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UploadedMay 28, 2008
TakenMay 28, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
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Round, sirloin, short loin, rib, short plate, fore shank, chuck: a plea for vegetarianism.

I think when we become more aware of how we live we realize we can't just do it all the way we were used to.

I used to eat loads of meat. Loved it! But then came BSE and all the other diseases. Next I became more aware of bio industry (the word alone makes me sad and mad). Then I met some animals, not in the sense of saying hi but really being with them the way one meets with a dog or cat. Finally I got in touch with buddhism and meditation which made it even clearer for me that I mustn't eat dead animals.

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39 responses

  • Chelsie Casagrande

    Chelsie Casagrande (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2008):

    sweet premise

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2008):

    Strong and really well done...this photo talks!

  • margo sivin

    margo sivin (Deleted) said (29 May 2008):

    agreed. love the image and the message- really well done.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (30 May 2008):

    Compelling photo and very unique idea. Quite an eye popper.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (31 May 2008):

    Wonderful concept!

  • Joanne Taosuwan

    Joanne Taosuwan said (12 Jun 2008):

    woooooooooooooooooow, very creative . WONDERFUL !

  • Bronwen Hyde

    Bronwen Hyde said (12 Jul 2008):

    love this lucy!

  • Daniel Veintimilla

    Daniel Veintimilla gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Lucy this is great! very creative

  • Adrienne Darnell

    Adrienne Darnell said (24 Jul 2008):

    oh wow. honestly, my first reaction was "holy shit".
    this is really great.


    FALCON LARA OSCAR said (24 Jul 2008):

    Choice Cuts ? Ha ha, Brilliant !

  • Shereen Z.

    Shereen Z. (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    this is a really powerful image. it really compels emotion in me. it's really great.

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Very effective. Great photo!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    fantastic work!

  • Barbara Gerstner

    Barbara Gerstner gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Bravo from a fellow vegetarian....PETA should use this!!!!

  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    well done...only a little clean...as you'd know

  • Meow Zen Desire

    Meow Zen Desire gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Great job ~ keep getting the word out there.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    I completely love you sense of humor and all your works just Explode!

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (9 Aug 2008):

    I keep looking and looking at this. Just wonderful.

  • Mariah

    Mariah said (12 Aug 2008):

    i'm 16 and i've been vegetarian for a little over a year now. everything you've said is true, i think if more people would take accountability for their actions instead of eating and doing what their piers and parents do, they would want to make some changes.
    cows, pigs, and chickens experience just as much pain and fear as dogs and cats, and how many americans are you going to find who would eat their ruff-ruff or meow-meow? not many.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    Clever Cleaver!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (17 Aug 2008):

    Powerful and compelling shot. Keep up the great work!

  • Samantha Stone

    Samantha Stone gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    VERY CREATIVE and interesting to look at!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (16 Sep 2008):

    Poignant and brilliant! I'm with Lynn, "Clever Cleaver!"

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (16 Sep 2008):

    This is amazing, Lucy - wonderful thoughts too

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    This is astounding!

  • efilandevol

    efilandevol (Deleted) gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Awesome, awesome, awesome.

  • Carissa Marks

    Carissa Marks (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    very powerful! and so true. thank you for sharing. This rocks.

  • Regina Singh

    Regina Singh said (7 Feb 2009):

    Vegetarians for the win!
    Great portrayal of an important message:)

  • Michael Chen

    Michael Chen said (10 Feb 2009):

    Powerful photo! It speaks volumes!
    On a separate note: Aren't vegetables and plants alive and living too before we kill them and eat them? What if we figure out later on that they do comunicate in a different level then what we understand right now and that they do "cry" when chopped to become our salads? Just a thought.

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex said (10 Feb 2009):

    Thanks all!
    Yes Michael, you might be right about plants and communication. Until we find out that's the case I'd rather eat plants than animals of whom we know now they are intelligent and suffer in bio industry. But it does make one think. What to eat then? Stones?

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Perhaps, air, as in The Breatharian Institute of America??? This is a such a powerful image, Lucy! Thanks.

  • Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew said (4 Jul 2009):

    I think i saw this on flickr a few months ago but i could be wrong, amazing photograph either way.

  • benzon ray barbin

    benzon ray barbin gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    would make an awesome b/w!

  • Christopher Vaughn

    Christopher Vaughn gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Very interesting shot...I like it.

  • Michael Griffey

    Michael Griffey gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Very cool concept - love it!

  • mean MR mustard

    mean MR mustard (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    wonderful shot! excellent reminder of one of the biggest issues in the world right now- meat. i have to say, this shot is not only great for discussing vegetarianism.. but I also think there is a great connection between the meat industry and the Fetishization of women. The way we are looked at as meat. Accordingly, meat is also highly womanized in advertising (and the eating of it is specially encouraged for men). Awesome shot!

  • mean MR mustard

    mean MR mustard (Deleted) said (20 Jan 2010):

    ... and great concept!

  • Stef LePape

    Stef LePape said (22 Jun 2010):

    i perceived this from a whole different field.

    But--that is what great art will do--

    afford the viewer their own interpretation...in addition to the intentional.


    a wonderful voice for the objectifying of woman.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (7 Dec 2012):

    Nice job!

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