In California, including at my son's high school, they had to throw away large amounts of ground beef due to the largest USDA meat recall in history. Our local fast food establishments such as Taco Bell and Jack in the Box also had to recall meat. The supplier ( A meat packing plant in California) supplied meat from diseased cattle, sick and crippled cattle. They were tortured by tazers, hauled with a forklift because they couldn't walk due to the abuse. Here is the video and some information by Peta cut and pasted from their website. If all we did was cut out the eggs and chicken, that would be a great first step. More chickens and turkeys are abused than cattle, due to their smaller size. One cow supplies much more meat than a chicken, so it goes further. Or buy CAGE free eggs & CAGE free chickens. Here's the youtube video of the Animal abuse . Unbelievable! :tear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-5FUaK3FOM Information from PETA's website about this problem. http://goveg.com/vegetarian101.asp Request a vegetarian starter kit to get started today http://goveg.com/order.asp If you are thinking about dieting, this is the perfect diet! Check out their website to learn of the health benefits of vegetarianism.