"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Everyone should try being vegetarian for one day

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 way.

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. 

Why?

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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