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To be or Not to be Vegeterian?

  1. Nomascus concolor profile image60
    Nomascus concolorposted 5 years ago

    To be or Not to be Vegeterian?

    love of meat vs love of animals...
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  2. kwade tweeling profile image90
    kwade tweelingposted 5 years ago

    Look at those tasty little lambs!

    In all seriousness, I find when I eat organic, non GMO foods, I am healthier. Likewise, when I eat meat, I am not as healthy as when I don't. Free range meats do not cause the same problems as mass produced meat and I have not experimented enough with them to know if they cause no problems.

    On a morality scale, I feel it is important to note that plants express the same emotional and reactive qualities as any other species on the plant. (Look up the Acacia tree and Giraffes for one example.) To simply say we shouldn't eat meat because animals have feelings too seems short sighted to me. I feel we should be giving everything that maintains our lives great respect.

  3. christin53 profile image81
    christin53posted 5 years ago

    I think it is fine to eat meat as long as the animals are treated well I am not a big meat eater though I prefer fish.

  4. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    It is a matter of whether or not you require the energy of work. I do know those who are vegeterian who do not require to do heavy work while others need to consume meats to perform heavy work. It is the energy requirement as meats will provide them.

    1. JasonL99 profile image61
      JasonL99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      edhan - the amount of heavy work one has to do has absolutely no relationship to eating meat. Vegetarians get all the nutrients, including calories (where energy comes from) that they need for heavy work.

    2. edhan profile image61
      edhanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was actually referring to those working in high attitude where the weather is cold and people require to consume meats in order to have energy as well as withstanding the cold weather. Meats allow the person to last longer for digestion.

  5. BlissfulWriter profile image64
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Humans are omnivores, which I think humans are meant to eat both plants and animals.  In the wild, animals will eat other animals.  So I think it is okay to eat meat if one chooses to.   I also believe that it is easier to achieve optimal nutrition by eating some seafood (for omega-3), some meats (B12 and full-spectrum amnio-acid proteins), and some animal products such as eggs.   It is still possible to have optimal nutrition on a vegetarian diet, but one needs to know how to pick foods more carefully to ensure they get the full range of omega-3 and B12, and the type of protein with a full-spectrum amnio-acids.

  6. Tonipet profile image82
    Tonipetposted 5 years ago

    I eat meat, fish, vegetables and all produce, but has slowed down with meat lately as I'm entering mid-40's. I may not be a full-pledged vegetable eater but I feel I have to incorporate a lot of fresh greens if I want a healthier aging.

  7. crazymom3 profile image74
    crazymom3posted 5 years ago

    Fruits and vegetables not only keep you young and beautiful but they keep you healthy.  I say why not, just be careful to find some good meat alternatives to the diet.  Personally I couldn't do it.  I feel it is restrictive and would not have the discipline to follow it.

  8. TheLifeExperiment profile image58
    TheLifeExperimentposted 5 years ago

    I love being a vegetarian. I can't handle the thought of animals being killed just so I can have a burger or some bacon in the morning. Not only does it suck for the animals, its unhealthy and bad for the environment. Mainly I do it out of empathy for the animals. However, I will admit that occasionally I will make an exception while I'm in Europe. They have much less vegetarian options there, AND their regulations for raising animals as food are much stricter. They let the animals roam around in huge fields, eating a natural and healthy diet, have veterinary care, and are killed in a quick and humane way. I still don't enjoy eating animals but I really appreciate Europe's stance.

  9. profile image51
    finewordsposted 5 years ago

    i was a non-vegetarian.
    But i am against killing of animals. If we could live without eating meat why should we kill those poor animals.