Why I became a vegetarian...
- I became a vegetarian because I believe, like humans, all animals were created equal...you wouldn't eat your dog so why would you eat a cow? Mass production in the meat industry is a terrible thing and you really can't trust the meat anyways as it contains additives and fillers. Meat is very unappetizing to me...when I see a burger or chicken I can't help but think, "this used to be a living, breathing creature!"
- —Guest A.b.
I'm a Vegetarian because...
- In my AP human geography class we saw this video called "Food Inc." about the industrialized food and they showed a slaughter house as well... It was very graphic and distrubing and since that day, eight months ago, I vowed to eat anything that once had a pulse.
- I always used to love animals ever since I was a child. I could never stand the concept of killing animals just for the sake of our taste buds. I wanted to be a vegetarian when I was 10 but my parents being great non veg lovers didn't let me turn into a vegetarian. But after a lot of protest I finally became a vegetarian at the age of 14. I am allergic to milk so my mom got worried that I may suffer from protein deficiency if I stop eating meat. She said that I have two options either eat yummy meat dishes or yucky protein biscuits. I chose the latter(protein supplements). My friends laugh at me for this but I feel proud of my sacrifice. I urge everyone to turn vegetarian stop killing poor cute innocent animals. I feel killing and eating animals is like killing my own friends and siblings and then eating their body parts . Please guys have a heart and go vegetarian.
- —Guest indrani
love all living beings
- each life is valuable...why to end a life just 4 filling our stomach....even all scriptures preach us to love,then why should we kill.....The movie AVATAR clearly projects the inter dependence of living beings...just think deep....LOVE
I'm a Vegan
- I just became a vegan a month ago. I turned 17. I love my new life so far with no meat. anaow i'm not an animal killer now. my friend have notice a change in me i use to be depressed all the time now i'm always happy. Just beause of one simpel change. Try it you never know you might like it. I love being Vegan.
- —Guest eathshelper
How can you eat what you are made of?
- I can't believe that I ate what I am for many, many years. I might as well have eaten humans made of Blood, cells, flesh, etc... just like animals. I became vegan after I lost a dog I loved very much. I promised Bugsy that I would respect animals and never eat them again. I wish churches, mosques, temples, etc, would start teaching their members that God created animals just like he created us and therefore we all have the right to live and die a natural death (old age, sickness or accident) but certainly NOT EATEN.
- —Guest Mariama
An end to my demand for cruelty
- My husband showed me a PETA vegetarian starter kit he had stumbled upon and we found "Meet your meat" on Youtube. We became dedicated vegetarians almost immediately after seeing that video. Since then, I have seen many more videos exposing conditions on all manner of farms from free-range to factory style, as well as abuse on farms and in slaughterhouses, transport and inhumane slaughter (is there any other kind?) Facing up squarely to what is being done to animals in the name of culinary pleasure can be painful, but it is necessary in order to stop abusing animals commercially. Meat is not necessary. I've been a vegetarian for a year and a half and I've been vegan for nearly a year and I feel great! For more info on being a healthy vegan, check out http://www.veganhealth.org/ Great vegan recipes: http://www.theppk.com/
- —Guest Therese
New to being vegan
- Hello to all , I'm a newcomer, I started on the 14th and am going good do far, I choose this path because I am an animal lover and also for myself, it makes me feels good doing this, slowly but surely I will prevail. Plus I love fruits and salads ^_^
- —Guest Clive fewings
I feel like a new person !!! :)
- I became a vegan after waching an inspiring video of my favorite band. He said that to eat animal flesh is basically eating human flesh , and that we weren't put on this earth to indulge on animals , but to love and treat them as apart of us. I really felt what he was saying , so now I'm a vegan !!! I'm only 14 and I feel great and so clean:) it would be awesome if every one can become vegan or vegetarian!! So we can all live in harmony with the world and our animal friends!!!
- —Guest Alyssa
- When I was a toddler, we picked wild strawberries, blueberries, onions and (green beans from the neighbors field). The heat and fragrance of the earth was and is better than candy, better than any restaurant and kitchen could do to this day...thank you "Mother Earth".
- —Guest Linda
it worked before, time again.
- I decided to become a vegetarian for health reasons. I figured this would be the best way. I gave up red meat & pork years ago, so now its just the chicken & turkey I'll be leaving behind. I did it before for 1 week & it felt very good. Especially to my digestive system. I'm trying to get my husband there but that's gonna be a task because he loves meat. Well, we know that prayer changes things. Be blessed & know you were divinely created.
- —Guest devine creation
"OPRAH" show last wk on SLAUGHTERHOUSES
- I have always felt sad, guilty, and like a hypocrite for eating meat, after getting a poodle, and seeing his emotion, love in his eyes, I truly believe animals are just like us-they want to live too! feel fear, and are helpless against man's technology. And the way factories are producing animals just to abuse and slaugther them, for their own capitalistic gain, is DISGUSTING, to me. I wish It would stop! I heard on lady on Oprah Show say, "How can I look into the eyes of a cow, and say, 'your pain, your fear are less important than my appetite". That really haunted me, those words. I can't seem to want a chicken sandwhich again, I think , just for one set of drum sticks, one chicken has to die, and why? we have other sources of protein, and it's also an oxymoran to me, to say, HUMANE SLAUGHTERING. And the other thing, is how do we justify killing any living thing and yet put our lives as more important? I salute all here who also decided to join. Myself as well.
- —Guest Vee
why i become vegetarian???
- i have been suffering with indigestion and gastric pain, acid reflux and caused so much heartburn and uneasy almost everyday for 3 years. I finally chose to become vegetarian, eating only lots of vegetables, alkaline fruits and whatever alkaline food only. It helped so much, besides medication taking pantoprazole 20mg and omeprazole 20mg occasionally, my stomach acid is gone 80%, I lost approx. 5kg in a month as I totally stopped eating meat and seafood. I drink plenty of water everyday not even any cola or soft drinks. I have enough sleep and I workout 6 times a week practising yoga, swimming and golfing. I am a much better person and healthier now. I am happy to be a vegetarian!
- —Guest nellie
Looking for a Cure
- When I was diagnosed with Hypertension, my M.D. put me on medication. At the time, I was also suffering from obsessive overeating, panic attacks, high cholesterol, and depression (which I eventually took medication for also). I took the medication for 8 years, since I was 23 years old. I noticed I was not getting "better." I felt horrible everyday. I was 100 lbs overweight, although constantly dieting. Little did I know, I was feeding my body the wrong foods. When I realized this, I jumped on the internet, bought some books, and changed my diet. The more I read, the more inspired I was to not only improve my health, but to improve everything around me through my health. It was a win, win situation. My life is now engulfed with animal rights, being eco friendly, striving for a more sustainable planet. Proud to say, I am a raw food vegan. I am cured of all my ailments (AND selfishness) and off all medication. Life is better vegan. P.S. My husband and children are vegan too.
- —Guest Jessica
- I started a little at a time as a result of getting a healthier diet and controling my weight after losing 100+ pounds. First I gave up beef which was very easy, then chicken also really easy, I think it was so easy because I was only eating such small portions of these it was really not hard. Fish took a little longer, but was only eating that twice a week or less. The push came from my yoga practice.... Loved the lighter feeling, non harming and less of an impact on the earth. Figured that if a large animal can survive on plants why could't a small person? My practice took off from my decision, Thinking there is no turning back. Still make family meat based meals, but would love it if they only ate meat when dining out so I could just cook one meal!
- —Guest Yoga girl