NO. I love chicken too much. Seriously – I coud live off chicken. If you ask any of my friends what my favorite food is, they’ll say chicken and ice cream. & I don’t feel bad about it one bit, but hey, if you’re a vegetarian, more power too ya – I could never do it!
No. I live for steak and seafood and chicken, eggs, cheese….*mmmmmmm* Anywho.
I DO try and make sure that my food is humanely treated before it becomes my food, though. It’s often a more expensive choice, but when I can make it, I do. I hunt (I consider it zombie training), and I don’t waste what I kill, either. I alsoooo run a rescue and have taken in far more than just parrots. And no one has become dinner. I love animals, but I don’t feel bad about the way I enjoy food, either.
I’ve seen the documentaries, I’ve cried over many the death of an animal, and I’ve cried during hunting. It doesn’t change how I feel.
That being said, I have tried to be a vegetarian, but in the end, it just is not the life for me.
Well, i’ve eaten meat all my life, but a few months ago I decided stop eating red meat, ’cause red meat is what mostly I ate. Eventually I want to stop eating all kind of meat. I’m not against eating meat, i’m against the food industry. against the cruelty, and principally I feel conected with all kind of life, so, if there’s no respect I won’t be part of that.
Ive been a vegetarian since I was eleven, im sixteen. I cannot imagine willingly eating something that feels pain and emotion and is alive, nor can I imagine why anybody would, its beyond me. We share our Earth with them and we should make their lives much more comfortable, or at the very least not selfishly slaughter them. Vegetarianism is better for animals, our bodies and the environment.
Being a vegetarian since birth, I can’t really say that it’s hard. Since I’ve never had meat (maybe accidentally once or twice), it really makes no difference to me. It’s not against my religion to eat meat or anything but my family just never tried it, I guess? :/ My friends always try to get me to try chicken but every time I go to put a piece in my mouth, I picture a chicken running around then have a break down and end up not eating it… ~shrugs~
@Kiley: I read this book The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability. It has some very controversial ideas about what is better for animals, our bodies, and the environment. Even though I didn’t agree with everything former vegan Lierre Keith writes in there, its a really informative and fascinating read! You should check it out and let me know what you think!
Alex, I would NEVER eat a cow that would eat me.
I am a vegetarian but I do still eat seafood, eggs, and very little dairy. Seafood is something I could never give up and also feel it is a healthy part of my diet. I have been a vegetarian for over 5 years now and I feel great. I have read many books, articles, watched documentaries etc etc and health, vegetarian lifestyle, and natural medicine have all become major interests of mine. I highly recommend anyone considering a vegetarian lifestyle to give it a try. and to those of you who say “i could never..” we all know thats not true. If you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you are right. :-)
I would say I could never, but truth is, I really don’t want to and it’s not in line with what I believe. While the industry itself is pretty disgusting, eating living things is just the way the world works. Plants are just as alive as animals, yet people don’t go on about eating those living beings as a bad thing. Some people’s bodies don’t need meat, and that’s great and all, but mine does so I’m going to eat it.
I am, but I eat seafood. Which the term for that is pescetarian. I’ve been one for over 2 years now. I’m still young, only 16, so my mom doesn’t really like the idea of it. But I just can’t bring myself to eat an animal when they are slaughtered the way they are. If I ever decided to eat meat again, I would make sure it was organic or something. Because my biggest issue is the way they kill them.
I hate the comments I get from people after I say I don’t eat meat. They give me this long speech about why I need to eat meat and how my decision is wrong wrong wrong. It’s just like, you don’t see me shoving my views down your throat and making you not eat meat, so don’t do that to me.
@ Tiana: I’m a vegetarian as well, and I get those long speeches all the time too. People LOVE to tell me about how I’ll become iron and protein deficient if I don’t eat meat. I’m well aware that I have to make sure I get all the nutrients I need, and I don’t need someone to tell me I’m making the “wrong” decision.
I ate an entirely vegetarian (not vegan, sorry, I had cheese, but locally made!) dinner tonight, in honor of this post. :) I do it now and then, and sometimes go wholly vegan and organic, I just have to have some animal based foods sometimes, too. :)
every time i’m around a vegan, i ask if they know their blood type and they usually don’t, and i think it plays a big part in whether or not meat should be a part of your diet…The newer blood types show evidence of a genetic change that can preclude the need for meat and the type O blood type is old school and is part of the diet that was in survival mode in cold climes…hope this adds a little insight to this discussion
yea, I eat meat.
but i try to kill it myself when possible.
some people hunt for sport..
i never consider their antler’s
This is how we were raised on
the wild turkey is sharp eyed
the squirrel’s are the least weary,once you sit a bit with the oaks that have acorns down, they folic about,i feel bad for shootin them but they taste real good in a cast iron skillet first browned in oil,then add a potato,onion,and peppers
That meat, and eggs,we buy at the store is a sin.(their lives get no respect)
However milk cows are tended by caring farmers atleast what iv’e seen.
When I am slain.
I wish to be free with nature till then..
we should respect all things
i love those stink bugs their like little tanks,and their odorous defense.. my dog cant even kill one
I’ve stopped killing flies.
i dont use mouse traps
shit sometimes i feed them
i know you might think they will chew up your wiring and cause a house fire.(that may be true)
and when i put wood in the in the fire…(i burn for home heat)
sometimes i find in a tiny dying world. some stragglers (ants,termites,sometimes a roach, or a caterpillar)
Well I free them, and tend to them like sheep.
so i’m tryin for buddihst
but i just cant stop eating meat.