March 8, 2007 4:31am CST
There are 3 reasons for choosing to become a vegetarian. Those are: 1. Moral/ethical (may be based on religious beliefs or not) 2. Health 3. Environmental Choosing a vegetarian life style is one that would benefit the environment. Any Opinion?
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@samson1967 (7423)
• India
8 Mar 07
I would like to assign one more reason for choosing vegetaranianism, i.e. HUMAN PHYSICAL FORMATION. If you look at our nails and teeths you will agree that they are not made to kill and tear the animals, like that of tigers, lions etc....
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
8 Mar 07
While I agree with everything vegetarian, this argument is a moot point. I've seen it come up again and again in forums online - some saying the same thing you are, others saying our pointed canines means we should eat meat. It's a myth that needs to be dispelled. Gorillas have gigantic canines and the strength to kill - but they are vegetarian. A more correct way is to look at the digestive system. We have an omnivorous system. Carnivores such as cats have a very short, straight digestive system that is intended to quickly digest large quantities of meat. Herbivores such as cows, with their four stomachs, have digestive systems intended for the lengthy process of breaking down hard-core fiber such as grass and even bark. Humans, wolves (yes, in the wild they eat a lot of vegetation), and other omnivores have a non-specialized system that is intended to function best on a variety of food. That food can technically include meat, although I personally chose not to many years ago. Considering the type of meat our speed, nails, and teeth would be best at - we should be eating small mammals and insects, not steaks.
@Zmugzy (773)
9 Mar 07
Yes, it would benefit the environment. All too often the vegetarian debate is centred around animal cruelty and so many times I get the remark: "well don't cabbages have feelings?". I often mention the health issues mostly due to unhealthy farming methods (the effects from injected hormones in cattle etc)but the environment is often over looked. Far greater amounts of plant protein can be grown in a one hectare field in comparison to that which could be produced by cattle in the same field.
@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Humans are Omnivors so erveryone should decide for himself ,if he wants to eat meat or not and saying eating meat is immoral is just without any substance there is a reason for us beeing omnivors. And even if you think what you are doing is the "right" thing to do dont try to force people to believe in beeing vegetarian it might work for some but it probably will never work for all
@apsara60 (6613)
• Israel
8 Mar 07
The importance of green vegetables, salads and fruits have increased a lot during last several years. Since people are getting more and more concious about their health and weight,so many health programms and diet programs are in the market today. The success of all these programms very much depends on vegetables and fruits, so one would happily agree to choose vegetarian life style and become vegetarian. I like fresh vegetables and fruits. Beside vegetables and fruits there are so many grains, cereals, pulses etc which can make wonderful lunch and dinner for us. I think if we really want to become vegetarian, there is whole world of choices for us. But still each one with his own choice. You can only advice people but not force them to become vegetarian.........let them decide..........have a nice day.