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Science shows that plants experience feelings. Does that impact the ethics of eating a vegan diet?

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John B.
Friday September 18, 2015, 9:40 AM


Jo S.
Friday August 28, 2015, 1:27 PM

Interesting question. I also would like to know if they feel pain?

M.N. J.
Sunday July 26, 2015, 11:56 PM

It should make vegans take a pause in their lecturing.

Jo Recovering
Wednesday July 1, 2015, 3:33 PM


Aaron Bouchard
Wednesday February 11, 2015, 11:49 AM


Darren Woolsey
Sunday January 25, 2015, 8:59 AM

One problem with science showing the plants experience feelings and emotions is they don't necessarily exhibit a behavior that we humans pick up, whereas you pretty know when an animal is suffering. Unless science can start to synthesize food that is actually healthy and good for us, we have to face the reality that life lives and breathes beyond ourselves, and we're part of a huge reciprocally maintained system of food eating and food generating.

John B.
Wednesday December 31, 2014, 3:32 PM


Sue H.
Saturday December 13, 2014, 9:57 PM


Warren Webber
Monday November 17, 2014, 1:47 AM

Mmm, with humane treatment & food, I always think of the scene in "Gods Must Be Crazy", when the San hunter knelt down to the animal & apologized for killing it, but his family needs food.

That's why I'm in favor of hunting for necessities, but not for sport. ("I'm bored, I'm going to terrorize & kill some animals." What? Isn't that a classic sign of a serial killer?)

Nyack Clancy
Thursday September 25, 2014, 11:19 PM

We need new poll questions

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