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October 18, 2019
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Being Veggie


(postscript... I once called this page "The Veggie Connection", but apparently there is an internet dating service with that name and some poor souls looking for that ended up here. Never let it be said that I'm not flexible.)

Ok - the purpose of this page is to give my reasons for being a vegetarian. Please realize that this is not because I want to change anyone else, but simply explain my personal reasons. I am often asked why, and it is something I feel strongly about, so I felt it deserved a space on my website. Besides, it's my website so I can put whatever I want to on it. You don't have to read it if you don't want to.

So...

A couple of years ago I really started asking myself why it seemed OK for me to eat a cow, a pig, or a chicken, but not a cute wittle bunny wabbit. Or a dog or cat for that matter. And then I started to wonder if I would ever actually be able to kill my food before eating it. Could I seriously whack a cow, and then butcher it? Doubtful. And this bothered me. So then I tried not eating meat for a while, and frankly I felt healthier and better about myself very quickly, so I did a bit of research and decided to stop eating meat permanently. The more I thought about it and looked into it, the more I realized that I really didn't approve of how we treat animals, especially in North America. Between factory farming, growth hormones and other unnatural injections, and the ridiculous amount of meat consumed by North Americans, I realized that I didn't want to support this industry any more. In addition, the effects on the environment (waste from factory-farming in our own backyard, and losing rainforest to cattle ranches in the South), and the fact that there simply isn't enough land space on earth to feed the world meat, only furthered my resolve.

So I think that about covers it. Philosophically I should be vegan, but I really really like cheese. So instead I have tried to cut down on eating dairy products and one day I may be able to go all the way. There you are. It's all about making choices that make you happy with who you are. Being a vegetarian does not mean I judge anyone else for eating meat. Do what makes you feel good.

Check out some great recipes!

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