Animals Deserved Better
I went vegan because I believed that animals deserved better treatment.
...And they still do. I've been vegetarian since I was 19, and I'm 36 now. I met a vegan a few weeks ago, and that just gave me the push I needed. I watched a few videos on how dairy cows are treated and what happens to their calves. I was eating eggs too, which I won't after seeing the videos of the chickens stuffed into cages. :(
It's only been a couple of weeks for me, so I'm just starting to find my way around. I've found that soy lattes are yummy (yay! I love lattes) and I'm looking forward to getting even more adventurous with trying and cooking different foods. Editor's Note:
Congratulations on making a big step towards health and happiness with the world around you. That's a very similar story to mine... I think a lot of people think that going vegetarian will help animals, and while it does, it still continues to hurt them in a variety of ways.
I think you'll find that the switch to veganism isn't nearly as hard as dropping all meat, and it's so rewarding. And, as an added benefit, when I stopped eating dairy and eggs, I lost about 10 pounds of stubborn extra weight. Score!