I have been vegetarian now since I was 16 years old because I am a non violent person and i choose not to support the horrendous cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of human greed. Whilst it is still true that the majority choose to turn a blind eye to the suffering inflicted on factory farmed animals, i believe that with increasing environmental and ecological awareness, more and more people are making a conscientious decision not to eat meat. Recently I have joined PETA (People for the ethical treatment of Animals) and WSPA ( World society for the protection of animals). Through their informative newsletters, I have become increasingly aware of the extent of animal cruelty around the globe. For example, i have been shocked to find that even animals farmed for dairy products are treated appallingly. As a result i have recently decided not to eat dairy products.
I believe it is important to make informed decisions in your life and for this you need to know the facts. Paul McCartney expresses my views in this thought provoking video. Please take a moment to watch it. http://meat.org/