I wasn't always a vegetarian. I had been around a lot of vegans/vegetarians and had heard the militant, angry ramblings and it really turned me off! I felt so overwhelmed with all the rules and no appreciation for the attempt to save animals' lives that I just said oh well!Thanks for commenting, Jams, and thanks to your friend K, wherever or whoever you are, for knowing that sometimes speaking softly is better than carrying a big stick.
Then, I met K. She politely and quietly told me she was a vegetarian and didn't preach at me. She explained to me that she did eat eggs and milk but tried to be as cruel-free as possible with that. She told me how one person cutting out meat could save up to 50 animals' lives in a year! This so inspired me to do better and I have been a vegetarian ever since.
Please support those who are intrigued by vegetarianism! Every person who sacrifices even one meal is helping the cause! Don't be so stuck on the "titles" but the fact that a precious, innocent life can be saved!