My reasons:Let's face the truth. For as long as I can remember, I LOVE animals. Ironically, I was scared of puppies and some medium size dogs as a toddler. As I got older however, the fear went away and I became fascinated and attached with all animals, domestic and wild.
I had thought of becoming a vegetarian sometime around high school. I was those type of people who would say, "I really love animals, but I really love burgers and tacos too." Yeah, I was one of t h o s e people. I had seen the slaughter house and animal abuse videos countless of times. Thinking back to this I feel like I was so cold hearted. :(
But when I turned 16, I saw one video that just turned everything around. The video was about the usual slaughter house/ animal abuse, but something about that video, or that day just made me change my mind about eating meat again. I cried when I saw this video, and that day I quit meat, cold turkey.
I never thought about my health when I chose to live this new lifestyle. As time went by though, I began to look after my health and make sure I remained healthy.
Many vegetarians and vegans have their own reasons on why they chose this lifestyle, but is there really a correct reason? Health, animal cruelty, allergies, likes and dislikes, who are we to say which is the best reason? I believe that doing this for the animals and our environment (as corny as that may sound) is a great reason to be vegetarian/ vegan.
What are your reasons, and do you believe that some reasons are better than others?