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I Am a Vegetarian

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    I have been a vegetarian

    for about 6 months, and i love it so much. I am always talking about ways to help animals & i hope to one day be fully vegan. Remember vegetarians save 100 lives a year!
    httpchance httpchance 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Very Proud Vegetarian.

    Well I stopped eating meat two years ago and let me tell you I have never in my 39 years felt healthier. I became a vegetarian when I found the Hare Krishna's so yes there is a spiritual reason to stop eating meat but also I found out so much about how bad meat is for your body...
    bhaktagerald bhaktagerald 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    Why To Be.

    First this post is only for those who wish to go vegetarian and needs a little push, and those who are already vegetarian and , who would appreciate a little appreciation. If you enjoy meat, please don’t get angry about this; for I agree life is short enjoy it. ( I had nothing...
    anathema09 anathema09 22-25, M 12 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I became a vegetarian

    for a month and a bit, not even tempted by meat but really more and more disgusted. I will never force people to not eat meat but for me meat is just very unattractive in my eyes.
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I Am Not But Some Vegetarians Are Hypocrites

    Post this story on I am not a vegetarian and think it is appropriate here also: I have a balance diet of vegetables, meat , seafood and consider myself heathy. The other day I was at a function and some people who where vegetarians said how could I eat meat. Think of all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Yeah veggie vegetarian what ever name floats

    your boat but that is what I am and I like love it 😊
    parisbayley parisbayley 16-17, F Oct 31

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    A Few Reasons Why I Decided To Become A Vegetarian.

    I just recently started becoming vegetarian, I am still kind of hanging in that balance but I still find that if I think optimistic its much easier. I did it for my own reasons, mostly I did it because of my health and a way to eat healthier. I feel like yes meat to a certain...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 13 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Practically My Whole Life- The woman

    who raised me (not my birth mother) was a Hindu originally from Nepal who was convinced the processed food typical in America my mother had eaten while pregnant with me and fed me after birth was responsible for my never ending health problems. When I came under her care full...
    BlackHindu BlackHindu 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I think it's funny when I eat with my friends

    that are not vegetarian and I am served something with meat and I send it back. I always get the same response can't you just eat around it or pick it out? To help them understand I tell them if you received your meal with some fingers and a babies arm would you just pick it out...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 24

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    Personal belief: animals are beautiful-not put

    on this Earth to eat...at the same time, not one of those pushy-try to convert people who eat meat e.g-meat is murder-blah blah. I don't like eating animals. If you do-do what you like/believe in, e.t.c.
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Maybe I should just be happy people are

    vegetarians and let it go. I just hate when people are like, animals are so much better, they don't do anything wrong and they are so pure. Dogs run in packs and will kill for sport and not even eat their kill. Dolphins will actually cull a female away from the pod and rape her...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being vegetarian is being kind to animals (the

    suffering animals go through to produce meat is myriad and sickening), it saves on vital resources and is healthy! The logical choice!
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm a vegetarian that doesn't eat a whole lot

    of veggies. lol. I survive on fake meat products.
    UnknownMysteryOne UnknownMysteryOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Only because I disagree with farming practices

    and the way animals are treated. I don't have a problem with eating meat as such, so long as the animal had a more natural, longer life and didn't have it's young ground up because they're not useful (male chicks). Just as I wouldn't take it personally if another animal takes a...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    It's one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    But it's hard as I live in the place where I'm the only vegetarian.
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 1

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    3 years and i am never quitting i feel

    healthier physically and i have a healthy conscience
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    The loud cries of distress in

    and around slaughterhouses is terrifying that the people who work there get psychiatrically heavily disturbed. I believe all involved in the slaughtering process and of eating the meat are accountable for this sin. The anger, revenge, anxiety etc. of the animal go into its flesh...
    harmony612 harmony612 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 21

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    I Was Raised a Vegetarian After I Was 8 Years Old

    My parents decided to become vegans when I was 8 years old.  What a change that was.  We became lacto ovo vegans which means we ate no animals products whatsoever.  It was terrible learning to like soymilk - it was a lot different then than it is now.  It was...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    Am I a lowkey vegetarian?

    The only reason why I don't eat any kind of meat is because I do not enjoy the taste and smell Ugh When I tell people Im veggie they look at me like Im from another planet, I don't do it much for the animals lol But maybe I should start telling that to people so they don't try...
    zhr014 zhr014 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 31

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    cookingaubrey cookingaubrey 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    So Irritating

    I love my mother, I appreciate my mother, but it's getting so annoying coming over to her house on Sundays. It's like every Sunday she cooks something with meat in it, and gets pissed because I won't eat it. She's always like, "Well I'm not making another dinner." And I have to...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Oh protein, I miss you so.

    If I am what I eat, I think I must be nuts!
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for almost two years (i wish I was raised into a vegetarian lifestyle). And I've always felt like animals are treated like objects and it's disgusting. I just wish everyone else could see animals the way I do.
    Kannerrr Kannerrr 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I've always been aware

    that many nonhuman animals can feel pain, fear, sadness, anxiety, excitement, happiness, and a range of feelings that are so common to humans. I've always felt a high degree of empathy towards nonhuman animals that cross my way, and I've always felt indignant towards animal...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I am, my husband is,

    but that doesn't mean our children have to be. We have decided with every child, we will talk to them when their 5/6 and see if they want to eat meat. If they do I will let them do it. And because 5/6 aren't exactly old enough to make the decision for sure. We will ask again...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Bacon Sandwiches

    I can't even remember what meat feels like but I was recently intrigued by a scientific breakthrough whereby they're growing meat in petri dishes and test tubes so I could have a bacon sandwich and nothing has died. For me, although I am living proof of the health benefits of...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    New Vegetarian

    I am a new vegetarian (2 months).  I started by cutting out beef when I read a book called Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman.  Then, I really started thinking and took the 30-day Veg Pledge on Peta/GoVeg.com.  Surprisingly I really don't miss meat at all.  I still...
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    I love the soy alternatives!

