For me it took almost 28 years to wake up from the cultural indoctrination that it is okay to use and treat animals as “commodities” and to take their life for animal products and an experience of "taste", and as for most people, what other people wrote helped me to wake up.
Cats, dogs, cows, insects, humans. Our society wants to make a difference and then justify our use, abuse and killing for taste, pleasure or convenience, based on this difference.
However, we are all one, we are all consciousness, we all love, we all feel, we are. If we sow suffering, we reap suffering. We all have a purpose, to serve, to be a light, not to hurt or use (all animal products and the treatment of animals as commodities are hurting animals). I highly recommend World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, www.worldpeacediet.org
We should stop hurting our family. We should treat everyone with love, compassion and nonviolence, i.e. we should go vegan . We should treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. We shouldn’t kill and hurt animals for an experience of “taste”, since we don’t want to be hurt and killed for “taste”. More information at www.vegankit.com
We have no nutritional need at all for animal products: http://www.adelicatebalance.com.au/