Would You Ever Give Up Meat?


Plant based diets are all the rage at the moment. People choose to give up meat and animal products for a number of reasons, environmental reasons, animal rights and for health. LiveTribers, have you ever considered giving up meat? Or have you already adopted a vegetarian/vegan diet?

Posted by on 30 Jul 2019

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    PamNZ

    Puleese! I am so sick of this 'plant based diet would save the planet' business!! A cow gives out approximately 70 kg of greenhouse gasses in its LIFETIME. ONE return flight to China - 334,800 kg of greenhouse gasses. Can you image how much damage a rocket would do? And yet we seem to celebrate when a rocket is sent into space. The stupidest thing I see - people travelling in planes to go to a Climate Change Protest!! Apart from anything else, a plant based diet doesn't give you all the vitamins and minerals you need for a really healthy life. Yes, increase your fruit and veges, but please don't ask me to give up my steak! Also, Jennifer, I am not sure why you mention wheat being bad for you - yes it is but surely that is plant based??

    Posted by PamNZ on 10 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Fight climate change with diet change. By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage. Source: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/03/16/1523119113

    Posted by musicveg on 06 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    A vegan diet would feed an additional 4 billion people. Source: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034015/meta

    Posted by musicveg on 06 Aug 2019

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    vegandelight

    And a fruitarian diet? ... just while you're on the topic ;-)

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

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    Jennifer

    If you haven't tried plant based whole foods, not processed how would you know if you would like to give up meat...... your digestion certainly does. Any of those meat eaters have skin allergies or poor health? ever wonder why consider how much dairy eggs and wheat you are eating. got to love real living food.

    Posted by Jennifer on 05 Aug 2019

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    squeekums1

    Cos i know what i like the taste of and mass veges aint it. Fried chicken, beef burgers, crispy chicken skin, YUM Salads, fake meat, seeds, nuts, tofu and beans. Boring, odd textures i dont like and way to hard and time consuming to make palatable for my liking. I mean who eats cauliflower with no cheese, thats criminal Allergic to fish but no biggie and overall my health is good, im that annoying one who does nothing yet is never sick and is slim. Even as a kid i faked sick days cos i got so few, like for a few years i had none.

    Posted by squeekums1 on 06 Aug 2019

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    zzzz

    NO we are carnivores, meat is a staple in human & animal life, try tell a lion to kill a fruit or veg and survive to its fullest potential...

    Posted by zzzz on 05 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    No we are not carnivores we do not have teeth like lions do.

    Posted by musicveg on 06 Aug 2019

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    jen

    no.. we are naturally carnivours. i eat meat 5 nights a week . could never give itup..even with so called substitutes avail.

    Posted by jen on 05 Aug 2019

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    vegandelight

    Who told you humans are carnivores? No scientist would dare! You need to check Milton Mills & his The Comparative Anatomy of Eating. I'll give you a tiny, tiny chunk of the 3100 words+ Peer-Reviewed study... easily digestible: Carnivores have a short intestinal tract, about 3 times its body length; humans & herbivores have it about 12 times their body length. Carnivores have a smooth & straight intestinal design, intended for fast passage & serves only to absorb water & salt, whilst humans & herbivores it is convoluted, folded back upon itself multiple times & is highly specialized in vitamin production + absorption, electrolytes, fermentation, etc. Where do both humans & herbivores get both sodium & vitamin C from? From eating & digesting plants, whereas carnivores all produce these internally (not from food). Humans & herbivores typically sip / drink water by suction, while carnivores lap water with their tongues. Cooling the body of carnivores is done by panting, with the tongue extended; herbivores & humans both perspire, which also cleanses their bodies. Carnivores issue huge amounts of very strong pH stomach acids, capable of dissolving bones; herbivores & humans have much weaker stomach acids which are also smaller in quantity for the same amount of food. Mouth to head size ratio is very large in carnivores, but much smaller in both herbivores & humans. All food is extensively chewed by both herbivores & humans, whilst carnivores prefer to swallow their food whole. Jaw action is limited to up & down motion in carnivores, whilst herbivores & humans have very versatile structure for all types of chewing. Carnivores are typically fast with claws & fangs designed for hunting whilst humans & carnivores have no such natural hunting ability. Carnivores have few teeth, but they are long, serrated & sharp from birth, whilst humans & herbivores both have many teeth which are small & smooth. The saliva of Carnivores, unlike both humans & herbivores, has no ptyalin to pre-digest starches. In every regard, humans are closer to herbivores & have Zero resemblance to Carnivores.

