Think about it...
Animals are sentient beings with hearts, lungs, brains - dreams. Cows and Pigs and Chickens are all capable of giving and receiving love. We suffer when we torture our sibling species. We kill our own humanity when we consume them. We cannot allow craving, desire, and greed to control our consciousness.
Being a vegetarian or a vegan does not limit a person's diet. In fact, being an herbivore puts one in rank with some of the most conscious beings on this Earth - the elephants, gorillas, manatees, and horses. Vegans consume the most highly evolved creatures on this planet. Plants contain the spirit of Gaia; imbedded in the folds of sublime micronutrients. We are eating, absorbing, and fueled by nature's consciousness.
And you know what they say: You are what you eat.