People are able to do all kinds of horrible things, but the fact that they can do them should never be accepted as justification for doing them. The thing we must emphasize is that we can be vegan, and be healthy and live comfortable lives. That is what is important, so whether meat is healthy or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is that it is healthy to be vegan, so we have an alternative to animal exploitation and are therefore are morally obligated to do that.
~ Elizabeth Collins (February 3, 2009)