So are you saying it's okay to consume a brain dead person? Yes, plants may not feel pain, but they do fight back to being eaten. Most plants when being eaten be animals produce substances called secondary metabolites that can harm the animal. For examples, if a plant leaf is being chewed on by a goat, the plant produced volatile secondary metabolites. These chemicals will enter the goats stomach and cause harm to the goat. These compounds also diffuse in the air and warn the other plants hat a goat is nearby and have the other plants produce the metabolites faster in defence. So, one can't exactly say plants just stand there and do nothing. Fundamentally all organisms want to survive.
Plants do not just grow and rot. They grow to a certain level, then survive by photosynthesising and regenerating their cells. And then after they reach a point the die. But that's what all living beings do. We all just grow, then sustain ourselves and then die. And many plants have been known to live longer than most animals.
Yes, I do agree all necessary proteins and vitamins can be found in plants. (except for vitamin b12 and creatine, but i get we can supplement that. So that's alright). I do not believe vegans are weaker. I' m not sure why people even believe that. Yes, Horses, cattle and elephants are indeed very strong and have a healthy lifestyle. But heir digestive system are optimised for consuming only those. Even if they were given meat they would take it, not because they think it's unhealthy but because they can't digest it. But that doesn't mean that it's the vegetarian food that's making it stronger. The horse's body is optimised such that it's can withstand running or carrying loads. Same for the other animals. It's more of an evolutionary advantage than a dietary one. That being said, we humans who consume meat in moderation is not unhealthy either. As far as health goes I wouldn't say a vegetarian diet or otherwise it makes much of a difference if you take everything in moderation. These lifestyle diseases are mainly cause when one hogs down meat in large amounts. (Which can even happen with plants, too much tomato can cause acid reflux.)
And we all know as far as going organic goes it's not practical, because not everyone gets organic food. it's not available here. And even if you do, we can't always assure that i's totally organic and even if they are sometimes they are not economical always.
I do want to clarify, is the reason most people are vegetarian because they can't stan dthe suffering or they can't stand a life being taken? If it is the suffering, then would you be okay if the animals were anaesthetised before killing? I'm asking out of curiosity and not arguing.
I understand that you are passionate about the subject and I respect you for that. I agree that animals need not be cause suffering. And in fact, if I find animals being used for clothes or entertainment I go against it a lot. But my only problem was a dilemma that plants need to be taken into account as well. And I have to say, my pet and my plant feels the same to me. Yes, my pet maybe active, maybe able to communicate in some forms to me, and maybe visibly alive. My plants may just stand there, but I feel life in them too. (I might even say that sometimes I feel them happy.Although I can't prove it to you or anything. ) I feel their energy, they're as much alive to as are animals.