Evolution has given us the ability to cast off the bloody chains of nature and to be better animals. We have the power to be kind to one another and I believe that this should apply to animals as well.
We've come to the point to where practically nobody has to eat meat to survive. Modern medicine and agricultural technologies have advanced to the point where we can all live as vegetarians/vegans and live healthier lives because of it.
And since we have this power, why shouldn't we?
I hear the same old excuses everytime:
"Meat tastes good"
- Wrong. Seasoning makes meat taste good. Try a hamburger without the salt and all that other junk.
"Animals eat other animals"
Some animals also eat their young. Should we eat our young as well? Obviously we are capable of being better than other animals.
But that's just my two cents.