Yes, it is a great cause, and one of my top causes I'm passionate about. When I started learning the facts about the heinous cruelty to animals in the meat industry, I went vegetarian, cold turkey (pun fully intended). That was in 1988; I don't use dairy products either, now. My health issues...suck. But I remind myself others have them, too, and I plod on. So we don't turn this thread totally off-topic, please feel free to PM me and/or start a thread if you have questions about animal-related issues. I'm always happy to share what I know!