Vegetarian?

 Natalie K (@asymmetric)9 years, 9 months ago

Are you one? Or no? Why?

April 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm
Sheila (1) (@shebreezy) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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!

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Rain (23) (@rain) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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.

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Bobby Whoever (57) (@bobbyalone) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I am vegetarian :) going vegan too. I do it because it just makes me feel cleaner.

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eriq o. (5) (@oryol) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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.

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kiley (0) (@sublimelight) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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.

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Bobby Whoever (57) (@bobbyalone) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Dead animals sadden me.

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Roma (2) (@escapereality) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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~

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m. (8) (@mjmf826) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@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!

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Adam Mac (15) (@emceedan) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Omnivore all the way here. I love food of all kinds.
I think its great for those who chooose to do it for whatever reason. But I say, feed it, milk it, kill it, and serve me a delicious portion of it. Nom nom nom.

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kiley (0) (@sublimelight) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I will definitely read it! I’ll get back to you.

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McKenzie Kane (2) (@mjkane88) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Semi Vegetarian.. I love meat, especially turkey and chicken..but since excessively consuming it is unhealthy and harmful to the environment, I choose to limit myself to eating it only 2-3 times a week

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I eat anything that doesn’t eat me first. Why? I just like my steaks! :)

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Rain (23) (@rain) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Alex, I would NEVER eat a cow that would eat me.

Mad cow…MAD!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_f0bvyZMrZ9k/SfVMwo5d0XI/AAAAAAAABPM/UJw6WoSBqnM/s400/mad-cow.jpg

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Colleen (0) (@colleen) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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. :-)

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Muhammad Asim Khan (0) (@asimkhan11) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

i always eat almost every eatable things, i love the chicken most ,but if it is cooked with some green vegetables i never leave it.

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Matt (6) (@mrgeetah) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m pretty sure it would be a terrible idea for me to be a vegetarian… I’m 15 pounds underweight as it is. That and the fact that steak is completely delicious.

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m. (8) (@mjmf826) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@ Kiley: cool! I’m excited to hear what you think!

@ Alex: I love me my organic pasture fed steaks! Little lean, little tough, but nothing a good soak in some marinade or a meat tenderizer won’t fix :)

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mitch (18) (@mitch) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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.

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Nemo (1) (@nemo) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Vegetarian- and loving it! Lots of reasons, mainly though, because it was the natural next step on the path I chose to walk a few years ago :)

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Tiana (0) (@wolfeyes) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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.

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Annie (0) (@arbechard) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@ 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.

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Rain (23) (@rain) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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. :)

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snakehawke (5) (@snakehawke) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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

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Rain (23) (@rain) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@Snake, I am type O, lol! O+, to be exact!

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mario (12) (@mario82) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

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..
I am
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.

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