A person who subsides on a diet excluding all meat, poultry and fish. Some vegetarians don't eat animal products as well (milk, cheese, eggs, etc.). Reasons for becoming a vegetarian are wide and varied. Some people do it for their health, some do it for economic purposes, etc.
An annoying aspect of vegetarians is their pushiness about it. Some can make you feel guilty about eating meat (Example 1), by telling you how wrong and cruel the creatures' conditions were. Yes, it's wrong, but it's a business, and it's efficient. That, sadly, is how the business must be run.
Another part of their pushiness is the odd number of facts they throw out at you that have no relevance to the situation at hand and do not help you understand the situation better (Example 2). They also do not realize that death is a part of life. In order for things to live, they have to kill another thing (except for organisms that use photosynthesis). In order for a wolf to live, it has to kill a rabbit. Death and life are intertwined, and it's natural. It's gone on that way for millions of years. Yes, we can stop eating the meat and still be healthy, but people will keep on eating them. Not eating them to "ease the suffering", which is natural in itself is foolish and doesn't work. Yes, the scale it is pulled out on is sickening and cruel, but there is no need to tell the rest of us about it.
Whatever your cause is for being a vegetarian, keep it to yourself. Bitching about it endlessly doesn't help the situation. Do something about it if it is so horrible. Just boycotting doesn't work.
1) Alex: I'll take the steakburger.
Mandy: That cow was tortured its whole life in a cage and constantly kept pregnant. How can you eat that, you PIG.
Alex: I just wanted a burger!
2)Alex: The game last night was awesome.
Mandy: Did you know that being a vegetarian can cut your risk of cancer in HALF?
Alex: Where is that duct tape?
The basic idea of the vegetarians is noble, but they refuse to go any further in helping the animals.
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