Mostly-vegetarian here. Exploitation and limitless industry cause me unease, but that does not make me susceptible to your silly proselytizing. Local butchers, dairy farmers, and hunters who hunt for purposes of sustenance are neither cruel nor abusive. The viability of a vegetarian diet is very “first world”, and a vegan diet is strictly borne of privilege. The multivitamins we can acquire in the first world are not so easily attainable in countries that consist largely of smaller villages. Even in the United States, high protein alternatives such as seitan are very expensive. Removing dairy from one’s diet would diminish a person’s options of acquiring whole proteins to a predominantly bean diet, and what to do if that person has an allergy? A family that slaughters one cow will be fed for a year (source). Excessive slaughtering of animals occurs when not all the parts are used, and large business always yields waste due to the structuring of our economic system (“damaging out” articles that might have flaws in their packaging but are otherwise in selling condition/damaging out ends of meat cuts that don’t appear as aesthetic but are perfectly edible). Do not vilify those who cannot, due to either dietary requirements or economic status, follow a strict vegan diet. Check your fucking privilege.