Discovered the research of T. Colin Campbell first, then Caldwell Esselstyn, then Neal Barnard, and then many more, including Doug Lisle. Irrefutable evidence of the dangers of eating animal products for humans convinced me to be vegan. I collected some of this evidence at (pm for link)
I started a meetup group in Salmon, Idaho ( http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Meetup-in-Salmon-Idaho/ ). I may be the only vegan for miles. And I may be the only progressive thinker for miles.
I had stopped eating meat a year ago, because of the abuse of animals and people by corporations, as they destroy the environment. Then I found that if we fed the grain given to cows to humans instead, nobody in the world would be hungry and we would stop the second biggest global-warming process: cows.
Why is any of this important? Much data shows we are in the 6th Extinction Event (pm for link)
Eating plant products not animal products is one way to stop the 6th Extinction.
Dangers of Eating Animal Products is human health and the environment.