So what are your reasons for being a vegetarian or vegan? How long have you been vegetarian/vegan?
I'm a vegetarian and personally it was half my choice and half not. Neither of my parents eat meat (no, we're not some hippy family, my mother thinks it's unhealthy and my father just doesn't like meat), so I never ate it when I was younger, but I think if I had eaten it I would still have made the decision to stop eating it by now. I just don't like the idea of eating something that's been alive, especially when there are plenty of other food sources!
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We watched a movie in class and there were sheep on the screen, then some boy yelled out "kebab!"
That was when I really started to think through the whole idea of eating animals.
now the whole idea of putting an animals corpse in my mouth disgusts me.
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I'm technically a pescatarian (I eat fish once monthly or bimonthly and I've had this diet for two years), but after I read this report, I resolved to reduce and eventually eliminate my fish consumption.
As American vegans and vegetarians, we still exploit other humans and the planet because of America's brutal food system. According to Danish activist Jacob Holdt, food companies in Denmark use the "ecological" label, which entails that all capital used to make organic food must be organic and thus the label has more stringent requirements than the USDA counterpart. The European Union also requires substantially more space for organic chickens than the United States does, so we may still support cruelty by purchasing "more humane," organic eggs.
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Ingrid Newkirk [the owner of PETA] apparently thinks women are inhuman and continually sexually objectifies them in her organization's ads and absurd, useless, vile protests. She drank the metaphorical kool-aid of gender. I urge anyone who cares about animals and the question of bodies and their relation to humanity to oppose PETA. A simple Google search will reveal the organization's incompetence and preference for gimmicks instead of efficacy.
Note: This may upset someone, but Ingrid Newkirk admits in the documentary "I Am an Animal" that her organization indeed euthanizes animals and she sanctions the practice.
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Morality aside, there are so many studies that show human consumption of animals is unhealthy.
In a society where people are finding out they really can't tolerate wheat, lactose, sugar, etc., vegan isn't the only choice that makes sense to me; I also favor raw, organic, and truly natural foods.
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i was shown videos in health class, about the way they torture and put hormones in livestock. i cried like a baby in class, and i swore to not eat meat until they fix the treatment of animals.
Been a vegetarian since birth (thank you, Mum!! ) but went vegan about two years ago. Never ever liked the idea of eating animals and flipped out when the school cafeteria tried to tell me all vegetarians ate fish.
My reasons for going vegan are too numerous to mention, but the main reason is because I watched a video on how cows were treated in dairy farms and how chicks were treated on chicken farms. Nuff said. Went vegan without a second thought (I've never been so healthy! )
It's great to see some other veggies and vegans!
Originally Posted by Amy96
I've been a vegetarian since 2003, when I was 7, so I've been a vegetarian for 8 years. I became a vegatarian because I think it's cruelty to kill animals to have something to eat, although there are several chances in foods, which didn't become from anything's death, pain... Killing animals isn't normal.
I am the same way. To slaughter animals just to eat is wrong.
How would meat eaters like it if someone slaughtered them and
ate them, oops! i found a bone!, it wouldn't be nice would it?
Animals should be respected, since they are a part of nature after
all. Save the animals!!!
I've never liked the taste of red meat, and I felt really bad eating chicken, so I stopped. I've watched the videos on how most animals are slaughtered, and I just don't agree with it. I find it absolutely heartbreaking.
It's nice to see fellow vegetarians! Everyone I know eats meat, so it kind of makes you feel like you're the only one feeling like this.
Hopefully one day, I'll be able to become a vegan!
-and in that moment, i was infinate.
Sorry for my English.
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