I made vegan cheese sauce over the weekend and stirred some of my salsa in with it to make a nacho cheese dip. Wow! Took it to a family get-together and the bowl was empty in no time. Not kidding! Put the recipe up on my blog today.
Why is the suffering and killing of animals wrong? Because the value of a sentient organism's life is priceless. They are their own beings and have their own lives and loves. They have higher emotions and thought processes. Their minds are different from ours in degree, not kind - meaning that fundamentally there are critical similarities.