thank u everyone who is helping, every little bit helps to reduce global warming for our planet and environment.
I go vegetarian on my birthday!
I continue to pledge 24-7 :) - looking forward to less methane gas created by friends, lol.
Thanks for all the pedges now.
Guys, a thousand needed. sign up for the pledge!
Yes try to achieve 1000 vegetarian pledges by the 5th of May.
I pledge 2 days :)
Thank u mrs Swales :)
I pledge to be a vegetarian a day or two in a week is a great reminder for all of us to take a second to stop and actually think about the food we eat and how these decisions have serious ramifications on ourselves, food supplies throughout the world and our environmental legacy. I hope that more people take this pledge and by promoting healthy eating habits, fighting global warming, and ending animal cruelty once and for all!
The reason why I became a Vegetarian was NOT for health reasons...
The reason why I became a Vegetarian was NOT for health reasons and it was NOT for some kind of hippie image. The main reason I am a vegetarian is because of my love for Animals. I love my dogs and cats and the rest of the animals that I look after. But to not give two craps if a pig dies is being a hypocrite. Dogs and cats are companions, but pigs are food! Pigs are smarter than dogs and cats and can have a hell of a lot more personality in most cases. Have you ever seen the lobsters that have their claws bound until they get boiled alive? I think that's awful. Lobsters are pretty gross-looking creatures, and they probably don't have much in the way of personality (not that I ever met one), but after seeing some crawl around in a tank at a seafood restaurant, I decided that didn't really matter to me. I decided to become vegetarian that day. But I really think my mind was made up the day my father killed my pet duck. To him, my pet was just a duck, he felt bad, I made him feel so bad, I have forgiven him, he made me a promise that we would never eat duck in my family from that day on. I have "NEVER EVER" eaten duck. I don't feel that I could, in good conscience, eat anything that moves or runs from pain. That's why I won't buy it or eat it. I can't stand seeing them killed for food as there are other alternatives!
Most people aren't willing to endure those alternatives, and that's fine with me, but I've made my choice. I find vegetarian alternatives to be very tasty and satisfying, and I can completely accept it if someone else does not agree and isn't willing to give it up. I get all of my nutrition and it's very easy being vegetarian.
I am not one of those "prissy" vegetarians who goes around telling other people that they need to stop eating meat too. I'm supportive of "animal rights" but not to the extent that I'm going to pester other people with my beliefs. The switch to vegetarianism, if it's to be made, has to be made of one's own choice, not through pressure from other people. Just like religion, if you're not willing to accept the sacrifices, you're not going to enjoy the benefits, and I know a lot of people find meat too tasty or too convenient to give up. Being a person who has been pestered one too many times about religion, I understand that having someone force their beliefs or practices on you is no picnic. So no, if you're one of my friends I'm not going to try to "convert" you, or be prissy about it, or make snide comments or get grossed out if you eat meat around me. I ate it when I was growing up with my family and I'm not going to look down on you for doing the same.
One last thing, I didn't switch to vegetarianism for the health benefits as I said, but it sure is nice to have them. I've been feeling better since I switched to a no meat diet, though I don't know if it's a psychological phenomenon or if it's a physical thing. I used to get colds and minor sicknesses when they were going around, but now my immune system is much better because I have literally had two colds in the last few years which is pretty good I think!
I do take an active role in animal rights, but more importantly, I am not supporting the meat industries with my purchases, they DON'T get my money! Since it's not within my power to shut down the industries I don't approve of, and I don't have a magic wand, "damn-it", I will keep supporting the alternatives, which are also compassionate choices!
NO ANIMAL SUFFERS FOR MY TASTE BUDS!
Done, signed for the pledge.
Thanks for helping the planet