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

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    Dash

    Yes I would give up meat and I have changed my diet with having meat maybe once every 2 or 3 months, but not because I am vegetarian but because I just don't enjoy the taste anymore, plus I had a sausage one day and it had something in it that wasn't meat, so that put me off of all meat now.

    Posted by Dash on 05 Aug 2019

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    Saskia

    Protein in needed in ones diet and I love my red meat

    Posted by Saskia on 05 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    There is more than enough protein in a plant based diet.

    Posted by musicveg on 06 Aug 2019

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    Acid-Rain

    no way known

    Posted by Acid-Rain on 05 Aug 2019

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    Tonyporritt

    NO.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 05 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    I gave up meat years ago, was vegetarian for years and have been vegan for many years, now I eat a low fat wholefood plant based diet, which is still vegan but I include raw honey for health benefits and I avoid packaged process foods which are not real food and lack in nutrition.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Mandeep

    I would give up as I feel sorry to kill animals and eat them.

    Posted by Mandeep on 05 Aug 2019

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    Robbyo

    Only reason reduced meat intake is it is far too expensive , fake meat doe's not even come close.

    Posted by Robbyo on 04 Aug 2019

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    vegandelight

    Have you tried Beyond Meat from Coles or Foodland? There's no difference between that & animal flesh. Things have come a long way in recent times. They also have lab grown meat, cultured from a tiny scraping. No difference & many different animal flavours are covered. Yes, they're expensive, but short-dated, meaning one can easily get one for half price or less just prior to the Best Before date.

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

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    Rod

    No, man evolved to be omnivorous - moderation in everything

    Posted by Rod on 04 Aug 2019

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    Moongold

    If you read God's Word, the Bible, in fact we were created to eat plant food and never animals. Our Creator knows what is best for us. Flesh food was only introduced after the global flood due to the ground being so sodden with water nothing would grow for a long time. It was meant to be an emergency food only but men developed a taste for flesh and it has stayed with us since then, unfortunately - which is further confirmed by most comments of people here which claim they love the taste and that's why they eat it. If you knew the truth about the disease and dangers to our health that comes from meat, you wouldn't touch it again - or at least, gradually remove it from your diet. The vegan diet is so clean for our bodies and in cooking (no greasy fat) and will improve your health like I can't tell you! I suffered for years with bladder infections. When I stopped eating flesh food they went away and didn't come back. If I eat flesh food now I can even smell it in my perspiration! It's a gradual thing but you will be grateful when you see the benefits to your health.

    Posted by Moongold on 05 Aug 2019

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    squeekums1

    mythical beings dont control my diet

    Posted by squeekums1 on 06 Aug 2019

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    vegandelight

    Well then, perhaps the well-documented experiences of saints, prophets & disciples for thousands of years subsisting purely on either a vegetarian or vegan diet for most, if not all of their lives may have a bearing on your diet? Now that's what I'd call evolution worth a damn!

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

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    Peppa21NY

    To a certain extent

    Posted by Peppa21NY on 04 Aug 2019

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    Granny leadfoot

    Not completely I don't eat as much as I used to because it's too dear but I still need the occasional red meat for health reasons but I prefer to eat foods in moderation these days equally balancing between meat fish fruit & vegetables

    Posted by Granny leadfoot on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    You do not need meat for health reasons unless you want it to contribute to disease. Plant based has proven to be healthier and you can get all your nutrients from plants if you know what you are doing that is eat real food not processed.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    judyw

    I rarely eat meat so yes I'd give it up easily

    Posted by judyw on 04 Aug 2019

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    Bree

    I rarely eat meat so this wouldn't bother me much.

