Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
How important this message is! Without mercy there cannot be peace on Earth. Mercy must be extended to all of Godís creatures, for if we show it only to humans we cannot possibly expect harmony to reign.
Animal agriculture is an industry that cannot possibly show mercy to animals. By the same token, anyone who supports this industry is not showing mercy to farmed animals either. Therefore, if we truly want to be obedient to God and show mercy to all creatures, adopting a plant-based diet should be a first step.
God calls us to be merciful and compassionate toward all Creation. A plant-based diet is one way to show mercy to animals raised for food.