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#1 Old 09-28-2004, 12:00 PM
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Hello everybody,

I'm Mirage, a college student in MA. I have been a vegetarian since about 7th grade, but I do eat eggs, dairy products, and some types of seafood. I basically started on the veggie path because of my inability to eat most types of meats that was caused by a episode in elementary school that forever changed my view of eating meat. It was basically a control thing for me, and not caused by my awareness of cruelty to animals. I have now found myself becoming more aware of the amount of hormones that are being put into our food now in the U.S., and the cruetly used to kill the animals that are going to eventually be consumed. I have also became appealed by how much meat Americans are consuming, and I have become convinced that many of the diseases that we are beginning to suffer from more often can be traced to the excess consumption of meat. I don't know if I will ever be able to give up eggs and dairy products, but I have begun to work on my consumption of seafood.
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#2 Old 09-28-2004, 12:05 PM
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just a warning, be very very careful about referring to yourself as a vegetarian on this board until you do give up seafood. try pescatarian!

*edit* oops, oh yeah! welcome to VB!
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#3 Old 09-28-2004, 12:11 PM
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Welcome to VB! What college do you attend in MA?
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#4 Old 09-28-2004, 12:25 PM
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#5 Old 09-28-2004, 12:31 PM
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hey stephanie and sky73, and thanks for being welcoming to me.

TO sky 73: I go to Bay Path College, a women's college in Longmeadow.
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#9 Old 09-30-2004, 03:08 AM
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Welcome to the board! You talked about the hormones in the meat, and I don't know if you know this or not. But there is hormones in your milk that you drink, plus the cow's babies are taken from them at birth and then they're hooked up to machines that hurt them even more, just so you can have milk to drink. You can give up anything you want, all you have to do is be strong and you will over come any emotions you have to your milk and eggs. Welcome again and be strong!

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#10 Old 09-30-2004, 08:08 AM
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Hi, and Welcome. I hope that you find this community as welcoming, friendly, and educational as I have. Have fun exploring !!!
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