    Posted by Bree on 04 Aug 2019

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    SurveySurvey

    YES! Did so about six years ago and never felt better because I make sure I now how to balance my food. Meat is expensive and so I save money which I can use to buy organic produce which is free of sickness-making chemicals PLUS I am not complicit in the cruel treatment and killing of many innocent animals PLUS not eating animals saves on water usage and poisonous emissions. Best decision anyone can make.

    Posted by SurveySurvey on 04 Aug 2019

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    Ron

    Veganism is a Marxist plot, so no.

    Posted by Ron on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Are you tripping?

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    pomie46

    No, not altogether but have cut down.

    Posted by pomie46 on 04 Aug 2019

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    Patricia

    certainly not

    Posted by Patricia on 04 Aug 2019

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    madmax

    only if my life depended on it - I have a varied diet - moderation n everything - from meat to fish to vege meals each week

    Posted by madmax on 04 Aug 2019

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    Kit1347

    Gave up solid meats like steak, some years ago, and even now I only eat occasional chicken, pork but mainly fruit and veg. Not particular reason, just was not interested in these products anymore.

    Posted by Kit1347 on 04 Aug 2019

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    Helen

    Not something in our diets I would consider balanced diet is important

    Posted by Helen on 04 Aug 2019

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    Helen

    Not really we like meat 3 times a week

    Posted by Helen on 04 Aug 2019

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    Carol

    No. It is a very nutrient dense part of our diet

    Posted by Carol on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Actually you are wrong it is calorie and fat dense, with no fiber, you get more nutrients from fresh fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Rosie765

    Despite the cost, no

    Posted by Rosie765 on 04 Aug 2019

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    eileen

    Matter of have to good quality meat is not affordable

    Posted by eileen on 04 Aug 2019

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    bluey dog

    I have no reason to give up meat !!!

    Posted by bluey dog on 04 Aug 2019

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    goulah

    Due to financial reasons five years ago I cut back on meat. Things have eased back a bit so when I go to dinner I invariably have steak or lamb and truly enjoy it. Once a week I buy a hot chicken at the supermarket and buy tinned fish so am covered for protein. Three times, at various venues, I have tried “mock meat” and say never again. The taste was both unpalatable and nothing like meat.

    Posted by goulah on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Plenty of protein available in plant diets and you don't even need the mock meat or any substitutes. If you look up protein in veggies you would be surprised how much protein is actually in veggies.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Danielle

    I could give up meat due to the expense but l could never, ever eat the faux meat products, they taste disgusting.

    Posted by Danielle on 04 Aug 2019

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    goulah

    Were I lazy Danielle I would say yes, yes, yes (or ditto).

    Posted by goulah on 04 Aug 2019

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    Glenn

    Only if i had to

    Posted by Glenn on 04 Aug 2019

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    TukTuk

    For me its a taste thing, but have eaten Vegi only meals and I have no problem with eating Veges only. I won't Eat Steak anymore unless it was placed in fron of me ... (When in Rome etc) ... When people eat lots of Pork, I will eat just a little, but give me Lamb and I'm into it Big Time ... Chicken? Yeah but not too much, Fish? I know its good for you, but taste wise, it doesnt catch my Taste Buds. On the Vege Menu, I'll quite happily go for the usual Veges including Kale, and Beetroot and some of the Philippino Natural Plants, but no all .... I could make it a Philosophy thing, but Nah .... I won't go there Scripturally ... some of the foods are an Abomination for very good reasons, but guess what ... I like the occassional Kina, Pipis, Mussels and Paua .... which probably puts me in the catagory of the disobedient ... However, there is a scripture that says .... Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God. ... Which Begs the question .... Is it giving Glory to God. For those who believe .....

    Posted by TukTuk on 04 Aug 2019

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    Andrew

    The main consensus here is No and I whole heartedly agree..... Chicken ,fish , rabbit , deer, kangaroos .....its all meat and Good for you !

