I am a vegetarian because I don't like how animals are treated on large-scale farms. I think animals should be treated humanely and allowed to live as full of a life as possible. I'm not opposed to people killing or eating animals or being part of food chain as it is, I'm just opposed to cruelty and do not want to be responsible for causing needless suffering. The easist way for me to take a stand against this is by remaining vegetarian.
So anyways, I voted "Animal Rights", since it was for animal reasons, but it has nothing to do with "rights". Animal welfare, you would call it.
I voted animal rights but it's more animal welfare. If I were lost in the wilderness for an extended period of time I would totally eat animals for survival. But then of course it would be by necessity and I would know that they lived a natural life. Like some others said, if I don't NEED meat, why eat it?
I'm also veg for environmental reasons but that is secondary.
I'm not veg for health reasons, I believe omnivorous & veg diets can both be healthy or unhealthy, just depends on the amount of processed food/junk food vs. whole foods.
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