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#1 Old 08-31-2012, 06:44 AM
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As a prospective vegetarian, you probably question
whether or not it really matters if you stop eating meat.
You might wonder how much of a difference one additional 
vegetarian can make. 
And while it might be true that one vegetarian wont make 
huge statistical difference in a world of meat-eaters--
and while it is also true that one more vegetarian 
probably isn't going to turn the tide in the movement-- 
you can do a lot as an individual that will be good for
you and good for hundreds of animals animals.
Take, for instance, the number one cause of death in the 
United States and other countries with meat-centered
diets: heart disease.
If it weren’t specifically for meat, eggs, and dairy 
products--which are the three largest sources of 
cholesterol--heart attacks and other heart and circulatory
problems would be far less prevalent. According to
EarthSave, the average vegetarian has about 1/4 the chance
of having a heart attack as the average nonvegetarian. As
for people who are pure vegans, it gets even lower: they 
have less than 1/10 the chance of having a heart attack
as nonvegetarians.
In addition to heart health, you will get a number of other 
health benefits as a vegetarian. For instance, you wont be
exposed to nearly as many preservatives, which are common 
in meat and are linked to cancer. You wont be exposed to 
various hormones (that are packed into animal feed), which 
often disrupt normal hormonal processes in the body. And 
you wont consume as much lactose, which most people cannot
digest properly--and which some dietitians have suggested
is a cause of digestive problems.
In addition to health benefits you will receive as an 
individual, you will also reduce your share of the 
suffering human beings inflict on animals.
According to, the average American 
consumes 2,714 land animals in their lifetime. If you quit 
eating meat now, you could literally prevent the suffering
and death of hundreds of animals of the course of a couple
In addition to this, if you stop eating eggs and drinking 
milk, you will also reduce your share in the suffering and
death of battery hens and their offspring, as well as dairy
cows and their offspring, too.
So the answer is yes: it does matter whether or not you
become a vegetarian. It matters to the thousands of
animals you could potentially save and it matters to 
you as an individual because you can greatly reduce
your chances of getting cancer and heart disease.
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#2 Old 08-31-2012, 07:50 PM
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Hi, yes, yes it does matter to go veg, hence why this is a veggie board.

"Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?" ~Pierre Troubetzkoy
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#3 Old 08-31-2012, 07:52 PM
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Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

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#4 Old 09-01-2012, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by penny79 View Post

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

Bit long but worth it for this bit! Love it xxx
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Bit long but worth it for this bit! Love it xxx


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#6 Old 09-03-2012, 01:53 AM
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I loved that little story Penny :)

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