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4 Reasons Why Becoming A Vegetarian Is A Fucking Stupid Idea

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Note: This post is not meant to target those who are vegetarians for religious reasons or those who are vegetarians because they have some chronic disease that doesn’t allow them to eat meat. Instead, I’m targeting every single idiot out there who is a vegetarian for reasons like animal cruelty and health benefits.

Edit 9/10/14: Alright time to clear some air here. I started FitMole back in June 2011 and wrote this article in Aug 2011. Back when I started the blog I was trying to discover the best way to generate more traffic. So I thought to myself, “what’s the best way to get people talking?” So I came up with this article and the slightly edgy, and some might even call immature headline. And yes, I know the article can be seen as a bit offensive and ignorant. I still stand by my claims 100% that going vegetarian isn’t healthier than eating meat, but I do take full responsibility for some of the slightly ignorant comments I’ve made about animal cruelty. Other than that, can the person who keeps sending me death threat emails stop now 🙂

First off I just wanted to say I’m sorry. I normally don’t swear in the post title, but I just have to emphasize how stupid it is to become a vegetarian. It’s stupid, ridiculous, unnecessary, stupid, and did I mention it’s FUCKING stupid.

I have a couple of friends and family members that are vegetarians, and don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate them. I just can’t understand why they decided to follow this lifestyle.

When I ask them why they decided to become a vegetarian, they give me reasons like “Oh, it makes me feel good,” “Because meat is bad for your health,” or “I don’t want to harm animals.” Whenever I hear these reasons, I just put on my best “nod and pretend to agree with you” face.

So why is becoming a vegetarian stupid? Lets take a look:

1) You aren’t saving the lives of animals

I get it. You don’t like it when the heads of baby cows and pigs are chopped off, but do you really think eating that tofu burger is saving lives.

Fruits, vegetables, and grains are a staple among vegetarian diets, but did you know that millions of animals die just so you can enjoy that piece of bread? Eating foods like grains means destroying ecosystems and all of its inhabitants. It means killing all the little animals, birds, bugs, and microorganisms that live among the fields.

Do you know how many little animals and microorganisms die when farmers use machines to plow through wheat fields? The answer is a lot more than 1 cow.

As cheesy as it sounds, everything in life requires sacrifice. Animals are killed to get meat and ecosystems are destroyed to get grains. So the next time I’m eating a steak, don’t you dare judge me for killing a cow.

2) There is absolutely zero scientific proof showing that going vegetarian is healthy

When I want to believe something, I need proof. I need definite scientific proof.

And no, proof doesn’t mean reading a quote in Shape or MensHealth magazine. In order to convince me about anything I need to see a scientific study that shows causation not correlation.

For example, eating less food will make you loss weight.  This is a stone cold fact that will remain true no matter what.

However, there is absolutely ZERO proof showing that going vegetarian will decrease your risk of heart disease, cancer, or whatever nasty stuff you can think of.

The only thing we have are thousands of studies showing a correlation between an increased risk of disease and an increase in meat consumption. We have studies that conclude that eating meat “may increase” your risk of heart disease, but this doesn’t mean crap. It’s inconclusive and doesn’t prove anything. Saying that your risk of heart disease “may increase” from eating red meat is like saying you “may” be able to breath fire if you eat enough jalapenos.

And yes, before you get all crazy on me, I have read the China Study a.k.a the vegetarian’s wet dream. For those who don’t know, the China Study was a big study conducted by Dr. Campbell who basically concluded that meat is killer.

While the China Study garnered a ton of media attention a couple years ago, it is also an incredibly flawed study despite it’s massive scale. But talking about all the flaws in the China Study is beyond the scope of this article, so let me turn you over to a great article written by Denise Minger of Raw Food SOS. She did an amazing job in analyzing the China Study and basically debunked every single aspect of it.

People need to stop believing the mainstream media, and need to start looking at the actual research and facts.

 [The leaders of anti-vegetarians]

3) You don’t get to eat meat

I know this is a bit obvious, but being a vegetarian means that you don’t get to eat meat. EVER. That means no steak, bacon, horse, or BBQ ribs. The closest thing you’ll ever get to meat is some glued together crap made of wheat and soy.

