yeah, I HATE PETA. my best friend in high school was a vegetarian for the same reasons you are and she felt PETA was the worst thing to happen to the animal rights movement, lol. she was the best kind of vegetarian, too - you could eat meat right in front of her and she couldn't care less; she never lectured anyone for eating meat unless they started it by ranting at her about how stupid it was to be a vegetarian, in which case she'd unleash on them in a hilarious fashion until they finally shut the hell up. to her, eating or not eating meat was a personal choice - it wasn't her place to tell someone else they shouldn't eat it and it wasn't theirs to tell her she should (which I fully agree with - people should be allowed to make their own dietary decisions without any busy-bodies lecturing!). she was also the easiest person in the world to pick a restaurant with because as long as they had something to eat that involved bread and cheese, she was happy... and pretty much EVERY restaurant has a grilled cheese sammich on the kids menu .