Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Eat less meat

Reducing your meat consumption is a very effective way of improving your health and doing your bit for the environment.

Recipes for change

The Vegan Recipe Club is Viva!’s centre for the celebration of vegan recipes.

www.vegetarianrecipeclub.org.uk

Celebrities

I was eating lunch on the Married With Children set, and they served me some kind of meat. I looked down and there was blood on my plate, and it was that realization, that I can’t eat something that has been alive, I just can’t do it. So I stopped, and that was it. That was the last time.

Frequently asked questions

1a. If we all went vegetarian, we’d be overrun with animals
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1b. If we all went vegetarian – all the animals would die out.
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2. Our teeth/digestive systems are designed for eating meat.
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3. Eating meat is natural.
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4. Lots of animals kill for food: why shouldn’t we?
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5. It’s alright to eat animals if they’ve had a good life.
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6. I only eat organic/free range/fish/chicken anyway
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7. Plants scream when they’re pulled out of the ground or are cut up for food.
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8. If you were stuck on a desert island, you’d have to eat meat.
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9. God put animals on earth for us to eat.
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10. If we all ate vegetables and crops, wouldn’t we need more pesticides?
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11. Eating fish doesn’t cause suffering.
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12. What would happen to the countryside if we stopped having animals grazing on it?
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13. Why not do something for people instead of animals?
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14. Hitler was vegetarian.
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15. All the farmers would be unemployed if we stopped eating meat.
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16. I don’t mind you being vegetarian – but you shouldn’t try to impose your views on other people. It’s a matter of individual choice.
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17. What difference will one person giving up meat make?
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18. We’ve eaten meat since we were cavemen.
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19. Why do vegetarians always look ill?
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20. If the animals weren’t happy and healthy, they wouldn’t grow/lay eggs etc
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Meat reducer

I like eating less meat. It's cheaper, better for the environment, friendlier to the planet and normally just as tasty! Finding tasty vegan and vegetarian meals makes you a better cook.