Excellent article. I have a plant-based diet. My undergrad is in Ag Econ, and as a part of our degree, we had to tour meat-packing plants. I think if everyone had to do that tour, people would become vegans in short order. It is grotesque. It stinks — from burning the hair off of carcasses to cleaning out intestines to use for sausage casings, to blood and death and carnage in general. Add to that freezing cold temperatures and I thought working there would be like the third canto of hell. In the past, I’ve tried not to judge people for eating meat, but now I’m starting to get angry about it.