Vegetarianism rising: just coming up roses

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More and more people are becoming vegetarian. Some people do it for religious or health reasons. Some people do it because it’s popular in the Hollywood world.

Emilie King, Staff Writer

Vegetarianism rising: just coming up roses

The number of people going vegetarian has sprouted 1 and a half percent since 2009. Why is this? Well many social vegetarian blogs have claimed it to becoming mainstream, or a trend. Other websites blame it on the number of animal cruelty videos being exposed online.

Actually, there are many different ways that one would decide to become vegetarian or go onto a vegetarian based diet.

A reason for many people to become vegetarian is to strike against such things called “factory farms” where animals are raised for slaughter. Videos all across the internet portray these farms as inhumane and cruel towards the animals.

“I became vegetarian originally because of the horrid way they treat animals in factory farms,” freshman Maia Davidson said.

Another reason that people across the world might choose to cut out meat from their diet is because there has been a rise in celebrity vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, and Anne Hathaway have all turned in their butcher memberships for a new, greener lifestyle.

“My hearts are with [the animals]. They should all live happily and safely,” Grande said in an interview.

And ultimately, a lot of adults which to becoming vegetarian or vegan to become healthier.

“A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet the needs of people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. The key is to be aware of your nutritional needs so that you plan a diet that meets them,” the Mayo Clinic wrote on their website in a vegetarianism article.