Cats do not *need* meat, and neither do dogs. I suggest reading the book Obligate Carnivore
As for animals being ment to eat meat because of the way their systems are. They were ment to eat meat not proccesed products formed into pellets (no matter how local or ethical the company is). So if that's your reasoning behind contributing to the torture and slaughter of innocent animals I certainly hope your doing what there designed to and feeding them raw whole meat.
Now ask yourself this: if that pet food were made out cats and dogs instead of cows, chickens and pigs would you still be okay buying it? What makes say a dog worth more than a pig?
And also, I stated that I am aware of the torture that goes on in conventional pet food companies.
People learn by being treated kindly and with respect, Not like they are stupid and need to be yelled at.
And thank you for clarifying that I want veg*n's points of views. Although I respect what everyone has to say and of course everyone can answer, I am curious about people who chose ot live with a diet similar to mine inparticular.