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I am curious as to the reason behind the conversion of practicing Vegans and Vegetarians? Why did you go Veggie?<br><br>
Personally, I have chosen this new lifestyle because of preventative health reasons. I recently obtained a science degree and studied a good deal of molecular biology. I also took classes in endocrinology, but I have also done much reading on my own in regard to diet and body processes.<br><br>
I have come to the conclusion that: MEAT is bad. Animal products are baaaad.<br><br>
While taking a grad level course on CANCER, I realized that cancers become 'cancers' when they take on a life of their own. Most cells in our bodies work as a team, and will sacrifice themselves in the name of the working organism. Cancers do not make this sacrifice.<br><br>
Cancer in this sense, reminds me of an animal living inside of us. Could it be from all the animals we eat?<br>
There is a lot of science and funding going into the study of cancer, but none of it really in regard to how consuming other animals affects us. Much of this type of research is merely correlate studies, without an effective methodology. This is, of course, because creating a test group of humans is not ethical in regard to, 'will it cause cancer'...and who would sign up for that anyway?<br>
Plenty, I imagine, if you offered free MEAT platters <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Ok...i am getting off track.<br><br><b>What I really want to know is, WHY did you decide to stop eating flesh?</b><br><br>
For me, it was pretty much 99% health reasons. I love my animals and I hate to see them killed or abused, however, that is not really part of my reasoning (currently).<br><br>
Talk amongst yourselves...
 

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Thanks, y'all. I truly am curious as to why most do begin their greener journey.<br><br>
It should be mandatory that at least once in a person's life (the younger the better) they should have to witness the journey of their "food".<br>
Kids should take field trips to local slaughterhouses and really understand from where their lunch tray comes.<br><br>
Just as an honest reality check.
 

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I'm vegetarian for ethical reasons because I want to treat others the way I want to be treated, that includes animals.<br><br>
I would not wish to be locked up in a place where I can't move with TL lights on the whole day and being fattened up until my legs bow under the pressure for the rest of my life and then be slaughered. I can imagine an animal wouldn't want that either; so I won't buy any meat. That pretty much sums it up.
 

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Well, it began as a health issue. But as I have learned more about vegetarianism, it became more about how the animals are treated, the effect on the planet, and taking a stand. :)
 

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I orginally wanted to lose weight and to combat factory farming and the environment but its now turning close to home when I was dionoised with precancerious cells in my woman's area, we'll know more about it next month, I am already weening myself off from most of the animal products and if I do have dairy I get very organic and natural.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peacefulveglady</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3058978"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I orginally wanted to lose weight and to combat factory farming and the environment but its now turning close to home when I was dionoised with precancerious cells in my woman's area, we'll know more about it next month, I am already weening myself off from most of the animal products and if I do have dairy I get very organic and natural.</div>
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How very scary that is. About ten years ago, I too, was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. I did a freeze (ouch) and have been clear ever since. It's very common, yet nonetheless frightening when it's you. Catching it is the tricky part, because a lot of women dont get their yearly checkups, and they just assume everything is ok. In our world today, where meat and dairy are consumed daily, these feed cancers and provide the perfect environment for cancer to grow (acidic). I cannot stress the importance of ridding yourself of them and really diving into a healthy lifestyle.<br><br>
I just read a really great book that sums up a lot of science that I have read in real layman's terms, and targets younger to middle aged women. It's called Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kriss Carr. She also has a few more called Crazy, Sexy Cancer Survivor and C, S Cancer Tips. She was diagnosed around age 30 with a rare liver cancer. The Diet book is her latest work and really just is a compilation of all the avenues you have to hit to be a truly healthy body. Plus, it's really easy to read and kind of funny if you dont mind a few profanities. Here's the website if you want to read any further crazysexylife.com/<br><br>
Best of luck to you. And know that you CAN beat a cancer. Cancers have to have very acidic environments with very low oxygen levels to survive. If you flip their world, they will die. Our bodies were made to heal themselves... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Windigo</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3058387"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm vegetarian for ethical reasons because I want to treat others the way I want to be treated, that includes animals.<br><br>
I would not wish to be locked up in a place where I can't move with TL lights on the whole day and being fattened up until my legs bow under the pressure for the rest of my life and then be slaughered. I can imagine an animal wouldn't want that either; so I won't buy any meat. That pretty much sums it up.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nera</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3058893"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well, it began as a health issue. But as I have learned more about vegetarianism, it became more about how the animals are treated, the effect on the planet, and taking a stand. :)</div>
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Cheers to that! Both of you!
 

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Could be summarized in three lines really:<br>
1. Nobody wants to be responsible or cause unnecessary suffering<br>
2. You don't need meat to live<br>
3. To eat meat is to cause unnecessary suffering<br><br>
End of plee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Eating meat means torture, kill, processing of the body, cooking of the body, and putting this corpse in our cemetary body.<br><br>
I just didn't wanted to hurt animals wich have never hurt me.<br><br>
Perhaps if someones hurts me i will treat him this way, but since it's not the case...
 

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Animal ****ing rights.
 

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I became a vegetarian for the free donuts.</div>
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That's why I bought my car.
 

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I did it for the chicks.
 

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The PETA one ? ^^
 

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I became a vegetarian for the free donuts.</div>
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What?! I want a free donut. Is it the sprinkle-y kind?<br><br><br>
I did it because:<br>
Its better for the environment (my primary reason)<br>
Its better for my health<br>
Its better for the animals
 

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The PETA one ? ^^</div>
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Dude, he like, totally called you a zoophile. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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