Ready, Veggie, Go!
A survey released by Swedish Glace shows that about one in 10 adults in the United Kingdom is either vegetarian or vegan, but almost the same proportion of people have tried vegetarianism or veganism and have gone back to eating meat.
In this survey, the main reasons for becoming vegetarian are identified as objections to the way animals are kept, treated and killed for food, or moral disapproval of the killing of animals. However, one-third of respondents are vegetarian to improve health and fitness, with allergies and intolerance contributing to the decision.
Those who have thought about becoming vegetarian, but have not, say they would miss chicken the most. Those who have actually tried vegetarianism, but returned to eating meat, say that the desire for steak or bacon was just too strong. 40% of vegetarians say they have no cravings for meat at all.