Response to NG Vegetarian Community 2009-01-16 02:54:33
Hi guys. I recently stumbled onto this thread, and it's interesting to finally find some other "herbivores," so I thought I'd say hi. It'd be great if I could join your club.
I've been a vegetarian for about 11 years now... And a vegan for almost two years.
I was seven at the time I became a vegetarian. My dad told me about how he became a vegetarian, and I decided to do it too since he was doing it. My mom didn't like that, and I had to live in a house full of meat-eaters for about 9 years or so, haha.
Looking at it now, I could never eat meat. Just the very thought of eating meat gets me a little nauseous. I see meat and instantly make the connection that it used to be a living creature. I think while many people are aware that the meat they're eating was at one time alive, they don't make the full connection that that animal had the potential to love and be loved just like dogs, cats, etc. There's a disconnect there, because I'm sure it would be difficult for any dog lover to eat their dog.
Anyways, my dad and I are actually moving towards more raw food now, and I've been to a few raw food seminars in the past two years. Those things are fun. They're like modern-day hippy movements, without the drugs. lol