“What about dairy and eggs?  Animals don’t die so they’re okay.”  When we’re considering cruelty, dairy and eggs are possibly more cruel than meat.  Dairy cattle are forcefully impregnated and have their calves taken from them moments after birth and sent to the veal industry for slaughter.  Male chicks in the egg industry are ground up or gassed alive and layer hens spend their short lives in cages no larger than a sheet of paper.