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20th Mar '17 3:44:05 PM margdean56
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* Humans in James Gurney's ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' are generally vegans -- "No milk, no meat, and no eggs." Not that milk is easy to come by, given that the only large mammals on the island live in inhospitable mountains. And when the local cow- and chicken-equivalents are the sentient dinosaurs who make up a large portion of the population, well... They used fish as part of diplomatic terms with some T-Rexs so fish seem OK.

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* Humans in James Gurney's ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' are generally vegans -- "No milk, no meat, and no eggs." Not that milk is easy to come by, given that the only large mammals on the island live in inhospitable mountains. And when the local cow- and chicken-equivalents are the sentient dinosaurs who make up a large portion of the population, well... They used fish as part of diplomatic terms with some T-Rexs T-Rexes so fish seem OK.



** In his ''Island of Dr. Moreau'', the strict Laws under which the beast-men live forbid them from consuming meat. This isn't imposed for moral reasons, but because their creator fears (rightly) that tasting flesh will accelerate the mental reversion of any beast-man that was created from a carnivore.

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** In his ''Island of Dr. Moreau'', the strict Laws under which the beast-men live forbid them from consuming to consume meat. This isn't imposed for moral reasons, but because their creator fears (rightly) that tasting flesh will accelerate the mental reversion of any beast-man that was created from a carnivore.



*** The Mirkwood Elves (who are partially Laiquendi) are also hunters. In fact, it's the agricultural elves which are hard to find in Tolkien's work - which makes vegetarianism very problematic.

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*** The Mirkwood Elves (who are partially Laiquendi) are also hunters. In fact, it's the agricultural elves which are hard to find in Tolkien's work - -- which makes vegetarianism very problematic.



* In the (rather odd) novel ''Cat Karina'', eating meat or working metals are both illegal in the far future, presumably to discourage [[AfterTheEnd a return to technological warfare]]. Nevertheless, the most popular food is the "tortuga": a type of turtle, presumably genetically engineered, which grows a spherical, softened shell after breeding and is marketed as a delicious fruit.

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* In the (rather odd) novel ''Cat Karina'', eating meat or and working metals are both illegal in the far future, presumably to discourage [[AfterTheEnd a return to technological warfare]]. Nevertheless, the most popular food is the "tortuga": a type of turtle, presumably genetically engineered, which grows a spherical, softened shell after breeding and is marketed as a delicious fruit.
20th Mar '17 3:36:28 PM margdean56
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Races that refrain from meat-eating simply because their digestive physiology is herbivorous aren't necessarily examples of this trope -- if they ''have'' to eat plants, they're not really demonstrating moral superiority by doing so -- but such species may ''subvert'' this trope's expectations if they're violently-aggressive in spite of their diet.

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Races that refrain from meat-eating simply because their digestive physiology is herbivorous aren't necessarily examples of this trope -- if they ''have'' to eat plants, they're not really demonstrating moral superiority by doing so -- but such species may ''subvert'' this trope's expectations if they're violently-aggressive violently aggressive in spite of their diet.
13th Mar '17 5:05:45 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Literature/{{Gnomes}}'', the gnomes themselves are strict vegetarians, being [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friends To All Living Things]]; the authors go so far as to detail how they deal with the potential health problems with such a diet, noting (for example) that they cultivate high-protein plants as dietary staples.
23rd Jan '17 10:35:32 AM Sharlee
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* Nastily subverted in ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Ion Improbable]]'', in which the human inhabitants of Kowtow eat only vegetables and drink carrot juice, despite having vast herds of cattle that their cowboys look after. [[spoiler: This is because the humans lost a war with vampires, who drained every other species except humans and horses into extinction and were about to exhaust the supply of those, too. So their leader put a spell on the entire planet, turning the vampires into ordinary cows except for the night of a full moon, and the humans into docile blood-bags who'd care for the cows between monthly "roundups" in which they're fed upon without resistance. There's only one non-vegan human on the planet, and he's a pampered prisoner who eats horse steaks.]]

