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To Be or Not To Be….The Vegetarian Question

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Why did I choose to become a Vegetarian?

“I think, I want to keep my answer real and simple as to the why.”

I am sure by now, we all know what is to become Vegetarian or Vegan and the different variations of the two classifications. If not, I will briefly explain them here.

Vegetarian – A person who eats only fruits and vegetables.

Vegan – A person who eats only fruits and vegetables and does not use (in any form or shape) anything that is manufactured, tested, acquired from animals, and so on.

Variation of Vegetarians

Lacto-Vegetarian – You do not eat meats or eggs, but do consume dairy-product (milk, cheese).

Ovo-Vegetarian – You do not eat meats or dairy, but do eat eggs or use eggs in the preparation of their meal.

Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian – You do not eat meats, but do eat eggs and do eat dairy products.

Pescatarian – You do not eat meat but will eat seafood and may or may not eat dairy and eggs.

Flexitarian – (The Flexible Diet) – You concentrated on eating fruits and vegetables and occasionally will eat eggs, dairy products and once in a while will consume meats as well.

Why Did I choose to become a Vegetarian? I wanted to live.

I love animals, if you have read my blogs, I strongly believe in the fight against animal abuse of any kind. But that wasn’t what got me to change my eating habits, the change came when I got terribly sick from consuming animal products. Meats, dairy, eggs, and seafood. Why? I do not know. I do know, as many of us do, we do our research, we “google” and we read everything there is about the production of the food we consume. My knowledge of where I got my products started and ended at

the grocery store or supermarket. Then I got curious and without putting any blame or defaming anybody or any industries, I was shocked, I was disgusted, and I was horrified by the processed and manufacturing of the product.

I am not going to go into details on the process of “The Slaughterhouse” or the injection or consumption of antibiotics in the food these animals eat. I am not going to go into detail, how inhumane is the transportation of these animals to the kill site. How delusionable we are in the interpretation of “cage free”, and what it really means.

How blind we are in how a cow really produces milk? Why are “male baby chick” grind alive because they have zero purpose in our food consumption? Why are hormone injected or fed to these animals so they can grow super fast and be super big in half the time (so you can enjoy a huge drumstick) while this animal are unable to sustained the dramatic growth which causes their injury, pain or even early death. How the term “humanly killed” is just a term and has no value or meaning and more times that we care to admit these animals are butchered (skined) while they are still alive and feeling the pain.

Do your own research, educate yourself. I am not here to change your mind or even convert you into vegetarism. I get it, you love your chicken wings, drumsticks, that juicy steak on the grill or that tasty pork. I did too! Until my body showed me in not a very kind way, continued this path and it will surely kill you.

I am not a hyprocated, I chose to live, and by knowing more why it was necessary the change for me it became more powerful, more easy to say “No!”

For me and for those animals is one less human they have to die for and one more human who cares about their pain and their inhuman suffering. One more human who does care and it is making a different regardless of my selfish reason that I just wanted to live.

What is your opinion on Vegetarism? What really matters to you?

I love to read your respond.

For now, thank you for reading “The Poor American” Blog.

Author:

Full-time blogger, Part-time Published Novelist, Vegetarian and Animal Advocate. Founder of Max and Friends-The Magazine, Providence Publishers Blog and her favorite The Poor American Blog.

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