I’m a vegetarian for primarily health-related reasons: I simply feel better on this diet.
I’ve always been an animal lover, and issues surrounding animal rights have always been near and dear to my heart. To be fair, it should be mentioned that Disrupt & early Napalm Death are mainly responsible for my interest in the extreme facets of the sub-culture. Over the years, a piqued interest evolved into a full-blown desire to make a serious change, as my overall health was in a state of decline. My options were limited as to what kind of lifestyle changes I had the option to make. Ultimately, eliminating meat did the trick, and I’m happy to be say it stuck.
As of this writing, I have been on a completely meatless diet for over 18 months, with no signs of stopping.