CALLING ALL FELLOW VEGETARIANS

you know how we're always being asked that inevitable question, "so why are you a veggie?" well, I propose we make a universal list of reasons, then we could carry a little reasons card around with us; all it'd take is a point to no.2 & a "read it, pal" whenever we're asked. each reason could also have a meateater-friendly explanation. add yours!☺️
  1. To improve my health / meat intolerance or allergy
  2. I disagree with eating animals
    dey cute
  3. It's more environmentally friendly
  4. For religious / spiritual reasons
  5. I just don't like the taste of meat
  6. I'm on a meat-free diet / trying to lose weight
  7. I like animals a lot
    Suggested by   @boygirlparty
  8. I'm ethically opposed to killing animals for consumption
    Well I'm ethically opposed to killing animals for any reason really. I think about how terrifying it would be to be in their position, both throughout their lives in factory farms and right before being killed and it's just so disturbing. I don't think sentient lives should have to end just to satisfy human taste buds.
    Suggested by   @shreyasaurus
  9. Not sustainable
    The overall demand for meat had increased and we can't ethically meet the needs of ourselves...which aren't really needs anymore, but wants that can be curved. Check out this NY Times article http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/opinion/the-myth-of-sustainable-meat.html?referer=
    Suggested by   @smallthings
  10. I really really love animals, and I had a hard time separating the animals on my plate from the animals I loved so much.
    Plus, I was never really a big meat fan to begin with, so it was an easy transition.
    Suggested by   @lexie_elyse
  11. The hormones and other medicines given to the animals eventually make their way through our systems too.
    Acne! I feel like whatever the heck goes into cows for meat and for milk both make my skin look like I'm going through puberty. No more of that!
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  12. The cost!
    Meatless meals can be much easier on the wallet. Beans and rice stretch far and can cost less than a quarter per meal.
    Suggested by   @Boogie