- It’s better for animals, my health, the environment, etc
- I believe it’s “the right thing to do” and can’t back up eating meat with an argument that doesn’t eventually boil down to “I just don’t care enough”
- It’s something I’ve been leaning towards (actively or not) for a while / New year, new decade, blah blah blah / I am finally ready to do it!
- The boyf is vegan and it’s an important ethical issue for him
- It’s a way to reduce amount of non-consensual suffering/pain I cause
Don’t worry–I won’t get all holier-than-thou on anyone and start being a militant vegetarian; that only alienates people. I’d much rather talk about the benefits of vegetarianism and my personal experiences with it all (both positive and negative), letting people make their OWN choices based on the information they get and what they feel are their priorities. 🙂
- Double Bacon Cheeseburger from Burger King (comfort food like WHOA)
- BACONNNNNNNN IN ALL FORMS
- New England Clam Chowder (I weep)
- Thanksgiving meal in all its turkey-having glory (favorite holiday meal evarrr)
- Sushi (of the not-just-vegetable kind, om nom nom)
- BBQ kebabs from shitty little carts in Puerto Rico
- Ham croquettes
- Chicken/lamb “plates” from NYC carts (DELICIOUS)
I am not dedicated enough to be a vegan (for now), and it’s way more of an inconvenience than I am ready to deal with at the moment. Plus, jumping straight from meat-loving omnivore to strict vegan is ridonkadonk (at least for me). Just look at all the animal products and by-products that exist and make their way into the things we use on a daily basis! The list is INSANE. I’d like to gradually try to step away from using as many animal (by)products as I can, though, and/or at least ensure that my eggs are free-range and that sort of thing. It’s a process, so good luck to me. My first mission: find places in Puerto Rico that sell vegetarian- and vegan-friendly fare, both pre-made (restaurants!) and for cooking (stores!). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.