Kudos to you. I am from a veg family so just grew up with it, and I have bags of respect for anyone who has grown up eating meat and then chosen to make the switch themselves.Originally Posted by nomad888
A developing sense of empathy eventually lead me to apply to animals the same rules of engagement I had to follow in the Army, at which point there really was no other logical choice in my opinion. I kill only out of necessity, not for pleasure, and if meat is not a dietary necessity then that's what it boils down to. I can't come up with any rationalization for eating meat other than "because it tastes good," and if something has to suffer and/or die in order for me to have it then that reason isn't good enough.