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?
Why I am vegetarian
- I became a vegetarian when I was nine years old. It seemed like the obvious choice. Meat is unhealthy and can lead to serious health issues. Killing animals for the meat we don't need is inhumane, and the way we go about it makes it even worse. Animals are given hormones and medicine to make them grow at an unhealthy rate. The animals are bred too quickly and they are kept in filthy, too small cages before they are killed with no pain killers. Raising animals for meat is also extremely bad for the environment. Ever day, forests are cut down to make room for livestock. There is really no excuse to eat meat, and hopefully more people will realize this soon.
- —Guest Claire
Why I'm Vegetarian
- I decided to go vegetarian about 6 months ago. No one in my family are and they were all very surprised to find out I decided to stop eating meat. The reason why is that I realized how animals are being treated and how unfair it is. I believe animals and people are equal and we shouldn't be sending them off for slaughter. It's truly disgusting what people in the meat industry do to those poor animals. Honestly, being vegetarian is healthier in many aspects and can help to reduce pollution and famine. I feel great knowing that I'm doing my part to help animals, people, and the environment.
- —Guest bailey
- I believe every animal has its own right to live. Who are we to take away the life of animals just because they are weak and unable to fight with us?
- —Guest Lulu
- It is not fair to these poor animals... Do you want to be eaten?
- —Guest destinytogovegan
IT AI'NT FAIR!
- I remember when my father used to work at the knackery. he brought home food for the dogs, I asked what it was and he was like, " don't you understand!" I emmensly remembered that it was what I THOught. ITS NOT FAIR FOR THE ANIMALS!
- —Guest Samma
Why Kim is vegetarian
- I want to do my part for animals. It breaks my heart what humans have done and are doing to Gods creatures. I cant save the world but I can damn sure do my part.
- —Guest Kim Johnson
- I was raised to not eat meat or eggs (lacto-vegetarian), but as I grew older I was given the choice and I choose to stay this way. Our religion believes we shouldn't eat meat or eggs, so my mother, and my brother and I all changed our ways and we really have benefited from it. It just seems right this way.
Why are you vegetarian?
- I have been vegetarian for 17 years, and I haven't looked back. For me it was an easy transition, as I have never liked meat and had to be coaxed, cajoled, bribed or otherwise encouraged to it as a child, so going veggie was a natural and logical extension of that. The benefits to me, the animals and the planet have been stated many times before, so I hardly need to reiterate them here.
It's about purity
- Purity in my diet, purity in my life and in my heart. I won't eat meat and I won't eat dairy - animals used for dairy suffer horribly and have their babies taken from them at birth. They are kept pregnant so that they will give milk. The babies are put in a tiny cage, where they can't move, and overfed for veal. All this in front of the mother, who can see what's happening to her baby but cannot help. It's disgusting and immoral to use animals in this way. I will be a vegan for the rest of my life.
- —Guest Liane
Its not necessary to kill animals
- My rule is that unless I kill it myself I will not eat it. I don't like the way that animals are sent to their deaths in iike in horrible prison camps. It makes me feel horrible. I avoid anything that was living, I find this diet to be extremely satisfying.
- —Guest eric
Why I'm trying to go vegetarian
- I'm just starting out. I am 19 and lazy, recently I've seen people around me changing their diet for the better and I am seeing how happy and good it makes them - and their bodies- feel. I want to be like them. I'm also doing it to support my dad who recently came home from the hospital with heart issues, I think if he had someone in the house trying to eat healthy with him it would make his life easier!
- —Guest Elizabeth
Animals have rights too..
- Do people realize that they're eating dead animals??How would they feel if animals chopped them up and ate them??
- —Guest Eustacia
Throwing Meat Away
- It kind of occurred to me after throwing out some meat after supper that something had to die just for me to put it in the garbage. That really got to me so I've been trying since then.
- —Guest anne
I wish to go Vegan for Animals
- I'm a pescatarian since January 1 2014 but now I feel like being a vegan. When I was a kid we owned a farm and our workers invited me to watch them kill a pig. At first I was excited but as soon as I found out how they did it I cried and cried and ever since then I cry whenever I see an animal get hurt whether I'm seeing it through TV or live. Animals to me are very important and they should be treated the same way as we get to be treated.
- —Guest Cara
- The decision to become vegetarian was when I was eating fried chicken and rice. And I realized how completely disgusting it was, to eat something that was alive. I had read Fast Food Nation and it really opened up my mind about the meat industry. It's been two weeks now, and I feel great. The only problem now is trying to incorporate food that are healthier and acceptable to my body needs.
- —Guest Kadis
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