Thank you for your response.
Our primary goal is to end the corruption and loss of compassion and empathy for the whole of God's creation, or this earth. It really is something more than religion of politics. It's trying to end the pain and suffering of billion of other innocent beings with whom we share this earth.
It's not that we insist on everyone becoming vegan, for that is a choice that people need to make from their own hearts and souls. We are just trying to help people expand their sphere of love and compassion so that they can feel the pain and suffering of the whole of creation, and from there decide for themselves what they are going to do about it, much in the same way that you have turned away from buying anything from factory farms.
We also have seen some of these farms where they supposedly treat they animals humanely. Those dairy farmers don't want to talk about the way they cause emotional suffering to their cows and calves when they separate them from one another. They don't want to talk about what happens to the male calves who become veal, and they don't want to talk about the horror and pain of slaughter when the cows stop giving enough milk, or become too weak from continual milking. We have also witnessed how the farmers hurt the cows by yanking up on their tails to get them to hold still for milking. We can feel their pain.
These aren't extreme views, they are only compassionate views. Isn't causing pain and suffering more extreme?
We've been trying to change the laws as you suggest for over 25 years with relatively no real success, because what is going on is considered standard practice in an industry only interested in marketing cheap animal products.
Actually humans are physiologically more like fruitivores. We may be able to tolerate animal foods to some extent, but such foods also lead to most of our chronic diseases.
And yes the Bible does speak of eating meat, but it was never a part of God's creation or heavenly intent. It is part of the corruption.
We hope you understand.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary