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cuz i dont like meat
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Crunchynaruto32, I'm a vegetarian who is almost entirely vegan, and have been for half my life. The most important reason to me, that started me on this path and keeps me on it, was realizing how hideously cruel all factory farming is, and I didn't want to be a part of that. I used to love the taste of meat but bite-by-bite, I would think of how the animal I was eating had been forced to suffer in their life, and died in pain and terror, and I just didn't want to be a part of that. Life is complicated, but my responsibility is to avoid harming life the best I can figure how. And the best I can tell, a factory farmed animal suffers a lot more than a carrot. There are many good reasons to be a vegetarian--for your own health, for the ecology of the planet, for the yummy food!
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emotional investment into animals probably for a good majority, I am not a vegetarian however I value the important of animal products and plant foods both serve a place in a person's diet.
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I'm gonna assume people are vegetarians either because it's "humane", healthier, or because they don't like meat. Personally, I really like meat and basically despise vegetables, so that kind of lifestyle wouldn't be for me.
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Well you're not promoting the slaughtering of innocent animals.
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Personal preference mostly, sometimes it's a religious thing. Nothing wrong with it or the people that practice it. Vegans though, those people need to get their heads checked.

My take on it? Bacon is awesome and we have canines and incisors for a reason. Meat is why we evolved to not live in trees and be on the prey list.
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I dunno. I'm not vegetarian. I barely eat a few veggies.
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Epic.
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Hitler would be proud that you vegetarians are continuing his legacy.
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people might be a vegetarian for a variety of reasons... they might believe in making a difference by not eating meat and raising awareness for the mistreatment of farm animals, it might be part of their culture/religion/the way they were raised, it might be a special diet to help any sort of condition they may have, maybe for health reasons, maybe for lifestyle/cost benefits, or maybe... just because they want to

i'm not a vegetarian or vegan at all, but i'm not an asshole who judges someone's character based on whether or not they choose to eat meat or dairy lol.
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awune wrote:

people might be a vegetarian for a variety of reasons... they might believe in making a difference by not eating meat and raising awareness for the mistreatment of farm animals, it might be part of their culture/religion/the way they were raised, it might be a special diet to help any sort of condition they may have, maybe for health reasons, maybe for lifestyle/cost benefits, or maybe... just because they want to

i'm not a vegetarian or vegan at all, but i'm not an asshole who judges someone's character based on whether or not they choose to eat meat or dairy lol.


Buying only humanely treated meat would go much further in changing the industry than giving up meat. It's more expensive so you can't eat as much but you will know the animals were treated fairly. If a large demand for humane treatment of the animals pop's up they will try to buy more animals that are humanely treated and conditions will improve.

Used to be finding organic food was difficult and expensive. Now some of the organic foods at kroger are cheaper than the non-organics and they last longer.
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Rujikin wrote:


awune wrote:

people might be a vegetarian for a variety of reasons... they might believe in making a difference by not eating meat and raising awareness for the mistreatment of farm animals, it might be part of their culture/religion/the way they were raised, it might be a special diet to help any sort of condition they may have, maybe for health reasons, maybe for lifestyle/cost benefits, or maybe... just because they want to

i'm not a vegetarian or vegan at all, but i'm not an asshole who judges someone's character based on whether or not they choose to eat meat or dairy lol.


Buying only humanely treated meat would go much further in changing the industry than giving up meat. It's more expensive so you can't eat as much but you will know the animals were treated fairly. If a large demand for humane treatment of the animals pop's up they will try to buy more animals that are humanely treated and conditions will improve.

Used to be finding organic food was difficult and expensive. Now some of the organic foods at kroger are cheaper than the non-organics and they last longer.


that's true, but i guess it's up to whoever is choosing to look for alternatives. *shrugs*

where i live, 2 tiny chicken breasts cost me $10. my parents can't even afford beef or pork unless it's on sale. veggies are pretty cheap, but fruit is sky high right now since i live in the coldest province of canada. the colder a place is, the more expensive fresh food gets. it's so annoying
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i became vegetarian just because my mother was one and i hated the fact that she had to cook non-vegetarian food for us while she ate something else. also as a little boy once i saw culling for mutton. i also got some blood on me. unfortunately the scene proved difficult to forget. since then i lost appetite for all food for which animals are killed.
now i 'm happy that i'm lacto-vegetarian. i can get essential animal protein and b12 from milk products and it is also good for environment and body.
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People are vegetarians for many reasons, for some this is their culture and or religion for some its a life style choice then there's those that are vegetarians because of restrictions on choice (poverty) and there's those who just don't like the taste and texture of meat.

I'm content to be an omnivore. I'm always aware that creatures do get harmed in human food production directly (meat, dairy, eggs & fishing) or indirectly (growing and transporting crops). Some don't realise that in order for us to get milk cows have to constantly give birth and all those calves have to dealt with. Egg production means they choose the hens when hatched to grow into egg laying hens but there's a surplus of cocks so many of those cute little make chicks are culled. Sometimes fed live into mincing machines. I'm all for more humane animal husbandry focusing on quality as opposed to quantity. I don't eat meat every day, that's more a twice or three times a week thing. Having said that I only manage to get free range eggs and or meat half of the time due to prices.

I once got two chicks at a country side market on summer holiday when I was a child around 7 or 8. I guess they came from the surplus of male chicks. They were cute and I had money so I got them. I got feed and raised them until they were half grown then left them with the neighbour who had a chicken coup because there was more space for them there. When they were fully grown the grandparents collected them. They got killed and prepared for dinner. I ate them even though I'd named them. They tasted good.
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