"Love cats, eat cows?"
The convenient inconsistency of picking and choosing which sentient, intelligent beings are to be cherished and which are to be hoisted up by a back leg only to have their throats slit is based on nothing but denial and hypocrisy.
We may show disdain for a culture that consumes dogs while our culture condones the same fate for pigs, chickens and cows.
It makes no sense whatsoever.
I used to be one of those hypocrites. "But they're raised for food" was the excuse, as if that justified separating newborn calves from screaming mothers and stealing their milk; grinding up millions of male chicks that are useless to the egg industry, and yanking billions of marine animals out of the oceans to suffocate to death.
When I went vegan 24 years ago, it was for animal ethics. But a funny thing happened: my own health benefited. My cholesterol level is now 152, my weight 155 and I take no prescription drugs.
Clinical studies show that obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and many types of cancer can be virtually eliminated. And I've opened myself up to a wide assortment of international cuisines!