I am Nicci and have been a vegetarian for 11 years. *cheers* I stopped eating meat when I was 10 years old. I grew up on a Ranch in Oklahoma. My Stepdad castrated bulls, did branding, horse training, and raised cattle for meat. He hunted deer and kept the meat in the freezer. I couldn't eat meat any more. It was horrible. I always got in trouble for trying to rescue the animals. I was grounded half my teen years. Now I am still a vegetarian. I'm also a nurse ^^. I have two Ferrets (Teddy and Bandit) and a Bunny (Cupcake). Really they own me :P I'm the Crazy Ferret Lady of the neighborhood. I have dedicated my life to saving animals and sick people. It's what I do!