I wouldn't mine reading a couple books.Yes, starting to understand more about animal ethics, both from the point of view of fundamental animal ethics regardng animal liberation/rights, as well as specific knowledge about poor conditions and often terrible suffering animals face day to day, could, albeit depressing, help you to build a strong mental resistance to dairy and eggs that could help you with your diet.
For instance, it seems to be that eggs involve more suffering and cruelty even than some meats!
And think about what dairy really is. Cows have to have just given birth to give milk, right? So the industry makes them give birth over and over again, while separating them from their young and making them live in tight spaces and have no life. It's a matter or harsh economic/business logic that this is the way to do it, so it's common practice.
Would you read some books if I gave you some reccomendations, or do you prefer movies? Or would you rather just stick with discussion on the forum and some short articles for now?
Thanks. I'll look into some of these books when I get a chance.Here are some book ideas. None are specific to dairy/eggs but animal agriculture in general.
1. Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus
Argument to go vegan based on animal cruelty, environmental impact and own health.
2. Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals by Gary L Francione and Anna Charlton
Preachy, moral, logical, rational book focused on defending veganism against counter arguments made in favour of eating meat.
3. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
Solid examination of animal cruelty and rights and speciesism. Insightful book.
4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Lots of detail and strong argument against factory farming.