    Posted by Andrew on 04 Aug 2019

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    dukie

    what! give up my favorite food , not on your Nelly.

    Posted by dukie on 04 Aug 2019

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    IKBrunel

    I'd try TVP and if it tasted like meat could give up meat. Am slowly reducing meat consumption but one bacon sandwich would stop that.

    Posted by IKBrunel on 04 Aug 2019

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    Allgoodets

    No way. Love it too much. Especially medium Rare.... mmmmmm

    Posted by Allgoodets on 04 Aug 2019

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    Likeable

    Yes I would quite easily red meat. Very seldom have it. Family does. I prefer chicken and fish.

    Posted by Likeable on 04 Aug 2019

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    Redfella

    No way. One of life's pleasures is a hearty meal that is balanced eg: meat and veges.

    Posted by Redfella on 04 Aug 2019

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    sandpiper52

    No but have cut down as too expensive to buy and I find doesn't taste like it did years ago

    Posted by sandpiper52 on 04 Aug 2019

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    goulah

    I thought it was my palate changing over the years but interesting to see it has happened to others.

    Posted by goulah on 04 Aug 2019

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    Yerongaboy

    Never. Over tens of thousands of generations the human body evolved to need a diverse diet and this includes meat. Meat from as many different species as possible. To withdraw meat from a diet places that person at risk of both short and long term adverse health effects.

    Posted by Yerongaboy on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    That is actually a myth, there is evidence of humans being plant eaters more than anything, the majority of apes are all vego's.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    jaine

    No would not don't eat as much but I make things that you cook with meat.

    Posted by jaine on 04 Aug 2019

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    TassieBob

    I believe you should eat a vegan today and save a cow.

    Posted by TassieBob on 04 Aug 2019

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    Zoec

    No. Meat is an important part of a nutritious diet. The only reason I would give it up would be if my own personal health required it (e.g. my doctor said I HAD to give it up).

    Posted by Zoec on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Considering meat has no fiber and lacks in nutrients and is high in calories and fats it is actually not an important part of a nutritious diet, it has already been proven that plant based diets will give you the most chance of being cancer and chronic disease free.Doctors do not study nutrition and rarely even talk about diet, they just give you pills.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Kirsten

    No I wouldn’t, it’s yummy and good for us..

    Posted by Kirsten on 04 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    No it is not good for you, meat has been proven to cause cancer and other chronic disease.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Moongold

    Gave up meat decades ago - best thing I ever did in regard to health as it began to improve immediately. Much disease in meat today caused by veterinary antibiotics/other drugs, chemicals and even feeding cows the crushed up flesh of other cows (which caused Mad Cows' Disease). Meat industry isn't admitting to this because of the millions of $$$ they will lose - but it's simply the truth. Cancer is now recognised by medical science findings as being directly connected to consuming meat from dead animals, especially bowel cancer. Inspectors at slaughter-yards of course can't see cancer cells or small tumours hidden in the animals' flesh, and that gets transferred direct to ours. You can get all you need from plant food for nutrition - it's just a matter of getting educated correctly. Vit B can be obtained from yeast, or yeast flakes from health stores, or simply buy a supplement. Same with iron if needed. Highly recommend Living Valley Springs health clinic, NSW, for nutritional advice.

    Posted by Moongold on 03 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Finally someone here on the same page as me, meat eaters just live in denial despite all the scientific research that has been done. I used to eat yeast flakes but did some more research and now get everything from plants, iron is available from plants, I only take D in winter and B12 drops because everyone even meat eaters may be missing it in their diets due to our "clean" living and not getting the bacteria from the soil, but you can get it from home grown veggies if you only wash them lightly.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    queenb

    Most of my family is vegan and I learnt to cook vegan food the food is delicious I love cooking it and have learnt so much along the way. Now I can make cheese , yogurt, mayo and even sausages! and burguers the list is endless and I enjoy it all!.

