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*It's more than likely that this question has been asked on here before but I am new to the site and curious. :)
I personally have loved animals all my life but grew up in a home of meat-eaters. I always wished I could be vegetarian but never had the guts to do it for various reasons. I remember, though, in high school I did a study on KFC chicken and saw videos of what they did to their chickens and I cried for hours. I never ate KFC chicken again but continued eating other meats.
Last December, I watched Vegucated with no intention of giving up meat, but when I watched it and saw the horrific truth of all factory farms I was horrified, and again, cried for hours. It was then I decided never to eat meat again and I haven't.
Only recently (April 10th) I heard about The China Study and watched a documentary that covered it and when I found out the immense benefits of being a vegan (plus I had always planned to become a vegan eventually) I decided it was time to switch. So I did.
So, how about you guys? What's your story?
What did it for me I was watching The Cove which made me think what else goes on.. So I started looking into other documentaries. I remember I was on break eating something that had a little bit of beef in it, I had one bite and felt sick I couldn't eat anymore. I haven't had meat since :)
Hi everyone, I'm a new vegetarian, soon to be vegan. A few weeks ago I was surfing the web checking out diet sites. I came across PETA's site and watched Paul McCartney's video about slaughterhouses. I was horrified and shocked. Here I was a member of the Humane Society and a volunteer at the local SPCA and I was contributing to such torture of these beautiful creatures. I was so overwhelmed with guilt. That was the moment I knew what I had to do. It has been three weeks tomorrow. It has been so easy for me that I wonder why I didn't do it earlier. I have been checking out dairy farming to push me into being vegan. I have read many of your posts and I am happy to be a part of this wonderful community.
I started 16 years ago when I was 16. Mostly for my own "selfish" reasons, that is my inner and outer wellbeing. Doing it for the animal reason is a great thing! But it's important to remember that we need a lot of info to stay healthy. You are in a much easier position than I was 16 years ago in Poland. No internet, not much information about being vegetarian at all! I was reading medical books my dad was bringing me from hospital :-)