To the Countless (possible) Cannibals Among Us

WARNING – Adult/disturbing material, read with caution.

In a nasty, cruel, murderous world, certain conventional restauranteurs would have it made. Think about it. What better way to dispose of human bodies than to serve the meat to hungry customers, disguised as “pork” or other meats?

Joseph Roy Metheny

Serving people to people is exactly what Joseph Roy Metheny did, with two “crack whores” (as he called them) in the 1990s. Customers at his roadside BBQ stand loved the “special meat,” as he called it. Those two women were among about ten people in all that he viciously murdered, strictly for the fun of it, and the power. To quote him: “I had real roast beef and pork sandwiches and why not they were very good… The human body tastes was very similar to pork. If you mix it together no one can tell the difference.” He was found dead in his Maryland prison cell at 62 this August (2017). Maryland is of course one of the US states.

Joe Metheny

Food establishments and their shady cronies, ah yes, what a convenient body disposal method that would be for them. But no, that can’t be true, can it?

Disturbing Numbers

Worldwide as of 2013, over the previous 20 years, 4,432,880 people had gone missing, never to return. In the US, close to 500,000 children are reported missing each year, with only about 20% of them being found. Most are runaways or taken by relatives or acquaintances; only a small percentage are taken by complete strangers, something like 60 per year (very rough estimate). Some of those 500,000 are repeat runaways, so the actual number of missing children isn’t so high. Still, each year in the US, something like 300,000 (very rough estimate) missing children are never found. Even I have a hard time believing that 500,000 reported yearly, but here’s the source: https://www.missingkids.org/KeyFacts

With always a few people like Joe Metheny and Nathaniel Bar-Jonah (see below) out there, you have to wonder where some of those missing people might have ended up. I’m not trying to be crude or funny here, but I have to wonder how many meat lovers have likely dined on human meat in restaurants and elsewhere? I wonder how many people’s flesh I might have eaten back when I ate burgers, sliced meat sandwiches, cold cuts, and other processed meats like hot dogs, etc.

I’m ever disgusted and guilty over the fact that I very likely ate dog or cat meat once, in 1984 at a group lunch at a Korean restaurant. I was not vegetarian back then and ordered the “healthy soup.” It was revolting, a big bowl of murky orangish fluid with chunks and strands of stuff floating in it, among them an octopus’s tentacle, some mushy vegetables and some long slices of pink-brown mystery meat that looked and tasted strange. I left most of the soup untouched after that. Not long after that I went vegetarian/vegan.

That mystery meat was probably the most persuasive dietary catalyst for me. So, what of the possible human meat being served up out there, for all those great people people we hear boasting about how much they enjoy life and love people? Those who “put people first!” Or, do they also love people – tasty, tasty people? Like some say about animals on their bumper stickers. Real comedians those people are.

Vegans are said to be anti-human and to value animals as much or more so than we do humans. Well, at least we don’t eat people, like meat lovers possibly do. The cannibalism wouldn’t be deliberate of course, but vegans are constantly blamed for unintentional acts of harm simply by our existing, so…have a bit of your own medicine, you, who know who you are. Eating people unintentionally does seem a lot worse than anything vegans might do, doesn’t it?

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Surely someone would come up with, “Well, those fake meats could have people in them too!” But that’s far less likely. Makers of veggie meats do not deal in carcasses, so, no dead bodies = no meat. But if the occasional murderer did manage to get some human meat into the veggie meat mix on some rare occasion, it wouldn’t really concern me, since I don’t eat much fake meat. Anyway, I have a fair amount of trust in makers of vegan foods to assure their ingredients are what they claim. Meat processors on the other hand, who enjoy killing animals, I don’t trust.

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah mugshot

He was another cannibal, from Massachusetts. In prison, he was witnessed by guards to indulge in one of his favorite childhood treats, sucking at and eating his own scabs. He was seen to be “having sex” while chewing and relishing a scab. He’d snatched countless children away from their lives, took them to isolated areas, tortured and raped them, and murdered some, let others live. Several of his victims were never found. He’s said to have  served meat from some of his victims to guests at his cookouts in the form of burgers, chili, meat pies, casseroles, etc. He too died in his prison cell, of a heart attack in 2008.

