Dieting and excercise programs that are the most lucrative tend to also be the one's that offer quick solutions. That's not people taking responsibility for their health, it's people trying to take the easy way out. Making changes in lifestyle can be very challenging and people find it far easier to just keep everything as is. I watch my diet very carefully and I realize that my job lacks physical excercise, so I incorporate it into my life with various other activities. No matter what the social climate is, I have to look to myself when determining what to eat. I am certainly not so weak-minded that a simple commercial advertisement or the mere fact that food is available has become a driving factor in my dietary and/or lifestyle decision making. However, there is some merit to portions of your argument. People seemingly draw to crappy food like moths to a flame. Whether it's out of stupidity, instinct, or gluttony is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe a *medical offset* tax is in order on foods that are deemed unhealthy and/or excess to sufficient or normal diets? In any case, we seem to have jumped clear of the intended topic and my point still stands that as long as our society continues to use cruel methods to contain and slaughter animals in order to continue such a disgustingly morbid diet, then we are cleary doing wrong. Animals shouldn't and don't enjoy the same rights that we do, but that doesn't mean that we should so carelessly and brutally discard their lives as if they were inanimate objects. Animals should have rights.