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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting tleb

My ladys dad raises Bison and Elk. It's funny cause to her having chicken or beef was a treat. Whenever we go to visit, or they visit us we end with a freezer full of various cuts.

Bison is great. Plus "wild" meat types have way more stringent testing and butchering rules and enforcement, so it is safer. Not that that is something I worry about in Canada, wear I eat my steak a quick step past blue rare.

And it is not endangered. Though I am not sure it lives in the wild anywhere anymore.

According to Wikipedia, there are only 2 wild herds remaining in North America. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta has a population of 5000+ and Yellowstone National Park's population is estimated at 3000-3500 bison. Bison ranching accounts for an additional 300,000-350,000 animals.

22. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tleb

My ladys dad raises Bison and Elk. It's funny cause to her having chicken or beef was a treat. Whenever we go to visit, or they visit us we end with a freezer full of various cuts.

Bison is great. Plus "wild" meat types have way more stringent testing and butchering rules and enforcement, so it is safer. Not that that is something I worry about in Canada, wear I eat my steak a quick step past blue rare.

And it is not endangered. Though I am not sure it lives in the wild anywhere anymore.

According to Wikipedia, there are only 2 wild herds remaining in North America. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta has a population of 5000+ and Yellowstone National Park's population is estimated at 3000-3500 bison. Bison ranching accounts for an additional 300,000-350,000 animals.

I watched this documentary, in my hostel in Bangkok about Bisons in North America. Must have been a very old film. I can never eat a water buffalo. It's our national animal and it is a laborer, for rice cultivation. Anyway, its the year of the bull and I just learned that a bull is a male cow. I am vegetarian since October, but I do need Cheese.

23. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

Quoting bertles86

I think veggies are bananas, how could you live without a bacon sandwich!

bananas are fruits:p

That was what I thought last year. How could anyone be vegetarian in Asia, especially in places where meat is so cheap.
God, bacon sandwiches, well Chinese bacon is not worth it. I could live with Cheese and Tomato sauce. And coconut milk and prawns, which I haven't had for ages.

24. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

I've been a vegetarian for 23 years, the past 20 of which vegan; longer than I have had a passport. I am now 42. I'm not being deprived of 'culture', quite the contrary, I like to hunt out the best vegetarian restaurants and wholefood shops in different cities and countries, with or without any guide to help.

My top three restaurant recommendations:

Green Cuisine in Victoria, BC, Canada
Main Street Cafe in Christchurch, New Zealand
Il Vegetariano in Florence, Italy (obviously)

25. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

I've been vegetarian for over 4 years now and it's the best decision I ever made. Since making the change I felt so much healthier (I really did!). This doesn't just come by stopping eating meat/fish though, I make sure I eat healthy.

I'm gonna be doing a solo RTW trip later this year, can't wait to try some new vegetarian food!

26. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Just posting to recommend 'Terre a Terre' in Brighton, UK - a really, really good vegetarian restaurant.

27. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Strangely, I think I am gaining weight. I am not fat and I am not complaining.

I just don't know why I am not thin. Is it the beers? Or is it because some COOKING OILS come from ANIMALS???
I thought all cooking all oils come from plants.... Until I read the sign in a menu "NO MSG, WE USE VEGETABLE OILS"

And a Chinese guy told me that place I get my meals maybe using oil from animal meat.

I ask another Chinese and they told me, that vegetable oil is cheaper than animal oil. But animal oil tatse better...

Vegetarians in China are not really safe in cheap places for the masses.

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