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Going Vegetarian…Maybe.

March 14, 2010

Lately I have been thinking about going vegetarian….

There are so many reasons to go vegetarian, but the one that really resonates with me is how much methane the animal industry produces.

I do not necessarily think eating animal products is bad or cruel, it is completely natural for species to consume each other in order to survive. However, the rate of consumption of animal products, due to factory farming, is much higher than necessary. These factory farms are producing more animals than people need to be consuming in order to live and destroying the ozone layer at the same time. We are way past the survival stage and living on the gluttonous rates.

This same idea applies to products too. There are so many products that are produced in billions that do not necessarily have a market or an audience who needs them. These useless products that are destined for landfills because they have no purpose. So we are damaging the environment WITHOUT ANY GOOD REASON.

The animal industry is damaging the environment in many ways, specifically by producing mass amounts of methane, when human beings do not even need that much meat to live.

I honestly only eat meat once a week and think that it would be a fairly easy transition for me. I am also lactose intolerant… maybe vegan is the way to go. A plus to going vegan is that all of my food waste would be compostable because it would lack meat or dairy products.

Hmmm… I have been thinking about this for a while but haven’t really had the guts to take the first step…

If anyone has any tips or experience that they had while going vegan or vegetarian– I will gladly take them 🙂

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Leigh permalink
    March 15, 2010 18:16

    Do you like pie, do you like cake, do you like cookies, do you like anything delicious? Just saying.

  2. Farzee permalink
    March 16, 2010 01:21

    Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and water, water and more water to start with!

  3. March 16, 2010 19:11

    Well, I am going to start off with trying out vegetarian-ism. So, I can still eat eggs and other dairy products with cheese. I am entering Day 3 right now and everything is going smoothly… I can still eat my favorite sandwich–the peanut butter and jelly — so I am happy 🙂

    Thanks for commenting!

    -Krystal

  4. April 19, 2010 01:58

    hey krystal,

    i’ve read a few articles saying that cows really do not contribute to global warming. and that it has all just been a misunderstanding amongst scientists.

    here is an article i’ve found.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/pets/2010/04/09/2010-04-09_dont_have_a_cow_bovine_gases_dont_contribute_to_global_warming_after_all_study_s.html

    anyways, if you want to go vegetarian, thats cool, but i dont know how much itll help the global warming change. :). hope you’re doing well!

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