Why do Vegetarians eat faux meat?
I find this odd, we choose to become a vegan so that an animals life is spared. I chose to become vegan because I find it disgusting to consume another being, or that I'm eating a dead carcus! So why eat faux meat? Makes no sense.
I became a vegetarian because of the fact that animal production, particularly by intensive agriculture, is environmentally unsustainable.
One-third of fossil fuels used in the United States are used purely for animal agriculture and 2.9 million acres of rainforest land was cut down, in a year, to either keep livestock or grow crops that will feed factory farmed animals.
So, getting back onto why I personally eat faux meat, it is because:
1) I'm not a vegetarian because I 'find it disgusting to consume another being' or because I have anything against eating a 'dead carcus', it is for environmental reasons, so therefore eating faux meat does not affect me.
2) It gives me the protein that I wouldn't otherwise have in my diet.
3) Learning/cooking a whole new repertoire of recipes because I've given up meat is just time consuming and pointless, why not just throw some fake meat into something instead of actual meat? It's a good substitute.
I don't consume faux meat. I've never really liked real meat, so the stuff really doesn't do anything for me.
As a certified meatatarian I have wondered about this for years. Why dress protein up and call it "faux bacon"? Or have a Thanksgiving meal with the main dish shaped like a turkey? Or have pretend "chicken nuggets" made from mushroom that look and feel like you bought them from McDonalds?
I'll happily serve a vegetarian dish to my daughter in law when she comes over. It has raised the challenge to my cooking skills, and I have mastered the art of cooking without meat. But I don't cook one thing, and pretend it is another.
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