Soylent Green

The meat industry’s animal abuse should be enough to make anyone go vegan. But how many people are so hopelessly addicted to meats that the possibility of eating people, even innocent murdered children, wouldn’t phase them?

Anti-vegans enjoy saying things like, Soylent green…it’s people! whenever some vegan mock meat is being promoted. But it seems the sad laugh is on them, doesn’t it? I mean, they’re the ones almost certainly eating people on occasion, and it would be the meat of innocent murder victims to boot.

I say that eating any meat is cannibalism…they’re our fellow Earthlings and as such, their lives are as precious to them as yours is to you, and their dead bodies are as much off-limits to me as human meat is. Although still far from perfect, I take my humanity very seriously after a lifetime struggle to reach this level of of conscience. So corpses of the abused and slaughtered, and stolen body fluids (eggs & milk), are simply not food. There’s so much else that’s great to eat, and that we don’t have to make up crazy excuses for.

Well, in closing, for those of you who find me and other vegans ridiculous, or whatever disparaging term you prefer…

Meet some other cannibals and see how they describe human flesh: https://listverse.com/2015/07/01/10-reviews-of-human-flesh-by-real-cannibals/

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“Feed your dogs as wolves, or you’re an abuser!”

As vegans who also feed our dogs well-balanced vegan diets, we often are scathingly condemned for going against dogs’ wild nature and their desire to eat meat either cooked or raw. On the web I’ve been called an animal abuser for feeding vegan, with nasty blowhards saying my dogs should be taken away, etc. This implies that my claims of how healthy my dogs are are the lies of a delusional zealot.

Besides, no one else wanted my dogs when they were out running the streets, or when I tried to find homes for them, so taking them away from me after all these years (Mattie since 2005) would mean…what? Anyone who tried to take my beloved dogs away from me would have to be a complete fool (and may end up in the hospital). My dogs are very well cared for and happy.

I do have one dog who died last year at age 9 of lung cancer, but understand that has nothing to do with diet, but with genetics and exposure to toxins at some point in her life. My current two, Mattie and Tyler, are obviously doing very well on all vegan foods, both being full of energy, strong, playful, tireless actually, and Mattie is close to 17 years old now. She’s been vegan since 2011, and Tyler has been since I adopted him in May 2016.

“Dog Food”

Mattie does have lipomas which began growing in 2010 when I had her on meat kibble, the grain-free stuff that’s supposed to be the best. I’m not saying that caused her lipomas, but it certainly didn’t help. Since about 2012 after she’d been on vegan kibble for a couple of years, the lipomas stopped growing and have remained the same (albeit one is quite large) for going on 5 years now. Many vets do say that dietary toxins cause lipomas in dogs, so eliminating all the toxins in slaughterhouse products does seem to have helped.

The reason I don’t have Mattie’s lipomas removed is because I went through that three times with my dog Heidi back in 2004–2006, spent $1800, and each time after her traumatic experience and painful recovery, the tumor began growing back promptly and each time it got worse. The last time it recurred it got huge quickly and actually turned cancerous. I had to have her euthanized at age 14 when it was causing her discomfort in breathing, keeping her awake at night (it was behind her ribcage on her back, left side). So, cutting out lipomas is often not the answer. The answer is to get the weird toxins out of their diets. Heidi was on the grain-free premium meat foods, was rarely if ever fed vegan.

As for these very selective nature worshippers…

People cry out about the cruelty of feeding dogs vegan and how unnatural that is, while ignoring the huge pink elephant in the room: the glaring unnaturalness of dogs’ whole existence with us in human civilization. This little guy should still be with his dog family…

We are to feed them like wolves when they live nothing at all like wolves. Yet, even wolves eat plant foods and berries to satisfy certain nutritional needs. But one thing wolves do not do is split up their families when their puppies are a couple of months old, and send them off to live among strangers in some human abode, too often kept in sad and deplorable conditions, treated like trash.

Wolf families often remain together for years before some will go off to start other packs as adults, to avoid genetic problems caused by incest. Wolves plan cleverly and hunt together and travel great distances, and so forth. They don’t wear clothes or have vaccines shot into them. They don’t have bizarrely long matting coats or any of the other hindrances people have bred into them for fun and profits. What people do to dogs and their families is truly deplorable. Wholly unnatural!

