"how can it be morally defensible to slaughter animals?"
'I've been a vegetarian since I did one too many interviews about Mad Cow Disease back in the 80s. The more I found out about some of our farming methods, the more I gagged at the whole idea of eating meat.'
'I reckon we all should go meat-free. After all, since we "rich" countries in the West can easily get a healthy balanced diet from beans, pulses and vegetables, how can it be morally defensible to slaughter animals?'