Well I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for your links. Will have to say that I don't think I'll ever be a true Vegan, more like a conscientious omnivore as someone coined the phrase in my readings. When watching the Inuit I don't get upset, even with all the blood. But when I watch the chicken farm you posted, the cruel exploitation, and miss treatment of them didn't set well. So I'll stop supporting such activities. When I read PETA, and other web sights, including for and against, I find that same political rumblings that tend to hinder real truth of the matter. When it came to diet, and toxins, one will say this, and another says that. It gets confusing as to what is true or not. That's what I hate about the political side of things, truth is often omitted, or covered up to maintain the view of politics. Whatever the truth may be I don't consider eating meat wrong, but do consider cruel exploitation to be, and act accordingly... no to cruel exploitation of animals.
Thanks for getting this post started. Think it will change some peoples views.
LS, you may want to look into probiotics.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotic