April 09, 2019

Study: More pet owners putting meat-eating animals on VEGAN diet

David MenziesMission Specialist

A new study from the University of Guelph reveals that some 35 per cent of dog and cat owners are keen to put their meat-eating pets on a vegan diet.

Of course, PETA weighed-in and they love this idea, and in a recent episode of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban actually invested $500,000 into a vegan dog food start up.

Thanks for doing your part to normalize insanity, Mr. Cuban!

So, where are the people against cruelty to animals when you really need them?

Granted, dogs can get by as omnivores in extreme circumstances, but cats don’t fare as well eating veggies and whatnot.

And even when a dog is consuming non-meat items, it is out of necessity, not choice, so this latest survey is making me really question those in the radical vegan movement, not that I wasn’t questioning their intellectual fortitude before, mind you...

A vegan diet for dogs is nothing short of animal cruelty. Furthermore, since there’s no looming dog food shortage on the horizon, it’s fair to consider the real motive behind this move.

As far as I’m concerned, (and my pet Dexter the Wonder Dog confirms it!) this is really about politicizing pets as opposed to doing what’s right for their health and well-being.

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commented 2019-04-10 23:21:02 -0400
See Andrew… once again your original work lacks literary prowess and proves my point .. Your cut-and-paste is far more attractive than your own inspired work and your lower post proves it… Besides I haven’t got time to play your game to check up the hundreds of sources that you plagiarize from… but they are very obvious in their differences.. carry-on though because people like you make these threads more humourous anyway.
commented 2019-04-10 20:08:59 -0400
Amazing!… It’s been 26 years now since Australian vet Dr. Ian Billinghurst first published his first book Give Your Dog A Bone, outlining his research on a BARF “raw food” diet, for dogs, yet this dangerous vegan bullshit still gets trotted out from time to time… I’lll have to go and dig out my copy, but if memory serves, he pointed out that dogs and their wolf ancestors still share about 99 per cent DNA… And the only “veggies” wolves get in their diet are the remains in the intestinal tracts of the animals they kill and eat… Billinghurst now has three definitive books out on the subject of RAW food and there is no excuse for anybody to still be pushing this dangerous vegan crap…
commented 2019-04-10 15:29:18 -0400 · Flag
“Charred Remains commented 14 hours ago
Andrew Stevenson… Once again you’re cut and paste is as obvious as the lies out of Trudeau’s mouth.. it is so obvious when you post from your own intellect or when you’re plagiarizing somebody else without giving them credit .!! Get a life girl "

“Kameron Cuk commented 8 hours ago
Hey Andrew,
thats awesome that you can cut and paste misinformation from vegan sites or vegan supporting doctor”

I will ask a simple question of you: if it’s cut and pasted from somewhere, where?

You wouldn’t make such a grave accusation without evidence, would you? I guarantee you, it’s not copied from anywhere. I will gladly retract my comments if you can find the original source it’s allegedly lifted from, but you won’t :)
commented 2019-04-10 07:15:02 -0400
Hey Andrew,
thats awesome that you can cut and paste misinformation from vegan sites or vegan supporting doctors………you go ahead and follow/believe all that info you pasted up, its a short sickly life span for you
commented 2019-04-10 04:11:24 -0400
Andrew Stephenson you are such a sheep for progressive trends. Animals are not social constructs.
commented 2019-04-10 01:07:47 -0400
Andrew Stevenson… Once again you’re cut and paste is as obvious as the lies out of Trudeau’s mouth.. it is so obvious when you post from your own intellect or when you’re plagiarizing somebody else without giving them credit .!! Get a life girl
commented 2019-04-10 00:14:12 -0400
How does the saying go “ stupid is as stupid does”? I am a life long avid animal lover and a true vegan who could care less what others eats or drink. Surprise !
We don’t think as a block you know, we are individuals. Something to keep in mind. It would be nice if you would correct that error in thinking and don’t painting us all with the same derogatory brush.
Now that I got that out of my system, the rest of my comments I direct to all the crazies who think that cats can live on a vegan diet. It just can’t happen. Dogs are Omnivores and can get by without meat, but what are you trying to prove? The dogs in my life ate a good balanced diet which included quality meat. As for cats there is no choice in the matter they are true carnivores and MUST eat meat for their survival.
My cat easts Natural Balance and Wellness , a good quality cat food with meat or fish as the first ingredient.
Mark Cuban is in it for the bottom line . He is after all a business man and while I do not care for him personally, I can see why he would capitalize on this ignorance if he could profit from it. Who could blame him? Whether he cares about animals or not, I can’t say, but I can say that I totally disagree with his vegan dog food start up.There is going to be a lot of unhappy dogs.

