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LARISSA_NY Posts: 200
3/30/12 9:10 P

"If A-B then B-A? Logic should be a compulsory course."

Did you really just go there?

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3/30/12 12:45 P

If A-B then B-A? Logic should be a compulsory course.

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3/30/12 12:29 P

Judging things pertaining to humans with reactions to animal behaviors is always silly. It's funny when I hear extremist using animal behaviors to how we should act. LOL Especially since many animals eat their young. GET IT. ;-)

As far as Oreo or any other food, they are not forbidden fruits, just something one needs to regulate more carefully than others. Yesterday I ate 2.5 servings(5 cookies) of Girlscout Samoas. MMMMmmmm good. And they fit right in with what I needed to balance out my days nutritional requirements. So don't fret so much about the types of food, just the portion and frequency. Keep the faith.

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3/30/12 12:16 P

I eat ducks no problem. Too oily at times, but fine with some rice :))

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
3/30/12 11:56 A

Hah - thanks. I never thought I would get so vocal in any thread - much the less about ducks! Hugs all round.

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3/30/12 11:16 A

Touche Susan. You win :)

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
3/30/12 11:15 A

Defend your "occasional treat".

I don't think I have to. It's my dietary choice, not yours.

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3/30/12 10:47 A

Indeed :)

MICHELE762 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/30/12 10:37 A

Every day I have 1 piece of dark chocolate. It's good for you!

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3/30/12 10:18 A

But think this way. If somehow, we create addiction to the ducks, then they may start eating oreos and defend it like a human (oh, animal) rights issue. They may even start typing with shaky hands "don't touch my oreos, otherwise I quack you".

Look at what we did to our dogs and cats. We got them addicted to our processed carbs. There is domestic animal food industry now. What happened? They don't even look like animals anymore, they look like our society. Fat dogs, fat cats. Oooops, should I say obese, or to be more politically correct, 3D challenged?

We told our dogs "no you can't eat bones anymore like your anchestors", "they can harm your digestive system". Take these vitamin boosted corn byproducts and support our economy.

Defend your "occasional treat".

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3/30/12 9:51 A

Your logic is flawed.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
3/30/12 9:47 A

Good call - I'm sorry is a bad verbal/writing tick. I'm not sorry - ducks aren't deep enough to recognize artificiality.

Here's the question - if a certain subset of animals eat something, am I allowed to?

* Off to feed oreos to chimpanzees - high hopes! *

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3/30/12 9:17 A

Don't be sorry. Everybody has weaknesses

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
3/30/12 9:16 A

That's like saying fruity candy tastes like fruit. It doesn't which is why people are more inclined to eat candy over fruit, or oreos over bread.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
3/30/12 9:12 A

I'm sorry - I wouldn't ascribe such deep motivations to ducks.

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3/30/12 7:08 A

Send me a pack İ'll test it for you

SPACEBOT1 SparkPoints: (32,667)
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3/30/12 7:04 A

I wonder if ducks eat Quark?

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3/30/12 6:49 A

Normally ducks are garburators. They usually eat cookie like material. But Oreos are so synthetic so they refused.

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3/30/12 5:49 A

My mom's cat will eat spinach, and most leafy veggies, but will not eat ham, turkey, beef or pork.

My cats won't eat any "human" food

Most spices of animals do not drink milk once they reach maturity, unless humans give it to them. (of course there are studies saying that humans shouldn't drink it either, as there are studies saying they should)

When I was a vegan, Oreos were my go to sweet treat -

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
3/30/12 3:04 A

My cat won't eat spinach, therefore I no longer have to eat my vegetables...?

Oreos get stale quicker than any other cookie I know. Thats why you have to eat the whole sleeve at once, so there is no waste!

ANARIE Posts: 13,200
3/29/12 11:46 P

I'm certainly not going to argue in favor of oreos (although now that they've taken out the trans fat, there's really nothing harmful in them-- just nothing good.) But we can't base what we should eat on what animals choose to eat. After all, ducks LOOOOOOVE mealworms and junebugs, but I'm sure not eating those!

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3/29/12 10:22 P

I trainer told me about how he stopped eating margarine instead of butter...he left it on the counter for days...NOTHING touched fruit flies, no dogs,'s a fake food so nothing else wants to eat it....

I believe if an animal won't eat it (i don't really include dogs since they'll eat anything) humans should not eat it.....

LARISSA_NY Posts: 200
3/29/12 10:11 P

My dad has to beat his dogs off Oreos with a stick.

3/29/12 9:57 P

I used to make these as filling for chocolates, but now I have a heavily modified version that uses stevia instead of sugar along with quite a few other modifications to make it vegan:

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3/29/12 9:28 P

My dog won't touch an avocado either, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't eat it. ;)

We're not ducks... we shouldn't base our diets on what they eat (or don't!)

Sure, oreos aren't good for you, but they don't hurt anything as an occasional, non-binge treat.

ELENGIL Posts: 957
3/29/12 5:46 P

Of course we like things animals won't eat. Because animals and us have completely different needs and dietary restrictions.

There is nothing wrong with giving ourselves an occasional treat - even a 'bad' occasional treat.

But things like tomatoes and avocados that are very healthy for us can be poisonous to some animals! Chocolate can kill dogs. Dairy can makes cats sick. Yet just because animals shouldn't eat these foods doesn't mean we shouldn't.

Do Oreos help make us healthy? Physically, no. But it's alright to have them once in a while simply because we *like* them.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
3/29/12 5:38 P

I love oreos, always have, always will. And sorry - liking something animals don't is not something that I feel is a bad thing.

AKINVA Posts: 58
3/29/12 5:38 P

They do in fact get stale, and pretty quickly.

Oreos are completely processed. That's why we like them.

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3/29/12 5:34 P

I did an experiment on oreo cookies. I went to the pond and I offered some of it to the geese and ducks. They jumped on it, thinking it would taste like a bread I assume, but they all spitted it out.
So we like something even animals don't eat. And by the way oreos look like plastic and loaded with sugar. Do they ever get stale?

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