I've been strict vegetarian, on and off vegan for around 5 years and have now gone completely vegan.
I was on and off vegetarian from the age of 10. But I found it hard when always being pressured to eat meat by the people around me.
What helped me make the decision to go vegan was watching various documentaries about factory farming and seeing how animals are treated.
I think people should be educated and shown the footage of what happens on factory farms.
99% of people I know don’t think the dairy industry is cruel. They don’t know what happens to male chicks, for example. They just assume the animals are living in okay conditions and are not being killed, so that’s alright.
I love animals and I don’t want to take part in their suffering by using these products.