- When I was 14 years old, I watched a video called "Meet Your Meat". Up until then I had eaten and enjoyed most meats, and had no moral issue with it. That was, until I saw how a slaughterhouse really works. I thought it was one quick, painless bullet. How wrong was I? I watched cows, pigs, sheep etc. screaming in agony and fear, trying desperately to run away and falling over in a pool of their own blood. I went vegetarian that day. Fast forward another three years, and I went to a local egg production farm, where I saw thousands of chickens that were "barn kept free range" stuffed into a single shed, with much on the floor an inch deep, and dead hens rotting everywhere. They were apparently happy, free range egg producing hens. There goes egg! Next was the discovery that to produce milk, cows are impregnated annually, and their calves are brutally slaughtered after bird. Goodbye milk! So now I am a very happy, healthy vegan. I lost 5 kilos within the first month, and feel great :)
- —Guest Bella
Why did I become a vegetarian
- For a very simple reason that I want to lose weight and eat healthy. I felt that I have been eating to much meat and fast food and I getting sick of it.
- —Guest Kate Belmonte
- I am fifteen years old, and i have been a vegetarian for almost a year now. I believe that god (if you believe in god) or whoever else put us here, intended for us to all live together in peace. Think about it. We humans have teeth that are straight across, like cows, who only graze on grass and such. We do not have pointed teeth, like the animals that hunt for their pray. I have nothing against the people around me that eat meat, it's their choice, and i respect that. But in return, i ask that you respect our choice but not eating meat for whatever reasons we all may have. It hurts to be called "stupid" for our deit. Eating meat is really very discusting, actually. 'Meat' can include the tail, head, feet, rectum and spinal cord of an animal. And did you know sausage can contain ground up intestines. How can anyone be sure that the intestines are empty when they are ground up? Do you really want to eat the content of a pig's intestines? I believe vegetarianism is very healty.
- —Guest Chrissy
Why I switched to being vegetarian
- I switched because I don't want to die from clogged arteries and bad health, I'm obese cause I loved fried chicken, beef taco etc... I have been eating what God intended us to consume to begin with now and feel full and satisfied with all variations of possibilities! It is wonderful! I didn't believe I didn't have meat withdrawal, and am learning a new appreciation for veggies fruit beans rice etc..I would tell anyone and everyone to make a switch!
- —Guest lisa
My Meat Had a Face
- One that looked horrified and confused in the slaughterhouse. My meat had a voice that screamed in agony that we couldn't or didn't care to interpret. My meat hadn't had a normal life, and was killed for a selfish human habit. My meat was a living, breathing creature, with lungs and a heart and instinct. We are nothing but intelligent animals. How can we treat them like dirt? It's cruel to raise someone just to die, don't you think?
- —Guest Emma
- the reason why i don't eat meat in germany, is because nobody thinks about it, nobody knows, or wants to know what they are doing. this is ignorant and stupid. if everybody had visited a "meat factory" in their life, where millions of chicken are killed every day, i'm sure 70% would turn vegetarian. moreover there are loads of negative influences on our environment. if every human would eat as much meat as european or american people do there wouldnt be a square meter of forest left on this planet, because our food needs to be fed. then think of all the pollution, not only their natural gasses, also the emission from transport. especially when its not local. did you know, every passenger on a flight produces 4 tons of CO2? now think of what damage is done by a simple transport of goods (not only meat).
- —Guest matteo
Who said we're worth more then animals?
- I became vegetarian b/c I love animals and I don't eat my friends. If people really loved animals they would stop killing them to eat. There are plenty of other foods to eat. Just because animals can"t speak doesn't mean we are worth more and can just breed them to give them a suffering painful cruel life and them kill them. Sometime people discust me it makes me wanna puke to think a person could be the cause for animal cruelty and support it!
- —Guest animal lover
Why wouldn't I?
- In college I struggled with my weight and decided that I needed a lifestyle change. I started exercising a lot and eating 1200 calories a day. I lost 20 lbs but I was always hungry and was eating processed Lean Cuisines and Slimfast. I realized that wasn't the way to go about it and started over, deciding to focus my concentration on putting good things into my body. I stopped eating processed food completely, but the one thing I worried about was meat. I knew that as a college student I couldn't afford to buy organic/free range meats, and what I was eating was probably full of hormones and chemicals, along with the fact that the animals were maltreated. I stopped buying meat and would order it in restaurants from time to time until one day I decided I just didn't want to do it anymore. I want to be proud of what I feed my body and know where it comes from and who is affected by it. I've now learned about the environmental benefits as well and have no plans of going back anytime soon!
- —Guest Gillian
The best decision
- I became a vegetarian at 8 years old because I loved animals; I didn't want to eat them. I went vegan over three years ago, and at 31, I feel better than ever! It was the best decision I have ever made, and every day I am thankful for my health and the peace of mind that comes with a vegan diet.
- —Guest Bryanna
Awareness about the meat industry
- Being vegetarian brings a lot of benefits, but my decision to switch was mostly about the animals and how they are treated in the most awful ways. Once I started to be aware of the trip from farm to fridge for these gentle creatures, i had to stop, and I'm happy I did...
- —Guest lbeal
- The best way to help the environment is to first cut meat out of your diet. By not eating meat you make your vote saying no to all the energy, food, and resources used on animals who are born only to be slaughtered and sold by rich corporations. The industrial food industry is disgusting and american society has gotten to this point because of the consumers demand for a fast and fattening meal at a cheap price. I decided to go vegetarian for many reasons: my love for animals, my hatred for industrial food processing and unnatural food ingredients, my love for supporting local food suppliers as opposed to fast food corporations or big box retailers, and my condition of ulcerative colitis, which is a terrible health problem that is soothed by eating healthier organic fruits and vegetables. Get educated and live smarter and healthier. Society doesn't want you to but you should want to for yourself, for the animals, and for the future of earth. Watch the documentary "Food, Inc." for info
- —Guest Mike D.
Meet Your Meat...
- I have to say... well firstly I'm not a vegetarian.. yet. But a friend and I were just tossing around the idea of being a vegetarian and I decided to actually look into it. I came across this and then decided to watch the video meet your meat.. and ugh. I had no idea. I think this may have changed my life. :/ those poor animals.
- —Guest kelimc
Benefits of vegetariansm
- My body and mind seem very neat and clean as well as help enlightening spiritual life when I became vegetarian.
- —Guest ekanta sharma
- I am a vegetarian because I am no more important that any other animal. I,unlike a carnivore can survive and more importantly, live healthier as a vegetarian.
- —Guest sue
Why aprill made the switch.
- Originally, I became a vegetarian because Christofer Ingle inspired me. Later, I realized the lives I've been saving recently. I've been a vegetarian for three and a half months now, and not only do I feel healthier, but I'm saving lives each day!!
- —Guest aprilll