• Why do vegetarians refuse to eat meat?

    Whether you choose to eat meat (carnivore) veggies/plants (herbivore) or a mix of both (omnivore) why do vegans/vegetarians prefer not to eat meat at all? Plants are living creatures on this planet just like cows, pigs, fish, etc. Some animals, such as cows, we eat them on almost a daily occasion, while other... show more
    Whether you choose to eat meat (carnivore) veggies/plants (herbivore) or a mix of both (omnivore) why do vegans/vegetarians prefer not to eat meat at all? Plants are living creatures on this planet just like cows, pigs, fish, etc. Some animals, such as cows, we eat them on almost a daily occasion, while other places like in India, they worship them. Dogs a.k.a mans best friend, we look at them like family, but they're actually a staple in some Asian countries where they don't have laws restricting them from being eaten. Other animals, such as pigs, we eat them as bacon, but scientific research shows that pigs can be smarter than dogs in some cases. Now what about marijuana, opium, etc. In some cases, there are laws preventing people from smoking, cutting, or even eating these types of plants, but in most cases, vegetarians don't care about these laws, but want you to stop eating meat or prefer not to eat meat, because they feel it supports the major corporations who cultivate and mass produce these animals for human consumption, just like the mass production of vegetable crops, etc. My question is simple, why do vegetarians feel it is a sin to eat meat, when most other animals eat meat and aren't as clean cut as some slaughterhouses are. Other animals need to be culled, otherwise they can destroy the same kind of crops and plants that these vegetarians love to divulge in. There are 7 billion people in the world, I've come to respect the fact that although I prefer my eggs, vegetables, and meat all organic. It really doesn't make a different whether I choose to eat my food organic, or whether I decide to go to McDonalds and have me a Big Mac, these animals or plants will be be slaughtered one way or the other. As a population, we're only getting bigger, more and more animals will be consumed. In some countries, some people starve to death because of lack of a food substance. But in all honesty, what's the difference between eating plants and animals? A plant without nutrients, water, and sunlight, will wither away and die. Same as any other living organic creature on the planet. What makes vegetarians any different? Before you say "plants, trees, vegetables, don't have any feelings, nerves." Well then, what's the difference between cutting down a plant, compared to a tall redwood tree?
    18 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is good piled on a bed of white rice?

    Best answer: Some fried vegetables
    Best answer: Some fried vegetables
    46 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I be vegetarian if I do not like most vegetables?

    A list of the vegetables I hate: Mushrooms Peppers Onions Tomatos Cabbage Kale Asparagus Celery Sprouts Eggplant Leeks Parsnips And the list goes on. So what other foods do you suggest? I'm vegetarian because meat tastes disgusting and has a vile texture. I also hate how many animals get slaugters just... show more
    A list of the vegetables I hate: Mushrooms Peppers Onions Tomatos Cabbage Kale Asparagus Celery Sprouts Eggplant Leeks Parsnips And the list goes on. So what other foods do you suggest? I'm vegetarian because meat tastes disgusting and has a vile texture. I also hate how many animals get slaugters just because some fat guy can kill himself quicker. I also have the problem that my dad really, really disapproves. I cook my own meals but I can't keep eating plain pasta for the rest of my life (I do actually love pasta on it's own although sometimes I add cheese sauce and olives (I love olives)) What vegetarian meals can I cook that do not have any of the ingredients in the list, I do really love pasta and rice.
    14 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Do vegans fart?

    13 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Vegan going back to eating eggs?

