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agnus
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Post by agnus » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 am

Hello everyone,
For quite a few years I wanted to become a vegetarian, but somehow couldn't make myself (most probably because my ex boyfriend cannot live without some meat dishes). But anyways, once I moved out, I decided to change my eating habits, mostly because:
1) Yes, animals are treated horribly in our food system. While that "could be remedied", people in general seem to prefer low cost over humane conditions.
2) My health. The Surgeon General has said that a vegetarian diet is the healthiest. Meat, especially red meat, is a contributor to a myriad of human diseases.
3) The environment. Animal agriculture, especially beef, consumes huge amounts of food and water, and produces massive waste that spreads all over our world. I became a vegetarian 27 years ago. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

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Jebus
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Post by Jebus » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:10 pm

Welcome Agnus,

Are you aware that dairy is equally relevant in the three points you outlined?
How to become vegan in 4.5 hours:
1.Watch Forks over Knives (Health)
2.Watch Cowspiracy (Environment)
3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
Congratulations, unless you are a complete idiot you are now a vegan.

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Post by Red » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 pm

Hey agnus, welcome to the forum. Feel free to start a new thread anything. I think Jebus would like to discuss with you your stance on dairy.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:50 pm

Welcome agnus, congrats on going veg. I hope you like it here.

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