Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Tom Smith

Thanks guys for the plug today! I didn’t realize you all even knew we existed. I love your show and I never miss an episode. One request….please, please abuse Ray Comfort next week. Thanks, Tom Smith – SecualaRadio


I truly appreciate your show, but was disappointed to again hear an atheist host express disdain for putting dogs on a vegan diet. If there’s any information on how this is a bad thing, I haven’t heard about it, but I have heard about some less than stellar ingredients allowed in average commercial dog food, including “4D” animals (dead, dying, diseased, disabled), which I guess is perfectly acceptable. Dogs and humans alike can benefit and thrive on a vegan diet. However, as someone who tries to avoid unnecessary cruelty to animals, including my own dog, I sought the advice of… Read more »

Sam Mulvey

I didn’t make the comment, but I’ll say this much: People seem to do okay on a vegan diet, people and dogs are both omnivores, so syllogistically it stands to reason that there’s a vegan diet out there that’s healthy for dogs. I also know that canine and human dietary requirements are not the same, but it seems like a lot of the vegan dog owners I’ve met don’t know that. It’s… annoying when someone pontificates about cruelty to animals when their own pet is clearly suffering from malnutrition. I wouldn’t say it’s common, but it has happened more than… Read more »


Thank you for your response, Sam. I agree on the vegan cat food. And not all pets are the same either, as you pointed out. (Oh, the joys of discovering what doesn’t sit well!). Really, medical care should accompany any human or pet’s diet, whether vegan or not.

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