Where I’m coming from I’m mostly vegetarian, and definitely not vegan. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) My vegetarianism is mostly a matter of taste preference — I’ve never enjoyed the taste of meat, right from early childhood. I only liked eating meat if it was processed to hide the texture, and put in plenty of sauce to hide the taste. Once I stopped living with my parents I figured I might as well find other things to put in sauce.
People tend to assume I’m vegetarian because of some deeply-held radical belief that meat is murder. I’ve even had some friends ask if it’s OK for them to eat meat in my presence. Well, I like mammals, and I don’t think they should be mistreated, and I don’t personally feel I should eat them; but the fact of the matter is, I’m vegetarian primarily for a much more mundane reason.