According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics A plant based (vegan) diet is appropriate for all stages of human life, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes. Furthermore, animal product consumption causes the deadliest diseases known to humans including coronary artery disease, stroke and diabetes, with CAD alone resulting in over 700,000 U.S. deaths per year.This means, ethically speaking that animal product consumption is unnecessary. In a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology it was found that 50% of participants with even “normal” cholesterol levels had atherosclerosis. It is important to note that dietary cholesterol can only obtained through consuming animal products. So the 70 billion farmed animals that are exploited and killed per year are killed needlessly out of pleasure, rather than sustenance. Killing animals for food is an act of unnecessary violence driven by sadistic pleasure. What would you do if you saw a stranger beating a puppy for fun? Would you intervene? Call the police? Now how can you stand up for some animals while you also mutilate, enslave and kill other animals merely for taste pleasure? How much do you have to hate an animal to kill them and cause them to suffer even at the expense of your own health?