Both my wife and I are both ethical Vegans, We both find in disturbing how few people within the atheist community don't see the dietary indoctrination that surrounds us in the same way that they do Religious dogma. In some ways the two are often very related.....
Mark F, you give us a list of injustices, and tell us the world isn't fair. Does this mean that we, individually, should make no effort to be fair? Vegan Ape is talking about human behavior - our own actions. I take control of my actions, not yours, and not the world. But, progressive people in each generation work together for an idea of justice that includes a wider range of beneficiaries. Ending slavery gathered blacks into the fold, Woman's suffrage, women, and veganism brings the other animals into the group of those worthy of justice and fairness.