Welcome, new vegans!
In anticipation of all the new vegans the NY Times article featuring me and Terry is going to spawn, instead of actually wasting my time thinking, I am going to direct you to some awesome vegan information resources.
Vegan Outreach has a great section entitled "Why Vegan?" Guess what? It's about why you should go vegan! They also have a great vegan starter kit. Get a bunch and annoy your family and co-workers with them.
For something a little more timely, Kathy Freston's recent article on the Huffington Post discusses environmental reasons to boycott the animal agriculture industry. For instance, did you know that you want your children to have a planet to live on? Read Vegetarian is the New Prius.
Compassion Over Killing is a great outfit that runs lots of great campaigns, including trying to get egg cartons to stop displaying misleading labels.
Last but not least, Ed Begley Junior is vegan. Don't you want to be a little more like Ed Begley Junior?
Happy veganism, everyone! And I apologize that my kitchen is such a mess, I should have cleaned for you.
*conservative estimates indicate that the article will make half the US population vegan, not including all the people that will die in that time period (because only the dead are truly vegan, but we can still keep them in our statistics)