Not only meat, but milk and other animal products hurts you, other people and other animals.
Milk industry is making cows pregnant against their will each year, and they let the cows live a life that is not the life of freedom that all animals deserve to live. They are using animals. The cow milk belongs to their calves. Calves needs their calcium and should not be drained of her calcium by humans. The calves needs and have the right to their mother – whom milk industry is talking from them when they are small babies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcQ6yBEE5N0&feature=player_embedded
The milk industry and other usage of animals (also breeding of dogs and other animals) are splitting families. Read more in this article about the slavery that the animals get to live in because of that our society looks upon them and treats them as “property” and sees it as a morally right thing to do to steal their milk and using other animals in any other way. It is compromising animal rights, health and well-being, including what they do both on “no-kill” diary farms and other diary farms, that are the root to all animal abuse in the world:
Milk is causing humans a vast amount of health problems, including osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer:
Furthermore, the milk industry and other animal industry, has a vast environmental impact and is causing poverty, starvation, a vast amount of greenhouse-gases and subsequent deaths by droughts and floods because of climate change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fws0f9s4Bas&feature=em-uploademail
Please all persons reading this, be vegan. It is a very easy decision (see www.vegankit.com ) to not live a life that is oppressing other sentient and feeling beings. I became this autumn and I am doing much better both physically, emotionally and spiritually – not to be a part of oppressing other sentient beings. It is a very easy choice to stop being a part of the suffering and death that our fellow precious animals are going through.