If one is going to bring a litter of puppies into this world, one needs to be fully willing and capable of keeping all of the puppies for life (15-20 years) and caring for them properly. Actually, no one should be bringing puppies into this world, not deliberately and certainly not for sale. The way things are, we will always have dogs throughout the world needing homes, with not one dog breeder in existence. Dog breeders are a tremendous burden.

It would be a great thing if dogs were extremely hard to come by and truly valued and respected as individuals, not thought of as mere things you can buy and sell. That cruel mistake has led to our nightmarish puppy mills of today and our shelters being nothing more than death row prisons full of frightened dogs desperate to get out.

Anyone want to call that “natural”?

People breed dogs as commodities in cages and put them through all sorts of terrifying and grotesquely unnatural treatments to feed the continual greed of the “pet” industry. And people call that, and feeding them slaughterhouse byproducts “natural.” People become enraged that anyone would feed them all plant foods while caring carefully for them and keeping them from reproducing. Just WTF is wrong with people?

People seem to have no problem with dog breeders and the awful abuses they subject those canine families to, not to mention their adding continually to the overpopulation of dogs and their being killed by the millions yearly, everything from “shelter” executions to street injuries, to outright abuse and torture done to them by poor crazy fools due to dogs (and cats and others too) having no one to watch out for them.

Yet if you really want to see people get loudly and self-righteously outraged, just tell them your dog is vegan. While those same people’s eyes will glaze over at the actual unspeakable abuses going on out their due to the whole “pet” industry. They’ll accuse you of being “negative” and even causing people to abuse animals by speaking about it. I have seen this firsthand. Something is truly rotten, not only in Denmark (of animal “brothel” fame), but in all nations where dogs and animals are allowed to be treated as products for sale.

Treating animals as commodities or things has got to end before people will ever be justified in claiming any sort of moral “superiority.” As it all stands now, we’re nothing but monsters, despite the good among us which cannot ever compensate for the horrors incalculable numbers of animals live and die through under our “care” every minute of every day.

So no, I will not support the slaughter industry by buying meat or animal products for my animals. Now, put a sock in it, those of you who rail against feeding dogs vegan. You seriously need to direct your outrage elsewhere.

12 of My Childhood Favorites—Veganized

First, a primer on my past love-hate thing with food, and a bit of personal nostalgia and other rambling.

I was big into food as a kid, even before my dad owned a popular Italian restaurant just outside of Los Angeles in the 1960s. We always had lots of tasty foods in our life and even more so from the restaurant which we all spent a lot of time at, along with our friends. See the 🍝 items below for those favorites inspired by my dad’s restaurant fare. All recipes were invented by him and his brother, and they certainly had a way with the food!

Here is the only mention of the restaurant I can find online; search David B.’s comment and his mention of “Reggio’s”: http://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/neighborhood/monterey-park/comments/. Note that our restaurant wasn’t actually in Monterey Park but was on the Montebello side of its border, and David B. says it’s a Chinese restaurant now but actually it’s a Chinese laundromat and boba/smoothie bar.

Here’s an old pic of the restaurant’s namesake, the region of half my roots, where my dad was born and lived for a short time before the family immigrated to the USA’s east coast:

Reggio Calabria, Italy, 4 years before my dad was born.

So, as a result of all that tasty food and more, I had a chronic weight problem starting mildly at about age six; obviously the love for good food didn’t quite jibe with my raging fat genes. Two aunts and both their parents on my dad’s side were very obese and had hearty appetites, and the aunts loved to cook and have family gatherings. Well, yours truly was often an eager guest at those family food fests, then it would carry over to my home life since I and my mom liked to cook and eat, and she had developed a weight problem too, after having children.

Food was a main expression of love and thus a comforting “drug” in our rather lost and dysfunctional family, a drug with quite the destructive aspects. Thus the love-hate. I had a serious struggle (mostly on the losing end) with being very fat for much of my life, as did my younger brother. The family’s judgement and condemnation were further destructive…but they later came to regret the way they’d been, and were forgiven, at least by me.

Veganism at last came to my rescue, as well as that of all those animals I’d have downed…

Since going all the way and ending the dairy/egg cheating, and being strictly vegan starting in 2009, I got down to merely “chubby”—about the middle category in following illustration as opposed to the far leftI’d like to be the one just to the right of middle. But for the first time ever, I’m pretty comfortable with my weight and it’s been stable for years, no longer fluctuates hugely due to going from bingeing to starvation diets.

