Either out of morality or because of health reasons, I gotta cut back on meat a bit it's not doing wonders for my digestion
Yeah, they do. More often than not, I'm pretty sure it is a personal ethics decision of trying to do the least harm by one's consumption choices.
I have no delusion that there is any "cruelty-free" way to feed or clothe the masses. I agree with some of what the article said, about some vegans and vegetarians being counter-productive with their degree of condemnation and guilting.
I've heard that broccoli scream when they are cut into. I'm not giving up anything on my plate, the vegans can just eat rice like the majority of this globe does.