I have recently gone vegan after watching some documentaries and videos and wondering if people know this stuff why do they still eat meat


Posted by runofffeetmum, 14th March 2016


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  • You may find that growing some of the products vegans eat poses their own environmental problems. My eldest went vegan and the amount of palm oil in some of the pre packaged products was ridiculous. We try to live cruelty free though and have meat free days a few times a week in our home and try not to buy leather goods etc..



  • Good question ! I don’t know why people continue to eat meat whilst knowing all the background about it. I live with a meat lover myself, lol. I suppose we all think and feel different about it. Some people may applaud you for what you do, others may make a fool of you because of the choices you make. I cook vegan and mostly gluten free, then add meat for those who want and cheese and eggs for those who want so that everyone can enjoy.



  • I think most people would argue that overpopulation will be a greater problem in the future.



  • I could become vegetarian, but not vegan. I like my eggs and dairy too much to give them up.



  • On another note reading everyone’s post about nutrition and what the diet lacks. I always cop slack being vegan especially when pregnant with people asking how I get enough nutrients yet my friend pregnant at the same time drank 5 cokes and only ate white foods with no veg never had one word said to her. I think people like to be little vegans to make themselves feel better about their diet by convincing themselves it’s better for them. People are so quick to jump on the lets bag vegans and point out where they are nutritionally missing yet don’t look at their own diet critically. Let’s be honest there aren’t many of us who truely eat by the food pyramid we all eat way too much protein and carbs and not enough fruit and veg. Sorry if this offends anyone. But it had to be said. And yes I do get blood tests and my levels are great.



  • I am a vegan of ten years, my hubby ( not vegan) thought of himself as an environmentalist but after watching a doc was mortified at what he was contributing to. He eats mostly vegan with me and on the occasion gets a milk coffee or eats non vegan if we go out for dinner.



  • Congratulations :-)

    There are plenty of pro-vegan doco’s out there… Forks Over Knives also comes to mind.

    I’ve been vegan since 2000, Raw Vegan since August 2011 & fruitarian for two years, don’t take supplements & lack nothing. It just keeps getting better & better for us in every way!



  • I could easily and very happily become a vegan. I love love love my veggies. But with hubby and kids, I find I cook to please the masses. Maybe when it’s just hubby and me



  • I don’t think you can apply your reasons and beliefs onto everyone as there will always be individuals who don’t agree with you.



  • Contrary to another post, eating a vegan diet does leave you deficit in crucial B vitamins that are found only in animal and animal products. Supplements are needed with a vegan diet – and I dread to imagine what damage producing those does to the environment. The energy involved in production and distribution of the vitamin, its packaging, labeling etc. does not seem to justify the moral high ground of not eating say, a free range egg, to naturally get what you need.



  • It’s hard to take kids fully vegetarian when they won’t eat anything green!



  • Nope sorry to say i still love my meat in my foods….



  • I turned vegetarian since 1990 and now gradually moving on to vegan style, it does wonderful to me knowing I am contributing to help maintain a better environment.



  • I would suggest gathering information and researching all sides of nutrition, a healthy and sensible approach to making an informed choice when it comes to making a decision about nutrition and diet.



  • Thank you all for your answers to clear a few things up a vegan lifestyle does not make you have any deficiencies provided you eat a balanced diet there is nothing meat can give you that plants can’t, its simple there are healthy vegans and unhealthy vegans just as any other lifestyle, I highly recommend two documentaries
    1. Cows piracy
    2.Earthlings
    These movies have changed my life and since becoming vegan I have so much more energy it is unbelievable I’m so much happier for it


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