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* Nastily subverted in ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Ion Improbable]]'', in which the human inhabitants of Kowtow eat only vegetables and drink carrot juice, despite having vast herds of cattle that their cowboys look after. [[spoiler: This is because the humans lost a war with vampires, who drained every other species except humans and horses into extinction and were about to exhaust the supply of those, too. So their leader put a spell on the entire planet, turning the vampires into ordinary cows except for the night of a full moon, and the humans into docile blood-bags who'd care for the cows between monthly "roundups" in which they're fed upon without resistance."roundup", when they feed on the spell-docile humans, who then have a month off to regain their strength. There's only one non-vegan human on the planet, and he's a pampered prisoner who eats horse steaks.]]
23rd Jan '17 10:33:26 AM Sharlee
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* Nastily subverted in ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Ion Improbable]]'', in which the human inhabitants of Kowtow eat only vegetables and drink carrot juice, despite having vast herds of cattle that their cowboys look after. [[spoiler: This is because the humans lost a war with vampires, who drained every other species except humans and horses into extinction and were about to exhaust the supply of those, too. So their leader put a spell on the entire planet, turning the vampires into ordinary cows except for the night of a full moon, and the humans into docile blood-bags who'd care for the cows between monthly "roundups" in which they're fed upon without offering resistance.]]

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* Nastily subverted in ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Ion Improbable]]'', in which the human inhabitants of Kowtow eat only vegetables and drink carrot juice, despite having vast herds of cattle that their cowboys look after. [[spoiler: This is because the humans lost a war with vampires, who drained every other species except humans and horses into extinction and were about to exhaust the supply of those, too. So their leader put a spell on the entire planet, turning the vampires into ordinary cows except for the night of a full moon, and the humans into docile blood-bags who'd care for the cows between monthly "roundups" in which they're fed upon without offering resistance.resistance. There's only one non-vegan human on the planet, and he's a pampered prisoner who eats horse steaks.]]
23rd Jan '17 10:32:13 AM Sharlee
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* Nastily subverted in ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Ion Improbable]]'', in which the human inhabitants of Kowtow eat only vegetables and drink carrot juice, despite having vast herds of cattle that their cowboys look after. [[spoiler: This is because the humans lost a war with vampires, who drained every other species except humans and horses into extinction and were about to exhaust the supply of those, too. So their leader put a spell on the entire planet, turning the vampires into ordinary cows except for the night of a full moon, and the humans into docile blood-bags who'd care for the cows between monthly "roundups" in which they're fed upon without offering resistance.]]
8th Jan '17 10:02:20 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''JohnnyTest'' when Johnny comes across a Veganopia that is revealed to be so only because they trash other planets. (But the BigBad Alien's daughter decides that this was against the spirit of their society, so it may turn into a true Veganopia later.)

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* Subverted in ''JohnnyTest'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' when Johnny comes across a Veganopia that is revealed to be so only because they trash other planets. (But the BigBad Alien's daughter decides that this was against the spirit of their society, so it may turn into a true Veganopia later.)
27th Nov '16 8:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* Humans in James Gurney's ''{{Dinotopia}}'' are generally vegans -- "No milk, no meat, and no eggs." Not that milk is easy to come by, given that the only large mammals on the island live in inhospitable mountains. And when the local cow- and chicken-equivalents are the sentient dinosaurs who make up a large portion of the population, well... They used fish as part of diplomatic terms with some T-Rexs so fish seem OK.

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* Humans in James Gurney's ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' are generally vegans -- "No milk, no meat, and no eggs." Not that milk is easy to come by, given that the only large mammals on the island live in inhospitable mountains. And when the local cow- and chicken-equivalents are the sentient dinosaurs who make up a large portion of the population, well... They used fish as part of diplomatic terms with some T-Rexs so fish seem OK.
10th Nov '16 12:53:25 PM BeerBaron
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* Inverted with the Wood Elves in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe, who religiously are obliged to follow the "Green Pact" and ''only'' eat meat to protect their sacred plants. Culturally, they are also obliged to eat their fallen enemies after killing them in battle.

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* Inverted with the Wood Elves in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe, inverts this with the Bosmer (Wood Elves), who are religiously are obliged to follow the "Green Pact" and Pact," meaning they can ''only'' eat meat within their homeland of Valenwood in order to protect their sacred plants. Culturally, they are also obliged to eat their fallen enemies after killing them in battle. (Both of these restrictions appear to be heavily relaxed on Bosmer who live outside of Valenwood, however.)
28th Oct '16 1:48:01 PM ironballs16
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* Lampooned in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when an AnimalWrongsGroup claimed to have a lion that eats nothing but tofu - and said lion is sickeningly thin.
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