This may sound rather harsh, but it's our belief that people who claim to love animals--and yet eat them--are just hypocrites. The reality of it is this: If you're eating meat, you are culpable in the mistreatment, torture, and killing of helpless animals. Don't kid yourself by saying, "well...I love animals...but I still eat meat." That's a load of crap. Anyone who truly cares about animal welfare should follow this vegetarian/vegan design's message: "Be kind to animals. Don't eat them."