Since becoming vegan, one of my friends said to me, "what about plants? don't they have feelings/can feel pain when you pluck/cut/chop them? they are living too!" I have to say I agree with her but my argument is that eating plants is the lesser evil than eating meat, but then I feel a bit stupid, because we can't prove that plants don't feel the same level of pain as animals, and even if they don't we still can't prove that they feel any pain at all. What are your thoughts on this? I want to remain vegan but if plants also feel pain then I am still going to feel bad .