I am a vegetarian and have been for a long time and I understand that not everyone wants to be a vegetarian and that’s fine. My diet mainly consists of Quorn and it is DELICIOUS! So today I am sharing why I am vegetarian.
Number 1: One life for one meal
Doesn’t seem like a fair trade does it? The life of an innocent animal for one (or a few) meal(s). Why should we end their lives to eat, when there are plenty of other foods we can eat?
Number 2: The conditions they are kept in
Let’s use chickens as an example. Many fast food chains and shops don’t sell free range chicken. This means that instead of having a nice field to roam around, they are tightly packed together in a cage. As you can imagine, this isn’t a pleasant experience for them. I recently found out that chickens can be very agressive towards each other when packed tightly together and they peck each other. So are they moved into a nice big field? No, they cut the chicken’s beaks off.
Number 3: They have feelings too
Once the animals are sent to the slaughter house, they know what’s happening: death. They will scream and squeal but it doesn’t make a difference they still end up on someone’s plate.
So what can we do to change?
Check the label. Make sure you only buy free range meat and eggs.
I did find out though that many companies put the label free range and all it means is that they can go outside but most of the time the chickens don’t realise that they can go outside due to the small exit at one area of the ‘prison’.
If being vegetarian or vegan sounds to hard there are other options:
Pescetarianism: Only eating fish
Vegetarian or vegan for a month: It’s only for a 30 or 31 days (unless you do it for February) and it could help you to realise that you don’t want to eat animal products or atleast you didn’t eat animals for a month!
Cutting back: You could just eat less meat, maybe have meat free Monday or have a meat-free tea every other day.