Vegetarian Myths

I believe very strongly in everyones right and duty to make informed rational decisions which are based in reality.  The propaganda promoting vegetarian diets impedes this very important right-which leads to bad decisions affecting not only our health but the world at large.  There seems to be a black and white dichotomous thinking in the vegetarian/vegan community: either animals are abused, tortured, treated with disrespect or they cannot be used for food at all.  I think this is extreme, irrational and detrimental.  There should be a balance.  We can respect and treat animals with compassion without sacrificing ourselves.  The fact is we do need animal nutrition (and many other animals do as well) for good health and wellbeing, at least in the long run.  We are animals too and it seems counter intuitive and counter productive to remove ourselves from nature, from the food chain.  We are a part of it, like it or not.  We however have the intelligence and empathy to allow us to raise and kill food animals humanely, give them food and shelter and protect them from not so humane predators, illness, bad weather conditions, and ensure the survival of their species by breeding them rather than hunting on a whim to extinction (as our paleo ancestors did) It can be very difficult coming to terms with having to take life in order to have life, but it is the necessary and inescapable condition in which all life has been born in.  If you prevent the taking of one life, you cause the suffering and eventual death of another.  Imagine what would happen if you deprived a lion, a tiger, a dog or a cat of animal nutriton: it would become very ill and die.  Predators also serve an important function-keeping the population of prey animals in check.  This ensures balance. 

As for the ecological aspect, we'd be much better off using more natural methods like allowing animals to graze rather than growing monocrops to feed them and us.  Grain, corn, and soy isn't good for them or us and it destroys the land and ecosystem. 

Myths of Vegetarianism

The myths of vegetarianism

The Vegetarian Myth

Vegetarian Lies


Vegetarianism: Index

Are Vegetarians Healthier?

Vitamin B-12: Rhetoric and Reality (CONT., 3 OF 5)

Myth: How humans are not physically created to eat meat

Myth: Part 2 of How humans are not physically created to eat meat

Comparative Anatomy and Physiology Brought Up to Date

Why I Am Not a Vegetarian

The Great Fallacies of Vegetarianism

30 Bananas a day Durianrider, an analysis of his ‘paleo’ vegan diet

More Raw Truth About Raw Vegan Diets

Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No. What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables!

The truth about dairy… what vegans don’t want you to read

The truth about bone density and animal protein

Vegetarian Health:

Low Bone Mass in Subjects on a Long-term Raw Vegetarian Diet

Putting meat back into the diet

Eating veggies shrinks the brain (really lack of B12)

A Vegetarian Diet Shrinks the Brain

Vegetarian Brain Shrinkage

Cancer risk in vegetarians

Vegetarian diets, chronic diseases and longevity.

Health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets.

How to Spot Signs of Protein Deficiency

Skin Care Alert for Vegetarians: Protein Deficiency Causes Skin Sag

Vegetarian Studies:

Question marks raised over the vegetarian diet

"death rates in vegetarians and non-vegetarians were significantly lower than in the general population (which supports the notion that health food shoppers are a generally health-conscious bunch). However, overall risk of death in vegetarians and non-vegetarians the same [2]."

Vegetarians 'get fewer cancers'
"the researchers also found a higher rate of colorectal cancer - a disease linked with eating red meat - among the vegetarians"


The LLVLC Show (Episode 465): Dr. Uffe Ravnskov Says ‘Ignore The Awkward’; Rhys Southan Goes From Vegan-To-Paleo

Nutrient Issues:

Key Nutrients vis-a-vis Omnivorous Adaptation and Vegetarianism (cont.)

Thiamine deficiency and its prevention and control in major emergencies
"Thiamine is stable at low pH (pH under 7), but decomposes when heated particularly under non-
acidic conditions. Protein-bound thiamine, as found in animal tissues, is more stable. Thiamine is
stable when stored frozen; however, substantial losses occur during thawing."

Seaweed and B12


I want animals to be treated humanely and know there are abuses, but PETA unfortunately has a history of presenting misinformation in order to gain converts.  They're distoring reality rather than giving us an accurate view of it.  We should educate ourselves about the real abuses (not invented/staged ones) and what's really going on in factory farms on a normal basis so we can pinpoint areas that need improvment.  PETA wants to end animal husbandry altogether: they want everyone on the planet to be vegans-not vegetarians-vegans.  And they'll do ANYTHING to achieve that end, even torture and kill animals themselves.  If everyone were to go on a vegan diet, you would see a lot of very ill people, not to mention children, and especially carnivorous pets.  What PETA does is absolutely nothing short of evil and hideous.  They pay people or have their undercover agents brutally torture (skinning alive for example) animals while they film it to make shocking footage that will emotionally manipulate and persuade people to buy into their propaganda.  How in the hell could people who claim to care so deeply about animals actually perpetrate such abuse and stand by filming it as it happens?  And not only that but they expose young children to this gorey, grotesque traumatizing footage that THEY STAGED THEMSELVES!  What kind of sick twisted deraged people are they?  We need sane, rational, legitimate organizations that look out for the welfare of animals, not violent crazed lunatics.

Anti-PETA Video

Ohio Animal Cruelty Case Escalates

Does PeTA Stage videos of animal abuse?

Saving Society from Animal “Snuff” Films

Outside observers say PETA videos extreme at best, at worst, staged: Ag industry, animal activists at war over videos showing abuse

PeTA: Indoctrinating Kids, Encourging Harrassment, Exploiting Staged Brutality

German court orders PETA to provide origins of their videos

PETA Kills Animals

7 Things You Didn't Know About PETA


Cruel Camera


Meat Is Earth Medicine: Operation Hope