very locally

     

    Oh I did some studying with the bat conservation trust. I want to work hands on but there were very little opportunities. And I do pop over to the Isles as I'm just outside Portsmouth

  9. Its a difficult one, I study animals accademically and one thing I know for sure is that bees are on the decline, drastically. People around the world and especially the UK are making hives to attract and keep bees as a way of increasing population numbers, as a side product there is lots of honey which the keepers sell. My point here is, the honey trade is actually paying for people to conserve and protect the global bee population.. Strange. I avoid it but mainly because its insect vomit.

     

    Actually I know. I was going to be a vet but bad eyesight made me finish off with animal health and welfare though I still study animals. The insect population is affecting the bat population (which I study).

     

    The British bee has been practically extinct since 1930 if I'm correct? We're actually using African bees now?

  10. Here's one or two. Need to take more pictures of the snakes as a lot are missing.

     

    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t89/mythil/IMAG0006.jpg

    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t89/mythil/IMAG0004.jpg

    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t89/mythil/2010-10-31161803.jpg

  11. I would not put an animal on a non meat based diet. While dogs do need vegetables in their diet (a small amount) their bodies are set up for eating meat and not much else.

     

    I take in re-homed reptiles as I have animal welfare/health/nutrition training (I was going to be a vet but bad eyesight stopped me) and specific training when it comes to reptiles and other exotics. Human bodies are perfectly able to be vegan/vegetarian but not all animals are, snakes and reptiles are built for eating insects or in a snakes case dead rats. There is no real way around that, plus soy products can have adverse health effects on animals such as dogs though it's fine for humans.

     

    You can get "cruelty free" animal food. I know something had to die to make it, but that's not the dogs fault. We have a choice, the dog does not, that's what it comes down to when I feed my snakes dead rats.

  12. Well for a long time my approach to veganism is to remove everything animal related I can from my life. Some times it's hard as, for example there is some equipment of mine that has a tiny leather component that can't be removed (though I am pushing for a fake leather version). Also if it's a choice between leather or wool, I'll take wool. I know the implications of that but some times choices aren't all easy. You could say that I could choose neither but there is some equipment and items that I can't not use such as padded protective equipment and so on.

     

    This brings me on to something else I've been thinking about. I don't use honey as it just seemed a matter of course when becoming a vegan. I was wondering what other people thing of insect related products such as honey?

  13. Here you go:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/554028-early-morning-proteins-for-vegans/

     

    Vegans and vegetarians who are new to the lifestyle frequently obsess about protein, as do the well-meaning carnivores who love them. The fact is, many Americans consume twice as much protein as the body needs, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that only 10 to 35 percent of your daily calories should come from protein. You needn't obsess about complementary proteins, either. It was once considered necessary for those eating exclusively plant-based diets to combine certain foods at each meal in order to get enough of the proper amino acids and complete proteins. Research has shown that as long as you eat a healthy variety of foods throughout the day, you will get all the essential amino acids you need.

     

    and another

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/535946-examples-of-a-vegan-diet/

     

    Vegans eat neither "flesh food" nor other animal products. This prohibits eggs, butter, ice cream, seafood and a long list of other foods common in the American diet. From afar, such a diet can seem grossly limited. Like any new subject, however, a bit of research -- necessary to a healthy vegan lifestyle -- will open the door to an expansive array of new information. With the help of creativity and well-rounded nutritional knowledge, vegan meal and snack options are virtually endless.

     

    Nothing negative in this one:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/521162-vegan-diet-for-bulking/

     

    and for what it is worth, you know who is mostly vegan and has stepped down from his various positions at Livestrong.

     

    Damn, you win umm, the change in my pocket >.> Sorry I didn't have a prize set up >.>

     

    I guess it's just all the ones I find then.. Which is odd.

  14. So every so often, when I'm doing a search for information on certain things the website Livestrong.com pops up. Yea we all know who runs it, not really going to go further into that.

     

    Well usually if I try and find some information I'm looking for I'll generally read around on the website I found it on. What I've found on the Livestrong wesbite is that, they really like their meat.. No I'm not kidding.

     

    Go on the website and try to find one article on veganism, raw food or anything like it that doesn't also include "You're body can only get all of this from animal based foods" or "meat does it better".. Really?

     

    No I think I'll set it as a challenge. Go on the website and find an article about veganism, raw food or something like it that doesn't basically tell you that vegetables will never be as good as meat.

  15. Well I got a really good Kenwood food processor for Christmas which has a liquidizer for smoothie making on it.

     

    One question I have is, when I try to make some things it just cuts the vegetables up into tiny little chunks, not bad... Works better with fruit but still.. Also some times it has a problem in "pulling" some stuff down into it.

     

    Should I be adding stuff one bit at a time.. Should I use more water to make it smoother?

  16. Do you have any farmers markets by where you live? They're a great option and that allows you to still support your local fruit and vege growers.

     

    Yes and no. We have markets that come in twice a week to sell vegetables but a lot of their stuff comes off the boat from Africa. There is literally nothing local anymore.

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