Yep, ponyboy is right. I am sure that PETA was originally started by people like us who just wanted to see all animals get a fair shake at life without being terrorized or abused (though I may be wrong and they have always been just a fear mongering cult). I eat meat. I love meat. I can't quite go so far as SR and eat my steak rare, though. Medium rare is more my taste; still red but doesn't have that raw meat texture *bleh* LOL.
I, like most everybody else, have no problem with people who choose to be vegetarians for whatever reason. If you don't like meat? That's fine, I don't like squash. Everyone has their own personal tastes. You don't like the idea of eating something that had a face? That's fine too, that's your own personal belief and I have no right to judge you based on that. When it comes to the fanatics, though, their arguments are simply laughable. Live a death free lifestyle? HA! How many rabbits, snakes, mice, deer, or any other little furry wild creature have you hit and killed with your car? Do you kill the black widow spider in the corner of your living room or do you leave her be in the hope that she won't bite your child while they are watching TV? Do you ever step on a bug on purpose? Have you ever bought a can of raid and actually used it? Do you call the local animal control if you have a rabid coyote stalking your house?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then guess what? You are a murderer just like the rest of humanity. We are predators and worse than that, we force our environment to adapt to us, unlike the rest of the animal kingdom who adapt to their environment. Every day we live and every move we make affects millions of animals, killing many of them.