Vegetarianism goes along with the yogic tradition of practicing Ahimsa, the non-injury/non-harming of ourselves, our planet, or it's animals. It is important to know where your food comes from and how it ended up on your plate.
There are some great documentaries out there about eating a vegan/vegetarian diet, farm animals and what their lives are like, and the impact of our food choices and lifestyle have on our environment. Some of these videos include : Vegucated , Speciesism,Blackfish and Forks Over Knives. Here is a list of some of the great websites that I frequent for tips, recipes and info: