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Just thoughts in general? Personally I understand and respect people's reasoning for being vegan, even though I would never be one myself. I've met a lot of awesome vegans, who love to share about their lifestyle choice and are willing to have some great discourse on the subject, and of course the snobby ones who act like you're the scum of the earth for eating meat. But I guess those types of snobs are in every group.

Do you guys think veganism will ever be the norm one day? At least in the western world? Could you be vegan yourself if you had to be by law?

Just want to get a discussion going.

Edit: Whoops posted this is in the wrong section. Can one of the mods move it to the Anything section?
 

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It has a lot of benefits and I'd like to try it, but it's hard after years of being a meat eater. I would have to find tasty, and affordable meat substitutes. The hardest thing is dealing with friends and family I would think. It'd be awkward being at a holiday dinner and having to refuse a lot of the food.

Veganism is one of those things I think would be easier to transition to if other people in your life were doing it to, like a vegan girlfriend for example. It's always easier doing a life style change with someone else helping and supporting you

Stuck up vegans can go fuck themselves, as can every other type of person who judges and looks down on others for their life choices. I understand people going vegan because they are animal lovers, but the self righteous attitude is ridiculous especially when you consider that animals themselves are mostly carnivores. You want to talk about animal cruelty? Watch a lion take down a gazelle and rip its guts out and eat it alive.
 

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I say enjoy it while you can. People of the future will probably only know genetically engineered sustenance paste, BIG ASS FRIES -Brought to you by Carl's Jr. & the Brawndo corporation, or Soilent Green.
 

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My brother uses it as a way to lose weight, and he swears by it. I'm more than skeptical, but that's probably because I enjoy the taste of animal flesh and see no problems with them being used for food.
 

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It will never be the norm

Each to their own but me personally? No fucking way am I giving up meat. Duck, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, fuck I could go on

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Any person who quits bacon by choice really can't have a soul
blue haired 18 year olds usually, those who identify as a new gender every day. to me its kind of like anything though
if someones a vegan but not a fucking dick about it then sound theres no reasoning for issues or judgements. but if they happen to be a wanker about it then fuck i can't stand them
 

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Have no problems with it; but it's not for me.
 

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I've rarely gone fully vegan for an extended period(cheese and butter are my lifeline), but I have had long stretches as a vegetarian or pescatarian in my life.

It was not such a difficult transition as the side of my family that I grew up with are Northern Italian and many of the meals we ate were based more on pasta, fish and fresh vegetables; meat was secondary and rarely served in hunks or large portions like most American meals.

I spent years on the festival/tour scene traveling up and down the roads listening to live music. The neo-hippy scene that is associated with that lifestyle is overwhelmingly vegan/vegetarian so the vending leans heavily that way. This is how I fell in love with middle eastern and Indian food which is largely meatless.

It's not as hard as one thinks. I never touched meat substitutes like fake chicken or tofu hot dogs. Pasta with fresh vegetables in garlic oil with crushed red pepper is a meal that most anyone would enjoy. It also helps that I worked as a chef for most of my adult life so I'm a little more skilled and knowledgeable in the kitchen than most.

I never bragged about it. In fact I often hid it and was embarrassed by it because of the social stigma. As some of the posts on here have shown many people think it's bizarre, or see you as someone who thinks they're better than or above everyone else.

The biggest issue I found with it is your digestive system tends to forget how to process meat. I'm currently a pescatarian(I eat seafood but no meat) but not necessarily by choice. On the rare occasion that I try to eat meat I get very sick. I can eat a turkey sandwich that's mostly cheese and veggies with a thin slice or two of turkey but nothing else. Complex proteins tear up my insides. Frankly I'd like to be able to have a slice or two of roast beef at Christmas dinner with my family.

It's seems that vegetarianism and veganism has become much more prevalent in recent years. I used to travel about 45 miles to get to a decent vegan restaurant and even in Boston there were scant choices for meatless cuisine. Now their are dozens of places to choose from and even when I travel to the more rural areas of the northeast I have no problem finding a meatless establishment.

Still I don't see it becoming the norm in the future unless meat becomes an overwhelming scarcity. Most people are raised on meat, it is a part of their culture and heritage, many big businesses are built on meat and have massive advertising campaigns, and it's a hell of a lot easier for most to cook up some burgers and dogs than it is to cut, properly saute and cook fresh vegetables with a tasty sauce.

It's not as hard as you think though. Try doing it for a week. Going vegan is a little more difficult than going vegetarian but chances are you already eat a lot of vegan and vegetarian foods. Pasta, vegetable and noodle or rice stir fries, pizza(tell me you couldn't live on an all pizza diet), eggplant parm, rice and bean burritos, etc. If you throw in middle eastern food like falafel and hummus you have an amazing variety. It also has a lot of health benefits.
 
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I found being a vegan completely unsustainable. I have come to terms with the fact that I am a hunter and a killer.

That's just a simple reality

 

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I'm not giving up bacon, steak, lamb, pork, duck, chicken or black pudding for anyone. I've got no problem with people that do and if that's your lifestyle choice, then so be it. I don't need to hear about it, the health benefits, the moral justification or anything. If you wanna tell me the cool thing you did with tofu last night the same way that I might tell people about the cool new way I cooked some chicken last night, that's fine but that's as far as the conversation should go.

I also understand that some people can't eat meat for specific dietary reasons and that's fine. I have a cousin who can't eat red meat because of a problem with her digestive system, it can't process it properly.

I always find the moral vegans the funniest fucking people though, the ones that cry about the deaths of animals for food. All those same people likely have phones, tablets, portable games consoles and laptops, they might own some portable power tools or something like that and they likely support the development of electronic cars. And you know where the cobalt for the batteries in all those products comes from? Mines in Africa run with enslaved children. But go on, tell me how good a person you are because you don't eat mince while you play Angry Birds on your iPhone. The lack of moral consistency is honestly quite astounding.
 

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I've no issues with Veganism nor Vegans, especially if they keep to their business and leave me to mine. I don't eat beef or any other red meat either, but I do eat poultry and fish. I'd describe my diet as pescatarian most of the time, as I only eat chicken on occasion. Sometimes, I'm vegetarian for days on end, but never vegan (I drink milk and eat eggs).

Live and let live, I say. I don't care if you want to eat meat or if you don't. Just don't bother me with it and we're good.

Also, I don't think it will ever be the norm. Ever. There will always be those who fight against it. Whether they're in the wrong or right, I don't care as it's not my problem and I'll be dead by the time such a day comes.
 
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