I have been vegan for about four months and originally got into for health reasons but have been really persuaded by animal rights and environmental purposes. I have also had a massive change in my health, no more asthma, eczema, or sinus infections!! So i know this vegan thing is the way for me! However there are two things that have really plagued me to justify, fresh local eggs, and fish. I am completly against buying any sort of supermarket eggs or fish, or having it on a daily or even weekly basis. But a few weekends ago i went away with friends to the countryside and the next door neighbors (who have a few chickens) came by with some eggs. After saying no politely to them myself, my friends quized me on why i wouldnt have any...and other than that they are cholesteral ridden, i didnt have a very good answer. Fish on the other hand i see hte problems with sustainable fishing practices, farming, and some being injected with hormones and nasty things. But, once and a while (like say by teh seaside in greece!) why is fish bad? and isnt it good for you?? I really love the vegan lifestyle but would just love some better justifications for these things that i can relate to, while i found these arguments a bit weak in the book! Thanks!!
I can only recommend reading The China Study. I guess even with the China Study findings every once in a blue moon probably wouldn't be so terrible. But again, this is if you're doing this for health reasons. I
f you read the China Study, animal protein=cancer, heart disease, obesity, as well as a bunch of other diseases of affluence. He's done a lot of research and also documented the research of other's. It's quite compelling and he's not in it for animal rights, he started off coming from a farming family and thinking we should provide more animal protein to poorer nations.
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