Flesh Wounds

There has always been a lot of debate over what is actually vegetarian. Various cheeses may contain animal enzymes derived from the stomachs of those slaughtered. It certainly doesn't sound vegetarian when I write it out that way. And I would love to see all cheese made form vegetable enzymes instead.

It certainly brings the vegan ideal closer to home. No ambiguity there. Milk is animal. So doesn't matter what the enzyme source. Milk bad.

The funny thing is sugar isn't really technically vegetarian. It's usually filtered using animal bone char. And while anyone can buy sugar in the raw, it's a lot harder to avoid sugar as an ingredient in prepared foods. I don't know too many vegetarians who don't eat boxed cereals or pre-made breads. Both of which contain sugar, apart from other questionable ingredients.

Our current society makes it pretty impossible to truly avoid animal cruelty. We can limit the damage we may or may not do, but we really can't eliminate it.

Those folks up in the wilds of Alaska probably have the right idea. They kill. But those animals at least led nice lives. I wonder if there are any vegetarians up there. Or if it's even possible to do.


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