I'm not a strict vegetarian but I am married to someone who is; so when at home, I don't 'dine on animals'.
The only meat I miss is steak done really rare and running with blood - if it has stopped mooing, it's over-done! I get my fix occasionally when eating out alone, the rest of the time I can happily go without.
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured,
his glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
as makes the angels weep.
William Shakespeare (anticipating George W Bush?)