What do you tell people about the connections between veganism and the reduction of animal suffering?

Ninety-five percent of the animals killed by humans are killed for food. In North America alone we slaughter about 11 billion land animals per year. Every person eating an omnivorous diet is responsible for the deaths of close to 100 animals per year. These animals all have the ability to think, to feel, and to suffer. They are not simply “resources.” If we did not consume animal products, these creatures would not be bred for this purpose, and would not have to endure such unspeakable suffering. In Becoming Vegan, Express Edition, we go into the concerns about animal agriculture in considerable detail.