    Posted by queenb on 04 Aug 2019

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    Dennis

    No good for iron level

    Posted by Dennis on 03 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    No not true, you can get more than enough from plants as long as you include lots of greens, fresh fruit and veggies, legumes, nuts and seeds. Too much iron is actually a health risk.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Moongold

    If needed, all you need to do is buy an iron supplement from a supermarket, chemist or health store. The vegan diet is the healthiest in the world.

    Posted by Moongold on 03 Aug 2019

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    Warwick

    Meat and dairy products are delicious

    Posted by Warwick on 03 Aug 2019

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    Moongold

    So are proper nutritious vegan ones! You just need to ensure you are educated as to the nutrition in plant foods to ensure you are getting the right balance.

    Posted by Moongold on 03 Aug 2019

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    Steely

    No have cut down though just due to its expense

    Posted by Steely on 03 Aug 2019

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    Yogita

    Definitely considered it

    Posted by Yogita on 03 Aug 2019

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    Arlyn19

    No, never. Because I love to eat meat.

    Posted by Arlyn19 on 03 Aug 2019

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    Michael

    NO WAY JACK

    Posted by Michael on 02 Aug 2019

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    Rosemary37

    I would if I needed to and I think I could but I wouldn't like to

    Posted by Rosemary37 on 02 Aug 2019

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    ChrstoforColumb

    No I love my meat, it good for iron,

    Posted by ChrstoforColumb on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    You can get more than enough iron from plant foods.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    Think of how much Green House Gases are put into the air by cows farting???

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    Yerongaboy

    Think how much smarter you'd be if you knew the difference between farts and burps. It is the ruminant burp that releases the methane, not the flatulence. Higher levels of plant matter in the human colon contributes to vegetarians and vegans producing more CH3 than carnivore humans.

    Posted by Yerongaboy on 04 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    I haven't eaten any meat for around 30 years and I haven't missed it!!!!

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    flowerpot

    Simply no, need iron from meat for red blood cells

    Posted by flowerpot on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    No you do not need meat for iron or red blood cells, that is a total myth, do your research, plants cover it easily. Forksoverknives.com

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    Meat isn't the only place to get iron, it's just the easiest.

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    Sian

    I'm yes there are plenty of food to eat without needing meat

    Posted by Sian on 02 Aug 2019

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    Danon2019

    no without meat, is no iron

    Posted by Danon2019 on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Not true, there are many plant foods with iron.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    ron

    Just had a tasty tbone. Mushrooms were great too.i will be 6 ft under before this happens

    Posted by ron on 02 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    Give me the Mushrooms and keep your T-bone

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    queenb

    Giving up animal products is a thing of the future every one will have to give up meat or animal products! the reason why? it wont be sustainable at all! of course there always be meat some where but it would be very expensive to have I guess only the rich would be able to afford it! the rest would be vegan or vegetarian even if not by choice.but necesity.

    Posted by queenb on 02 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    Just like it was in the past. Most people in the past like the Romans couldn't afford to buy meat, if they did it was a treat!!!

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    Stafsta

    Ow hell no love my meat to much

    Posted by Stafsta on 02 Aug 2019

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    Anne-marie

    Love meat no

    Posted by Anne-marie on 02 Aug 2019

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    Ethel

    I would love to give up meat but there are times that I don't have a choice when Im not at home.

    Posted by Ethel on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Forksoverknives.com and One green planet.com and Vegan Australia all have tips on giving up meat and how you go about it out of home too, also Animals Australia, try it!

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Laura

    Already have! One of the best decisions i've ever made. You don't need to eat meat to survive, it is a luxury item, not a necessity

    Posted by Laura on 02 Aug 2019

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    Q T PI

    It was only when man began to eat meat that our brains grew. Giant pandas used to eat meat, then became vegetarian. Look what happened to them. More stupid creatures would be hard to find.

    Posted by Q T PI on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    What a complete lie, there is no real evidence of this!

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    A Panda is no more stupid than any other bear.

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    queenb

    except for the Koalas!!!!

