Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Long Beach, California
Ok cool :). I don't mind if people eat meat around me. I asked because I'm almost 13 and I became a vegetarian at 9 or 8 years old. I don't want people to base their beliefs on PETA (in my opinion, one of the worst organizations ever.) I'm also just fed up on the "protein" argument. People can't realize that nuts and beans also contain protein. Sadly I get into arguments a loot with other vegetarians/vegans :(. For example; someone posted a picture on instagram of a girl petting a dog while slitting the throat of a pig with the text "I love animals" above it. It was a cartoon, but it still made me sick to my stomach that I could be generalized with people like this. They fail to consider that maybe people with a diet including animal products don't know about the things that go on in animal factories. But PETA put a page up saying that keeping any type of fish is abusive and cruel -.- and that every fish needs at least 10 gallons. I have a betta (Middy) in a 2.5 gallon that is heated, filtered, decorated with lots of places to hide, and has regular water changes. That doesn't seem so cruel to me, given that all she knew was a tiny cup and a breeding farm. PETA also blew up and set fire to an animal testing lab. Sure helps your reputation, the animals inside, and human lives. Some other activists request that everyone burns their fur coats. The companies still have money, and they may go out to buy another one. Some better options are to not buy any more fur or donate it to a homeless shelter/person who really needs to stay warm. I just always feel like a burden because whenever I go to someone else's house for dinner, they almost always have meat. I have to choose between saying no and making them feel bad, or saying yes and have them ask why I didn't touch it. Sorry this turned into a rant, I have a fever right now so that may be why but thank you for reading this.
Also, Tolak, did you seriously just imply that you like your meat vegetarian? Please don't do this, it's mean and upsets me because every time I think about meat I can hear the animal screaming, that was uncalled for. Feel free to post stuff like that in another thread, but that was not funny and it was offensive.
Midnight swam into my heart on Saturday, July 12th, 2014!