In about two months, I will be sixty years old. The last several years, I began to think about the fact that meat is murder, and that compassionate people could only continue to consume it if they saw it as a product minus the reality.
So, about two years ago I eliminated mammal meat, and then I said good-bye to bird meat, and a few weeks ago I stopped eating seafood. Even eating a tiny shrimp is participating in murder.
At this point I'm struggling with the idea of eating dairy products and free-range eggs. Dairy and eggs might not be the bodies of animals, but animals are killed in the process of providing dairy and eggs for public consumption. Time will tell, but I think I may end becoming a vegan.
A few years ago, that idea would have seemed ridiculous.
Am I the only relatively old person following this path? Are most of you in your 20's or 30's?