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I'm on a new adventure trying to avoid consumption of animal products. I hesitate to use "the v word" (vegan). We'll see how this goes...

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August 03, 2010

VEGAN. I can say it now.

It's been 10 months on this adventure/experiment, and I'm not looking back. LOVE IT. And I finally don't mind calling myself vegan, even if it leads to eye-rolling. Why the judgments against vegans? Maybe because some vegans get all preachy about it and make us all look bad?
I won't give you grief about your steak, so don't give me grief about my tofu. Is it a deal?
I'm a vegan now, and that's just the way it is. Nobody else in my life is, and we are managing quite well to live in a peaceful coexistence in a no judgement zone. All is good. :)

posted by Anonymous
8/06/10

Wren, I too am a vegan. Although I do not "preach" to others I find your blog disturbing. We as vegans believe in what we do not just for our health but for a more passionate reason that the carnivorous ones do not. We know the harsh realities of the slaughterhouses, farmfactories and endless animal abuse that continues. We know about the hormones and dangerous antibiotics forcefully injected into these animals which are then injested to the meat eaters bodies. We know about the environmental affects that factory farming causing more pollution than a whole state of SUV's put together. We are AWARE!!!!!!!!!!! Therefore, it is our DUTY to make the ignorant carnivorous meat eaters also aware. I'm sure they DESERVE to know what is happening around them. Isn't that what helped us become vegans after all is that someone made US aware of it? We didn't learn because everyone kept quiet afraid to tell it like it is, after all. So, although not preaching is a good thing, creating an awareness is important and keeping quiet is never going to help the world around you. I hope you will reconsider your position in talking with others since it is our duty as human beings to make this world a better place before we leave it. Peace, love, and vegetables, my friend.


posted by Li'l Le Patron
8/06/10

Wren, I am a vegetarian. Although I do not "preach" to others I find your blog disturbing. We as vegans/vegetarians believe in what we do not just for our health but for a more passionate reason that the carnivorous ones do not. We know the harsh realities of the slaughterhouses, farm factories and endless animal abuse that continues to plague this world. How these animals are beaten, electric prodded, smashed in unlivable confinement their whole lives, living in their own feces. We know about the hormones and dangerous antibiotics forcefully injected into these animals which are then ingested to the meat eaters bodies. How meat causes cancers, heart disease, and all sorts of health problems. How most animals with cancerous lesions are still slaughtered and the meat eaters ingest. We know about the environmental affects how factory farming causes more pollution than a whole state of SUV's put together. We are AWARE!!!!!!!!!!! Therefore, it is our DUTY to make those that are ignorant to these facts also aware. I'm sure they DESERVE to know what is happening around them and to their own bodies. Most do not wish to know the truth, and that is a sad thing. They choose to turn a blind eye to all that is around them and how they contribute to the cruelty and environmental pollution. Yet, it was the people who were vegans and vegetarians before us that showed us the light. Isn't that what helped us become vegans after all is that someone made US aware of it? We didn't learn because everyone kept quiet afraid to tell it like it is, after all. So, although not preaching is a good thing, creating awareness is important and keeping quiet is never going to help the world around you. I hope you will reconsider your position in talking with others since it is our duty as human beings to make this world a better place before we leave it. Peace, love, and vegetables, my friend.


posted by
8/06/10

Wren, I'm with you. I'm a vegan and I don't preach, though I will recommend the book "Eating Animals" on occasion. People don't want to listen to a sanctimonious person telling them what they're doing is wrong - they will tune you out. I just know it's the right choice for me and I mind my own business.


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