VEGANISM: :( I can’t!

I don’t support vegans. I do support vegetarians. I don’t necessarily disagree with vegans, but I can’t understand why they won’t eat eggs or milk or cheese. Because an animal isn’t harmed, it’s in their nature to produce these things. I do understand vegetarians though because I also hate the thought of eating animals. I’d love to be a vegetarian but my problem is I don’t like vegetables. I have an Eating Disorder and multiple anxiety problems around food which means any food I can eat, I have to. So any meat I can eat, I have to. But for anyone who can and wants to be a vegan/vegetarian go for it! Just because everyone thinks differently, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow what you want to do. So here’s what I think, now you say what you think!

Catmad

13 Comments

  1. Hi Catmad,

    Thank you for sharing your own perspective. Many people have complicated relationships with food and this will affect their diet. It’s very brave to be open about difficult things we are facing and it’s important for BNC members to think about different points of view and experiences.

    Here is some information about eating problems if BNC members feel they need it:
    https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/eating-problems/

    -Tiff at the Foundation

  2. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I wanted people to know so everyone can look at the problem from all sides. I’m glad I can put it to some use and spread all sides of the story so people have a balanced argument to go by when they make their final decision.
    Catmad

  3. Arbours Primary Academy Arbours Primary Academy

    I agree. A person always has the permission to become a vegan/vegetarian. Nothing can stop them, nothing.

    People that aren’t vegans don’t have to make vegans meat-eaters. If a person/people judged you by what you eat, forget them, because how would they like it if were being picked on this topic? Anyways, we all shall respect vegans.

    Thank you for listening to me,
    Skelebones

  4. Arbours Primary Academy Arbours Primary Academy

    As a human my self i don’t support vegans because they can’t always have a good treat at the end without checking if it’s something they are allowed or not which is kind off annoying i understand sometime’s that it might just be a house hold generation which is okay with me i do not want offend anyone it’s just my point of view also they cant have anything ANYTHING associating with animals even if it is a leather jacket or shoe NOPE there not allowed which is kind of ANNOYING again ……

    Thanks for reading my post

    By Arbours Primary Academy

    • This is an interesting comment about decisions being annoying. I wonder why vegans are willing to make these decisions, especially when they are difficult? As you said, it might be a bit annoying to check every packet or food label, so why do you think it’s important for them to them to do this? Can you be open-minded here and explain it from a vegan perspective? Olivia

  5. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Hmm. I don’t agree with you Catmad. I think it is cruel to kill animals because that is making them suffer and I still think it is cruel to get products from them. Some women donate breast milk. That is a bit like cows I suppose but it is their choice. Cows are milked whether they like it or not. Also, chickens. I don’t agree with the fact that older birds and killed when they stop laying their eggs. It’s like you retiring at an older age.

    ApplesAndPears10

  6. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I do kinda agree with u, I support vegans and vegetarians, but I couldn’t go a day without having milk.

    Unicornicecream106

  7. I do understand where you are coming from, but I think that vegans aren’t doing anything wrong. What’s bad about not eating products from animals? Perhaps they want to have a new change in their diet? Or want to live a healthier lifestyle? Either way, we need to accept that these are the choices they make.
    I support vegans 100%, because they are choosing to maintain and improve their health, helping the environment, help alleviate world hunger and overall, helping the planet. One vegan meal saves about 3000 gallons of water and 7.25 kg of grain. By turning vegan, YOU can save 100 animals every year.
    Different cultures are forbidden to eat certain things, for example, Islam: Pork, Judaism: Seafood, Hinduism: cattle etc.

    • ( continuation of comment )
      So why can’t we respect that vegans just want to save the planet? Shouldn’t Veganism be classified as a culture? What are your thoughts on this?
      OriginallyCurious

  8. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I do have problems around meat too, so I mostly support vegetarian. LittleStar466

  9. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I think that it does not mater what you like or what you do not like because people are people and they are unique in their own ways so people should not be judge-mental and bullied for what they eat ????
    by IRISH DANCING QUEEN!!!!

  10. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I thought your post was very inspiring it was also amazing because you posted this post about you issues around food, expressing yourself to other members of Burnet news.

    Lionesslion

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