My name is dani short for danielle and I have been a vegetarian for 2 weeks and I love it. I started because I saw how the animals were being miss treated and abused in factory farms and in laboratories. I live with a family of meat eaters and they do not understand why I became vegetarian. They know what happens behind the curtains but they still want to eat meat. I love to cook so I try to whip up meals for them vegetarian style without them knowing (sometimes). I don't have any veg friends to talk to about veg stuff, etc. So I hope I can talk to somebody here.