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Question Are we born as meat eaters or vegan?

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  1. Jinendra Singh

    Jinendra Singh Star Member

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    We are definitely not born vegan, as they consume no animal products including eggs and (more importantly) milk. Babies are best served by being breast fed as much of their early immunity to disease is conferred by their mother's immune system via her milk. However we are also not born meat eaters as our digestive system is not robust enough to handle a meat only diet.
     
  2. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

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    Ohio, U.S.A
    Being vegan is about avoiding animal exploitation, which means they would not take milk made for anothers baby. We are mammals, just as a cow makes milk for her own calf, a woman makes milk for her own baby. Breastfeeding is vegan.
    Yes, if you're raised without animal products and are breastfed, you are raised vegan
    VEGANISM: A TRUTH WHOSE TIME HAS COME: Vegans; Since Birth
     
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  3. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

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    Please note that consuming breast milk from your own mother IS vegan. No further comment.
     
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  4. Brian

    Brian Mad Bard

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    Depends how far back you go. We are primates and the one thing all primates have in common is a largely vegetarian diet - mostly vegan with some species supplementing with eggs and some eating insects occasionally. Our teeth are not designed for ripping apart raw flesh and our intestines share the same body ratio as those of herbivores. It would seem that fruit and nuts form the bulk of a natural primate diet but that might not be the healthiest option to feed what we have adapted to become. Even the use of grains in the human diet go back much further in time than one might imagine.
     
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  5. Brian

    Brian Mad Bard

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  6. Veggie Travel Girl

    Veggie Travel Girl Well Known Member

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    I believe we are born vegan. We drink milk from our mothers and then unfortunately (or fortunately) we are weaned and fed what our parents believe is best for us. Unless you are raised by vegan parents this will include meat, dairy & eggs. However if you placed an apple and a pig in front of a child, it would know which one to eat and which one to play with. Children have compassion but we shield them from the truth of the meat industry so they will continue to eat what we place in front of them. Our bodies are certainly not designed like carnivores and are omnivorous at most. However we have been blessed with the freedom of choice, compassion and the ability to thrive on a plant based diet. Yes definitely born vegan :)
     
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  7. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

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    We're opportunistic eaters, we eat what we have available. Certainly not born hunters, but can catch small mammals, birds, and fish well enough on our own and use weapons. If enough vegetation is available plant based would be the easiest path
     
  8. becky

    becky Star Member

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    New Jersey
    We're born as omnivores.
     
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