June 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM ET
A growing number of former vegetarians are jumping ship and turning to eating meat -- but seeking out "ethical" options to do so. As a result, environmentally conscious meat-eaters are getting more acceptance in the activitist communities that once spurned them. One former veg we talked to told us that he's even converted to being an "ethical butcher." Read the story and share your take. Have you tried going meat-free? What were your reasons, and did you end up going back?