Why did you become a Vegetarian?
Posted by AshtonLucien at 05/20/2013
I'm conducting a short survey for my Environmental Science class.
Please share with me your your reasoning behind becoming a Vegetarian or Vegan!
(A) Animal Welfare/Animal Rights
(B) Health/Reduced Risk of Disease
(C) Environmental Conservation - (Fossil fuels, pollution, destruction of rain forests, etc.)
(D) Other - Please Share!
Any participation is greatly appreciated!
More recently it started from health reasons and then cascaded to environment and animal rights I want to become vegan for the same reasons in that order
I found out kind of late that those hot dogs I'd been eating for years were from pigs. It upset me, but being a kid (thus unable to buy my own foods), and not having many food chooses, I continued to eat them. So I would have to say that the availability of vegetarian/vegan options made a huge difference in my giving up animal products. I would still be eating hamburgers if vegetarian burgers weren't an option. I would still be drinking cow's milk if almond milk wasn't an option. I figure that if I can find a healthy alternative to consuming animal products, then why not? Why consume animal products when we don't have to? I get it if you live somewhere on a cold plateau where plants don't grow well and you eat meat. I get it if there has been a drought and you are starving to death. I get it. It's called survival. But if you live in a modern city where you can easily find a huge variety of non-animal foods and beverages, then why are you still eating meat and consuming cow's milk?