Danger Girl, thanks for starting this post.
Anonymous made a good post, here are my 2 cents:
I'm a vegetarian since two yeras ago, and People, I must tell you that definitely I am sick less often. (wait--- have I been sick in past 2 years?
hmmm...) Previously I was seriously sick like once or twice a year, for a week or so. And I also got to say that I DID NOT LOST A KILOGRAM OF WEIGHT,
and feel no less fit than before.
There are MANY reasons to NOT eat meat, and there are FEW reasons to do.
Reasons not to eat include:
1. You're directly supporting killing of animals. (If you would have to kill every animal you eat meat from with your very hands, I am not sure you
would eat as much meat as you do... if you would at all. Sometimes people just do not want to see and realize the obvious. In the US alone, 500,000
animals are killed for meat every hour.)
2. You're directly supporting the starvation of many people and deforestation. (100 acres of land will produce enough beef for 20 people but enough
wheat to feed 240 people. Half the rainforests in the world have been destroyed to clear ground to graze cattle to make beefburgers)
3. Meat contains absolutely nothing - no proteins, vitamins or minerals - that the human body cannot obtain perfectly happily from a vegetarian (!)
4.The following diseases are commoner among meat eaters: anaemia, appendicitis, arthritis, breast cancer, cancer of the colon, cancer of the
prostrate, constipation, diabetes, gallstones, gout, high blood pressure, indigestion, obesity, piles, strokes and varicose veins. Lifelong
vegetarians visit hospital 22% less often than meat eaters and for shorter stays. Vegetarians have a 20% lower blood cholestrol level than meat eaters
and this reduces heart attack and cancer risks considerably.
Guys, honestly... In a lifetime, the average meat eater will consume 36 pigs, 36 sheep and 750 chickens and turkeys. Do you want that much carnage on
(data from www.giveusahome.co.uk...