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Old 2008-05-29, 03:16 AM   #1
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The Vegetarian Appreciation Thread!

So umm yeah, I'm vegetarian. Have been for about 5 years. I've recently become more involved with animals rights and things of the sort... Just wondering if there are any other vegetarian unicyclists around.

Heres a pretty "hip" site that some of your youngsters may want to check out. www.peta2.com
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Old 2008-05-29, 04:52 AM   #2
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I browsed that site for a little, reading the forums, and it sounded like a lot of vegetarians were being crucified by vegans for not being making the jump to being vegan. Jeez. Turns me off even more from even trying to ever be vegan or veg.

Maybe I should tell them that. Or maybe I dont really care.
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Old 2008-05-29, 04:59 AM   #3
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I browsed that site for a little, reading the forums, and it sounded like a lot of vegetarians were being crucified by vegans for not being making the jump to being vegan. Jeez. Turns me off even more from even trying to ever be vegan or veg.

Maybe I should tell them that. Or maybe I dont really care.
awww c'mon. There's crappy veggies, vegans and omnivours. The majority of most of them are really quite nice.

I'm veggie. I also only eat organic dairy products where the animals are quite well taken care of.
I've been veggie for 6 years or something.
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Old 2008-05-29, 06:10 AM   #4
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I'm a carnivore. Suffice it to say that I have no plans of changing (and I hope this thread doesn't turn into yet another debate). But if you don't mind this meat-eater participating in the discussion, I'd love to hear people's stories. So --

Given that*...

- it's probably not the diet you started out with
- it's an extreme diet (eliminating an entire food group)
- there are concerns about getting enough of certain nutrients

... why did you switch to vegetarianism?

... how much research did you do before switching?

... do you feel better on this diet? Or the same?

... do you ever miss meat (like bacon)? I know I would.



* - These are not meant to be judgmental. I think it's extremely fair and reasonable to make these three claims. I'm mainly pointing out that deciding to switch to vegetarianism shouldn't have been taken lightly (and probably wasn't).
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I'm not a vegeterian, but i apprecite vegeterians. However, I really do not apprecite the violation of human rights in the name of animal rights, as unfortunately happens here with some regularity at the moment.
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Old 2008-05-29, 09:15 AM   #6
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Someone told me to be a vegetarian once, saying its healthier than what you eat now. But i like meat too much. What I dont get is why vegetarian "meat", I cant remamber what its called, but why does it look like meat (sausages and burgers) when they don't want to eat meat? It just sounds rather strange to me.

Any way i have no intention of becoming a vegitarian, I mean if were not supposed to eat meat, why does it taste so good?
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Old 2008-05-29, 10:44 AM   #7
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I'm a carnivore. Suffice it to say that I have no plans of changing (and I hope this thread doesn't turn into yet another debate). But if you don't mind this meat-eater participating in the discussion, I'd love to hear people's stories. So --

Given that*...

- it's probably not the diet you started out with
- it's an extreme diet (eliminating an entire food group)
- there are concerns about getting enough of certain nutrients

... why did you switch to vegetarianism?

... how much research did you do before switching?

... do you feel better on this diet? Or the same?

... do you ever miss meat (like bacon)? I know I would.



* - These are not meant to be judgmental. I think it's extremely fair and reasonable to make these three claims. I'm mainly pointing out that deciding to switch to vegetarianism shouldn't have been taken lightly (and probably wasn't).

Your a carnivor? You ONLY eat meat? I don't wanna be a smartass but I think you mean your an omnivour.

I became a vegetarian because I simply love animals.

I did absolutely no researching before hand, it just felt right.

I feel exactly the same on this diet. Basically because It was so long ago that I ate meat, and I've changed in so many ways. My diets pretty shit really, lots of junk :P


There are only nutrient concerns if your a freaking idiot. All my fellow veggies will agree with me there...

And no I don't miss meat. But, I do miss how easy it is, fast food etc. Its a real hassle sometimes, but just knowing you have the will power to beat something like that is freakin sweet.
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Old 2008-05-29, 12:51 PM   #8
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Your a carnivor? You ONLY eat meat? I don't wanna be a smartass but I think you mean your an omnivour.

I became a vegetarian because I simply love animals.

I did absolutely no researching before hand, it just felt right.

I feel exactly the same on this diet. Basically because It was so long ago that I ate meat, and I've changed in so many ways. My diets pretty shit really, lots of junk :P


There are only nutrient concerns if your a freaking idiot. All my fellow veggies will agree with me there...

And no I don't miss meat. But, I do miss how easy it is, fast food etc. Its a real hassle sometimes, but just knowing you have the will power to beat something like that is freakin sweet.
i am a veggie unicyclist as well and i entierly agree ^ (with the above)
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I simply love animals.
I love animals, too.
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Your a carnivor? You ONLY eat meat? I don't wanna be a smartass but I think you mean your an omnivour.
Oops. Slip of the tongue. Although I do eat a LOT of meat and animal fat, I am indeed an omnivore.
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... do you ever miss meat (like bacon)? I know I would.
What? There's meat in bacon? I never knew that. I'll have to look more closely next time.
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Yeah I noticed theres already a vegetarian thread. I don't think it matters :P the more the merrier! hah.
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Old 2008-05-29, 06:16 PM   #13
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peta = nazis.

I'll respect vegetarians and vegans, but not peta members.
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my mum, dad and sister r all vegos but i'm an omnivore. although to help save the planet from global warming (in which 30% is caused by cattle farts) i've decided that we should eat all the cows in a giant binge to get rid of them!!
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Do you think you'd be a better unicyclist Chris if you weren't vegetarian? My friend used to be a top NZ sprinter but since he has become vegetarian he has become much worse. And another friend who is vegetarian says she never has any energy.
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