Becoming a vegetarian

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Becoming a vegetarian

Basically, I need some advice. Yesterday, my best friend told me that she was becoming a vegetarian. And I told her that I have always wanted to become a vegetarian, because, I have! So I told her that I was gonna join her!
I have always been really big on animals rights and welfare. Forests all over the world are brought down just to create more space for animals to be put, so they can be slaughtered for food or clothes. Calves are separated from their mothers just so they can be killed for their meat. Animals such as pigs, birds, sheep and cattle are kept in intensive conditions which are windowless, large, crowded sheds or pens where there is no bedding or room to move, so they go under extreme stress and disease. Even though many people do not think of it, fish are also reared intensively on 'fish farms', where they also have to go under stress and illness. This is all just so we can eat their meat or wear their skin. I am really, really passionate about this, and so I really want to become a vegetarian!
So, I told my parents that I wanted to become a vegetarian, but they just said no, and kinda laughed at it. I don't really know how to tell them why I want to do this. So, since you guys are so good at giving advice, I hoped that you guys could give me advice on how to persuade my parents to let me become a vegetarian! I would really help, cause I really want to do this!

See ya kiddiewinks!

-Static