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    Because I crave a nice slice of meat, with the blood still oozing out of it as I cut it.

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    I attempted vegetarianism for a pathetic 6 weeks.

    I copped so much cr*p for it, so I suspect someone who's been vegetarian (or heaven forbid, vegan!) would get so many comments about it.

    A lot of people don't just give a basic comment - they want to know WHY. Then when you say why, they seem to get offended by your reasoning (if it's ethical) or start telling you why you're wrong about everything, why you're lacking in important nutrients, etc etc. It can end up in a full scale attack sometimes, just because you say, "No meat thanks, but I bought this alternative along, so as to not be a pain. *smile*"

    So people, IME, are definitely jerks to vegetarians at times, and as I said, I only dabbled in it for a very short time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I've got 3 friends IRL who are vegetarian. When I found out that they were, I asked out of curiosity. I asked if it was because of the taste or cruelty to animals. Two them said because of the cruelty to animals and one said both. No big deal to me, their reasons don't have to be acceptable to anyone but themselves.
    For me it's a combination. I actually throw up when the smell of meat cooking wafts into my house. I find it disgusting to touch, taste, smell. I also don't eat it because of the cruelty factor and because I find we are healthier without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate All Gone Now View Post
    Who are you to class an answer as decent when it comes to people's personal preferences?
    Right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    For me it's a combination. I actually throw up when the smell of meat cooking wafts into my house. I find it disgusting to touch, taste, smell. I also don't eat it because of the cruelty factor and because I find we are healthier without it.
    I hate touching raw meat as well!

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    I'm a happy omni eater. I have been vegetarian and could be again, I think tofu tastes like ar$e but love legumes etc... I do find though, that I seriously crave meat and I'm fortunate that we have our own livestock, so I know how the animal is raised and slaughtered.

    I feed my children a similar diet to myself and believe it to be nutritionally sound and darn yummy, but if they wanted to be vego/vegan I'd happily cater to that.

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    Me and DH are vegans ive been a Vego my whole life. DH has only been vegan for 6 months and loves it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I attempted vegetarianism for a pathetic 6 weeks.

    I copped so much cr*p for it, so I suspect someone who's been vegetarian (or heaven forbid, vegan!) would get so many comments about it.

    A lot of people don't just give a basic comment - they want to know WHY. Then when you say why, they seem to get offended by your reasoning (if it's ethical) or start telling you why you're wrong about everything, why you're lacking in important nutrients, etc etc. It can end up in a full scale attack sometimes, just because you say, "No meat thanks, but I bought this alternative along, so as to not be a pain. *smile*"

    So people, IME, are definitely jerks to vegetarians at times, and as I said, I only dabbled in it for a very short time.
    People are confused about things they dont consider 'normal'. Sure, in an Utopian world people wouldnt need to explain anything to anyone when it comes to their choices. We however, dont have that, so for now people need to just get over it and accept the fact that their choices are going to be questioned, discussed and sometimes scoffed at. Its a matter of shrugging your shoulders and realising its your life and not giving a sh!t what people say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    People are confused about things they dont consider 'normal'. Sure, in an Utopian world people wouldnt need to explain anything to anyone when it comes to their choices. We however, dont have that, so for now people need to just get over it and accept the fact that their choices are going to be questioned, discussed and sometimes scoffed at. Its a matter of shrugging your shoulders and realising its your life and not giving a sh!t what people say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I hate touching raw meat as well!
    Me too, especially chicken. I hate cooking it if I have to chop it up!


 

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