    Posted by queenb on 02 Aug 2019

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    Valerie

    I would not give up meat however I do eat plenty of vegetable greens along with meat

    Posted by Valerie on 02 Aug 2019

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    Deepika

    I don't think I would give up meat, BUT I am very particular about where the meat I buy comes from, and how the animals are raised. For example, free range, grass fed beef etc. We have a responsibility towards animals to ensure they are treated well. We should be ready to pay more for meat that is ethically raised.

    Posted by Deepika on 02 Aug 2019

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    MandyR

    I used to be Vegan and definitely a meat eater and can’t see myself doing the switch back however I do have a well balanced diet of meat & non meat products

    Posted by MandyR on 02 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    You obviously did not do the vegan diet correctly otherwise you would still be vegan, low fat wholefood plant based is best. Forksoverknives.com

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    squeekums1

    Hell no I like it too much A life with no bacon or burgers or roast meat or crispy chicken? Screw that

    Posted by squeekums1 on 02 Aug 2019

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    Colin

    I do not intend to ever give up meat

    Posted by Colin on 01 Aug 2019

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    May

    I have been a vegetarian for over 9 years now and it was the best decision I ever made

    Posted by May on 01 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Next step is vegan, dairy and eggs are very unhealthy and cruel industries too, you will even feel better. I was vegetarian for years before going vegan.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Abi

    I’m not sure! It would be hard to because I’ve grown up eating meat so I would miss it. If meat became too scarce or too expensive I would consider going vegetarian

    Posted by Abi on 01 Aug 2019

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    Acid-Rain

    no way known, would rather drop the drop kicks who cause all the problems with the farmers on a desert island some where

    Posted by Acid-Rain on 01 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    and in English????

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    sunny day

    No I wouldn’t

    Posted by sunny day on 01 Aug 2019

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    art

    If you do not eat meat then why do you need a vegan burger or artificial chicken ??

    Posted by art on 01 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Good for those who are transitioning until they learn more about plant based foods that are wholefood and more nutritious.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

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    Yargh

    Mostly so people can continue making the familiar recipes and foods they're used to, or join in eating with others without having to go to too much fuss.

    Posted by Yargh on 01 Aug 2019

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    Karel

    My favourite kind of vegetarian salad is BACON & BEER. That's it!

    Posted by Karel on 01 Aug 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    That says a lot about you

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 02 Aug 2019

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    Karel

    Who gives a ....

    Posted by Karel on 02 Aug 2019

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    Gary

    Never ever would.The. whole world of animals survives off each other and we are sophisticated but still animals

    Posted by Gary on 01 Aug 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Pari

    I am lacto vegetarian all my life and my family too. Some people think that how the vegetarian/vegan people can stay healthy or even survive without the animal products but its totally WRONG thinking. Nature have given us plenty of plants to consume in order to stay healthy and mindful, there is absolutely no need of animal flesh. But again its individual's own choice to be vegetarian or non-vegetarian irrelevant to any health needs or requirements. Meat eaters are more healthy- is just a misconception or an excuse to eat meat for the sake of mere taste. I think 60% of people will feel guilty once they saw how the animals are produced and killed by butchers in order to fulfil their supplies.

    Posted by Pari on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [2]
    yancoboy

    My time with mest is hreat

    Posted by yancoboy on 01 Aug 2019

  • [0] [2]
    yancoboy

    No I love mest

    Posted by yancoboy on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Con

    What is the purpose of the question? Is this an ulterior method to transition away from sound basic healthy meat?

    Posted by Con on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [0]
    musicveg

    "sound basic healthy meat" what does that mean? No meat is healthy these days and scientific research has proven that plant based diet is the healthiest by far, get with the program.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [0] [3]
    lynette

    I love meat too but most cattle, pigs, etc are giving hormones to make them grow faster, antibiotics. I try to buy organic meat and Coles sells organic chicken and grass fed beef mince pretty cheaply.

    Posted by lynette on 01 Aug 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Gerry19

    I have cut in halve nor lentils and tofu and beans etc Only eat chicken and fish now,

    Posted by Gerry19 on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Neelam

    I might give up might

    Posted by Neelam on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Andreas

    Most certainly not

    Posted by Andreas on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Rustymick

    No! i become ill if i don't eat red meat at least once a week.

