Top Ten Reasons to Be a VegetarianMy parents won't let me be a vegetarian... so I just eat around the meat when I can. But there are many reasons why you should make the choice of being vegetarian.
They do so many cruel things to animals, like to make veil they chain the baby cow up, they put cows on steroids to make them fatter, keep them in cages where they can't move.
Poor Animals. Treated so cruelly. Main reason there are many billboards out there promoting vegetarianism.
The only reason why I'm a vegetarian is because of I found out how animals are made into meat.
Ask yourself this: How is eating a pig any different than eating your dog or cat?
The Worldwatch Institute said that animal agriculture releases 51% of the greenhouse gases which is just under 4 times the amount released by all modes of transportation combined.
Photosynthesis works by taking in carbon dioxide and water to produce oxygen and glucose with the help of light energy and chlorophyll. So it actually removes the carbon dioxide thus releasing less carbon dioxide than animals.
This is really the biggest reason I stay veggie nowadays. Meat is absolutely horrific for the environment. It emits the same amount of greenhouse gases as all transportation (cars, buses, trains), takes up the land in the U.S. and destroys that land after time too.
Slaughter houses need grazing land for the animals, so they destroy the rainforest so animals can graze there.
As well as meat production producing a lot more carbon dioxide than plants, it also takes up so much more space.
The way I see it, is that we are fortunate enough to be able to live well without meat. So why continue eating something with essentially zero upsides in the long run?
I mean this because humans used to have to eat meat because it was high in calories and we needed to feed our brains. We can get those calories elsewhere now and it will be significantly better for your health.
The main point. But then for us humans, it's all the matter for good taste. Temptations sure is a bad thing.
Being vegetarian isn't hard, preventing yourself from yielding to the temptation of tasting good meat is what is actually hard. That's coming from a vegetarian.
There are many other foods available to you, and food that is packed with protein like beans and soy. Meat is unnecessary in a first world modern society.
I thought it was going to be hard not eating meat but it hasn't been that challenging at all.
We can reduce the chance of certain types of disease, but having a varied diet also reduces some others too. We will be missing nutrients that cannot be obtained from plants, too much cellulose will get stuffed to us when we eat beans etc. You can live longer, but you will not have the chance to savour the meat
Specifically, we have dramatically reduced chances of getting various cancers, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, liver failure, and so on... And live an average of 9 years longer than our meat-eating counterparts.
Meat eaters tend to eat too much protein, which won't add muscle, it'll add fat. Also, a Vegetarian's/vegan's risk for a heart attack decreases. Also, vegetarians and vegans live longer.
This is a good reason. I lost a hundred grams for eating a lot of vegetables for JUST A FEW DAYS!
Do you know what is in those things? Dregs of pork, beef and chicken being ground together, reduced quite literally to a pulp and then re-formed into a dog. My gut churns at the thought of chickens, pigs, and cows being put together.
I do agree on the hot dog comment... I am a carnivore basically but I don't like hotdogs either... They are the left over scraps.
It's your choice to be vegetarian, if you don't like meat it's fine.
What about haggis? I can agree that hot dogs aren't that good.
There's more than that. Back in the day, we had to quickly adapt to eating meat because our large brains demand so much energy, so we HAD to eat meat to survive. Yet our bodies never quite caught up. Our intestines and bowels aren't made to eat meat. If we were true omnivores, we would be able to eat meat without having to cook it or cover it in plant sauces to make it edible. Our teeth are identical to herbivores in nature (including our basically-useless canines) and as previously noted, meat is bad for our bodies. We can eat meat, but we're not made to.
Our flat teeth are good for grinding grain and vegetables, not flesh, our hands are good for gathering vegetables and fruit, not tearing apart animals, not to mention Our saliva contains the enzyme alpha-amylase, the sole purpose of which is to digest the complex carbohydrates in plant foods. (This enzyme is not found in the saliva of carnivores.) Basically we have all the right apparatus to consume vegetarian products, and none of the right apparatus for flesh foods.
This is crap! Humans are meat eaters by nature and that's a million of years fact! Were humans in the iceage designed to survive on no meat? I don't think so! Don't get me wrong, I'm against how animals are treated cruel and how they are sometimes tortured by people with no respect, but I think that vegetarianism is a luxery and a choise because of a rich modern society who gives us that choise. If you somewhere in a underdevelopment part of the world where people are starving to death you cannot afford to make a choise of being a vegetarian. The fact is that meat will give you strenght and energy to survive in such cases. I respect that some people choose to be vegetarian but you can't deny the fact that this choise is purely a way of life and not a fact of nature.
This is the ultimate reason and it should be #1. I wouldn't be a vegan if humans weren't designed the way they are. We are not adapted to eating animals so that should be much better reason than any animal suffering or starvation.
This includes Abraham Lincoln, and Gandhi. Two men who changed the world for the better
Both vegetarians AND meat eaters can change the world for the better.
Mean vegetatatian is also out there
Also I know awesome vegetarians is out their but doesn't mean I have to be one
We deport grain and other foods for the slaughter house animals from places like Africa, if we shut down slaughter houses cows, sheep, pigs and the such would provide for themselves and live a long life of freedom, and the grain would be given to kids to eat.
We currently produce enough grains to feed 11,000,000,000 people. The 1,000,000,000 people who are starving is due to the fact that our grain goes to fatten up farm animals instead.
Dude, starving kids in Africa kill animals and humans for food. All this is bad but they have to do it to survive.
Being a vegetarian gives you a bigger chance to experience the amazing vegetarian food, and it's a lot better than meat.
I love vegetables but I doesn't mean I need to be a vegetarian