There are many moments in our lives that we’ll always remember: our first kiss; graduating high school; and stepping on the scale for the first time after losing that extra, stubborn weight. But what about the moment we kicked the meat-bucket to the curb? Maybe your switcheroo to the Veg Side was a gradual process, but for most of us, there was a precise moment — a flash, an epiphany, or a nanosecond of clarity — when we reflected on your eating choices, and decided it was time for you to give up the beefy ghost.
We asked around to find out what made a few real vegetarians say made them say “au revoir” to ribs, “adios” to eggs, “sayonara” to salmon, and “peace out” to pork. Here’s some of the reasons why our readers decided they no longer wanted to be makin’ bacon: