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When I was seven, I wanted to be a veterinarian.  My oldest brother was a high school rebel at that time, and he came home one day and told me he was a vegetarian.

“That’s what I want to be when I grow up,” I said.

“No no.  A vegetarian is a person who doesn’t eat meat,” he explained.  “Meat comes from animals.”

“Well, I love animals.  I’m a vegetarian too.”

That night I was four bites into a hamburger when my mom said, “Hey Anna, I thought you were a vegetarian now.”

I looked down at my partially eaten meal, realizing for the first time what I’d be giving up.  “I’ll start tomorrow,” I declared.

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