would you consider,tricking a vegan into eating meat,more cruel or funny?

non-vegetarian cuisine - non-veg items,meat
India
September 26, 2007 2:04pm CST
hello mylotters!!!^^^it just happened with one of my friend who is a vegetarian.his friends played a prank on him and made him eat meat.and you know he is broken to such extent that he is mentally unstable.he isn't eating anything.we all tried to calm him down but in vain.i am just praying god to make him normal. what i am trying to say is most vegans make a very relevant moral decision not to harm or indorse in harming innocent animals and try to reduce their suffering.but people laugh and ridicule these beliefs biting into burgers.so knowing someone is refraining from something and tricking him or her into injesting what they refrain from is nothing but displicable and downright cruel.and i think it is not funny to mock or go against people's beliefs as a joke. what would you say on this?is it an act of cruelity for you or just a funny scene to enjoy?what will you consider it as and what are your opinions on it?every opinion is respected.thanks.
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I think it is wrong to trick someone into eating something they do not want to eat. It doesn't matter if they are a vegetarian or if it is just some food you know they do not like. If you really care about someone you would not try to trick them into doing something they do not want to do.
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• India
27 Sep 07
hello isaiash12 you certainly have the point.if somebody cares for someone,then such things are least expected.but your own friends doing this to you is not readily acceptable.isn't it?
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
27 Sep 07
That is ABSOLUTELY cruel and out of the line!!! You can't turn such a thing into a joke. It's a violation of rights! I also hope your vegetarian friend'll feel better soon. That is one sick joke made by his friends! If they're really his true friends, they should respect his decision.
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• India
27 Sep 07
thanks ailema4ever for supporting me on this issue.its really horrible for him.and he is enduring a lot.just pray he gets well soon.
• China
27 Sep 07
well. it is cruel. The vegan should be respected. They have kind heart, why those people like to play an prank on a vegan! They are friends, why don't they try to understand him? How ignorant and utterly cruel of them! Regards
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• India
27 Sep 07
i have the same opinion.they should be respected.and i think its juvenile on the part of the trickster.
@sampip (99)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
I guess it would be cruel. but sometimes it can be overlooked because the person you tricked was your close friend. ;-)
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@Stiletto (4584)
26 Sep 07
What a childish and stupid thing to do to someone! If I were him I would be seriously reconsidering my choice of friends. I think it was a very disrespectful thing to do as well - I mean just because they don't share your friends principles with regard to veganism they should at least respect the choice he has made. No wonder he is very upset.
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• India
27 Sep 07
he is a very shy and innocent guy.no wonder his friends play a lot of pranks on him.but this time it was really serious and unexpected.he had never thought his friends would go to such extent.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Considering that a long time vegan could get sick because their body is not used to the food that they would be eating... i don't think it would be remotely funny at all. In some ways that's like laughing when you give someone food that's been undercooked or with poison in it that will inevitably make them sick...and to laugh at that? Plus..it's wrong to screw with peoples beliefs.
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• India
27 Sep 07
hello raychill i am really very upset with such events going on and very much worried also.and my friend has recovered from the sickness physically but not mentally.i think he will take more time for it.just pray for him.
• United States
28 Sep 07
That is horribly cruel. I don't understand what friends would do that to a person. Sometimes I don't get it when people freak out when you tell them that you don't eat meat, like their insulted or something! I don't get it. I've had family members eat pork or beef greedily and disgustingly in front of my face. It's not what their eating that upsets me, it's the fact that they are making fun of my beliefs and choices about what I decide to eat.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
27 Sep 07
I think it is a sign of not-very-good friends. Obviously if someone considers being a vegetarian/vegan important, their friends should at least take it seriously enough to not force them to eat meat. I would be pretty upset. I'd feel like I didn't have any true friends.
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@skc_chak (32)
• India
27 Sep 07
It is not good to interfere in personal habit or choice of anybody whether he or she is younger, older, friend, neighbour etc. I think it is a cruel act and we should not do it to make even as funny. There are plenty of things by which we can do fun. We must avoid personal matter to do fun.
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I think it would be cruel. I wouldn't want someone tricking me into eating something funky that I didn't know about. Vegans make a great effort to watch what they eat, for whatever reason. It isn't for me, I like meat, but to trick someone is cruel and mean. I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut if I knew someone was trying to trick one of my friens into eating mean if they didn't want to eat it, I would speak up and tell them.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
This would be a very cruel thing to do, because if they chose to go vegan then you tricking them into eating meat for one would make them go against their beliefs, and also the main reason it would be cruel is because after someone has gone vegan or vegetarian and hasn't eaten any meat in a while, it could really cause stomach upset, and that goes beyond cruel.
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• Australia
26 Sep 07
Generally, it would depend on the situation and the person. However, in your case, I would say that it is a very disrespectful things to do
@Meg414 (19)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I'd say it's mean. Really mean.
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@paychecks (104)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I think it is personally wrong and I would neverr do such a thing to a friend.
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@onerygirl (549)
• United States
26 Sep 07
What kind of friends would do that? He has a right to his beliefs and his friends should respect them, not make fun of them or play tricks on him because of them.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
27 Sep 07
I am a vegetarian so I wouldn't find it funny and I don't think anyone can trick me because I am a vegan for a principle that God resides in all animals and it is sin to kill them for our pleasure and to protest against cruelty to animals.
• India
27 Sep 07
i respect your thinking and values dbhattji.and i think everybody should do that.nobody has got right to laugh at others beliefs.
• United States
27 Sep 07
All the attention his getting is making him worse.( he is playing on it)Just tell him,that it was done to cut down on his flatulence,( excessive) which causes Global Warming. Vegans on the other hand is a religion.Different FADs have sprung up for this and that to fill their lives up,just like their religion they either gave up or never knew.
• United States
27 Sep 07
Haha it makes me smile at first, but then I realize that it is tricking someone into violating their beliefs. Then again the vegan shouldn't blame themselves in this case, after all if they had 'known' there was meat in what they were eating then they wouldn't have eaten it so it really isn't a sign of their weakness in their belief rather just people looking for cheap humor through someone's sadness. I was vegetarian for about a year and alot of my friends made fun of me or ate double the meat in front of me because as one said: "As that guy Maddox says for every animal you don't eat I'll eat three!".
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
27 Sep 07
Thats just plain sick, I dont see the joke in that. I know how the person must feel I was in a situation that made me not trust anyone with food. I hate eating brain and other organs. So one time I was invited to lunch and we had roast with some sauce and everyone was smiling the whole time. They served my meal and put the sauce on I didnt like it so I pushed as much as posible off my meat. When I finished they told me that they put brain in my sauce (they procesed it so i cant see it) I trew up for a week after that. and now when I go places I only eat things that are pasked or if i trust the people.
@utuluk07 (47)
• Nigeria
26 Sep 07
Well, to me I see that as not funny and funny, it all depends on the understanding you have with your friend, if you see him as a man of his word, it is better you dont try pranks cos the outcome wont be funny, To me anyway it is all nonsense cos my friends know me very well, they cant tell me such thing cos I will definately play that prank. So to some people it is funny and to some hmmmmm hell can break loose. The moral of it all is BASIC UNDERSTANDING.