Why did you choose to be vegan/vegetarian?
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Because I don't see the need to eat meat. I love animals to bits. Studying Animal Science has made me more appreciative towards animals. Considering 90% of fast food is meat, I have become a lot healthier with my food choices. And being vegetarian is easy for me because all I do is eat avocados anyway... they're so damn addictive.
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I was a vegan for a very short time and the reason I decided to become one was to lose weight, but like I said, that didn't last long. So I switched to being a vegetarian for a short time, but I couldn't do it for that long so I am now a omnivore again.
Feels better. When I eat milk and meat products I feel more tired and weighed down, I feel bloated and gross. Vegan helps me feel more energetic and happy.
my grandparents all had cancer, and hear problems, most of which was due to the food that they ate. I want to live long, so that my grand kids don't have to see me pass away at a young age. I'm vegan because not only does it keep me healthy ( and helps prevent those problems), but it's my body and mind feel clearer and cleaner.
I am neither but have been thinking a lot lately about giving up meat altogether and slowly phasing dairy and eggs.
I was shown an animal cruelty video when I was young (shortly before middle school), and it made me sick to my stomach what was being done to those animals, I couldn't eat another piece of meat without remembering the video. Granted now there are free-range chickens and other ethically raised cattle, etc. but I've been a vegetarian for so long (my immediate family is also vegetarian) that the smell of meat sometimes makes my stomach upset and uncomfortable. So I have no plans to change my eating habits. Now if ethically raised meat was an option when I first became vegetarian, there is a good chance I would not be vegetarian, or perhaps I would be mostly vegetarian but would consume ethically raised meat one a week or something like that (was never a HUGE fan of meat so the latter seems more likely).
Some find eating immoral, I can kind of get it, but I don't really care all that much.
Against the slaughtering of animals for consumption/testing
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I did not?
So many reasons. Health, environment (the amount of rescources used just to grow things to slaughter when people are starving in 3rd world countries, the amount of CO2 admitted ) , factory farms (the diets or the animals, steroids and lack of exercise), because it's eatting animals (I also only buy products that don't test on animals & made in places with labor laws. When people ask I usually just shrug though because I don't want to offend people and I find that people feel the need to defend themselves when you say "No thankyou I don't eat mea" so to not offend I usually shrug and say "hey, why not".
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I was vegetarian, mainly because i dont like chicken, geese, turkey etc. and red meat as well. By family, we dont eat pork, so i can't stand its smell as I am not used to. Specifically red meat hurt my stomach a lot whenever i had steak etc.
But recently I started eating seafood, so i am a pescetarian. I didn't have moral reason to be a vegetarian, meat just hurt my stomach and bowels etc.
Health reasons, the way chickens are kept in close quarters stresses them out and keys them sick, and as a result we eat them. Also, they are all fed GMO crops which isn't good for them nor us so we're just making ourselves sicker. I personally think originally we were made to be meat eaters but that's if we were talking about chickens that aren't farmed and abused and sick
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My parents were vegetarian when i was born so raised me that way, they gave me a choice to eat meat if i wanted to from age 10 upwards but just never felt the want or need to!
i didn't choose it after thinking that plants are aso alive
I care about animals. I became a vegetarian about 9 years ago
I ate a meat dish and found something nasty in it; couldn't force myself to eat meat anymore after that.
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