I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian and have been one for about 16 years. I decided to stop eating meat for moral reasons. I first stopped eating chicken after I saw a show on 20/20 about chicken farms. About a week later I cut out ALL meat and any meat products. It was not hard to do at all and I do not miss it by any means. I think because I do it for moral issue's, it made it extremly easy for me. I do consider myself a "true vegetarian" eventhough I will eat stuff with cheese. However, I do not consider people who refrain from eating red meat but will still eat seafood, a vegetarian, to me that is not a vegetarian. I will not wear leather, suade, etc. If I know a certain product is tested on animals then I will not use that product. I will not cook meat either, if DH wants any he has to cook it for himself!!
Now a days there is a lot more food to choose to from if you become a vegetarian. There is everything from "fake" bacon, sausage all the way down to "fake" corndogs etcs!!!! Unfortunatly these items are usually a lot more expensive than the "real" things but in my opinion it's well worth it knowing I am not eating an animal!!!!
Carrie proud mommy to..
Alexis ~ (skin kid) 11/28/05
Chance ~ 12/20/96 to 6/8/06
Maddie ~ (deaf), DOB 2/6/02