Once you read about the meat and dairy industry and the things they do, it is hard to keep supporting them. I didn't want to partake in the killing of animals or spend my money on the whole system... I think the way I eat should be commonplace. I treat it that way. There is no need to be overly proud of it. It would be like proclaiming: "I didn't cheat on my wife!" Well, of course, you are not supposed to be doing that. You shouldn't be eating meat, either."