A gentleman (but not a gentle man) attending therapy sessions for anger management proudly declared to the group: "I'm a changed man. I've now dedicated my life to promoting non-violence against women!" (A round of applause followed). "But how are you going about this?" the group leader enquired. "Steadfastly," he replied, adding "I have four girlfriends and now I only beat three of them." I invite vegetarians to state their case below as to how vegetarianism promotes animal welfare. I won't personally challenge your rationale but any other forum contributors can. To think is usually more fruitful than to argue.