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Tango0103 Dec 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

"Believe it or not, many foods that are consumed by vegetarians and vegans have hidden animal ingredients that few people would suspect. Some examples include sugar, which is sometimes bleached with bone char and vanilla ice cream, which may include a secretion taken from beaver's behinds…"
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Zargon Inactive Member03 Dec 2016 3:46 p.m. PST

Yum! Beaver behind secretions, cross off vanilla ice cream for me, I'd rather eat a big bloody steak at least its a one act product, or is it.

cloudcaptain03 Dec 2016 3:55 p.m. PST

Beaver secretions used to be in imitation vanilla and perfumes. It's almost unheard of now. More alarmist social media stuff.

Zargon Inactive Member04 Dec 2016 7:06 a.m. PST

Still a cool myth to scare kids and dates with.

goragrad04 Dec 2016 9:52 p.m. PST

So what about kopi luwak?

Does passing through a civet's digestive tract make it non-vegetarian?

Can't see how the beaver musk gland location is any worse than what those beans pass through…

As to perfume aspect of that, ambergris is still to my knowledge sought for high end perfumes and is another animal product with an intimate acquaintance with an animals nether regions…

P.S. Interestingly on websearching ambergris I discovered that it has been used as an ingredient in food items, specifically mince pie. At $20 USD/gm that would be an expensive slice of pie…

P.P.S. For US readers, according to the Bloomberg article on ambergris ambergris is illegal to harvest or own in any form under the Endangered Species act as it is excreted from sperm whales which are on the list…

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