In terms of meat, most folks already grasp the basic issue: eating meat means choosing to kill animals, and some people decide not to support that.
What’s less obvious is how some other products are harming animals. Don’t chickens just lay eggs anyway? Don’t cows naturally make milk?
Sorry, but no. In fact, the life of a dairy cow is so inherently sad and painful that many people think the beef cows are the lucky ones, and that dairy is a much crueler food to eat than beef.
If you think that sounds totally bonkers (I did, until I learned more), keep reading to see why.