The Compassionate Nature of Vegetarianism

Essay by Luke Foster

“No, I’m not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there’s been a lot of proof that’s come up over the last however many years, that you can’t deny, I don’t think, that meat or dairy aren’t all that good for us.”

 Hayley Williams

Vegetarianism isn’t for everyone, but I find that clean healthy eating is best for me, and I have been a pescatarian for the last six months but have found I am eating less and less fish and wish to return to a vegetarian diet. I have been a vegetarian for about two years before that.

I fell off the vegetarian diet when I was in Europe in January this year but only ate meat five or six times.

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” 
― Albert Schweitzer

I feel that its easier to control my weight when I abstain from eating meat and morally, I feel it’s a better decision.

“By eating meat, we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.” 
― Thich Nhat Hanh, The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology