Thanks for all the replies guys.
I am used to eating vegan, I've been doing it with the missus for long enough.
There is so much animal free food available, even a lot of "normal" foods are vegan - like Hob-Nobs and Oreos
As for why, it's a conscience thing. I don't want to lecture people, I just no longer feel comfortable eating something when I know I couldn't kill and prepare it myself and although as a farmer's son I know that farmed animals can be well looked after and humanely dealt with things like industrial milk production are far from humane.
In reply to ajm, "What nutrition comes from meat that is impossible to source elsewhere?" There is none and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that plant sources are far better for the human body than animal. As for being unhealthy, there are plenty of vegan sportsmen and woman including body builders(!)
1990ish Dawes 'Bonded Aluminium', 1991 GT Karakoram, 1992 Kona Cindercone, 1993 KHS Montana Comp