    Fakin bacon and soy sausage are lovely.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Rewinding my life back to early adolescence

    and a boring summer’s day, I found my mum in the garden, checked to make sure she was in a good mood, and asked if I could try out vegetarianism for a week. Well, actually I told her that’s what would be happening, and probably sensing the teenage stubbornness behind that...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am a vegetarian because my stomach is

    extremely sensitive to what I put in it and it decided that it didn't want to digest meat anymore. Honestly I love meat. Especially pork. I just can't eat it right now.
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I only ate meat when I was young.

    Now veggies are the only source of energy I consume. What a difference hey? My parents's friends always said they struggled with letting their kids eat their salad. On the other hand I shoved that stuff in my mouth like a massive bag of chips. When my parents knew I turned...
    Gayvegetarian Gayvegetarian 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I have been a vegetarian

    for 18 years, and know for a fact i will never eat meat again for as long as i live. I live my life to cause the least amount of pain and suffering to other beings in any way, shape or form. I am exceptionally proud to be a vegetarian and always will be :)
    Lou2011 Lou2011 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Did You Know Fish Can Feel Pain?

    Hey there, this story is in no way meant to belittle or discredit those who do not wish to eat meat yet eat fish. Just sayin'.I'm not sure if this is the case for every fish but there are fish (like rainbow trouts) which have pain receptors on their bodies, thus allowing them to...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    No, I'm Not *updated*

    But I do try to limit my consumption of meat. Anyways the reason why I'm writing this story wasn't to tell you that, it's because the group image reminded me of one of my favorite images on the internet. http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7392/1197527892862oe8.jpg That is all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 26, 2008

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    I am a vegetarian .. my life my choice.

    . if u got any issues it ur problem :) and u can watch this video for ur stupid diet questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM8s1ch5TRw
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I love my parents. I have been a vegetarian

    for years. My convo with them earlier today. Mother: would you like to come to our house for dinner. Me: sure I would love to. should I bring anything? Father: naw we got it. Are you still doing that veg head thing Me: ya, if it's a prob I can bring my own Mother interrupts: no...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 15

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for a month now and I honestly I feel so much better. I feel happier, healthier. I don't think I could ever go back to eating meat.
    CEMT13101 CEMT13101 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    Boss: you should go dove hunting with me I

    think you'll love it Me: I am a vegetarian Boss: you don't have to eat meat to have fun hunting. Me: I don't eat clay either Boss: what do you mean Me: clay pigeons is the only thing I could bring myself to shot and I refuse to eat them. Boss: it's not so bad hunting unless...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian.

    Basically I don't eat anything that has a face. No animals. I'm a huge animal lover and I'm only 15.. So everybody gives me a hard time about it. Because apparently "you need meat to survive".. Oh ignorance...
    butterflyacid butterflyacid 16-17, F 19 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm trying to go vegan,

    but there's only one problem... I love cheese too much. I'm going to try eating most of the cheese in the house (I live with my mom who is not vegetarian or vegan) and just eat myself out of it. Also chocolate is a problem. But mostly cheese.
    Dorkella Dorkella 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for about seven years. a lot of things lead to the decision (including being unwittingly fed a young cow that was my pet. I'm so sorry Billy!!) but what finally did it for me was reading a book called skinny *****. highly recommended.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Ignorance Is Not An Excuse

    It doesn't take a genius to know that humans are not very different from other animals, so even as a child, the love and respect I had for people extended to animals and other creatures also. My first real issue with eating animals came with the sudden realisation of exactly...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 28 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for 5 years and it's probably the best thing I've done (and only thing I've stuck with this long). What's your favorite veggie meal? I loveeee morning star bean burgers!!
    giraffesmiles giraffesmiles 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am tired of having no friends

    that are vegetarians? Are there any of y'all in Texas?
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    I've been vegetarian

    for just over 9 months now. I truly believe that it's the best decision I've ever made.
    katie17x katie17x 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not, how do you know

    if vegatarian sausages are cooked???
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 15

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    Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge!

    Join the Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge Here: http://www.experienceproject.com/challeng... By participating in the 'Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge', you will be helping animals, and the environment! In addition, you will be doing something terrific for yourself &mdash...
    PETAme PETAme 31-35 22 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Yup! I'm a vegetarian.

    :) And pls STOP confusing us with Vegans. We have milk and many other products made from it. And I have no vendetta against people who are Non-Vegetarians or Vegans. To each, his own. :)
    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Copmassionate Eater

    I have been a vegetarian on and off.  I lived in countries where it was hard to be just because there were not enough healthy food choices. Then I read a book by Jane Goodall called Harvest of Hope and did more research and I now eat mostly organic. I live in the midwest and...
    divekyra divekyra 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 2, 2006

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    I became a vegetarian 4 years ago,

    when I was 12. Completely my own decision, and wasn't influenced by any family members (I'm the only vegetarian in the family). Anyone else hate when people always ask why you became a vegetarian? Or if you tell someone you're a vegetarian and then they ask: "well what do you...
    tiamartinx tiamartinx 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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