Mar 12th, 2007
I always appreciate when I am asked questions on why I became a vegetarian. People are very curious about this and their reactions can vary from support and understanding to being irritated and offended. Either way it goes, it’s always good for a conversation and I love to talk about it! The author of this article from the York Press in the UK shares her views (and other information) on being a vegetarian. Feel free to share your views or questions in the comments or forums.
It’s not always easy being a vegetarian.
Tell people you don’t eat meat and you will be greeted with a look of puzzlement or even disgust. "Why would you want to do that?" they will say, as if they have never heard of anything so ridiculous.
My answers are probably similar to those supplied by most of the estimated three million vegetarians in the UK: I don’t want animals to be killed on my behalf. Also, eating the remains of a dead animal is something that, gastronomically speaking, just holds no appeal.
Although there are still those who look askance at us, the number of vegetarians has almost doubled in the past decade, and we now account for up to six per cent of the UK adult population.
It is said to be the fastest-growing food trend in the country. The reasons are varied, but include environmental awareness and health concerns.
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