Contrary to the prevailing view of human supremacy, our human lives are not worth more than the lives of the animals we use. Because they are sentient, feeling beings, they share with us the fundamental rights not to be bred, controlled, owned, used, exploited, harmed or killed. When we use them, for any reason, whether it be for food, clothing, research, entertainment, labour or any other reason, we violate those most basic rights.
Because our use of them is entirely unnecessary we are morally obliged to stop using them and be vegan. Even if our use of them benefits us, we have a moral obligation to find and use non-animal alternatives.
The fact that ‘farming’ them for our use is normalised and socially accepted by most of our human population, does not mean that it is right.