I like how people sometimes start a conversation with me about how it's bad to travel by airplane and how we should use public transportation instead of our own cars. Which is all true. But then when I continue by talking about the importance of going vegetarian or vegan, no one wants to change their habits about meat consumption.
I was vegetarian for a while before I went vegan and when people say that they could be vegan but they're too lazy to start thinking about what products they need to replace etc it gets me frustrated. It doesn't take much of you to switch from milk to soy/oat milk, but it makes a whole big difference for the planet.
I'm not going to be all political about this subject, so instead I'm going to name my top three personal reasons for going vegan:
1. Your body will thank you - the human body is not made to eat tons of eat. Now you'll probably say that this isn't true since people ate raw meat during the stone age - but it's not the stone age anymore, and now we have research that shows how meat ISN'T good for your body and we have other ways to get food than to kill an animal and eat it. I actually think the whole mindset about how it's in any weird way "okay" to have slaughterhouses for animals so that WE can eat them are absurd.
2. You will stay healthy - there are so many diseases to which meat is a big reason. And there's a reason why doctors tell people with high cholesterol or heart diseased not to eat meat and cheese, and to switch to soy milk. My immune system has also been a lot better since I went vegan.
3. IT'S DELICIOUS - anyone who tells you that vegan food isn't good has most certainly not tasted a proper vegan meal. I know lots of non-vegans who's favorite ice creams, chocolate and proteins are vegan. Although they also eat meat.