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By Alice Neville writing for The Spinoff

People often presume that because I don’t eat meat, the thought of others eating it must horrify me. Anything from munching a ham sandwich in my presence to simply mentioning the nice steak they had for dinner last night is swiftly followed by embarrassed apologies.

I reassure them that it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I don’t eat meat (I do eat fish, so really I’m a pescatarian, but that didn’t sound as good in the headline), but it’s not due to any great ethical conviction or because it grosses me out. I can’t offer a simple for it because I genuinely don’t have one – I just don’t fancy eating meat, so I never really have.

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