I have just pledged to go #MeatFree on Mondays for the #MFMclimatepledge. Show your support by joining in!
It's part of the U.N. climate change summit activities, and it is this challenge that has made me question as to why it might be so hard for some to not eat meat for only one day a week.
As a vegetarian, I often get asked, "but why are you a vegetarian? Is it because you don't like meat, or for some ethical reason?" Anyone who is, or has been a vegetarian, will have been faced with the question of why at some point. I've always found it rather strange that many other life eating choices mainly get accepted quite gracefully by society. "I'm dieting/carbo-loading/on a 5:2 diet" is always met with "Oh wow, well done," but when it comes to being a vegetarian, it still seems that this is a subject open to ridicule or contention, one to justify. Quite strangely, it is a choice that still seems to sit uncomfortably with many people.