I don’t eat meat, I don’t enjoy eating meat and I don’t think I need to eat meat.
And although this is a personal choice that shouldn’t matter to
anyone but me, I still get criticism for it. “It’s just a fad,” and
“stop starving yourself” are just a couple of remarks I receive when
telling someone that I don’t eat meat — so here are a few legitimate
reasons, and a little responsive criticism, for the people who feel that
The United Nations released a statement in 2010 stating that a vegan
or vegetarian diet should be a goal for everyone in America, even if it
is for just one day a week.
Because a decrease in the demand for meat and animal products
decreases the production of these goods, which, in turn, decreases the
amount of carbon dioxide that meat creates with its production.
So, by decreasing meat consumption, you decrease your carbon
footprint. In addition, animal waste runoff from factory farms is a
major pollution factor in surrounding rivers and streams — another
problem that can be remedied by a decrease in meat demand.
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