Originally Posted by Littlebittyfish
How is that not saying anything bad about vegetarians?
I agree peta is a horrible org.
However,eating meat is pretty unnatural now.At least where most of the meat comes from. I have been vegan for 12 years and have never been anemic or ill because of my veganism.
We were asked to drop this topic by a mod however since people keep posting about it I will add this LAST post. I will not debate this any further as I made a promise not too and I already feel like I am violating that promise just by defending myself. So first let my apologize for going back on my word to the administration of the site. I just really feel that this needs clarification.
I do not eat healthy nor do I eat a natural diet. I eat meat, stone ground wheat bread and veggies as well as ice cream, chocolate, wine, and any other great tasting food that comes my way. Sure I try to keep it organic, free range and wild caught most of the time, but that doesn't mean I am not going to indulge in a Mc.Donalds value meal every now and then. LOL
I don't feel that admitting the obvious is an insult. So what if I don't eat healthy 100% of the time, I am happy anyway
What I eat does not define who I am as a person or whether or not I am a "good" person or not.
If you take offense to me telling you that your vegan diet is not a humans natural food diet and does not supply a humans body with the best nutrition possible that's a personal problem. You are choosing to make it an insult when in reality it's not. Gandhi even spoke about about vegetarianism stating that he had been the blind leading the blind when he had advised a vegetarian diet. Is he insulting you too by stating it's not healthy and therefore unnatural? Like I said before, if I say smoking is unhealthy and unnatural I am not talking down on smokers. I am stating a fact about cigarettes and the effect they can have on the human body. If I had said vegans and vegetarians are stupid because they believe vegetarianism is good for them, THAT would be an insult. However that's nothing close to what I said. Especially because I do know the value of the vegatarian diet on sick people especially cancer patients. In my opinion vegetarianism is a medical tool that can be used to bring a very unhealthy person back to health due to it's ability to limit cancer growth etc. However normal people trying to use this diet on an everyday basis has proven to impossible for many people. In fact Angelina Jolie is now speaking out against it because her vegan diet almost killed her. Feel free to Google the story, everyone thought she was anorexic but in reality it was her vegan diet.
That's all I have to say about this. Please direct all further responses to my PM box so that we can all be respectful to the board and it's members that we all love so much