I try to be as vegetarian as possible not because i think its more healthy, or because i don't like meat. I do like it very much. I don't think its is necessarily more healthy.
I quit eating meat most of the time because i don't like the way animals are treated on most farms. If I was going to choose to eat meat for moral reasons, i would eat beef and lamb here but not pork or chicken unless it raised on a free range farm. Meanwhile here in Australia most sheep and cattle are raised out in the fields. However there's still plenty of cruelty in their lives. Such being shipped in awful conditions to foreign countries where they can be subjected to the most obscene cruelty if they survive the trip. Of course there is cruelty here in our own abattoirs and on farms but not everywhere. But basic cruelty is part of an farm animals life. Branding, docking of tales, shearing, mulesing, and so on. Its a hard life being a farm animal. Fish live most of their lives in freedom, so long as its not farmed. I think the salmon i eat is farmed in the sea. That's probably not as bad as being farmed in a tank. I avoid seafood from asian countries though i am not sure their conditions are worse than ours. Here i try to avoid fish farmed fish as much as possible. I got my own chickens and ducks for my own eggs but my chickens ended up being eaten by snakes. I haven't got anymore. The ducks can fight off the snakes and they have done well but i don't really like their eggs so much. I only eat chicken about once a year and then i buy a free range chicken. I try to buy free range eggs.
I am not happy about the way dairy cows are treated but i can't go without milk. I wanted my own goat but was voted down by others who live here. The neighbour currently has a goat and kid. They are so sweet but they live all day in a smallish pen. When i have animals, i try to let them free range as much as possible. I'd put my goat on a peg and move it around the property if i had one. My ducks go where they like. I still feel bad about stealing their eggs but if i let them hatch, i would have to kill them. Mostly they are males. Its not possible to find homes for them all.
Its a shame that people don't know or care more about the cruelty animals are subjected to on a daily basis throughout their lives. But that's human nature to turn a blind to what conflicts with our own interests and desires.