The only thing about being vegan is, it only helps you feel less conscious about those poor animals being treated that way, it's not doing anything to help them. So really, it could be just a selfish act in a way, so that you won't feel bad or that you're contributing to these horrible things; or is that the point? Ugh, I don't know, I'm just thinking too much about it I guess. Sorry for sounding ignorant, perhaps I just need to be more educated on the matter.
I don’t agree, that just sounds like something someone who eats meat and animal products would say to ease their guilty mind. Try googling “how vegan benefits the earth” or something and read up on it! :)