Why I Chose Veganism

So I get asked all the time why I’m Vegan, how I do it, and what the whole point of it is. To be honest, I could go on for hours upon hours about why going Vegan is the best decision I ever made. And so, I will briefly describe the aspects of my transition.

First and foremost, my parents are not hippies and most of my family is full of meat-eaters and dairy-eaters. I never thought I would become a Vegetarian or Vegan until almost 2 years ago. I began watching vegan documentaries on Youtube and Netflix, educating myself on the dangers of meat. How meat can cause cancer, alzheimer’s, arthritis, heart disease, the list goes on and on… However, I love my vegan food more than I ever loved meat, or dead animals. And I love vegan ice cream and almond milk more than cow’s milk (which is meant for baby cows!!!). Here’s a few more points that led me to be vegan in the end.

  1. When a female cow gives birth, her calf is taken away from her almost immediately (a tragic experience for both the calf and the mother). The mother is used only for her milk. It takes a very uncomfortable device to squeeze all of the milk from her utters (or nipples) and once she runs out of milk, she will be raped (or inpregnated) again so that she can produce more milk and the cycle begins again. For the calf, who is taken away at birth, life is very short. As for the boy calf, he will be sold for veal or other meat.
  2. When a carnivorous baby, such as a lion cub, sees a bunny he/she may attack the bunny for its meat. This animal will rip and tear at the bunny, consuming its flesh and meat, raw. When a human baby sees a bunny, he/she will most likely spare its life and maybe even play with it as a companion would. Humans are not natural carnivores or omnivores. Our teeth are not sharp enough to tear apart the meat of an entire animal. We also have compassion and care for other living beings such as bunnies. I don’t know about you but could never kill an animal myself, even when I did eat meat.
  3. Lastly, the meat industry is killing mother earth. Its true no matter how much you want to deny it. Just watch “Cowspiracy” on Netflix! JUST DO IT.

Because I am running low on time, I will leave you all with this video:

It is ABSOLUTELY worth your time if you are interested in Veganism. Don’t be afraid to do good for yourself and the world. Do not withstand social and cultural pressures. Be a rebel and watch this:

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