Why I am a vegetarian



People sometimes ask me why I’m a vegetarian, and even though there is a wide variety of reason, my main reason is simple ethics, followed by health reasons, which, as it turns out, are actually connected with each other (and they both tie in with an environmental dimension, too). You might have heard of The Biggest Beef Recall Ever (if you live in the US and eat meat, it’s quite likely you have actually eaten this meat), triggered by this video, taken by the Humane Society of the United States, which had picked a meat processing plant (a sickening word in itself, given what this actually means) at random. If you haven’t seen the video, note that it is extremely graphic and disturbing.

Update: A long and good article about this on Salon.com