I’m no longer a target for mean, nasty, rude PsOS out there like I once was either. “Hey fatty!” and “Jenny Craig!” and other such sweet things would occasionally be hollered at me from nasty faces in cars rolling past, and other such sickening incidents. I’ve seen this happen to other people and always have to wonder what sort of creeps find it necessary to embarrass people like that. I’d rather be 200+ lbs than be that sort of creep.

Too late for a tangent alert? Well, here’s more…

Anyhow, I only love veganized versions of old favorites, no more hate. I’ve pretty much learned how to avoid the temptation to overeat, mainly by not having the more decadent foods regularly on hand at home, instead concentrating on healthier, non-fattening stuff. On top of that, I simply don’t have the huge appetite I once had, probably because what I do eat is mostly nutritious and satisfying…all plant foods. Where before I would remain hungry and keep on eating rich treats, more and more and more until sickly full, badly bloated, sluggish, and guilty about gaining ever more weight.

There was no “shutoff” on the appetite except for no more room for any more food. It wasn’t pretty, a miserable cycle of self destruction. But good tasting. First-World problems, I know, but no less real.

Casein, the mild opiate and appetite stimulant—for infants.

I believe dairy foods’ casein is behind much of the obesity out there and is only one more reason to quit dairy products, aside from the horrible animal cruelty involved, which should be the primary motivator.

My eating and weight problems were partly hormonal, since after “the change of life” my food & weight problems lessened significantly, as opposed to most women (mostly non-vegans) who have the opposite going on. But I do believe a big part of my lifelong problem was the casein in dairy products and its appetite stimulating and slight opiate effects. Cheese, sweet yogurt, ice cream, etc., were always a big part of bingeing. (I say “bingeing,” but I’ve always been a slow eater, so my “binges” weren’t the fast & furious things most bingers are known for.)

On a side note, meats are said to be nutritionally dense and satisfying (by advertisers and the well-programmed public), but I always found meats to be a catalyst for gorging on decadent desserts and things afterwards, aside from lots of other refined carbs like white biscuits and such that accompanied meaty meals. All in all, a high-calorie, obesity causing nightmare, for those many of us with “bad” genes.

So there’s my thing with tasty food, I love the stuff. Who wouldn’t?

But these twelve, in random order, are extra special because they’re compassionate versions of nostalgic childhood treats. These are all homemade, mostly from scratch, so are for those of us with time and patience to make some complicated recipes. But these all seem guaranteed to be worth the fuss. Just click on the links for full recipes and if you make them, enjoy!

1) 🍝 http://www.pastabased.com/spaghetti-and-meatballs/

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatballs by Pasta Based

2) http://blacksgoingvegan.com/crispy-spicy-popeyes-chicken-style-vegan-fried-chicken/

Vegan Fried Chicken by Blacks Going Vegan

3) http://namelymarly.com/vegan-drumsticks/

Vegan Drumsticks by Namely Marly

4) 🍝 http://ahouseinthehills.com/2014/12/04/chickpea-minestrone/

Chickpea Minestrone Soup by A House in the Hills

5) http://namelymarly.com/vegan-big-mac/

Vegan Big Mac by Namely Marly

6) http://www.theflamingvegan.com/view-post/Easy-Vegan-Black-Bean-Tamales

Easy Black Bean Tamales by The Flaming Vegan

7) http://www.forkandbeans.com/2015/01/15/vegan-chickpea-omelet/

Vegan Chickpea Omelet by Fork and Beans

8) https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/the-ultimate-vegan-chocolate-cake/

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cake by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

9) 🍝 http://namelymarly.com/vegan-new-york-style-cheesecake/

Vegan New York Cheese Cake by Namely Marly

10) 🍝 https://www.exceedinglyvegan.com/vegan-recipes/mains/vegan-pizza-cashew-cheese

Pizza with Cashew Cheese by Exceedingly Vegan

11) http://namelymarly.com/vegan-lemon-meringue-pie/

Lemon Meringue Pie by Namely Marly

12) http://veganyumminess.com/creamy-vegan-mac-and-cheese/

Vegan Mac and Cheese by Vegan Yumminess