Orbital101 wrote:Well, I'm of two minds about it. If you are saying that you can't get all your proteins, vitamins and other nutrients without eating meat, then that's incorrect.
If you're saying that you should have the right to live your life without someone giving you a hard time for eating meat, that's definitely correct. If you don't choose to live that lifestyle, nobody should give you a hard time for it.
Yes, the overall point of my statement is that one should not begrudge a Vegan his choice of lifestyle, but at the same time, said vegan should not begrudge us our choice to not follow them in said lifestyle.
However, I don't think a Vegan can get all of the nutrients he needs from what he eats. There's a difference between a vegetarian and a Vegan. A vegetarian does not eat meat. A Vegan (as far as I understand it) doesn't eat anything that came from an animal. No meat, no eggs, no milk, no yogurt, etc. I have yet to hear of a plant that is a good source of calcium. And even amongst the non-animal products that have protein in them, the amount of protein is minimal compared to an Egg or a Steak.
when you stop eating meat-you also stop eating 90% of fast food, which gives you a lot more healthy choices to make
and you will.
Not eating fast food is hardly the sole providence of vegetarians. (besides, McDonald's is Vegetarian friendly, it's not like there's actually meat in their burgers) A regular person on a regular omnivorous diet can stop eating fast food and his health will likely improve. (though his finances might suffer, healthy food doesn't tend towards being cheap)