And please, don’t tell me that your veggie burger tastes better than my double bacon cheeseburger, okay? Don’t tell me “Oh, but it tastes just like the real thing.” No it doesn’t, you rationalizing crazy person. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, a piece of tofu will never taste as good as a greasy piece of beef.

So if vegetarians are so concerned about their health, then why do they opt for highly processed foods likes breads and cereals that are not found in nature as opposed to real animal meat which has been around since…. forever. It makes no freakin sense.

4) Vegetarians are actually eating animals without knowing it!

This past summer, I took a Biology 101 class at a community college to fulfill some general education requirements for my degree. While the class was a complete waste of my time and I pretty much bull-shitted my way through it, I did learn something quite interesting.

I learned about the food web, which is basically description of “who eats who” in the environment.

It goes something like this:

fox eats rabbit => fox poops into the soil => the living soil then absorbs the poop(which includes the rabbit) => fruit and vegetable plants absorb that exact same soil to grow => humans eat those same fruits and vegetables

This process happens EVERYWHERE in nature.

So even if you’re a vegetarian, you’re technically eating dead animals, albeit in a more indirect liquid form. But last time I checked, vegetarians were all about saving lives no matter what.

Don’t be a vegetarian

Despite everything you’ve heard, vegetarians are NOT the health conscious animal saving saints that they’re made out to be.

Instead, vegetarians:

  • Support the destruction of ecosystems to obtain their food
  • Kill millions of small animals, bugs, and microorganisms
  • Aren’t saving their health since there’s absolutely zero scientific proof showing that meat is bad for you
  • Are actually eating meat without knowing it
  • Are simply misinformed about every aspect of the vegetarian lifestyle

So if you’re a vegetarian, then hopefully I’ve done my job to piss you off beyond belief, and if I converted you, then that’s cool too.

Once again, the only reason why you should be a vegetarian is for religious reasons or because you have a some chronic disease that doesn’t allow you to eat meat. But even if you’re a vegetarian for religious reasons, you might want to start questioning the logic behind your beliefs, just saying.

Alright guys, be sure to share this article with every single vegetarian you know, and to close out this article I have 3 parting words:

FUCK YOU PETA 

cwal - September 18, 2017

Isn’t vegan ice cream, butter, burger, etc. false advertising? Webster’s dictionary states cream comes from cows. So how can you make ice cream from vegetables?

Recently a business in NYC was sued for making Hawaiian food but they had no Hawaiian cooks. So how can vegan foods use bovine terminology to sell products?

Isn’t that more or less the same thing if not more so?

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Tom - September 13, 2017

Thank you so much for writing this article i am so sick of these dillusional moral high ground humping faggots that destroy my work fridge. Im sick of all this gmo gluten bullshit. Please just realize where your nutrience comes from and stop making my burgers taste like artificial crap!!!!!

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Mr. Yum - September 2, 2017

I work at a restaurant in England and we tell customers that we serve vegetarian meals, but we actually serve ground up meat in their food all the time and we always get complements. We’re helping them get their nutrients anyway…

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    Ghadeer - September 16, 2017

    Wow… this is so pathetic and disgusting. How can you even sleep at night? Gross.

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Bri - August 27, 2017

I’m a vegetarian and the reason is my parents would force me to eat my meat and I hated it. Sure I’ve had to give up some things I like but I mostly hate meat. I hate the taste and the texture of meat. It wasn’t really a big deal because if I could I would avoid meat anyway,

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Josh - August 11, 2017

Counter-arguments in order:

1. Vegetarians and vegans do not aim to save the lives of non-sentient life. The point is to save the lives of animals that are developed enough to feel. If you know anything about microorganisms, you know they multiply very quickly and we couldn’t kill them all off even if we tried.

2. If you really don’t think there are scientific studies out there proving the benefits of living a meatless life, try it for two weeks with the aide of a professional nutritionist. Once you conduct an experiment yourself, you’ll have real statistical data to show people and convince them.

