Vegetarian by Personal Conviction
A Few Reasons for Becoming Vegetarian
Many people become vegetarians because of religious or ethical convictions that prohibit the killing of animals. Some simply don’t think it’s cool to kill and believe we are meant to be stewards and caretakers of the earth and its inhabitants. These people do not wish to support practices that inflict harm or suffering on any creature who has the capacity to feel pain.
The small family farm where husbandry practices engendered a certain respect for animals used for food is becoming a thing of the past. Today, most of the world’s meat, dairy, and egg production occurs on massive factory farms owned by agribusiness conglomerates. Farming has become big business, and profits dictate how the animals are treated – which means they’re often kept and transported in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.