Heith wrote:To me the taste of meat has lot its charm years ago. I never really liked it very much if I recall correctly. It was just something one got used to eating as a kid.
As a child I thought that I liked meat. But when I stopped eating it, it came to me that actually I had always liked those delicious creamy sauces that accompany it much more. Not once during these years I have looked back or craved for meat.
One other thing, for there's a chance this might help someone: As a child, I also suffered from stomach aches quite often. Those problems stopped when I stopped eating meat. It seems there are different body types, & they have different needs. (Something that the Indian culture has known at least since the Vedic times...)
Heith wrote:As to leather (which sides the topic), I do wear leather hiking shoes for example.
I too use leather products. Even some of my books have been bound into animal leather. (Although I had to turn down the idea of binding one edition into virgin vellum; my personal code might not be easy to grasp since it's not totalitarian, but it's there.)