My step dad is a vegetarian. He has always been one. A complete straight-edge all around, and always has been. His argument for being a vegetarian is that “he doesn’t like to know animals were killed in order to feed him”.
Some questions I ponder: If he doesn’t want eat animals simply because he knows they were killed for it, why does he eat fish? Is this a commonality of all vegetarians? Should there become a shortage in fish, would he no longer eat them? Or are fish simply less important because they live in the ocean, and not on land?
So what’s the reasoning behind a vegetarian’s decision to eat oceanic creatures, but not land animals?