Where are the angry vegans at
I am 57 now and graduated to vegetarian food to lose weight. I finally gave up meat altogether. Imagining back to when I was a young student to be vegetarian would be difficult. It is partly life style, takeaway city is full of places for carnivores. It is partly money, being vegetarian is best if you can afford to eat higher quality food - which I can now at my age. On ethics, well I believe I should eat what I need and not waste food. I also believe that other carnivorous animals, like cats (who cannot recognise that a vegetable is edible), are part of an ecological system like humans. Humans, unlike cats, could choose to be vegetarian and survive, so eating animals can be challenged ethically maybe. But on balance I can't show an ethical red card to human carnivores. Especially, for example, say humans that are relatively poor, live by the sea, and survive on fish.
Yes. My aim by the end of the year is to at the very least get to a point where I'm eating meat rarely.
And if my self control is weak, at least stop eating red meat and switch to fish.
I'm a nascent vegetarian.. I consciously decided to eat less meat and prepare it for my family because of cost and health reasons.
I don't think eating meat in and of itself is the problem, it's industrial meat and the hormones and fillers that are in it.
But I would miss pulled pork too much.
Not sure what to do about diet these days. Ever since I moved countries, the accessibility of vegetarian food dropped considerably, creating costs to social freedom, wallet and convenience. On the other hand, I didn't think my vegetarianism was so weak as to falter from mere difficulty, so I expect sooner or later I'll get back on the wagon again.
Actually, I went to a McDonald's last friday, and was fine with it.
I am vegan but simply because I really don't like meat/ most dairy products not for ethical or health reasons. Everyone is entitled to eat what they want but one thing I can't stand is when people claim that they need to eat meat for health reasons or that a diet with no animal products doesn't supply adequate nutrition. In developed countries there is such a range of food available that you can easily fulfill your nutritional requirements without meat and dairy. By all means enjoy your steak and cheese but I just hate people falsely perpetuating the idea that you must be malnourished if you don't eat meat and dairy
Red meat I can give up any time, chicken and fish/seafood, never!