Descriptive Essay About Vegetarianism

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When I first decided to become a vegetarian, I had thought that I would be able to change the entire world and make a huge difference. Of course, at that time, I was only eight years old so I didn’t know that I wouldn’t be able to make such a big impact. As I started to grow up, I began to realize that my one decision could not alter the entire world. With the help of my friend, I decided to become a vegetarian, but my parents helped me realize that I alone could not make a difference. My parents thought I was joking when I first told I was going to become a vegetarian. But when they realized I was serious, they pleaded with me to reconsider my decision because they thought that I was not going to get the protein necessary for my body. I hoped …show more content…
My mom rushes outside and directs us to go inside. We do, but I am still very curious about why there is a goat coming towards our house. I peek outside to see what is happening and I almost scream. Someone is holding a butcher’s knife above the goat. The knife comes down and the head rolls towards me. I can see that the goat is still alive because its eyes are still blinking. I scream and my mom ushers me back inside. I don’t know what is happening or why it is happening. I don’t want to look out again, but I feel obligated to. As soon as my mom leaves me, I go to the door and see that the goat is no longer there. But I can vividly see the trail of blood leading upstairs to the terrace. I go back inside and tell my sister. She tells me not to go back outside and I obediently listen. I’m trying to block out the horrid images from my memory when I remember what my friend said about animals having feelings. So I decide to try not to eat meat for a week. It is not hard because every time I see meat, I think of the poor …show more content…
There are so many people with so many cultures and backgrounds. It’s lunch time and I stand in the lunch line of the overcrowded cafeteria. I am very cautious of the food they serve because I am not accustomed to these types of food. I choose the salad because it is the only food served in the cafeteria that I am positive does not contain meat. I try to eat it, but it tastes like grass and is very unappetizing. My friends then ask me why I got the salad if I don’t like it. I reply that I am a vegetarian so I don’t eat meat and I wasn’t sure what else to get. They then go on telling me that there is no point in only one person not eating meat and that it would not help anyone. I tell them that I think that killing animals for just the sake of eating that animal who that has done no harm is pointless and cruel. They try to argue with me, but I refuse to listen to them and change the

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