I come under ridicule a lot because I am openly vegan. Though I believe this lifestyle choice is reasonable and the morally right thing to do. Eating meat is natural for some species including humans mmkay I never believed it wasn't. The reasons I don't eat meat or buy dairy products or other animal products are; It supports animal torture and cruelty, if you think animal torture and cruelty are okay there is some thing seriously wrong with you. How would you feel if another creature did what we do to them to us, if they could. Locked in extremely tiny cages walking in your own piss and feces, beaten and mistreated often. Then one day they cut your throat and wait till you bleed to death. Or even cook you alive like they do to chickens in some factories. Skin you alive. They do this to the adults and children and babies. I often hear that me not eating meat or dairy products will not make a difference. I do not believe that is true. Even if each vegan or vegetarian only makes a tiny contribution the more and more of us their are the more likely we will achieve our goals. And a moral person will do what they believe is right no matter what. Like an analogy, if slavery was widely accepted I would be opposing it and trying to end it, no matter how how little difference I made. Because I would believe it was the right thing to do. Animals have emotions and can feel pain just like us, please don't post any of that they are lower than us so we can do what ever we like to them etc bullshit. At what intelligence point does a sentient being have rights? The products we try to avoid and are against are the ones that have unethical treatment to animals and cause animal suffering, not all of them are immoral of course.