some vegans do things for political reasons... have you seen what goes on in those slaughter houses.... its an abomination. I dont blame people for turning away from meat after seeing that horror show... I saw a button that read "If animals believed in the devil, the devil would be humans", and that totally rings true in my mind. ANd if vegans get passionate about it... its not because they arent peaceful, its because they are trying to defend the animals who cant defend themselves.
I personally dont have a problem with meat eating anymore... but I do have a problem with commercialized meat/dairy/eggs! And anyone who eats it is supporting the abuse and torture of animals.