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What is everyone's view on it?

Personally, I was thinking of turning vegetarian a few years ago but decided no to due to the fact that there are some meats (pretty much just chicken tbh) I depend on too much to make me want to change. Also, none of my family are vegetarian so it would be harder to make separate meals for me.

I don't have anything against eating meat, I personally have the issue of the cruelty that animals face before they reach my plate... I guess that was the main reason I wanted to change.
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My opinion is identical to yours :yep:

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I couldn't do it. Reason? Bacon.
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I couldn't do it. Reason? Bacon.
Hahah yes, I love bacon:suith:
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Ask yourself is supporting the meat industry moral or immoral?

Do the animals suffer in anyway from it?
Can you justify that?

Do you need to eat meat?
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(Original post by malena123)
What is everyone's view on it?

Personally, I was thinking of turning vegetarian a few years ago but decided no to due to the fact that there are some meats (pretty much just chicken tbh) I depend on too much to make me want to change. Also, none of my family are vegetarian so it would be harder to make separate meals for me.

I don't have anything against eating meat, I personally have the issue of the cruelty that animals face before they reach my plate... I guess that was the main reason I wanted to change.
It doesn't matter whether or not you think about animal cruelty and suffering of the animal for the meat. It's not like that will change just because you opt to become a vegetarian.

EDIT: before I get attacked, let me point out that I'm against animal cruelty to food (some pigs will get killed in a different way to pigs on another farm, no?), but that doesn't mean I should boycott eating meat.
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Eating meat is part of the 'circle of life'. How many animals woulds hesitate before eating you?
I'm all for eating meat, it tastes nice, its healthy. I can understand why some people chose to opt out, but really, what difference does the animal know? All it knows is life.
I only go for organic/free range because I don't think the animal needs to suffer before hand.
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I turned veggie for sustainability reasons but if someone serves me meat then I will eat it, I just choose not to spend my own money on it.
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
I couldn't do it. Reason? Bacon.
I thought that, but then I saw a video of a pig being thrown, kicked, punched and the likes at a farm that supposedly infamously claims to treat its animals well. It was screeching really loudly and I don't know if I can eat meat knowing that If I had full confidence in the fact that the animals were not going to be the subjects of cruelty, I wouldn't have such an issue with it

But alas, I'm yet to become a vegetarian so I suppose I'm being quite hypocritical

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I thought that, but then I saw a video of a pig being thrown, kicked, punched and the likes at a farm that supposedly infamously claims to treat its animals well. It was screeching really loudly and I don't know if I can eat meat knowing that If I had full confidence in the fact that the animals were not going to be the subjects of cruelty, I wouldn't have such an issue with it

But alas, I'm yet to become a vegetarian so I suppose I'm being quite hypocritical

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I guess that's the same with me, I hate animal cruelty and I will happily tell anyone that but I'm not a vegetarian either so I guess it's a sort of wasted comment.
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I guess that's the same with me, I hate animal cruelty and I will happily tell anyone that but I'm not a vegetarian either so I guess it's a sort of wasted comment.
You could always make more effort to eat ethically without actually giving up !eat, or even just cut down. I started out by cutting down meat to twice a week
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I thought that, but then I saw a video of a pig being thrown, kicked, punched and the likes at a farm that supposedly infamously claims to treat its animals well. It was screeching really loudly and I don't know if I can eat meat knowing that If I had full confidence in the fact that the animals were not going to be the subjects of cruelty, I wouldn't have such an issue with it

But alas, I'm yet to become a vegetarian so I suppose I'm being quite hypocritical

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If you are going to buy pork get pork from the UK as sow pens are illegal here
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You could always make more effort to eat ethically without actually giving up !eat, or even just cut down. I started out by cutting down meat to twice a week
Yeah, I guess that's a good idea... thanks!
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Oh, also: what is everyone opinion on veganism? (is that even the right word?)
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It is an inconvenience at first yes, you have to decide if this inconvenience is worth more or less than all the suffering and cruelty that's inherent in the meat industry.
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Well I don't have meat in 5 of my lunches every week but that's just because I hate sandwiches and everything else is too much hassle. Also, no red meat for me. I used to have a cow who came from a slaughterhouse
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(Original post by malena123)
What is everyone's view on it?

Personally, I was thinking of turning vegetarian a few years ago but decided no to due to the fact that there are some meats (pretty much just chicken tbh) I depend on too much to make me want to change. Also, none of my family are vegetarian so it would be harder to make separate meals for me.

I don't have anything against eating meat, I personally have the issue of the cruelty that animals face before they reach my plate... I guess that was the main reason I wanted to change.
I've been a vegetarian for ten years now The reason I switched was the same as what you've said - animal cruelty.
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I thought that, but then I saw a video of a pig being thrown, kicked, punched and the likes at a farm that supposedly infamously claims to treat its animals well. It was screeching really loudly and I don't know if I can eat meat knowing that If I had full confidence in the fact that the animals were not going to be the subjects of cruelty, I wouldn't have such an issue with it

But alas, I'm yet to become a vegetarian so I suppose I'm being quite hypocritical

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Yeah I saw a similar one only it was a pig being slaughtered Not going into too much detail but basically they 'stunned' it with an electric rod and then slit the stomach but it was still struggling and screaming. What bothers me is that pigs are very intelligent and have acute senses so they must feel it; they like being back-scratched too
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Vegatarianism? Is that the one where you only eat vegans?
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I live 2 lives: one vegetarian one non-vegetarian. I can truthfully say I love being a non-veg more than veg. However I don't like to have meat more than 2/3 times a week max firstly because it fills me up too much, secondly because eating certain meats too frequently lowers life expectancy.
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