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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.
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!
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.