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Ellen DeGeneres launching vegan pet food brand?
Mother Nature Network ^ | 12/15/11 | Michael D'Estries

Posted on 12/15/2011 2:12:47 PM PST by Winstons Julia

"The couple also are developing a line of vegan pet foods — after discovering a void in the market for people looking to feed their dogs and cats vegan vittles," said the Chicago Sun-Times.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; dog; peta; petfood; pets; vegan; vegetarian
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If you live in the neighborhood, the least you can do is have some steak or chicken or BACON on hand so that when DeGeneres' dog escapes and shows up at your door with that desperate look in its eyes, you can say, "I know ... I know... they are called 'canine teeth' for a reason...here's some T-bone!"
1 posted on 12/15/2011 2:12:51 PM PST by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia

So many things I can say...

So many things I can say that would get deleted....


2 posted on 12/15/2011 2:15:06 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Winstons Julia

What a bunch of idiots! I worked for a vet when I was younger that said cats need to eat meat or it can lead to vision problems. Dogs & cats are natural carnivores! Stupid should hurt!


3 posted on 12/15/2011 2:16:27 PM PST by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: Winstons Julia

What do they think wolves, coyotes, lions, tigers, etc. etc., eat in the wild???


4 posted on 12/15/2011 2:17:26 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty (Give 'em hell, Herman!)
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To: tcrlaf

Well...subtlety is an artform.

Perhaps the DeGeneres/Rossis make an exception for fish?


5 posted on 12/15/2011 2:18:54 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

More power to her if she could make vegan pet food that gives the proper nutritional balance and enzymes that these mostly carnivorous pets need. There’s a market out there for vegan pet food, and she’s willing to fill that market niche. Maybe running her own successful business would nudge her a bit rightward.


6 posted on 12/15/2011 2:19:11 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative
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To: Winstons Julia

Dogs are omnivores but prefer meat, cats are obligate carnivores and must have meat to be healthy.

Trying to feed a cat a vegan diet is nothing less than animal cruelty. The cat will sicken and die.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 2:19:29 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Probably vegan pets who are prowling for mice, rabbits and turkeys.


8 posted on 12/15/2011 2:19:57 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative
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To: Winstons Julia

“Perhaps the DeGeneres/Rossis make an exception for fish?’

must....

fight....

urge.....


9 posted on 12/15/2011 2:20:58 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Winstons Julia

Well shes queer...... what would one expect..


10 posted on 12/15/2011 2:21:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: tcrlaf

nick nack paddy whack


11 posted on 12/15/2011 2:22:15 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
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12 posted on 12/15/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Winstons Julia

More liberal cultists forcing their pets to follow their religion.

Pray for America


13 posted on 12/15/2011 2:25:27 PM PST by bray (Hope and Change to Hate and Anger)
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To: Winstons Julia

I smell a very expensive class-action lawsuit a brewin’.

“I fed YOUR petfood to my pet, and now my pet is sick/dead because of YOUR petfood, the only thing that will replace my companion is money ... lots and lots of money”.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 2:26:14 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Winstons Julia

There was a FReeper who was ZOTTED a week or so ago from going on a rant about this. He’s supposedly had his pets on this type diet for years and went off on other FReepers.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 2:26:14 PM PST by bcsco
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To: bcsco

There’s a reason wild kitty cats aren’t eating the sprouts in your garden.

My pet bird loves some salami ....


16 posted on 12/15/2011 2:31:34 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: tcrlaf
Vegan Pet Food? Photobucket
17 posted on 12/15/2011 2:34:02 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Winstons Julia

Vagitarian pet food?


18 posted on 12/15/2011 2:34:22 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Winstons Julia

Sorry not going to have blind cats at my house. I don’t have time to lead them around, so sorry, NO Ellen.


19 posted on 12/15/2011 2:34:32 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I heard Vegans taste like chicken.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 2:36:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Winstons Julia

Yep. People should educate themselves a little before they dive into a “trendy” business model. Then again, it is Ellen DeGeneres. I understand the absence of such foresight...


21 posted on 12/15/2011 2:38:50 PM PST by bcsco
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

If this Liberal ditz dyke manages to come up with something that 1) satisfies the nutritional requirements of a cat and 2) tastes sufficiently like meat that cats will eat it, there is a hell of a lot bigger market in human consumption than in pet food.


22 posted on 12/15/2011 2:40:47 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Winstons Julia

With a name like Ellen DEGENERATE, what should we expect but such ignorance—to deprive a carnivore its natural diet.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 2:43:18 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Winstons Julia

One of my brothers owns a pet food distribution company that specializes in non-supermarket type foods. DeGeneres’ market research is faulty. There are lots of vegan pet foods, BUT they don’t fed well. Usually they go under in a few years. (I wonder why?) The trend in pet food is going towards grain-free products.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 2:44:53 PM PST by Madam Theophilus
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To: Winstons Julia

We taught a lion to eat tofu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRSLQu-d6ZQ


25 posted on 12/15/2011 2:46:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Dogs and cats are carnivores, not herbivores.

