As claimed by a new study most vegans return to eating meat. Psychologist Hal Herzog conducted the new study in order to find out why her 31 year old daughter returned to eating meat after being vegan since the age of 13.
“The proportion of true vegetarians and vegans in the United State is surprisingly small. Only about 2% of respondents did not consume any meat 1.5% was vegetarians and 0.5% were vegans. These finding are generally consistent with other studies”,
According to the new study, five out of six people who were supplied with meat returned eventually to their carnivorous habits. Most vegans return to eating meat as 70 percent of them eventually started eating meat again and 86 percent of vegetarians also went back to consuming meat.
It was also revealed that vegans and vegetarian have a tendency to be broadminded politically as opposed to meat consumers who were having increased chances of being conservative. Women have more chances to be a present or past avoider of meat and the study claims that this is mostly because they have a tendency to be more concerned about issues regarding animal rights.
When open minded individuals who had quit eating meat returned to their old habits of consuming meat they also tended to become closer politically to conservatives. The recent study discovered that individuals oftentimes quit consuming meat because of concerns for animal rights, taste, religious beliefs, social justice and feelings of disgust.
Herzog claimed that her daughter stopped eating meat because she wished to be different. Herzog said that they endured a society that was nearly 100 percent made up of people who are carnivores. The study showed that 29 percent of former vegans and vegetarians thought to have experienced symptoms that are health related during their meat free diet. Around 37 percent of former vegans and vegetarians believed that they return to their former style of life someday.
The study also claims that having numerous reasons for being vegan or vegetarian is often linked with the ability of constantly maintaining a diet for a long period of time.