To add to the rebuttal to the "animal's eat other animals, human's are omnivorous" argument, I don't think this is a viable one at large BECAUSE meat is industrialized. The entire meat industry, from genetic modifications, antibiotics, tools, distribution systems, etc are not natural so it is not valid to even talk about meat consumption from a nature pov. Some will disagree but I think that even the argument of hunting for your food being natural is generally wrong. If you go out with a rock or a handmade weapon, I will agree it is 'natural' but when you have a factory made shotgun, I don't think it is. Of course it's arguable that its human nature to invent stuff but I think there is a (almost arbitrary) line that can be crossed, outside of nature. Of course, as bobbin said, we as humans can realize that we don't need animal products to survive.
Regarding my 99% vegan statement, I don't have any spreadsheets or graphs but I rarely indulge in the foods mentioned but if I were to take stock of all the food I've eaten since becoming vegan, it would definitely sit at >99% vegan. I think that it is ok and sometimes even good for people with strong desires to indulge. There were times when I was sticking to 100% vegan where I considered becoming a lacto-vegetarian because of my desires, I resolved that I would instead indulge when these desires became overwhelming. This is something others have argued with me about but in terms of leather shoes and wool, I've only really purchased used animal derived clothing. I don't think that I am contributing to the industries and am currently OK with this. Wool is something I have had more inner arguments about but after some research, I've found that leather is generally a byproduct. I still wouldn't purchase new leather products because it creates demand for it but as I said earlier I see no issues with used. I've heard the argument of wearing animal derived clothing as bad because someone may see it and want to buy something like it but I'm skeptical; I've never really seen people look at a shoe and say wow that's leather I need a leather shoe. Perhaps there is research to the contrary. Perhaps I am being purposefully blind for self-preservation (please point it out if you think so) but I do not think so. I am content with my current actions, purchasing habits and ideologies.
@ramdomthought I definitely need to do more research on this too but I have some opinions based on my current knowledge. The arguments I've seen against GMOs are the potential health risks, being a very recent invention. I don't think we will be certain for a while, which makes me side with the proponents of labeling. There are some safety studies and if you believe they are accurate and sufficient, have at it. If not, you should have the right to know. Also I think there are a lot of people who are anti-GMO corps. I do find issue with some practices and I have read horror stories but I don't know if I could personally put out an opinion that isn't half assumption at this point. There do seem to be some benefits though, such as the added Vitamin A in Golden Rice which is a supposed solution to the widespread deficiency in certain countries and income brackets. From what I have seen, destruction of small farms and subsidies towards certain crops are 2 sides of the same coin. Subsidies are not only going to certain crops, such as corn, but also to certain bigger farms that grow these crops. I think there are a lot of aspects to this issue. Health issues from what these crops are used for (HFCS, processed junk, unhealthy meats from animals exclusively fed corn), environmental issues from larger farm corps who don't care about emissions, run-off, etc, contribution to seemingly nefarious GMO corps, unfair market, racial issues (poor communities getting food that are from subsidized farms which are largely unhealthy, and un-diverse), etc etc.