She should make rabbit and guinea pig food, not dog and cat food.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 2:46:45 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Winstons Julia

Ellen DeGeneres: The professional lesbian. I saw her in the 1990s in a Comedy club in New York city, I think it was Dangerfields, and she was so awful people actually walked out. Then next thing I know she has her own sitcom then her own talk show. Will liberals do the same for me? Hey, I want to be a professional hetero guy. May I have my own sitcom and talk show now? When my guests come out I’ll make them dance and everyone will go “ha ha ha, what genius” and I too can clean up on the $$$.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 2:46:49 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: dfwgator

Meat and you - Partners in freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bps-xbo8wnA&feature=related


28 posted on 12/15/2011 2:48:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Ronin

Dogs can eat vegetables, etc, but that is not their best diet.

Biologically and anatomically, dogs are carnivores.

http://rawfed.com/myths/omnivores.html


29 posted on 12/15/2011 2:48:06 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Ronin
Dogs are omnivores but prefer meat, cats are obligate carnivores and must have meat to be healthy.

While this is theoretically true, I find my cats aren't religious about it: They'll eat cereal, ice cream, protein drinks, soda, heck, even beer. As long as I'm trying to consume it, they seem to believe that makes it a natural part of their diet.

30 posted on 12/15/2011 2:48:33 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Winstons Julia
degeneres Pictures, Images and Photos
31 posted on 12/15/2011 2:50:09 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Larry Lucido
or...as the Blind Man said as he walked past the fish market..."Good Morning Ladies!"



...please tip your waiters and Thank You.
32 posted on 12/15/2011 2:51:01 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
Highly doubt it. When is the last time you heard Michael Moore or Sean Penn voluntarily paying more money than necessary to the IRS? Last thing I heard from Michael Moore was him mouthing off about his support for the OWS protestors then retreating to his top 1% mansion.


33 posted on 12/15/2011 2:52:00 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

***Probably vegan pets who are prowling for mice, rabbits and turkeys***

Good point. Those poor vegan cats & dogs - if and when they are allowed out doors will be killing wild birds, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, skunks, rabbits and ground hogs.

Wait until they drag their wounded prey in the house - ‘specially them skunks and bury the dead ones under the furniture.

Every dog has his day;)


34 posted on 12/15/2011 2:52:49 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Tainan
Blind Man said as he walked past the fish market..."Good Morning Ladies!"

He thought the fish or the fish sellers were all female?

35 posted on 12/15/2011 2:53:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

The question is do they even know wolves, coyotes, lions, tigers, etc. live in the wild or have they assumed SUV’s and Coal-fired power plants have killed them all and only a few live in zoos?


36 posted on 12/15/2011 2:53:25 PM PST by matt04
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To: lilyramone

Cats ARE complete carnivores. Some dogs will eat anything but they love meat first. And for good reason!


37 posted on 12/15/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Revolting cat!

For some reason, my very nice Italian-American female in-laws love this joke! I’ve heard it for years, lol!


38 posted on 12/15/2011 3:02:20 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Winstons Julia

I’m sure PETA will support this. But most dogs and cats would consider it torture.


39 posted on 12/15/2011 3:02:26 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Winstons Julia

I guess Ellen DeGeneres has never heard of obligate carnivores. Hint: ALL members of the cat family.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 3:03:05 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Moderator: I am going to save you the trouble and delete myse


41 posted on 12/15/2011 3:09:19 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
While this is theoretically true, I find my cats aren't religious about it: They'll eat cereal, ice cream, protein drinks, soda, heck, even beer. As long as I'm trying to consume it, they seem to believe that makes it a natural part of their diet.

LOL, this sounds like my dog, except she'll come up to you, want whatever it is you are noshing on, and then turn her nose up at it if you offer her some. Finicky, thy name is Thena, she should'a been a cat!

42 posted on 12/15/2011 3:12:52 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Winstons Julia

Yes they get weak in the knees at the fish market


43 posted on 12/15/2011 3:13:42 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Same here, but I have to be firm about how much they can have. One of my furry friends is a mushroom freak, another likes potato chips and a third likes dried seaweed.

Ever see a cat eat seaweed? I’m going to record that and put it on YouTube someday.

But the point is they do have to have animal protein to be healthy. A pure vegan diet will kill them graveyard dead — IF you could force them to eat it.


44 posted on 12/15/2011 3:18:59 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Tainan

That joke is as old as the Dinosaur sh!t on your teeth.


45 posted on 12/15/2011 3:23:08 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Winstons Julia

The a hidden agenda here. Just like Algore bitching about global warming so he could peddle his carbon credits, these astute capitalist’s are really selling pet veterinary and burial services. Mostly the latter.


46 posted on 12/15/2011 3:29:38 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Winstons Julia

Ellen is a cover girl, you know.


47 posted on 12/15/2011 3:38:09 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Winstons Julia

Gay Ellen didn’t stop to think there’s a reason there is a “void” in pet food like this.

Some people have no brains.


48 posted on 12/15/2011 3:40:52 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I don’t mind her. I’ve laughed at her stuff.

I just think vegan pet food is absurd.


49 posted on 12/15/2011 3:42:22 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
How stupid is this woman? Cats are obligate carnivores and if you don't feed them meat they will develop some serious health issues.

Really, this woman is an idiot!

50 posted on 12/15/2011 3:45:54 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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