I'll try. My position is basically this: I do not believe it is necessary for us to kill other sentient beings to be healthy. Thus any non-human animal that died for my diet died unnecessarily (in principle, I understand the argument that "It is dead already, you didn't kill it etc"). Furthermore, I also believe that in the majority of cases (especially involving large meat companies) the animals are treated unarguably unjustifiably poorly, even akin to torture in many cases. I will not spend money to support such companies who inflict such unnecessary pain and cruelty on non-human animals, just as I would not support a company who tortured humans. Yes you can. You can get protein from many, many other sources, including, but not limited to, mushrooms, beans and nuts. I obviously have recieved enough protein to live for my 19 years unhindered.