When I first reduced the animal products in my diet, I did it because I thought it would be healthier.
But as I began to practice a mostly vegan diet, it became a more ethical issue. I became deeply aware of the sacrifice that goes into every egg, piece of cheese, or steak dinner that is produced.
I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad. I still eat animal products in small amounts.
But when I do, I like to take a moment to acknowledge the sacrifice that makes my meals possible, and send some gratitude into the world.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated."