It is the height
of irony that eating a diet based on animal foods, which are complicated, wasteful,
cruel, and expensive to produce, is seen as simple in our culture, and that
eating a vegan diet based on plant foods, which are simple, efficient,
inexpensive, and free of cruelty to produce, is seen as complicated and
difficult. Nevertheless, the truth is slowly coming to light, and the pressures
within the old paradigm are building as more of us refuse to see animals as
objects to be eaten or used for our purposes.