Anyways, I'm not going mental, but I thought this pretty well summed up why I went vegetarian and then vegan, less than a year later.
Basically, one boring afternoon, I was stumbling around looking for something totally unrelated on google and somehow ended up on the PETA KFC video* that Pam Anderson narrates. I watched it. I almost puked. I couldn't think about anything else for the rest of the day, I had an awful pit in my stomach.
So I went home and watched all the Meet your Meat videos* on PETA's site and fairly soon I was in floods of tears. I always knew eating meat was wrong, I just didn't want to think about it. But once you see it like that, in all it's horror! Well I just couldn't go back and I went vegetarian then & there.
Giving up dairy happened less than a year later. I started to reduce my dairy intake in the hope of lessening the eczema patches that were on the back of my neck and within a couple of weeks, they were almost gone. Then the more I looked into it and saw what a horrible life dairy cows had, I knew it was time to give that up too. And then there's eggs, horrible life and death of chickens.... no no no, I don't want to be involved in that!
I don't find veganism difficult, I never really did, frustrating at times yes, but not enough to give it up. If I ever did though, I would go back and watch those videos!!
So here I am almost 8 years later, regretting nothing about my decisions, except that I wish I'd done it sooner.
*I decided not to link to the videos. Most of the people reading this are likely going to be other vegans, as it's Vegan MoFo and all. I don't wanna see them again and I'm sure my fellow vegans don't either.
Here's a link to some C&C instead! :)