"You need meat to live! God put animals on this earth just for us to eat! FEED THE MAN MEAT MATE! RAH RAHRAH!" This is all I ever hear and I wish they could all hear how dumb they sound. I have been a vego only for two weeks, and before then I have hardly eaten meat. Here are the reasons being a vegetarian is better.
1. You will be Happier, Healthier and Live Longer!
Meat is hard to digest, and is treated with a cocktail of nasty chemicals like ammonia. Mince meat is even worse, as it is made from the scraps that are used in dog food...like, we don't live like dogs, why should we eat what is essentially dogfood. And when you have a meat-centered diet, your chances of heart failure are fifty fifty at a young age.
2. There is more protein and vitamins, ounce for ounce, in all kinds of beans and nuts than there is in Meat.
Even if there was more protein in meat, your body cannot digest it properly, so it will not absorb even half of it, but you can easily digest veggies and fruit.
3. The industry is a crime against animals.
And don't feed me that, "God put animals on this earth just for us to eat" Bullshit, because no legally sane person is going to let an invisible deity made up thousands of years ago dictate their life.
4. The meat Industry is a burden on resources.
60% of the USAs, and 40% of Australia's wheat and corn is fed to livestock. If that was reduced by half, all basic foodstuffs would be a lot cheaper. What more is there to say.
There you have it. Please let me know your opinion.