I first became a vegetarian when I was 15 (I'm 17 now) on March 1st. Primary reasons were I was influenced by PETA's campaigns (I no longer am a "member" of PETA), my love for animals, health reasons, and disinterest in meat. Before I had even discovered PETA, I was already interested in vegetarianism. I found it hypocritical to be an 'animal lover' if farm animals were not included. Then in order to put this vegetarianism into work, I researched why a meat-free diet was beneficial and how animals were treated inside factory farms. That was how I found PETA, so without hesitation I gave up meat.
Then I went toward a vegan diet
a few months a later. I thought it was going to be hard, but it turned out there were many products that were dairy-free. (I thank Whole Foods). I was never a fan of milk or cheese because I was slightly lactose intolerant anyway. Also I have hated milk since I was a child, so soy milk was an excellent delicious substitute for me. I do occasionally miss eggs, but eek. Too much cholesterol.
I guess I've been a vegan for almost 3 years. I am currently still a vegan because
1) I despise the treatment of farm animals in factory farms (non-free range/non-organic methods)
2) Healthy reasons. I can eat A LOT and not worry about my weight.
3) I feel "cleaner" and physically stronger wooo!!!
5) No longer interested in meat.
6) Hate dairy foods.
I'm not against those on an omnivore diet. I believe in hunting for SURVIVAL reasons because it's natural. We see leopards (predators) VS deer (prey). However, I'm against hunting as a sport. What-a-waste-of-life. Life is not easy to give birth too. It even hurts for a pregnant deer like how pregnant humans give birth. Those prey should be saved FOR the "real predators" that are starving drastically. I mean seriously. Humans are not going to be endangered anytime. Anyway, I also believe if you can't watch the animal die, you don't deserve to eat meat. That's the end of my little philosophy.