Hello all. I have just made the decision to become a vegetarian so this is basically my first day. I made the decision after seeing an informational program that ran late last night on a public access channel where I live. It was about factory farms and so on. After watching it I went to some of the websites listed at the end and continued to surf well beyond those. What I found was very disturbing and kept me up most of the night. It brought me to a profound realization. In my experience once youve come to a moment such as this, theres no turning back. I dont know I how I can bring myself to eat meat again. I have been such an animal lover all my life (not just birds as my nic/handle may imply) but Ive also been a huge hypocrite. This is something I abhor in other people and am quick to point out when I see it but I was guilty as charged. There is no point in remorse or regret. Im just looking forward to a life with out animal flesh in my diet. I found my way here because although intelligent, I am naive about vegetarianism. There is much to learn and I look forward to interacting with the members of this forum.