Why Are People Vegan?

Why Are People Vegan?

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why are people vegan

There are many reasons for why a person would chose a vegan lifestyle, yes that’s right, vegan is not just about food, it is a lifestyle.

A vegan is looking to cause as little harm, to our planet and everything that is living on it, as possible, this means not funding animal cruelty and understanding everyones right to live.

Basically this is why someone goes vegan. To not contribute to causing harm and for us to have a planet to continue to call home.

The problem is that humans have victimized animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims. They are not even considered at all. They are nothing. They don’t count; they don’t matter; they’re commodities like TV sets and cell phones. We have actually turned animals into inanimate objects – sandwiches and shoes.

-Gary Yourofsky

Why are vegans so extreme

Isn’t´t it funny how the group of people who doesn´t want to support discrimination within species, sees everyone as equal, does not want to cause unnecessary harm or death to others are the ones that are extreme?

Vegans are being viewed as extreme as they are the ones exposing extreme situations.
Have you ever heard the saying “Do not shoot the messenger”? 
This is the same thing. Vegans that are showing people what it truly happening are the messengers. 

More often than not the situations they expose can be considered extreme and painful and it is therefor very easy for someone to project their emotions about these situations onto the people who are showing them to us. Because a person like you could never willingly contribute to causing harm and torture to animals and harm to our planet. Could you?

how do I go vegan

I think it is important for you to hear that going vegan is one of the most considerate and unselfish things you can do. This shows incredible character and compassion for our planet, the animals and your fellow humans.

Any diet change should be done with care, this is not because it is dangerous but because we have programmed our bodies a certain way and us humans do enjoy our habits.

Start by switching one item at a time. Perhaps start out with milk. Change your cows milk into vegan milk – my personal preference is oat milk.

Look at what you buy before you buy it. What is it made out of? Has it been tested on animals? 

Do not support animal cruelty that hides in “modern forms”. By this I mean going to the circus or in other ways paying for animals to be exploited.

Remember that every one has as much right to live as you do. 

Remember that humans are creatures of habits and it might take a little bit of time to settle with your new way of life. Just remember why you are choosing this lifestyle or perhaps who you are choosing it for.

If you do not agree with animal cruelty then do not support it – Choose Vegan!

Final Thoughts

I had a discussion with a man about a year ago, he could not understand why I would not eat meat or how I could value an animals life the same way as I value mine. He said that “if animals did not want to die then why would they walk into the slaughterhouses.” They walk in to the slaughterhouses because we force them. We beat them, break their tails, rub chili in their eyes, drag them, electro shock them. What would you do if someone did this to you? 

If you want to learn more or perhaps you feel it is time to stop living in denial and that it´s time to open your eyes for what the lives of animals actually look like then I would want to recommend some documentaries for you to watch.

Both Earthlings and Dominion can be watched for free on their homepage and Cowspiracy can be found on Netflix.

Perhaps it is time to open your eyes and for you to acknowledge what you are actually contributing to when purchasing any animal products, not just meat.

Thank you for reading, please leave any questions or comments below and I will get back to you.




This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Thanks for this great article. It is a very important subject. When I went vegan back in 2016 or so it was because I realized the cruelty involved in the meat/fish/etc supply. It is very cruel, what they do to animals, and I wish they didn’t. Eating vegetables is a good way to avoid animal cruelty. Be careful with high oxalate foods when you are vegan, just keep an eye on your oxalate intake because foods like spinach, nuts, beans, can really add up in oxalate content. I hope that we can all get all the nutrition we need with no cruelty to anyone along the food chain. 

    1. I agree, the treatment of animals is horrible and I think this is why most people go vegan. 
      I will definitely keep an eye on that, thanks for the tip. I could not agree more.

      Thank you for reading.

  2. I have read your post and reviewing it is like reviewing politics. There a fine line between being a vegan and killing animals for meat. People have been eating meat and vegetables since the beginning of time, no one tried to convince them to eat meat or become a vegan, it’s their wright. I’am a hunter and been hunting all my life. If it wasn’t for hunters who is going to balance out the animal population? Nothing works but hunting for food, it’s the best solution, I will keep an open mind on vegans because I realize how much veggies are important in are diet.

    1. Hi John,

      I agree with you, I think that there is a difference between hunting for survival and/or hunting for sport.

      I have grown up with a hunter, we were served meat from what ever he had hunted. The difference was that we knew where it came from, we knew or could at least assume that the animal had a happy life and nothing went to waste and we only took the amount we needed. The meat would feed our family as well as the other families in the hunting group for about a year or so.

      I do however, think that it is wrong to exploit animals the way we are in the meat industry. I think that it is disgusting. We no longer kill for survival, we kill because we can and we do not care about the animal we are killing in the slightest. That I believe is the difference between hunting for survival and the industry today.

      You as a hunter, I would assume, has some kind of respect for the animal you kill, in the meat industry there is no respect, they are not allowed even a glimpse of freedom or a glimpse of happiness. 

      Hunting for survival and/or taking what you need is different to exploiting animals for a profit.

  3. This was a very interesting article to me as I have wondered what the difference was between a vegan and a vegetarian was. You have answered that question. I do eat meat and please don’t think unkindly of me, and enjoy it, mostly chicken and fish, occasionally beef or pork. but not very often.
    One thing you might address is how a person gets the protein they need on a daily basis without eating meat high in protein.

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      I do not think unkindly of you at all, I just hope that you will continue to read up on the meat production and that you will see the cruelty afflicted to animals and choose to not support it.

      It is not very hard to get protein as a vegan or vegetarian. There are plenty of vegetables high in protein such as beans and peas for example. If you follow this link Vegetables high in protein and iron
      You can read a bit more on this subject.
      I hope this will answer any questions you might have when it comes to vegetables and protein.

      I hope you will have a great day.

  4. A very huge topic and discourse you have raised here and I just have to contribute my say to it. Animal cruelty is really something we all must open our eyes to and acknowledge the reasons behind such things happening. I am not a vegan but it is safe to call me a vegetarian because I still eat dairy products. Animals have a life just like humans and they are supposed to be treated and valued as humans and not just treated like they are nothing. Very great one you have written here

    1. Hi Rodarrick, thank you for reading.

      I saw a documentary not long ago about the horses in Russia. They were using the horses milk instead of cows, all the horses were still with their foals. They were separated once a day and this was during milking, after they were reunited. It does not have to be in the ways we are today, the only reason is that it is more profitable. Everything comes back to money, which is disgusting to think that everything has its price.

  5. Most people take the decision to become a vegan just because they could not stand the animal cruelty any longer and the best approach to doing this is just to stay off it and go the extreme length to fight for the freedom of animals. They are living souls too and even if they were to die, it shouldn’t be with such brutality that we often attach to them. I totally support the way of life of the vegans and I really do hope that one day soon, all these would receive more recognition all around the world.

    1. Hi Shelley,

      I agree with what you are saying. They are living souls and I do not think that we have any right to do the things we are doing, it is completely unnecessary. I hope we soon can live in a world of peace and this does not only stretch to humans, we have engaged a war with every living creature as well as the planet. Hopefully we can stop and appreciate what we have actually been given.

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