PETA, forget it, they should know better. Extremism doesn’t work any better than feeding a cat a vegan diet. Come on, get real.

Carol H.
commented 2019-04-09 23:34:32 -0400
Kameron Cuk commented 8 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson,
I suggest you educate yourself because your statement is full of shit
Plant protein IS distinguishable from animal protein and your body knows the difference as well the animals body"
They’re different in some ways, at the amino acid and structural level. Luckily the enzymes that break down proteins are pretty flexible, and once you get down to the peptide level, it is literally identical. Lysine is lysine. At that point the only difference is ratios of the different amino acids, and that can be addressed by mixing different protein sources to find a suitable one (the infamous squash/corn/bean diet provides all the amino acids a human needs).

“carbs WILL slowly kill your pet or they will become diabetic like many people are from their shit vegan diets”
Most commercial diets are carbohydrate heavy, and vegan diets aren’t necessarily so.

“You cant supplement your way into health, and your vegan diet will not save you from the inevitable heart disease that you will get but, you don’t have to be a dick and make your pets pay for your religion of veganism”
Vegetarianism reduces heart disease about 20-30% relative to meat-containing diets. Veganism is harder to find information on, but appears to be similar.

“The only virtue signalling is asshats like yourself that excuse stupidity on a daily basis just to be “progressive”.”
Getting upset at vegan leftists for being vegans is virtue signaling.

“The only diet dogs and cats should be on is raw meat and bone, as for people, thats your call if you want to kill yourself with your veganism, me personally understand that plants are not good for you and we are not meant or built to eat them, we do not have a rumen to be able to digest them properly”
The rumen (and similar organs in other organisms) microbiota digest cellulose and are only essential for organisms that eat only cellulose-heavy diets. We are not trying to feed or eat grass or wood.

“All plants have mechanisms to protect themselves long term, like lectins which damage your intestinal walls (leaky gut), or anti nutrients etc etc "

There is no evidence this occurs except in a few sensitive individuals, and effects generally only show up at levels far above what most people actually consume.
commented 2019-04-09 20:10:02 -0400
My dog’s distant forebears did not fight their way to the top of the food chain for him to eat like a rabbit now.

For that matter…

Neither did mine.
commented 2019-04-09 20:10:02 -0400
My dog’s distant forebears did not fight their way to the top of the food chain for him to eat like a rabbit now.

For that matter…

Neither did mine.
commented 2019-04-09 19:52:34 -0400
Why don’t you email him Jerry Crossman.
tips@therebel.media
news tips and suggestions.
commented 2019-04-09 19:28:48 -0400
Pass the Cucumber please Fido.
commented 2019-04-09 18:46:37 -0400
Raw meet is the best Dog food . . . . after all they are carnivors . . . .
and who wants a dog that is slow thinking and dopy like Vegans !
commented 2019-04-09 18:14:48 -0400
" … This is how you kill your dog or cat …."

