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Has anyone been inspired by Joe's invitation to go vegetarian/ vegan?

Has anyone been inspired by Joe's invitation to go vegetarian/ vegan?

FlyerAnalisator

I would 100% support everyone to do it. And yes, it is hard to do, but you don't have to go meatless for the rest of your life. Everyone should realise that there is no need for you to eat meat every day. Try reducing the amount first, for example only eat meat 3 days a week. There are great alternatives out there for everything. Sure it can be a bit pricy, but it really is the best you can and should do to help the environment. Buying bio stuff from locals is also a huge step from the industry made foods, and is helping a lot. There are also a lot of alternatives for milk that people should try out, imo, coffee tastes the best with oatmilk.


33liter

I started using almond milk for my tea, not bad.. One step at a time lol.


iamanundertaker

If you're not keen on almond milk's sort of dusty flavour, try oat milk or coconut silk. It's pretty good too.


33liter

I don't mind it, however oat and soy was nasty. I almost threw up when I first smelled the soy milk. I'd like to try the coconut milk, does it taste anything like I would expect?


iamanundertaker

It's very light, and slightly coconutty. Honestly it's almost a little oily too, which is why I switched over to Earth's Own Oat Milk.


KurtAngus

I think everyone just needs to vary their diet. Like today, all I had was coffee, yogurt with granola, some quinoa with wild rice, and a little bit of dark chocolate and I ate some avocado toast. (This was all throughout the day) I’ve been full, feel great, and had no meat But hey, I love meat, I just agree that you don’t need it everyday. Switch you diet up and your body will be quite happy


Ryuu87

I am in that stage at the moment. I buy meat only from a farmers market, and do not eat more than 3-4 times a week. The fact that I am lactose intolerant makes the milk part easy.


dunko666

Amazonia was definitely a major motivation to my decision to go vegan.


Nucleic_Acid

THe amazon is being cut to grow soy


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dunko666

Real and true


Agrifolia

I already was on a vegetarian diet long term before I had heard of gojira, but hearing that they had a strong environmental message and emcouraged people to try it made me like Joe even more!


KoVdM

Gojira is huge inspiration, musically and environmentally. I've been considering it too because of Joe. But it's difficult. As much I want to save the planet, not eating meat is not that easy.


SnooPears7415

It's easier than you might think. I was once the pickiest eater on the whole planet (probably not really, but it felt like it) but a year ago I made the switch to veganism. Now I regularly cook and try new foods and feel better than ever before physically, but also mentally, because I now don't go against my own morals by eating animal products that are so harmful to the planet and the animals. I wanted to stop eating meat because of environmental concerns, but in the end, I made the change because of the animals. Animals that have done nothing to us, that are helpless and exploited in numbers unimaginable. Pigs that are castrated without anesthesia and then killed in gas chambers, dairy cows that are forcefully impregnated, have their calf stolen from them and killed in slaughterhouses, male chickens in the egg industry that are ground up alive right after they hatch because they can't lay eggs. This is just a glimpse of the abuse present in the animal agriculture industry. Animals agriculture is responsible for the torture and killing of 70 billion (!) land animals per year (not including the 1-3 trillion marine animals that are also killed every year). It is also a major contributor of carbon emissions and is responsible for enormous amounts of desertification, habitat loss, pollution, and species extinction. By going vegan, you are no longer funding these industries, which is good for the animals, your health, and also the planet.


mooshoetang

Ive been listening to Gojira for a long time and I decided to go vegan I think a bit before they did (6-7 years ago). Sometime after they dropped elephant sausage they released a kind of ambiguous video about climate change and the end message was “change starts on your plate” and I was like !! No way my favourite band is vegan??!! And then a couple years later the words confirmed that joe and Mario are vegan and I had never felt better about having them as my favourite band. Sorry, Not exactly answering your question, but I have always thought it was funny how my relationship between gojira and veganism intertwined.


Zpark

If you want to make the transition, don’t cut meat immediately. Go for a more gradual approach. Reduce the quantity of meat you consume and you’ll slowly get there. Change is gradual


SnooPears7415

Although I didn't go vegan because of Joe, he might have played a part in it. I initially wanted to be a vegetarian because of the bad climate effects of meat, but after some time as a vegetarian I began looking deeper into the industries behind eggs and dairy and that's what led me to veganism. Also, being vegan is not that difficult once you get used to it and you know why you do it. For the environmental aspects, you could watch the documentary 'Cowspiracy' on Netflix, and when it comes to the animals, [Dominion](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRAfJyEsko) gives a true view of the industry and how they're exploited.


Samp1e-Text

I’ve been vegetarian since long before I discovered Gojira, but I love that Joe puts the benefits out there for people to see like this. That’s part of the reason why I love Paul McCartney so much as well! Makes me feel even better about it than I already did


bangsilencedeath

If I ever go vegan it will be because I want to.


