Sunday, January 25, 2009

I Am a Vegetarian.

Tonight I decided I wanted to be a vegetarian. I'm actually really excited about it, I think it's going to be a great and more world-friendly way to live. I'm on recipe hunts for really good vegetarian recipes.

I've been finding myself increasingly disgusted with how factory farm animals are treated in the United States. I believe in human rights and freedom, and I don't believe in killing. Animals deserve to be treated with consideration and respect. Killing them doesn't seem like the answer to this. I just can't just justify eating animals anymore. Its simply better for my health, the environment, and the world. I just want to live as peacefully as possible, I guess.

5 comments:

Audrey said...

Is there any way I can change your mind?! It's okay - I know a few vegetarians. If I suggested that to my boys and hubby - I'd have to move out!! Good luck.

LeArmoire said...

haha! Thanks Aubrey. I know its not for everyone, but I'm definitely gonna try!

illy-doll said...

I'm so proud of you Nadiah! Selecting this lifestyle is something that truly should be commended! You've recognised the rights that animals have and as a result that's one less consumer that the slaughterhouses profit from. Also, in addition to this, you're also making a really good choice for the environment. One third of pollution comes from the livestock industry, after all.

I'll send you some recipes soon, but I'm not sure what kind of food you like. Just give me a brief and I'll search through my books for you, and of course I'll throw in a couple I absolutely adored. If you like I'll also send you some Vegan recipes to sample, but I understand this might be a bit much at the moment. However, whatever's vegan you can always change to be vegetarian! But sometimes it doesn't work the other way around.

I must say, once more, I'm so proud!
-sarah

LeArmoire said...

Aw thanks Sarah. I did some reading about it last night, and I read about the pollution thing-that's terrible! Another thing I found appalling-raising animals for food to help world hunger is really inefficient. It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh. So, rather than raising the grain to feed the animals which will then be eaten-just raise and eat the grain! There should be more initiatives going on to help farmers in third world countries grow their own crops. It's a better form of self sufficiency.

As far as food I like, I pretty much like anything. I'm not picky at all. Anything that you really enjoyed, I guess.

Yay! :)

Anna Buryachok said...

That's great! I support you! I became a vegetarian at age 14 (how long ago it was!). My life has changed for the better!

You feel great when you know that animals were killed not for your fridge! Life becomes easier and lighter!

And the body will be in good shape!