    Posted by Rustymick on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Kevin

    No I would not give up meat entirely

    Posted by Kevin on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    melmar

    Heck no. Love me some chicken

    Posted by melmar on 01 Aug 2019

  • [2] [1]
    dizee06

    I like eating meat it's so delicious so I really don't think I could ever not eat meat unless it got to the point that it was just so expensive that I couldn't afford to eat it.

    Posted by dizee06 on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    bentley53

    There is nothing I like better than meat. Why change?

    Posted by bentley53 on 01 Aug 2019

  • [0] [0]
    patrick

    I do not eat it often more fish and chicken

    Posted by patrick on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [2]
    hardbags

    what a joke. humans have been eating meat since the dawn of time, why give up now?

    Posted by hardbags on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [0]
    musicveg

    That is a complete myth in fact homo sapiens have eaten more plant food than meat, even surviving on what we now call weeds which are highly nutritious.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Yargh

    Sure, I've never liked eating meat. I gave it up when I was 8 or so.

    Posted by Yargh on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Reznor

    i feel my best after meat our bodies needit

    Posted by Reznor on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [0]
    musicveg

    No our bodies do not need it, we can survive and thrive on plant based diets easily, the fastest and strongest people in the world are vegans, look it up.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [1] [2]
    UncleBluey

    The Internet was created for people to stay informed, learn new things and share their views. But unfortunately it has enabled all of the loonies out there to have a platform to push their radical views. Whilst I don't condone animal cruelty I understand that evolution has made us the dominant lifeforms on this planet and it has given us the intelligence to let us maintain our health. One of the ways we do this is by consuming a protein based diet and we have modified plants and animals through artificial selection to give us those foods. We have reared cattle through the millenniums and improved their yield by artificial selection to feed the human population and sustain our protein diet. Protein keeps us healthy and we use that health to reproduce and ensure the next generation is just as healthy. If we make radical changes to our diets by not consuming the same amount of animal protein in the future we are condemning future generations to a less healthy future as the peasants of past centuries had which shortened their lifespan. Is this what we want for our legacy???

    Posted by UncleBluey on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [0]
    musicveg

    What a load of rot, you are on the wrong planet, the human race is not going to survive UNLESS we make RADICAL changes and fast. Peasants of the past centuries with shortened life spans was due to many other factors, nothing to do with lack of animal protein, more like they ate too much of it.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Aussie5

    No. I really enjoy my meat, although it has become very expensive. It is also good for your health. I respect people's right to choose not to eat meat, but they should do it without trying to attract everyone's attention. I don't make a fuss about eating meat and they don't need to make a fuss about being vegetarian or vegan.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [3]
    lynette

    Aussie5, What about all the growth hormones they put in cattle, pigs, etc and antibiotics? I love meat too even though I cannot afford nice lamb chops like I used to. Look into how the poor cattle and pigs are killed, it's quite scary.

    Posted by lynette on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    YT

    Not likely. It tastes too good.

    Posted by YT on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Honestly speaking

    No, even the cows wouldn't want me to

    Posted by Honestly speaking on 01 Aug 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Barry

    No I wouldn't give up meat. Meat is part of my iron intake. Meat of all kinds has been part of my diet for most of my life and the age old meat and 3 vegies has been the staple. Although my consumption has reduced as I have aged it is part of my diet.

    Posted by Barry on 01 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    crispie

    Eating meat is essential to our health, i would never give it up

    Posted by crispie on 31 Jul 2019

  • [2] [0]
    musicveg

    No it is not essential, people have been thriving on plant diets for eternity.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Big Pagey

    Not now, not ever

    Posted by Big Pagey on 31 Jul 2019

  • [1] [1]
    sucker

    HooKairz, I have no intention, or desire, to cease or reduce my consumption of meat.

