From the article: What are some environmental reasons to go vegetarian?
Why are you vegetarian? I want to know your reasons for being vegetarian, whatever they may be! There are so many reasons to go vegetarian and advantages of being vegetarian, and your own reasons may be very personal and unique. So please share you own "why vegetarian" and reason you decided to become vegetarian! Many people go vegetarian for health reasons, animal rights, religious and even human rights. What about you? Why did you become veg?
Can't bear to watch
- Seeing life being abused and so simply thrown away like that hits something inside me that leaves me in discomfort for days, I wouldn't touch a SINGLE piece of meat and it took weeks to get over it. After awhile I just couldn't handle anymore and decided to go completely vegetarian. It's hard for me to touch even SINGLE piece of meat and I find it hard to breathe when I get close the the meat department at the supermarket...
- —Guest ItsSlendeh
Pros to Being A Herbivore!
- My mother was vegetarian for 15 years and I grew up in a vegetarian family. My research on animal activism continued to grow and I would never want to touch meat again. 1/2 of the antibiotics used in the United States alone are used in the meat industry and vegetables are better for your energy intake! All in all, I love animals and eating an animal would be the equivilant of a omnivore eating a baby.
- —Guest Vannah
- When I was five I witnessed one of our pigs being killed. I've hated the taste of pork since then and recently I haven't been liking the taste of red or white meat either, so I decided to go vegetarian. It's also very cruel and brutal what they do to those animals.
- —Guest BJ
- As an animal lover I've just decided to take up the role of being an 'animal activist' I've been researching live export and factory farming, after seeing how much cruelty the animals actually endure just so we can eat them, I have just decided in the past few days that I don't want to support these industries. A quote by Temple Grandin also helped me - "Nature is cruel; but we don't have to be."
- —Guest Jessica
Cant eat meat
- When I was 7 my grandpa killed my pet chicken for tamales :( and I watched it happen. It made me feel sick inside so now every time I eat meat I think of a bloody animal!
- —Guest dose my name matter?
- Have you seen what they do to new born chicks? I rest my case.
- —Guest Rosie
- I became vegan because I hate the way those poor animals are treated and killed. I think it is wrong. I also did it to lose some weight.
- —Guest Giselle
Why I became a vegetarian
- My love of animals made me become a Vegetarian.I thought to myself one day,if I'm a animal lover like I claim to be,why do I eat meat. I didn't want to be a hypercrite anylonger and decided to stop eating meat.Never looked back,it was the best thing I've ever done :)
- —Guest Star
A big shock!
- I became vegetarian when I was four. All I used to eat was meat until my aunty ( who is not a vegetarian ) decided to tell me where meat came from whilst I was eating it. She described in gruesome detail how the animals are killed and it put me off eating it forever! I did still eat fish for a few years after that until I realised what that was too! I am now 27 and I am a strict vegetarian but to be honest, a part of me feels a bit angry that I didn't have the chance to make the choice of being a vegetarian, I was 'shocked' into it instead. I feel like I have a psychological disorder that I am lucky enough to label as 'vegetarian' and people think that I'm normal!
- —Guest Jenni
5 Years Old and a FIGHTER.
- When I was five years old the source of my sausages was explained to me. I was a fairly bright young thing and decided it was wrong and that I would eat a lot less meat. I was a huge animal lover that rescued snails and had a palace set up for them in my shed. We visited my grandparents abroad for two weeks and, being very traditional folk of their age, they fed me meat after meat after meat at every meal. Still committed to my promise, I returned home and insisted on going a week without meat to compensate. Long story short I never ate meat again! It's been ten years, and I still stand by my decision. I support various activist groups against unfair animal treatment and continue my own fights. To anyone starting out - just find things you like! I eat alot of oriental style foods and Mediterranean is really great. Stay healthy xo
- —Guest Zoe
Why I am a vegetarian
- When I was little, I was given chicken and I ate it and ate it until I realized exactly what I was eating. I remember when I hit the realization when I was 3/4 and the moment I took the sample from the guy in the mall it came out. After that I felt guilty that I ever had eaten it. My parents were both vegetarian in their childhood and a lot of their adulthood. They tried to try not eating meat on me and I agreed with them. I feel horrible for the animals and when I see people eating meat I feel bad. My mom told me she quit when she saw chickens being killed live at a store. That broke her heart. I have always pounded my theories on my brother and luckily he has agreed to them. I really am vegetarian because I feel bad for the animals and in addition it is against my culture. Often to me people are like bullying me telling me that I have no life and that they reproduce so no problem in eating. Humans reproduce so, are you a cannibal? I'm proud to be a vegetarian!
- —Guest mathman523
Everyone's God's creation
- God created all the animals including us. As God is our supreme father, God is the father of them too. And I won't eat my brothers. If your 'human' brother is autistic, can't talk, can't walk, can't work, and you're million times more capable than him, still, would your father let you eat your autistic brother? I think widely, not narrow like others. Others love their countrymen, some love all humans, I love all creatures. A cow feeds 4,10,440 people everyday in it's lifetime. So, if you have to kill, kill me but spare the cow and the other innocent animals.
- —Guest Dhruv
Life changing eye opener
- Well I just happened to be on a social networking site and one of the pages I liked shared the video 'Meet Your Meat' and never again have I turned to meat. It really opened my eyes. I used to think going vegetarian was just straight up crazy but id never really looked into it. After about a week of thorough research I made my decision. I am vegetarian and after another few months im going to introduce myself to veganism. I honestly can say that I am proud for what I am doing.
- —Guest Guest Sara
It was easy.
- In short, I became vegan because I am an animal lover and I do not want to support the industry that tortures them. I don't try to push it on anyone else, but I refuse to support it. As a kid, I was inherently grossed out by red meat. Despite being OBSESSED with cheese, I found out about 3 years ago that I have IBS, and had to cut out dairy. So, when I decided about 3 months ago to become vegan, it was easy. Never vegetarian, straight to vegan. And now not eating animals seems so second nature and common knowledge to me. I don't know why it took me so long.
Why I'm changing over
- For me it's my health. I noticed how sluggish I get when I eat meat, and the odor coming from me, even after I shower, plus I always have some mucus in my throat, after doing some reading and experimenting on myself. I've decided to make the trasnsition over to vegetarian, then eventually vegan. Meat and dairy promote yeast infections in women, and mucus buildup in your system, you gain weight and your body odor is not good at all. Becasue what's on the inside of you comes out, no matter how much you try to cover it up. I stayed with headaches and took evey pill I could. Once I decided to come over, I did it one thing at a time, and I've noticed the difference already, It's my 4th week I started out one day a week no meat at all, the next week I made 2 days, I'm taking it slow, but steady now I'm up to at least 3 days a week, and It's working for me. Hope this can encourage someone, you don't have to do it all in one shot. All the others I've read are my inspiration to keep going. Nily
1-15 of 750Next