Swaggycat23

It help convince my sister when I talked to her about it I got her into gojira a bit and she likes hearing him talk about it


GoodOLfashionAL

Nah. I love their music. They’re one of my favorite bands. But I also love meat. And I feel like those two ideas are able to exist right along beside each other, for me.


Asleep-Development15

I try my best to keep the food i consume local


SnooPears7415

Local food is definitely important when it comes to mitigating climate change, but transport emissions only make up a tiny percentage of the emissions that a product causes. Animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs are never environmentally friendly and especially not friendly to the animals that have to endure torture and then be killed for them. By switching to a plant-based diet, you immediately reduce your carbon footprint by 73%, which is the biggest possible reduction an individual can achieve with one simple change.


applejuice72

I don’t think I could ever go completely vegan/vegetarian, but I do think I could eat completely vegetarian a few days of the week. I just don’t really know where to start or thought of it in a serious way.


Snake1ekanS

I feel the same. What I’ve done is I’ve shifted away from dinners focused on meat (basically the only meal I eat meat) and I’ve been finding a bunch of vegetarian recipes that I like. The best advice is not to substitute, but to replace. In other words, don’t go for soy burgers, go for avocado sandwiches.


SnooPears7415

Here's a [thorough guide on how to go vegan](https://vegan.com/info/how/) in simple steps. Going vegan is not as difficult as many people might think, and it is immensely beneficial to your health, the planet, and the animals that would otherwise be slaughtered and tortured for your food.


demisangmusic

For me the message behind their music has definitely been making me more environmentally conscious. It is also coupled with the increased climate change awareness that we are exposed to. I think it's cool that they don't try to overtly shove it down our throats but rather it's interwoven in their fabric.


FirmamentGaming

My parents raise around 40 hens and 1 pigsl every year. Even tho I am not a big meat eater (like my father), I feel we dont really ruin the world as we mainly eat from our garden (veggies and fruits too). He's stringy with money and doesnt like to spend it on meat (as we all know it is expensive).


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I feel like thats the most ethical way to eat meat


vaginapenetrator69

Not interested. I’ll stick to my local animal products and support my community farmers instead of soy burgers that have been shipped around the world 3 times over.


Snake1ekanS

Fun fact: most of the impact from farming, especially from raising red meats, is actually from raising, not shipping. Shipping comprises 20ish percent of emissions.


fabrar

Nah I love meat too much. Gojira actually has the opposite effect on me since I use their music for weightlifting and after a monster session I just wanna consume a whole bunch of meat LOL


Snake1ekanS

I’ve been steadily cutting back on red meat. I still enjoy the occasional burger, but I get a cow from a low-impact farm that’s local and that controls their diets by making sure they’re grass-fed only.


SeventhLevelSound

Nope. There are more effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint.


GojiraFan_1

no there aren’t any more effective ways as an individual lol. Do you not give a fuck about all the animals being slaughtered either ?


SeventhLevelSound

Sure there are. Not reproducing would be one example.


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GojiraFan_1

That’s bullshit lol. The reason the amazon is getting destroyed and burnt is for cattle and soy which is used for cattle food. It’s not just about emissions anyway, animals are living in horrible conditions and then getting slaughtered once they’re no longer profitable.


Spoksonatoping

I'm semi-vegetarian. I avoid all red meat and pig for environmental concerns involving land and water usage. Started that about 5 years ago, around the same time I started listening to Gojira, not sure if there is a connection or not, haha!


vtgusto

I've been plant based for years. It's not hard. But it also doesn't have to be black and white, just avoid meat as much as you can when you can. You don't need to label it.


iamanundertaker

I've reduced my meat intake significantly the last year or so. It sort of happened by accident. I just feel heavy and gross when I eat too much meat, so I only eat it 1-3 times a week. I eat protein bars, protein powder, and legumes/beans for protein for the most part. Protein is still super important to get in. Just have to find other sources.


TomFoundTheWhales

I was kinda the other way round, so I was listening to Silvera a couple years back and heard the lyrics, an was like wow, this band sounds fucking amazing and aligns with my morals.


GD_WoTS

The message also shows up in Silvera and Another World


Nucleic_Acid

No. Joe is sadly wrong about this. Agriculture is actually WORSE for the environment than grass fed beef.


SnooPears7415

That is factually incorecct. While grass-fed beaf may produce fewer emissions when it comes to feed production, it is unsustainable due to the land it uses. A plant-based diet is the most environmentally friendly way to eat. Even avocados or quinoa that have been shipped all over the world are more sustainable than animal products, but I don't eat them as there are so many more sustainable foods such as vegetables, lentils, beans and grains. The majority of the crop that's produced with agriculture is used to feed animals.


Nucleic_Acid

You're wrong. We could use all the space wasted on growing soy and corn and just allow wildgrasses to grow there and pasture cattle