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Posted 6/18/14 , edited 6/18/14
I simply can't give up meat but I'm doing my best to eat more veggies than I used to.

I also try not to be wasteful with my food so things don't die in vain. I buy smaller portions and eat all of it.
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Posted 6/18/14
Nothing wrong with being a Vegan, but there is no way i could ever give up eating meats. I like my veggies but i need a nicely cooked chicken/steak to go with it.
Posted 6/24/14
Vegetaranism and veganism is fine but should not be spouted as being a "perfect" diet, while the former being better than the latter cause you still can get certian nutrients from the animal products excluding all of them is to extreme and can lead to alot of deficiencies and unless you want to be taking a whole crap load of supplements to operate a optimal health then by all means be my guest, but people shouldn't get all elitest over the dietary choices they make it plain stupid and leads to nothing but wanting to change everyone to think the way you do.(which is impossable)

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what do we do with the animals that have been domesicated to the extent of only relaying on us protecting and feeding them they no longer have a ecosystem to support them any longer besides the one we created for them?, I for one would love to hear a vegans answer tp that question.
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Posted 6/28/14
I'm a pescetarian which means I am a vegetarian who eats fish meat. I don't care if other people aren't vegetarians, but please be respectful that I do not want to eat any meats aside from fish. Thank you.
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Posted 6/28/14 , edited 6/28/14
I'm a vegetarian who occasionally "cheats" due to circumstances (it can be extremely difficult to get vegetarian food on the go in Alabama if I don't have something that I made myself.) I'd rather not find myself in the situation of having to eat meat at all.

My primary reason is that heart disease runs in my family and we all naturally have extremely high cholesterol. I took a blood diagnostic three years after I stopped eating meat and my cholesterol was at the high end of "safe." I was told by my diagnostician, "It's a really good thing you're a vegetarian or you'd be in serious trouble. Your results are terrifying."
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Posted 6/29/14
Haha the whole I'm not gonna eat meat cuz animals are treated bad is crap, it's already dead, what difference does it make if u don't eat it or not. If u don't it died for nothing.
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Posted 6/29/14
More vegetarians, all the better.

That means more meat for me.
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Posted 6/29/14 , edited 6/29/14

rockadilla wrote:

Haha the whole I'm not gonna eat meat cuz animals are treated bad is crap, it's already dead, what difference does it make if u don't eat it or not. If u don't it died for nothing.


Lol it's funny they don't realize this.
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Posted 7/1/14

EatsRainbows wrote:

More vegetarians, all the better.

That means more meat for me.


One issue with that is if the population of vegetarians grows too sizable, it would put make ranchers uneasy, thus reducing their stock. It would probably result in a short period of fairly low prices followed by a higher base price for the animals to make up the difference of income they receive. We need a balance to maintain the supply and demand, and hopefully trick the ranchers into raising more meat than relative demand and lower the prices.

That being said, I have nothing against meat, though I rarely eat it. I suppose I take the buddhist approach and will eat meat if offered but not seek it out. Meat production can have bad effects on other crops and should probably be kept in better check, not to mention the horrible smell they put out - it brings to mind I-5 - but if people like meat, why not let them have it while they can?
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Posted 7/1/14

MeikoAkizukiMB wrote:
I just have problem with a select view of minorities in those communities who take it to an extreme. I mean the ones who try to guilt-trip non-vegetarians and vegans

Unfortunately some vegetarians and vegans do this, not realizing behaving that way convinces nobody.

Unfortunately some meat eaters can be equally obnoxious upon finding out there's a vegetarian in their midst because not eating meat somehow offends them.

Some people just like to grief others.
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Posted 7/1/14
But steak and eggs for breakfast is too good to give up!
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Posted 7/1/14
I don't mind vegetarian foods, but they can be expensive if you're buying fake meat products. It's good to keep in mind that if you go vegetarian you do need to take vitamin supplements. Humans didn't evolve for the longest time because they only had a vegetarian option, so get lots of non-meat sourced protein to stay healthy.
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Posted 7/7/14
I agree the meat industry treats animals terribly and it sickens me. I wish I had the willpower to become a vegetarian, but I can't give up eating meat lol. I wish companies in the meat industry could provide us meat in a more humane way, but they have to make a certain amount within a short amount of time so it's more convenient for them to do it that way. A lot of big companies in the meat industry only do it for money and could care less about the animals. I don't have much knowledge about this topic but I really wanted to express my opinion about this.
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Posted 7/9/14
I wish I could be a vegetarian. I have tried multiple times. But after a few years, my body started violently rejecting soy products. Soy milk will scratch my throat and give me intense nausea. It's not quite as bad with cooked tofu, but I still can't eat much of it. (Which is a shame, I really like tofu.) Yes, there are soy-free vegetarian protein products, but they tend to be even more expensive and you have even less variety to choose from. Also admittedly, the social stigma against vegetarians made it very difficult. Last time I ordered a veggie burger from Burger King, one of the employees was like "what stinks?" And reply "someone ordered a veggie burger" and then all the employees were loudly expressing their disapproval. I cannot fathom how one is even capable of smelling a veggie patty within the layer of putrid stench BK generally has, but I swear this story is true.
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