I am 22 years old, and have been vegetarian for 4 years now. I was vegetarian off and on from about age 13 until then, but had some problems with cravings, and parental concerns about health, hence the off bit of those years.
Anyway, I am new to these boards; I actually stumbled upon them trying to see if their were any other pro-hunting vegetarians like myself. I always get so made at meat eaters who condemn hunting, and I was sort of looking for people to share my anger lol. Any other contradictions like me haha?
And for the people that are confused, I'm pro-hunting in the sense that I support people eating the meat they hunted rather than the stuff bought from a regular grocery store. I assume everybody knows how DEPLORABLY animals bred for meat are generally treated- from birth until death. So obviously it's infinitely better to eat an animal that has lived a free happy life and hopefully had a quick death. If someone is going to eat meat anyway. Which I believe is a personal choice.
I'm also curious about which reasons others of you became veggie for? For me, it was loving animals, and not being able to/not wanting to forget that there used to be a living breathing, intelligent piggy in the bacon sizzling on the stove- much more horrifying than appealing. Also I found out what the meat industry does. So those were my reasons. What about you guys? Same ones, or different?