"Because it tastes good" is probably one of the most selfish and irresponsible answers I have ever heard. Definitely not a good enough reason to support an industry that is destroying the environment, workers, consumers and the animals.
Like all forms of prejudice, speciesism is UGLY and HURTFUL. Despite what society teaches you, harming others for your own pleasure is always wrong. ALWAYS! Unlearn what you've been taught. Reject speciesism. Be kind. Live the Golden Rule. Be vegan.