Destined to be a Vegetarian

By : Brit Anderson

I think I was always destined to be a vegetarian. From a young age, I did not like to eat meat. I was probably one of the few three year olds out there who said, "Why am I eating a dead animal?". I knew I didn't like the taste, so I tried to refuse eating it, but I also felt it was weird to eat the animal. I always loved animals, and never wanted to hurt them, so I didn't really like eating them either. I didn't know the meat industry was cruel at that age either, I thought it was weird to eat meat, of course. I always grew up believing the animals grew up happy on a nice big farm and when they got old and sick the farmer would kill them and give them to the store for meat. I didn't know any better at the time. I continued to not really know or think much about it, but love animals all the same until I was 16 years old. Then suddenly, as I was on facebook, I saw that a friend of mine had posted a video called "The Meat Video" and he wrote to watch it "if you have the balls to watch what you eat". I took the challenge and watched it, being the daring person I am. I watched the video, and by the end I was crying and shaking. I just couldn't believe anyone was that cruel to animals. I then swore I'd never eat meat again. It wasn't a hard transition for me, considering I didn't even like meat in the first place.

I looked up all the facts, learned about the nutrition facts, and how it's better for the world to be vegetarian than to eat meat. I'm 18 years old now and have been vegetarian for almost a year and a half. I've never struggled one day, and feel happier as one. I love to pet pigs, cows, sheep, chicken, and all animals. I feel no guilt towards them, knowing I do not eat them. I have written essays for my English class and Politics class about vegetarianism and why it's the better choice. Talked to anyone who'd listen, politely, and tell them the facts, I encourage people to adopt a more vegetarian lifestyle, letting them know it can be hard for some people, but that we should all do our best. That's what I'm doing. I love the taste of cheese and milk a lot. I'm trying to cut back on my dairy and egg consumption, with great difficulty. It's hard for me, but I'm trying as hard as I can to slowly transition myself into Veganism. Some people have trouble becoming a vegetarian, I didn't. But for me,veganism is the hard transition, but I'm trying to make the change as hard as I can. Hopefully, one day I will be able to make the change! That's my story folks :)

Here's a photo of me with Rooter, the micro mini pig at a farm for rescued animals I sometimes volunteer at.

"Inspirational Vegetarian Story"  Brit Anderson and Rooter, the micro mini pig

All life is equal, so we should treat it equal.
All living things have a soul, so respect their lives. Even the plants we eat. 
In the garden of Eden, where the world was perfect and the earth a paradise, all people were vegans.

PS. If every one of us inspired ONE person to go meatless imagine the difference we could make in ten years time. I am going to collect inspirational vegetarian/vegan stories to share with everyone. If you think your story will inspire others, please share with me by sending it to I will post your stories on this blog. I believe everyone has his/her own story, I think it must be great when we can share our stories and inspire others. Let’s make the world a better place. ~ Xiao Kang.


  1. Thumbs up to you. I went vegetarian at 16, it was an easy transition for me, too. My parents didn't like that idea but I resisted and never ate meat since that time. I also learned about dairy and egg industry but I thought it's difficult to eat vegan in my country. I finally became vegan one year ago (at 21). It was acfually without any problems and easier than I expected. I liked cheese very much but I only miss quattro formaggi pizza - nothing else. Good luck in your future to make that transition :).


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