Just for the record, I eat meat so answering that you also eat meat in this poll WILL NOT affect my opinion of you or anything like that. This isn't to create tensions or fighting of any sort, I'm just curious about the choices people make when it comes to being (or not being) a vegetarian/vegan/other and what has influenced those decisions.
There ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS. I'm not judging you and I'm not saying that any of the choices are better than the other, because people ARE free to make up their own minds.
Please keep that in mind before you lecture me about eating meat. I'm willing to learn and be exposed to new information and find things that challenge my way of thinking, but I am NOT willing to be preached at (and yes, there is a difference).
And if you want to look down on me for eating meat or for not being "compassionate", then you can take me off your friends list now (I would hope that the people I have on my friends list are more openminded, however, and more accepting of people's different choices).
(Sorry to sound defensive. I figured I'd just address any possible problems before they arose... I know that this can sometimes be a touchy subject at times.)
What has influenced your choice of diet? - ie: animal compassion, concern for environment/resouces, religion/spirital beliefs, the way you were brought up ETC
Can you recommend some good, informative websites on this topic that you like?
I thought I had other questions to ask too, but I can't think of them, so um, I guess if there is anything else you'd like to say, comments are good ;)
(PS: It was the strangest thing, I was thinking of this all the way to work this morning in my car, and I always keep zines on the passenger seat to read at stoplights - yeah, I know that's dodgy - ANYWAY, I had just put some new ones there this morning from my box of unread zines, and I picked up 1 I hadn't looked through and the page I turned to was RIGHT in the middle of her section about vegetarianism. It was such a strange coincidence, especially as it was just a regular perzine with topics all over the place. Anyway, I thought that was kinda neat, if not a little freaky. /end random thought)