What's the point of being a vegan/vegetarian?
What Girls Said 16
Ethical reasons, they don’t want an animal to die or face exploitation for their own ends when they can find an ethical alternative. Health is also a big one. It’s better to be a very low meat intake, plant based pescatarian but it’s overall much better than your average diet.
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I'm not vegan but technically a pescatarian I guess. I eat dairy and eggs and occasionally seafood (like once a month maybe). I haven't ate any "land animal" in over a decade.
I just don't like meat 🤷♀️ I don't like the textures, I don't like the flavors and seeing dead meat bleed just is not appetizing to me.
I do still cook meat daily for the carnivores in my house lol
I was a vegan for years. Eventually I became a vegetarian. I still am I haven’t eaten meat in I think 23 years. I cared about animals at the time. Now I realize I’m not an animal lover and I just think eating meat is gross. I don’t force it on anyone. I cook meat for my family.
People do it because they don’t like the thought of animals dying period rather than the concept of free range. Free range and organic animals still are killed even though they have a good life. I personally just view eating livestock as a natural part of the cycle of life but I try to eat less meat because that’s how people’s diets were in the past and raising animals in crammed factories is just plain awful
I don't know why each person who is a vegan/vegetarian - each have their own reasons. I know I don't eat many meats - not because I don't want too but because of health reasons. I wouldn't worry about it, we all have different views.
My dad and I went vegan back on November 1st because it helps cure type 2 diabetes and helps prevent heart disease. He has type 2 diabetes and I had heart defects at birth so I'm likely to have other heart complication. Not to mention the weight loss. The first month I lost 11 lbs. Though, I will say, be careful. Make sure you still get protein (supplement vitamin) because I didn't for the first week of being on it. November 1st to the 6th. The morning of November 6th at 4AM I had a Grand Mal seizure that lasted 5 minutes. 6 days later I was in the hospital
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Some people have allergies to certain foods. I know some in my family can't eat meat, they get pretty sick. If vegan food makes me feel better, than that's the diet I'll stick with. I don't care about fads or if I'm fat... just want to feel good.
The point is I doubt one vegan will shut down an entire metropollis of economic scandal and cruelty. Cheap food is cheap food.
A vegan diet is very sustainable for our planet as it cuts down our carbon, water and energy footprint.
Surprising fact; coffee beans and animal agriculture are the top factors that are hurting our environment.
(Majoring in Sustainability at ASU)
There are some companies that are aiming to help lower this carbon and water footprint by using plant-based products to create our favorite products; JUST incorporate has used AI technology to produce cookie dough, eggs and mayo from ancient grains and beans in a way that modifies them to make them taste similar (but they taste like a healthier version). The JUST inc. also feeds many places with their local product at 10 cents a meal with their main focus being to build a business in a local areas using local farmers. It's great, if you want more information or have any questions I have their email that I can message you. They are a company thats building fast!
I'm not vegan or vegetarian I love meat.
i just dont feel like eatin meat ok
I always woonder why people eat the flesh of dead animals in the first place. It is certainly not needed nutritionally for the human body, as a rule its not eaten raw or for that matter eaten without seasonings or an awful lot of stuff to make it actually taste good.
But, back to your question there are lots of reasons vegetarians are vegetarians.
1. Environmental inpact
A single cow used for milk can drink up to 50 gallons of water per day—or twice that amount in hot weather—and it takes 683 gallons of water to produce just 1 gallon of milk. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef,
It takes up to 10 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat, and in the United States alone, 56 million acres of land are used to grow feed for animals, while only 4 million acres are producing plants for humans to eat.
U. S. factory farms produce about 500 million tons of manure each year. With no animal sewage processing plants, it is most often stored in waste “lagoons” Runoff from factory farms and livestock grazing is one of the leading causes of pollution in our rivers and lakes.
Factory farms frequently dodge water pollution limits by spraying liquid manure into the air, creating mists that are carried away by the wind.
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I understand why people choose free range but it’s more complex than most think. Companies are allowed to say their meat is free range, but that doesn’t mean the animals are in a grass field on large acres of land. They can still be in factories in tight areas, they’re just not confined and they can still be abused. I highly recommend people who want free range, to do research on the company. It makes me mad that someone wants to support free range, but they’re supporting a company who isn’t being completely honest to make easy money. I’m personally vegetarian because I’ve never been a fan of meat and it grosses me out a little. Also, I’m not comfortable with an animal living a miserable life of torture and abuse, so I can have a few minutes of mouth pleasure. I like alternatives more than regular meat, so I just stick to that and it’s great that restaurants are serving them too. I think it’s great that companies do free range, but make sure you research them to support a company that really does it.
What Guys Said 13
Chances are if they are vegan or vegetarian they do buy organic. I really don't get this "supporting companies" point you're trying to make. A lot of "free range" animal product is bull shit the animals still live horrible lives until they are slaughtered. And that's the whole point why most veggies don't eat meat because something had to die.
I think the meat industry is incredibly fucked up but that doesn't mean I'm not going to eat meat though
Can be a religious decision. Environmental footprint is smaller. It used to be about not putting market pressure on meat / crule conditions on animals.. but with globalization I don't think that argument stands well anymore sadly. Some people are also hyper aware they are eating something that was alive and its disturbing / unappetizing for them to eat it.
I'm a 100% with you on this. I'm a nature lover (just so long as you keep the bugs away)... and am an omnivore. It's my natural position in the food chain, and doesn't mean I lack compassion for even those that I eat.
Vegans and vegetarians are of course entitled to their lifestyles and food choices. And I'm fine with them up until the moment they start preaching me. I mean what am I to eat then? Rocks and dirt? Or are we to consider flora lives less valuable than fauna?
Any vegans posting saying she's a animal hater.. fuck off she is entitled to eat however she wants. Oh and ps some plants have a nervous system in there stems and trunks and leaves. But some do not because meat doesn't digest properly some do it for health benefits. Some for weight loss. Some for ethical and moral reasons. Some for ecology reasons. Some climate. Reasons. Some I think just to be able to say I'm a vegan and you an asshole for eating meat. Those people are the ones we hate.
Ethical considerations are the standard reasons, they don't want animals to die to feed them. I would never become a vegetarian by choice. I live in Australia, most of the country cannot grow vegetables (the soil is not good enough), it is meat or nothing on that land (and we keep on building houses on our decent land...). Thus having large proportions of the population go vegetarian would be a major issue. Also, I would prefer that an animal lived a good life and died humanely at the end (to become food) than never lived at all (which is unfortunately, due to the economics of farming, the most likely other choice)
I can go vegan time to time and it's just for health benefits, that's all
Don't really know. I think it's better to just buy good meats
If your sensitive to many foods then it's a much healthier way to go if your actually able to take the meal planning seriously
I kinda feel like you're missing the point.
Well, some people have a hard time digesting meats and fats, so they resort to that. (Though going strictly vegan isn't healthy, contrary to popular belief)
The best possible diet I know of it's ketogenic, which has helped me in so many ways.
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