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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/23/14
I really want to know why some people are.
Please give me a small explanation and tell me if you are one.

[Edited] No, I'm not a vegetarian, but nothing's wrong with being one.

I actually love meat until I think about it and that meat is from animals
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Posted 11/23/14
Same reason anyone does anything, it just feel right!
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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/24/14
PLANTS HAVE FEELINGS TOO!
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Why not? I'm not, but there isn't anything wrong with it, either.
Posted 11/23/14
I used to be vegetarian, and also used to be a vegan. It worked for the time, but not anymore. I only eat chicken and fish though. Nothing other than that when it comes to stuff like that.
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Posted 11/23/14
well cuz that's what they like
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this is making me hungry. time to cook!
Posted 11/23/14 , edited 14 days ago
Because they are sick, cruel, people who don't realize just how much they make the cows of the world depressed by not eating them. Cows only wish to serve their purpose by becoming delicious steak. How can people deny them that?!
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Posted 11/23/14
For me it's a combination of reasons:
1. I don't especially like the taste and/or texture of most meat.
2. Plant-based foods have less of an environmental footprint than meat does.
3. I can't ethically justify killing animals for food when there are other options available.
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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/25/14
At the moment I'm just mostly seeing people doing it for attention or to be different. Tumblr for example is full of those folks! But if they're actually doing it for a serious reason, it's probably got to do with their moral compass, and what they like to eat. It's as simple as that, in my opinion.
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My grandfather was a vegan because he thought it was unhealthy to eat animal products.

I eat very little meat but I have been unable to become vegetarian. It's too difficult...
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Personal reasons lol. I would like to be a vegetarian for the health benefits of it, but I enjoy chicken and fish too much lol.

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it could be because of religion or to live a healthier life, but I don't plan on turning vegetarian anytime soon, I like meat (especially venison)
Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/25/14
i don't understand the reasoning, "i'm a vegetarian because it's cruel to kill animals".

the fact that you're a human being means animals will always be affected such as thousands of ecosystems were destroyed for your habitat... using electricity/cars/carbon fuel = high acidity in ocean waters causing marine lifeforms to be deformed... the use of pesticides on crops and plants.

also don't understand how vegetarian diet is healthier, considering all 20 amino acid is found on one piece of meat which is important for protein synthesis in your body. whereas a plant diet, you need to find several different things to get all 20 amino acids.


The only reasoning that sounds reasonable to me, is "I don't like meat".
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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 14 days ago
Health reasons, simply preferring the taste/textures of fruit, vegetables, legumes, etc... The reasons can go on.
I will also add that this is one of the few eras when people can generally afford to be picky eaters, so I'm of the mindset of "why not?"

Personally, no, I'm not a vegetarian. I'm a self-proclaimed "foodie" and unapologetic omnivore. I'm open to just about anything, as long as I deem the food delicious. I consider it advantageous and enjoyable to have a very flexible diet. Having to limit myself to a particular diet makes for a despondent me. I will note, however, that my main love is likely herbs and spices.



EDIT:
What's sad is that anti-animal-harm vegetarians and vegans who don't grow their own food still end up hurting a large number of creatures, because of how much land is cleared to mass-produce crops. It takes alot of land to grow many types of crops, which strips away the habitats of wild animals. Worse yet, just like with an all-to-common attitude towards predators hunting farm animals, wild animals who are caught eating human-grown plants are known to be killed or driven off. Cruel irony, as it were. No, I'm not being sardonic. This is depressing. Well, mostly not sardonic, at least.
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