Many non-vegetarians always wonder what drives people to actually give up meat. Different people have different reasons for taking the plunge. Here are some of the most common reasons why people become vegetarians:
- Food Safety – Thousands of people in the United States alone die in food related accidents or tragedies. One of the most common causes is wrong preparation of food, which promoted contamination with the deadly e-coli virus. There are also the scares brought about diseases that are both fatal to the animal and to human. Examples of these are bird flu, foot and mouth disease and red tide. There are also a high number of poisoning from eating bad meat.