I've always eaten a healthy, organic diet as health and fitness has always been important to me. Not really a frequent consumer of dairy and meat, in general. Occasionally, I've enjoyed dining at a nice restaurant that is known for its delicious steaks. I've recently been exposed to a few documentaries on the horrific dairy and cattle farming practices that are taking place in Canada and the US. We are talking some of the largest dairy farms in these countries. The animal abuse that has been going on is beyond comprehension, and I wept in shock watching these videos. Not to mention, our dairy and meat supplies have growth hormones, and are often diseased, as many of these farm animals are not receiving regular medical attention. Most of the animals on these farms haven't seen daylight or touched a blade a grass ....ever. It is like I woke up out of a coma and have just been introduced to the horrors of unbridled capitalism. So, I think I'm going to take the vegan plunge - I can't in good faith buy products that have anything to do with animal abuse, and contaminated, inhumane food processing. Some things to think about: http://freefromharm.org/dairyfacts/ http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/sows-at-the-stockyard/ I won't post the videos I've viewed here as they are horribly graphic but you can google those yourself, when you have time to view. I never quite understood the moral factor behind veganism. But, my many vegan friends have helped me see the light, and I'm going to make this my new eating lifestyle. If you wish to consume dairy and meat products, please just make sure that the company supplying the food, practices humane and ethical practices when it comes to their treatment of animals. What are your thoughts about the morality behind veganism/vegetarianism?