We are all trying to do our best to live ethical and peaceful lives. And I really value that you love peace!!!
However, our cultural indoctrintion since we were children, has made us lose the understanding of why it is wrong to take another sentient being's life for a taste experience.
If you understood the connection between us inflicting suffering, death, injustices and war against the other non-human animals, also causes war, injustices, and suffering among human animals, you wouldn't eat animal products - since you would understand that it goes against your moral understanding of what is right and wrong.
Cows, dogs, chickens, and other animals they all value their lifes as much as we do.
I have written this before, but I am not sure whether you read it or not:
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 . It is a really transformative book!
We need to extend our love and compassion to everyone. Everyone wants to live. If we hurt another being, we hurt ourselves. In order to kill someone, we have to violate this individual's love and wants, we have to crush hopes, destroy a family and friend relationships; We have to sacrifice part of our inner love and compassion; we have to say to ourselves that 'I don't care' in order to take someone's purpose and life. And this has destroyed us, destroyed our society. The reason why people inflict violence and suffering upon others is the lack of empathy and love to others. If we instead would reinforce love and empathy at each meal by living a vegan lifestyle, instead of destroying parts of our love and empathy at each meal by hurting and killing someone for 'convenience' or taste, we would surely attain world peace. As long as we sow violence and wars, our culture will be inflicted with violence, wars and injustice.
Have a wonderful day!! :)