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Vulcan Vegan

Most Vulcans are Vegan

Vulcans also embrace a pacifist philosophy, going so far as to follow strict vegetarian diets to avoid killing even non-sentient animals.
from Vulcan philosophy at Memory Alpha

The logic seeking Vulcans abandoned the need for the consumption of meat and became strict vegetarians.
from Surak at Memory Beta

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us (#1.6) (1987)
Commander William T. Riker: We no longer enslave animals for food purposes.
Badar N'D'D: But we have seen Humans eat meat.
Commander William T. Riker: You've seen something as fresh and tasty as meat, but inorganically materialized out of patterns used by our transporters.
Badar N'D'D: This is sickening. It's barbaric!
from http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001475/quotes

Spock, the Vulcan Vegan on YouTube

from Animal Righter Vegan Vulcan

Leonard Nimoy is a vegetarian.

Vulcans Who Were not Vegan

A small group of Vulcans called the V'tosh ka'tur (translation: Vulcans without logic) challenged the conventional beliefs and practices of Vulcan society. The first Enterprise ship (commanded by Jonathan Archer) encountered their small ship, the Vahklas, and repaired it (episode: Fusion). The V'tosh ka'tur had left planet Vulcan because of philosophical differences; they didn't believe Vulcans need to control or suppress emotion.

Tolaris, one of the dissident Vulcans, ate chicken that was served on Enterprise; he wanted to try meat. He used a mind-meld with T'Pol to mentally sexually assault her. The V'tosh ka'tur were told to leave Enterprise.

Just because they smile and eat chicken, doesn't mean they have learned to master their emotions. - T'Pol

Vulcan Vegan Dishes

Plomeek is a Vulcan vegatable. Plomeek is also grown in the Vulcan Diplomatic Compound, established in the 22nd century in Sausalito, California, USA, Earth. See also Plomeek.

Plomeek soup is a bland dish, prepared as either broth or soup. Plomeek soup is a traditonal Vulcan morning meal. See also Plomeek soup.

Plomeek tea is tea made from the Plomeek plant, grown on Vulcan.

Not all Vulcan dishes are bland. Redspice is used in some gourmet dishes.

See also Vulcan foods

Vulcan Drinks

Vegan Dishes from Other Planets

Hasperat is a vegan dish from planet Bajor, made of peppers and a creamy sauce, wrapped in flatbread. How to prepare Hasperat using local (Earth) ingredients: Hasperat recipe. Hasperat is so spicy that a reporter described it as fire in a pastry shell.

Vegans & Vegetarians in Star Fleet

Vegetarian Lists known vegetarians: Chakotay, Spock, Tobin Dax, T'Pol, Tuvok.

Chakotay
Spock
Tobin Dax
T'Pol
Tuvok

Vulcan Vegan Vocabulary

Vulcan Phrases Related to Food

Taste
The size and shape of the tongue of Vulcans conforms to the normal range of most humanoid/vulcanoid species. Unfortunately, due to the fact that taste is related to the sense of smell, Vulcans have a well-known lack of taste sensation. Vulcans are especially weak in tasting sweet things, although their sense of taste for salty and bitter things is relatively good. In order to enjoy the taste of things, Vulcans have historically tended to highly spice or season their foods. Some traditional Vulcan dishes are nearly impossible to eat by other humanoids.

Stomach & Digestion
As with all known true humanoid/vulcanoid beings, Vulcan digestion begins in the mouth with the chewing of food and its mixture with saliva. As part of their evolutionary development to conserve moisture, Vulcans do not salivate from emotional or external sensual cues. Food has to actually be in the mouth being chewed before saliva will be released. After swallowing, the food bolus travels down the esophagus to the stomach with peristaltic contractions. The esophagus is separated from the stomach by the esophageal valve (cardiac sphincter in humans). The Vulcan stomach is actually two joined chambers -- the first section is a spherical muscular object and the second section is a flattened oval object. The two sections are separated by the first pyloric valve. In the first stomach, the undigested food is mixed with acids and enzymes, then subjected to vigorous muscular contraction until it is broken down into a mash. After formation of this mash, the first pyloric valve opens and the contents enter the second stomach. The first valve closes, as well as a second pyloric valve at the posterior end, if not already closed. The second stomach is where the mash from the first stomach is subjected to more intense acids, bile and enzymes, quickly reducing the contents to their basic components. After digestion is complete, the second pyloric valve opens and the soupy mixture enters the intestine where absorption of nutrients and water takes place.

Because civilized Vulcans have been vegetarians for many centuries, most Vulcans are unable to digest meat products of any kind should a survival situation require it. Most Vulcan first aid or survival kits contain packets of oral enzyme supplements for use in such emergencies. Replicated meat substitutes, based on plant proteins, do not require such supplements.
Vulcan Physiology

Vah mau vah tor-yehat ri stau. Kup-fun-tor ha'kiv na'ish du stau? Dom nam-tor vohris nem-tor ha'kiv.
As far as possible, do not kill. Can you return life to what you kill? Then be slow to take life.
- Surak

Ri k'ozhika stau lof-fam.
It is illogical to kill without reason.

Svi wonil kash-ral talik - Hassu - fi'tevakh ek yem-tor -- ruhm kastik-goh-yokulsu.
In a strict scientific sense, Doctor, we all feed on death -- even vegetarians.

References

Gen-Lis Vuhlkansu - Vulcan Language Blog

Gen-Lis Vuhlkansu - Vulcan Language Community

Vulcan Language Guide.pdf

Vulcan Language Book.pdf

Korsaya.org - Project for the Preservation of Vulcan Language & Culture

Yeht'es t'Nash-veh

Vulcan Language Dictionary

Vulcan Language Phrases Video

Example Phrases

Introduction to Vulcan Linguistics and the Vulcan Languages Traditional & Modern Golic.pdf

Teachings of Surak

Vulcan Food and Dishes from Star Trek Online Geek

Vulcan Language Lesson 3

Vulcan Language Lesson 14

Vulcan Language Lesson 15

Vulcan Language Lesson 19

Vulcan Language Lesson 22

Star Trek Movie

Vegan Klingon Gagh


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