I'm considering going vegetarian. I don't really like the taste of meat very much, and I realize that the animals go through a lot of pain before reaching our table. I don't really have a HUGE problem with animals dying, they don't have very much happiness to live for, they have happiness, but not as much as people. However, I hate the pain they go through. I once read this Roald Dahl anecdote about a boy that grew up on a farm being raised by his grandma, but him and his grandma were vegetarians. When his grandma died, he went to a big city and tried pork, not knowing what it was. He loved it, and asked the cook about it. The cook said that it was either pig or human, it was hard to tell these days, and the boy was fascinated. He thought that his grandma was just vegetarian because of taste. So he went to the meat factory to take a tour, and he sees pigs get cuffs slipped around their ankles then pulled straight up. He hears the cracking of bones. The tour guide then slips a cuff onto the boy's ankle, the boy gets pulled up, and a guy slits his throat. I don't eat pork, bacon, ham, sausage, hot dogs, lamb, or chicken. I still eat turkey sandwiches and beef(only very well done) every once in a while.
I have a question: Do you vegetarians still eat things like ramen, which has beef flavoring in them?(Although, oriental flavor is vegetarian.)