I have often wondered is meat gets a bad name for two reasons:1) gall bladder problems2) emotional problems and/or ethical choices that make one sick upon just seeing meat.( I get sick looking at those consuming squid and bug larva. I'll freely admit that it is an emotional problem and not at all based upon logic. However, I still feel sick about it)I'm not saying that here are not other potential problems with meat, but it seems like a declaring meat as "evil" is a bit of a stretch. Some people also get sick on soy products. Does that mean soy is physically or ethically bad? How about peanuts? I was reading a Washington Post article on vegitarians and vegans. Vegans are those who will not eat meat or products which are obtained from animals in an "inhumane" way. That exclusion includes dairy products and eggs.I couldn't help wondering out loud if the vegans use hair shampoo and conditioners which are loaded with animal fats or candles which often come from rendered animal fat?The article was quick to point out how difficult it is to adjust to living in a "meat eating" society.They did leave out one reason for a person to become a "vegitarian". That is the control issue. It, unfortunately, is used by a too large number of people (e.g. some anorexics) to attempt to rest back some control in their lives from others. I've seen this as my own daughter grew up. Being a picky eater and pseudo-vegitarian ( I say pseudo since she never did really look into what it takes to eat well with vegitable-only products. She never did load her plate sufficiently with enough vegitable products to get the required protein), she did indeed use the food tool as a controlling medium.I'm not trying to "put down" vegitarians. They are entitled to eat as they choose. I am trying to say that declaring any food type as "bad" is just not justified. Bad for you -- maybe. Bad for the rest of us--probably not.