Meat Eaters -versus- Vegetarians ?

India
April 6, 2007 12:35pm CST
I know most of you choose to eat meat/chicken/fish on here so i just wondered if any of you are vegetarian? have you considered or tried to become vegetarian or is it something you wouldn't even consider and what is it that stops you?
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10 responses
@deepti15 (1190)
• India
7 Apr 07
I am a hard core vegetarian. I believe in green food and recommend it to all. I dont know how people can kill someone just for the taste, I mean someone who is as laive as you are, who can feel the pain as much as you can, how can they kill. If given an opprtunity I would like to make people realize that what they are doing and what good will this do. Save animals, and please dont kill them just for food.
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I would never consider not being vegetarian. Meat is the single most disgusting thing. I love your discussion title by the way - see vegetariansvsmeateaters.blogspot.com (my blog, I'll link it to Mylot if I ever figure the RSS feed outk).
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• India
9 Apr 07
thanks for sharing the link.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
i eat both meat and veggies. i havent tried to eat veggies alone but is willing to consider. but maybe i cant live without eating fish. for example my mom has detected to have high uric acid and was advised by the doctor not to eat beans and legumes or anything that has beans in it. if she will only eat choices of veggies how can she reach the right amount of vitamins and minerals if she will not eat meat.
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• India
9 Apr 07
nice that you are willing to consider. i agree doctor advises food intake or restrictions according to your body requirements and as a part of treatment.
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
I don't think that it is necessary for one to become wholly vegetarian in order to be healthy. What is important is to have a balanced diet. I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but I never deprived myself of other foods. However, if I can possibly do it, I prefer to eat vegetables and fruits more for a meal rather than meat. But I cannot rule out fish at this time yet.
• India
9 Apr 07
thanks for your response. well individual choice varies. but i dont think a well balanced diet should include meat.
@Galena (9123)
7 Apr 07
I eat meat and care passionately about the conditions animals are farmed under. I like to buy free range meat, local, so less food miles, and it tastes better and is humanely reared. I don't think that cutting out meat is necessarily the best solution for animal welfare. I think it is supporting those farms that raise it right, make it more profitable, so more farms will switch to those methods. if no one bought factory farmed animals, they would either have to change their methods or go out of business
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I was a strict vegetarian for a very long time before I began to eat chicken. My hubby and I eat only chicken and that too only outside as in I don't cook chicken at home. There are so many definitions of vegetarianism that it is difficult to say I'm vegetarian, I came across these definitions only after coming to the US. In India we have only two classifications, veg or non veg. By far we are vegetarians and occasionally eat chicken.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
i am a vegetarian, proud to be one. It has been almost 11 years for me. i will never go back. i never liked meat in the first place and almost never ate it. Honestly, pretty much any reason you can think of for being a vegetarian is one of my reasons.
• India
9 Apr 07
i am proud to be one too.
• China
7 Apr 07
I'm not vegetarian.But I think,all of food is valuable.
• India
9 Apr 07
ok
• United States
6 Apr 07
I am a vegetarian. I don't eat any meat or seafood. I don't eat eggs. I don't drink milk.
• India
6 Apr 07
ok
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
8 Apr 07
I am not a vegetarian. However, I do take vegetarian food rather regualarly. I take it more for religious reasons, other than it is healthier since I eat only vegetables and not the glutton and fried stuffs. You may asked since I take vegetarian food, why am I not a vegetarian. I still take meat, fish and other non-vegetarian stuffs at home, during festives and events. I had to help 'clear' the stock :P Becoming a vegetarian has its own incovenience unless all my friends are vegetarians. If I am out with my friends, I would feel bad if my friends had to cater to my tastes. Somehow, friends tend to respect any special diet and will go along. Non-vegetarian food are all around us. It is not always there is vegetarian food around. Some vegetarian do not even eat eggs. If I do not go vegetarian, it is because of inconvenience the diet brings along.