And speaking of meat sources:
Here’s one for the philosophers: Is New York’s water kosher? You’d imagine so, but recent tests have discovered that codepods — tiny, half-millimeter-long creatures — are surviving through the city’s filtration process. I just had a glass of water with breakfast, and for all I know I drank a couple of these things.
Are vegans debating this as well?
Full Story: Collision Detection: Just Not Kosher
(via Abstract Dynamics)
June 7, 2004 at 11:26 pm
betcha Jainists won’t be drinking the water either, if their approach to honey is any judge: http://www.jcnc.org/jainism/reference_detail.asp?category=Non%2Dviolence+%2D+Questions+%26+Answers#Every+one+know+
fwiw: I did meet one girl (full blown animal rights lefty) what said that if it was stolen, it was vegan. (she’d been on the road a long time)
anyway, only jainist monks must restrict themselves to non-violence, so I suppose ordinary jainists might not be as selective in life/death situations. (because, you know, water filtration is violent action against the bacteria)
June 8, 2004 at 11:15 am
That girl sounds like a freegan: http://www.modusoperandi.de/freegan.html