Are you a vegetarian? Have you always been? This may surprise you, but if you made the choice to become a vegetarian, there’s a really good chance that you’ll be back to eating meat soon enough. That’s what a recent study by the Humane Research Council found: astonishingly, 84% of the vegetarians and vegans go back to eating meat and/or animal products. That’s based on a pool of 11,000 vegetarians and former vegetarians surveyed for the study.
I’m a meat eater. I’ve been a meat eater my whole life. As a Chicagoan, it’s pretty much a requirement. In fact, when I learned what a vegetarian was when I was younger, I proudly proclaimed that I was a meatitarian. This isn’t to say that I don’t respect vegetarians. I do. I just happen to think that vegetables taste better when paired with beef/chicken/pork/lamb/fish/etc.
While all of the results of the study aren’t listed (that 84% relapse stat I mentioned isn’t on there), this infographic sums it up fairly well:
Infographic via Humane Research Council