She was very concerned about my protein intake when I stopped eating meat and fish, so I thought some advice would put her mind at ease (and also help me. More research never hurts, right?)
It was the cruelty-free community and their stories/fact-sharing that led me to go vegetarian, so I hadn't really looked at what the Vegetarian Society had to offer. This was a mistake, because they have a whole range of free leaflets they can send to you about the environment, your, health, your diet, and animal welfare (or lack of it).
I found them really useful and informative (you can get them here!) so I thought I'd do a round-up of some of the facts I learnt.
A few parts of this post might be upsetting for some — no one likes thinking about abattoirs — but I think it's important to talk about the reality of the meat industry, especially now vegetarian life is a key topic here on Toasty.