Hello, I'm new at being a Vegetarian. I've been practicing this way of life now for about 6 months. I decided to become Vegetarian because I am an animal lover. It really hit me when my husband, who is a hunter, killed a deer, and I saw it dead in the back of his truck. Then, we drove to his parent's house, with it still in the back of the truck. His brother and father took the deer into the basement and I heard them ripping it apart and sawing off it's limbs and skinning it. Then, a few days later, the finished product entered my freezer. (ground meat, deer sausage, deer steak). The experience absolutely disgusted me, and bothered me severely. I will never, ever forget it. That experience changed my desire for eating meat completely. I have no desire to eat meat at all anymore. I am very happy being a vegetarian. However, when people ask me "WHY", I just say, "To save the animals." And they look at me like I'm strange or something. Some say, "Even if you don't eat meat, other people do, so you won't be saving the animals. You're just choosing not to eat it. You not eating meat won't stop people from killing them." I don't know what to say! I'd like to come up with a better answer without going into detail. And, I want my answer to include something about saving animals, because that is the main reason why I've adapted this way of eating. Some people just say, "Oh you've become vegetarian because you don't want to get fat." That's not it at all. For me, it's all about the animals. Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear them. THANKS!