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1,074 - Becoming a Vegetarian/Vegan

February 2nd, 2015

Episode 196 of 489 episodes

If you like beef, pork, and chicken, you probably won’t like this episode. But listen anyway to find out why. Slow dialog: 1:03 Explanations: 2:49 Fast dialog: 15:10 Ashley: I’m thinking of becoming a vegetarian. I think it would be the ethical thing to do. Paul: Are you going to eat eggs and dairy? If you’re doing this for ethical reasons, you really should avoid anything made with animal products or animal by-products. Ashley: I guess you’re right. Paul: Then you’re going to be a vegan. You won’t be able to eat any milk, butter, cheese, or yogurt. Ashley: Really? I guess I’ll have to be a vegan then. Paul: You’ll have to eat a varied diet so you don’t have a vitamin deficiency. Ashley: Yes, I’ll have to guard against that. Paul: Are you going to avoid buying things that are animal-derived, too? Like leather shoes and belts? Ashley: I hadn’t thought of that. I suppose I should. Paul: Are you having second thoughts? Ashley: No, I just didn’t know there would be so many restrictions. Paul: Just be glad you didn’t choose to become a fruitarian. Ashley: What’s that? Paul: You don’t want to know. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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