Vegetarianism can be a very controversial subject. Many people are vegetarians, for many reasons. Perhaps they don’t like the idea of eating animals, maybe it makes them feel sick (or they just don’t like the taste!). There are many reasons to become a vegetarian or a vegan.
Now, I am a meat-eater, but I make sure to buy only from places that treated the animal nicely before killing them humanely.
Most meat-factories nowadays use very inhumane ways to treat and kill the cows, chickens, and pigs. I don’t know much about it, but I will say that it needs to stop. The main reason for this, as for many cruel things, is money. It’s much more expensive to raise up a cow with care than it is to simply stick it in a cage, stuff it with hormones and then kill it.How can we fix this?
Right now, the factories are much stronger than us (especially as we are children!). But, if everyone helps, it’s very much possible that in a few years, the vast majority of farms will be free-range and the animals will have been healthy and happy!
This is just an opinion of mine, but I think telling people to be vegetarians is actually not the way to go about it! It’s not possible that everybody will turn vegan or vegetarian, so it’s much better to get straight to the center. It’s true that if most people stop eating meat, the meat factories may run out of business, but it’s also true that the majority of people will probably keep eating meat - and may even be turned off by vegans.
There are better ways to help stop cruelty. Maybe you could start a petition, or an anti-cruelty organization, or just join one (I recommend the Humane Society!). Any way you can help, does help! Just as a tip, though - people generally prefer optimistic, but realistic, to depressing and shocking.
(Another note: Nothing I said here was meant to attack vegans or vegetarians. If you felt offended by anything I said, please let me know!)