3. You aren’t really making an argument other than pointing out that vegan food is less pleasurable to consume than meat. You might be right about the taste thing but the point of being vegan or vegetarian is to change your perspective from eating for pleasure to eating because you are what you eat. If you eat dead flesh, you are dead spiritually. If you eat living fruits, vegetables, cereals (grains and such) and drink water you begin lifting your spirit up.

4. You just said vegetarians don’t get to eat meat, so your argument collapses on itself. The logic you use is a complete fallacy because chemically the end result in no way resembles animal flesh. Between the stages of the animals being eaten and plants absorbing them for nutrients is decomposition.
Plants grow -> Animal eats plant -> Animal gets eaten by another animal -> Animals decompose -> Soil absorbs decomposition -> Plants absorb soil’s nutrients ->(repeat)

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I fall into the category of people who are vegetarian for health reasons (I have no choice), and I don’t agree with a lot of what PETA does or is. I would be vegetarian even if I didn’t have to be. The irony in your parting statement about rethinking the logic behind what you believe is off the charts. This entire article could be classified as an archetype for someone with cognitive dissonance attempting to align their beliefs with reality. If there were a more intelligent species than human here, your paradigm would allow for you and all of humankind to be eaten.

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James - August 10, 2017

Oooooh wowwww. I had to stop reading once I realized that you’re just a shitty human & that this isn’t an article meant to show why skipping the silly thing called vegetarianism and heading straight to veganism is the right thing to do. Maybe go watch what the health and start reframing your mind lil guy.

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Layla - August 4, 2017

I just read this and burst out laughing – how old is the guy who wrote this…Must be around 13 or 14 and has no idea of life. Oh no hold he does because he did a Bio 101 exam and that of course is the explanation of life. Thanks for humoring me – I am a vegetarian and love it :-). Also, please email me when you come out with your next lifes learnings after you complete your next Bio exam I cant wait to hear about why being a feminist is stupid too as thats likely to be one of your next topics.

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malone - August 3, 2017

Look how mad they became! Lmao. History shows the truth. Eat what you need to. Venus fly traps and canine teeth….

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Sarah - August 2, 2017

so you took a Bio 101 and now your an expert in biology lol I love it, you admit you even bullshitted your way through the class which means you didn’t even pay attention. You mentioned that vegetarians are eating dead animals because death is in the soil… what!? That’s the same as saying you shouldn’t eat with your hands because you touched your penis so essentially you eat dick lol I think its great you attend college and by the looks not yet got an associates degree (at least when you posted this) so I hope you continue, but you do have what I like to call… student that thinks they know everything syndrome. as for the scientific data you say doesn’t exists… I am assuming you haven’t read any statistics lol its clearly listed in the US department of Health and Human Services.

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MARIANA - July 28, 2017

I agree with you . When I was 23 I was diagnosed with a serious illness in my intestine and was very ill. The illness made me lose gallons of blood needing transfusions and I couldn’t digest vegetables or nuts so if I had beef I wouldn’t need a such a big transfusion as the Drs in London said was helping me to get stronger . Almost a year ago I had surgery to remove my large intestine and 100% illness free now . I met a friend with the same illness as me,nice person and had the same surgery as well . He never gets better I don’t know but I think the vegetarian diet is making him worst .Life is hard as it is for people with medical problems ,don’t think is great to make even harder.Hes always looking very pale and unwell .

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Mark - July 27, 2017

You either farm cattle, work for the meat industry or are a complete bell end. Or maybe all three.
Fucking prick.

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keir - July 24, 2017

you are a fucking idiot. goodbye

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yossi - July 24, 2017

haha, so as an extremely healthy organic whole food vegan over here can i just say according to this writers arguments we might as well just be eating other humans dogs, cats, lets just eat everything that has eye balls for the sake of it… whats the point in having any respect for anything with some conscious, lets eat the whole frickin world!! such weak arguments, i could find thousands of studies, scientific articles, personal experience, i wish meat eaters could put a camera into their gut and see how meat purifies, gets infested with worms and eggs in their colons, ohhh yes it does!! put a camera up the ass and take a look with a piece of cow inside you!

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