The problem is that these types of people usually have a number of pets and children when they shouldn’t have either.
commented 2019-04-09 18:11:04 -0400
No, what’s pathetic is you spamming thread after thread “Jerry”.
commented 2019-04-09 18:08:04 -0400
Andrew Stephenson = nincompoop
commented 2019-04-09 16:47:24 -0400
Clare bronfman sex slavery trial
Sara bronfman represents snc and bombardier for gadafi
Steven bronfman money man for the liberal party
Ezra says nothing !!!!!
PATHETIC !!!!
commented 2019-04-09 16:33:06 -0400
This is nothing more than trying to feel good about yourself.
To heck with the fact that both dogs and cats are in fact meat eaters, put them on a vegan diet and feel so good about yourself – idiots.
I will also bet that the majority of them are Liberal Trudeau lovers.
commented 2019-04-09 15:50:09 -0400
People will get tired of paying astronomical vet bills and realize its cheaper to feed your cat and dogs meat and bone that will live longer with significantly lower health issues
commented 2019-04-09 15:44:34 -0400
The market will decide. People will get tired of buying bags of food their dogs and cats won’t eat.
commented 2019-04-09 15:40:01 -0400
Andrew Stephenson,
I suggest you educate yourself because your statement is full of shit
Plant protein IS distinguishable from animal protein and your body knows the difference as well the animals body, carbs WILL slowly kill your pet or they will become diabetic like many people are from their shit vegan diets. You cant supplement your way into health, and your vegan diet will not save you from the inevitable heart disease that you will get but, you don’t have to be a dick and make your pets pay for your religion of veganism. The only virtue signalling is asshats like yourself that excuse stupidity on a daily basis just to be “progressive”.
The only diet dogs and cats should be on is raw meat and bone, as for people, thats your call if you want to kill yourself with your veganism, me personally understand that plants are not good for you and we are not meant or built to eat them, we do not have a rumen to be able to digest them properly. All plants have mechanisms to protect themselves long term, like lectins which damage your intestinal walls (leaky gut), or anti nutrients etc etc
commented 2019-04-09 15:30:59 -0400
Dogs would probably go nuts for a can of ground up and rendered vegan…don’t think cats would though…they can be fussy eaters……:-)
commented 2019-04-09 14:48:28 -0400
The lack of knowledge about pet behavior – like say the distinct-from-human psychology and pack instinct of dogs vs the mostly universal anthropomorphization so-called ‘loving’ pet owners abuse their precious charges with, daily, in ignorance – tells me this latest lefty-inspired virtue signaling backwardsland nonsense of ‘veganism for carnivores’ is more of the same anthropomorphization of vulnerable pets by ignorant and probably well meaning people…
Well, I suppose veterinarians will be raking in the dough because of all the sick and dying, malnourished and poisoned dogs and other pets…

I weep at all the unnecessary injustice and damage done to such innocent and beautiful creatures.
commented 2019-04-09 14:11:23 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 25 mins ago
From a nutritional perspective thoughtfully formulated plant proteins are indistinguishable from animal based proteins. Further you can supplement the micronutrients that plants are poor in.

True that they metabolize carbohydrates poorly, but there are simple ways around that

This complaining is just virtue signaling.

Yeah there is a way around it. It’s called insulin.
commented 2019-04-09 13:45:14 -0400
From a nutritional perspective thoughtfully formulated plant proteins are indistinguishable from animal based proteins. Further you can supplement the micronutrients that plants are poor in.

True that they metabolize carbohydrates poorly, but there are simple ways around that

This complaining is just virtue signaling.
commented 2019-04-09 13:33:07 -0400
Cats dogs and humans are meat eaters, and that’s the way we are built, and that’s the way it has to be. We eat the plant eaters.
commented 2019-04-09 13:31:19 -0400
This is how you kill your dog or cat
They are carnivores plain and simple, but I guess people like having sick and unhealthy pets with an extremely short life span, its animal abuse and shouldn’t be tolerated by any of these demented people. You want to be vegan and kill yourself? go ahead, just don’t make others suffer for your mental illness
commented 2019-04-09 13:26:52 -0400
A dog and cats digestive system is not built to consume mostly carbs. Kind of like with humans. The beef rib or fish piece will win every time. Animals know whats good for them. A diet of solely carbs, is probably responsible for more polluting methane than all the cows in Canada.
commented 2019-04-09 13:23:06 -0400
Pet owners should not be making vegan diet choices on behalf of the carnivorous pets.