I am from Scotland and have been vegetarian for 15 years, seems like a great online community you have got here, anyway just wanted to say hello!
also, wondered why everyone is vegetarian? for me i guess it is moral reasons, i feel that it is wrong, and in this day and age there is no need but i know everyone has different views on this, some people do it for health etc, would be nice to know different reasons and to say hello to all
I'm new to the boards myself and new to being a vegetarian but I'll go ahead and answer your question. I have many reasons for becoming vegetarian, one is the reason that you already mentioned. We slaughter more animals then needed and in horrific inhuman ways when we don't need to, its senseless killing in my opinion. There are also many health benefits to being a vegetarian and in the past few weeks I've been surprised to discover that compared to some veggie meals meat is rather bland. I've enjoyed my foods more because I can actually taste whats in there with out the meat taking away from it all.