    Posted by sucker on 31 Jul 2019

  • [1] [1]
    TWIN

    NO ,BUT HAVE REDUCED MEAT MEALS

    Posted by TWIN on 31 Jul 2019

  • [1] [2]
    Carsie

    it will not be long when we will have people grazing the pasture in the paddocks instead of the animals. we need a balance of it all, not the extremes of the vegans

    Posted by Carsie on 31 Jul 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Gurpinder

    I'm a vegetarian

    Posted by Gurpinder on 31 Jul 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Helen

    Yes i would give up meat

    Posted by Helen on 31 Jul 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Julie

    No, love my steaks and roast dinners too much

    Posted by Julie on 31 Jul 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Graeme

    No way, meat is part of our staple diet, if we were not supposed to eat it then it would not be available.

    Posted by Graeme on 31 Jul 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Stricker

    Reducing our consumption of red meat but no chance of eliminating it completely. We also love our cheeses.

    Posted by Stricker on 31 Jul 2019

  • [3] [3]
    Sugar Ray

    NO! And in my years on this planet I have never seen a healthy looking vegetarian, and it also seems to affect there brains, as they always want to abuse you for eating meat which is what our ancestors did, mainly raw.

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 31 Jul 2019

  • [0] [0]
    vegandelight

    How far back would you care to go? Two independent studies recently completed in India on the matter prove we ate zero animal products for most of our time on this planet. In those times we were powerful, enlightened, glorious & achieved many epic feats of lasting greatness using technology far beyond what we have now. What were we when we ate meat? A bunch of cavemen who killed animals, trees & each other, which we loved doing so much we smashed it into a creed & called it imperialism, which earned the few at the top lots of money which justified the means & so we are still entrapped by this paradigm today.

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Ratu

    I’ll never give up meat but I make I balance it out with my

    Posted by Ratu on 31 Jul 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Anne-marie

    No love meat

    Posted by Anne-marie on 31 Jul 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Arthur

    I can't eat too much meat as I have dentures top and bottom.

    Posted by Arthur on 30 Jul 2019

  • [1] [3]
    Robert

    NO necessary part of a complete diet

    Posted by Robert on 30 Jul 2019

  • [0] [2]
    Andrew

    No, unless there is a sustainable substitute that can replicate the taste, texture, nutritional value, appearance etc.

    Posted by Andrew on 30 Jul 2019

  • [0] [0]
    vegandelight

    Beyond Meat. Coles & Foodland have it. Dead exactness. No excuses now :-)

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Judith

    I don't think it would ever be possible

    Posted by Judith on 30 Jul 2019

  • [0] [2]
    intrepidarts

    Meat taste great and there is a a nutritional value in eating it.. vegetarian / vegan's are to be admired for what they do but some of them take it too far.. children specifically need the nutrients that red and white meat provide for growing bodies - i've platformed a vegetarian diet before and had great result on it.. but as a mainstream life choice i couldn't bring myself to eat strictly plant based food!

    Posted by intrepidarts on 30 Jul 2019

  • [1] [0]
    musicveg

    My son grew up vegan and is now a healthy, intelligent and vibrant teenager who has never even visited a doctor, he never gets sick either , not even a sniffle, so if done correctly with lots of wholefood plant food you can thrive.

    Posted by musicveg on 05 Aug 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Stafsta

    Noooo I love my meat to much

    Posted by Stafsta on 30 Jul 2019

  • [1] [1]
    jeanettemargaret

    I do not eat a lrge amount now

    Posted by jeanettemargaret on 01 Aug 2019

  • [0] [2]
    ere

    If God didn't want us to eat meat he wouldn't have made animals of it. Being a vegetarian seems to seriously damage their brains. They trespass on farmers land, destroy fences, release animals into areas where they can't fend for themselves and appear to be on the dole as they seem to find plenty of time to interfere with anyone who doesn't agree with their points of view.

    Posted by ere on 02 Aug 2019

  • [0] [0]
    vegandelight

    God, from the very beginning, made animals to be our friends & companions. Look it up. Animal agriculture does far more damage than the odd bunch of vegetarians trying to give animals a vote.

    Posted by vegandelight on 18 Aug 2019

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