I have been a vegetarian for a longer time than I have been an omnivore. I have been aware of the cruelty involved in the production of beef, in the slaughter, in the pain and suffering that these creatures felt just so we could eat a hamburger. But I never, ever thought of the cows being harmed when it came to dairy. Maybe because I always drank soy milk but it never occurred to me. Maybe because an animal hadn’t died. Except animals had died.