OK, one last post for today. My wife sent me this quote that I really liked, and thought I'd post it here for posterity's sake:
"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives." - Dean Ornish, MD
I've been a vegetarian since February 1999, though I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with fish (currently I do eat seafood, though for years I did not). I don't preach my beliefs on this subject to others, nor do I judge anybody else for what they choose to eat. What you put in your body is as personal a choice as religion. I do, however, believe that society would greatly benefit if even a small portion of us shifted to an all-vegetarian diet. The environmental and health benefits alone would be staggering.