I am not vegan, and after thinking long and hard thinking I have decided I do not want to be. I am not even a vegetarian. But I do eat very little meat ( 1-2 times a week at most) and only chicken and fish at that. I started to drink organic goat milk because I do not want to be part of the horrific conditions that the cows in the industry are exposed to.
I am not here to convince anyone to become or not become vegan or vegetarian. But if we talk about the environment we need to talk about the meat industry, especially cows.
The world is also an incredibly complicated place. Is it really true that when you eat a hamburger at McDonalds you are contributing to the deforestation of the amazon? Does it really make a difference if I eat meatless one day a week?
Here are some articles that I assume are fact based and might help making a decision that is right for you.