Is The Future Vegetarian?

The last few years has seen a massive surge in the number of Aussies adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. Whether it’s for health, environment or animal rights reasons, 2.5 million Aussies now eat either a vegetarian or vegan diet. Do you think this is just a phase LiveTribers? Can you see a future where the majority of people are either vegetarian or vegan? Would you ever give up meat?

Posted by on 12 May 2020

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    Hell No!! I Couldn't Survive lol I'm a Carnivore lol I Need Meat in my Diet!!

    Posted by Jasmin on 19 May 2020

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    I like the flavour of cooked meat too much to change. But I often Look at healthy horses and cows and wonder if they exclusively eat grasses and grains they look pretty healthy. In truth us humans would probably be better being vegetarian but a strong understanding of essential amino acids is very necessary to avoid anaemia and protein related illness.

    Posted by mact on 15 May 2020

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    I’ve been vegetarian for 2 years. I dont miss meat. I find there are a good range of products to replace meat that are very tasty. Vegan cheese is great too. Also lentils are another great source of protein. I feel good in health & I know I will never eat meat again.

    Posted by Heather on 14 May 2020

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    I don't mind vegetarian get sick of meat at times I have tryed vegan tuna I don't like it at all no flavour at all

    Posted by pinkf on 14 May 2020

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    I chose a vegetarian diet for all three reasons mentioned in the original post. I became vegetarian as the concept of slaughtering sentient beings for food became abhorrent to me. I’m healthy and very active on a plant based diet and have started to focus on growing vegetables and fruits for myself. I try not to think about what is happening to our planet or the future our children face due to the destruction of the environment caused by land clearing, intensive farming of animals and the monoculture crops to feed them, water channeled from rivers and lakes to irrigate the mega farms and the poisoning of the environment through the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers. Then there’s transportation required to get crops and animals to markets and beyond. It’s horrendous to think about, so I focus on living in a sustainable manner as I can and live in hope people will realise how much damage and suffering rampant consumption and consumerism is causing. If a majority of people don’t switch to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle then I don’t think there is going to be much of a future.

    Posted by Peabo on 13 May 2020

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    It's hard to respect a diet that causes so much pain and suffering to animals. I find it difficult to listen to meat eaters defending their right to indulge in their choice of animal products when they are fully aware of the cruelty involved. There is no way to justify the consumption of animals in this day and age when there are so many alternatives available. The argument that animals do not feel pain and have no real sense of self is out dated but people who chose to gourge themselves still live by this false information to continue their indulgence. Shame on you there is no excuse, absolutely none.

    Posted by Karen on 13 May 2020

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    lovewrinkle 54

    Isnt it a sad world to think some will dominate as a vegetarian and knock meat eaters.I sure like to know what im eating as a takeaway and rarely do that anyway prefer something frozen in latter.Im passionate in cooking and learnt old school ways to being able to cook so maybe put the blame on how cooking in public schools benifits one today re my son learning how to make a pizza on a muffin to making custard out of a packet .I have no beef with a true vegetarian as they really go to extremes to get all they need to replace meat.But respect for either is the way to go and I like both for a change which makes ones diet interesting and not boring.Cheers

    Posted by lovewrinkle 54 on 13 May 2020

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    I think its a phase, mulimedia driven. I dont see BBQ going out anytime soon. I love animals.

    Posted by JDF on 13 May 2020

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    The future is vegan - also for ethical/moral reasons & religious/spiritual practice reasons. I'm currently fruitarian, used to be raw vegan & always certified organic. In total, I'd have been what Americans call 'straight-edge vegan' for 20 years. If you've been watching developments in recent years with plant-based meats, these will be snuck in everywhere so nobody will tell the difference. It's real easy with takeaways - nobody knows nor cares what's in the stuff, so long as it's cheap and tastes okay. Pies, hot dogs, 'chicken' nuggets - you name it, everyone will be vegan by force very soon. The wholesale prices of dead animal flesh has sky-rocketed over the course of the pandemic, especially in the USA. You didn't know nor care what was in your 'food' before; now you'll be none the wiser. Besides, the world's richest 1% have planned for the masses to go vegan for a long time as part of their agenda for us - and that sort always get what they want. Always.

    Posted by vegandelight on 13 May 2020

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    I personally think it is a phase, and I genuinely hope so too. Although I don't eat meat every day, I cannot envisage a time when I would never eat it again. To me it is the easiest way to get protein and unfortunately many vegetarian diets contain vegetables that a dialysis patient is unable to eat - so where would they get the protein that is so necessary for their long-time survival if not for high protein foods like meat, and eggs.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 12 May 2020

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    Vegetarian all my life now Vegan for 2 years. It is the future for the planet and the animals. The tide is turning.

    Posted by Vanessa on 12 May 2020

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    Just another phase for latte sipping, smashed avo eating leftists to go through while congregating at cafes making sure they are seen by the 'right people'. Next week it'll be something different. If God didn't intend for us to eat meat he wouldn't have made animals from it.

    Posted by ere on 13 May 2020

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