    Hi, So I have been a vegan for about 2.5 years and a vegetarian for 4. Recently I have been having intense cravings for things I know that I can't eat. For example, a month ago I had insatiable cravings for beef stew and steak. Eventually they went away, but have been replaced with egg cravings. I can't... show more
    Hi, So I have been a vegan for about 2.5 years and a vegetarian for 4. Recently I have been having intense cravings for things I know that I can't eat. For example, a month ago I had insatiable cravings for beef stew and steak. Eventually they went away, but have been replaced with egg cravings. I can't stop thinking about them and I don't know how to beat this craving. I am also starving, no matter how much I eat. I think I might try listening to my body and seeing how it reacts to an egg. My family buys them locally from a free-range farm, so it is the most ethical egg I have access to right now. The problem is that I don't know how to get over the mental struggle of giving up veganism (it has become a large part of my identity, even though I may be regretting it right now). Also, I am unsure how two bring this up to my parents, especially because my mother is vegan because of me. Any advice would be great!
    12 answers · 19 hours ago
  • As a Vegetarian, what can you substitute for bacon?

    Best answer: What the bacon does in any carbonera recipe is add fat and a pop of salt.

    You can add a little extra virgin olive oil--just a little--and either sliced black olives or drained capers for the little burst of salty taste. I do this to make dishes suit vegetarian friends all the time.
    Best answer: What the bacon does in any carbonera recipe is add fat and a pop of salt.

    You can add a little extra virgin olive oil--just a little--and either sliced black olives or drained capers for the little burst of salty taste. I do this to make dishes suit vegetarian friends all the time.
    23 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do you eat beans on toast?

    48 answers · 5 days ago
  • Question for vegans ?

    Say you re going to a doctors office and the only thing to sit on in the waiting room is a leather couch. Do you sit or stand ?
    Say you re going to a doctors office and the only thing to sit on in the waiting room is a leather couch. Do you sit or stand ?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I announce me becoming a vegetarian?

    I have decided to become a vegetarian and I m wondering how and if I should announce my transition. I was thinking of posting something on Facebook for friends and family but I just don t want to be rude, what should I do?
    I have decided to become a vegetarian and I m wondering how and if I should announce my transition. I was thinking of posting something on Facebook for friends and family but I just don t want to be rude, what should I do?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do most people think that you cannot be vegetarian for the rest of your life?

    Best answer: Vegetarianism seems unnatural to a lot of meat-eating people. We think of how much we love a good burger or steak or chicken and we can't imagine we'd be happy with just veggies our whole life. That's how I feel anyway. A good friend of ours who is a vegan got a kidney/pancreas transplant (she was a... show more
    Best answer: Vegetarianism seems unnatural to a lot of meat-eating people. We think of how much we love a good burger or steak or chicken and we can't imagine we'd be happy with just veggies our whole life. That's how I feel anyway.

    A good friend of ours who is a vegan got a kidney/pancreas transplant (she was a type 1 diabetic and lost her kidneys to diabetes). Her doctors told her she would HAVE to eat some eggs or cheese or something to get good protein. They were worried she'd reject her transplant. But apparently she knew enough about complementary amino acids and such that she did just fine. I was surprised myself. So apparently it is possible.

    But -I- would miss all the meat things I love--shawarma, carnitas, sausage, bacon etc. I know I can live just fine without them but habits are hard to break.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should eat meat be ban by law?

    if having slaves were optional most people still would have them, inferior beings dont respect others by choice they do it by law and consequences nature and animals wont have the respect and the rights they need until we make law to do it, or soon it will be too late if we leave it to every person criteria
    if having slaves were optional most people still would have them, inferior beings dont respect others by choice they do it by law and consequences nature and animals wont have the respect and the rights they need until we make law to do it, or soon it will be too late if we leave it to every person criteria
    7 answers · 24 hours ago
  • I want to be vegan but dairy stops me?

    I love milk a lot. I can live without meat,fish and eggs but dairy gets me every time. What can I do?
    I love milk a lot. I can live without meat,fish and eggs but dairy gets me every time. What can I do?
    27 answers · 5 days ago
  • Are vegetarian burgers healthy?

    25 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it hypocritical for so one who doesn't eat meat to volunteer at a farm?

    I might help out at a farm
    I might help out at a farm
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is being vegetarian a good choice?

    35 answers · 6 days ago