and realized after several stints at a vegan lifestyle, that the animals, my body, and the environment no longer needed my excuses for not going all the way and living a vegan lifestyle. So here I am.
Realizations like this is what gives hope for a better future and world for all animals, human and non. Is there any particular event or footage or knowledge that caused you to see your vegetarianism to its logical ethical conclusion?
Well, I spent a lot of time on the peta.org website, and I read up on factory slaughter farms, both through peta and other resources, and I felt so horrible about contributing to such horrible things with no better excuse but, "I love the taste of cheese too much." It was basically one view of the "Meet Your Meat" video on peta's website.... I was in tears by about a minute through. Also, I convinced my parents to adopt a shelter dog (about the smartest, sweetest, most loving and loyal and obedient sister I could ever ask for!). Once I fell in love with her, which did not take long, I could not see beating, skinning, eating, starving, or otherwise torturing her--- how could I possibly condone that treatment towards other non-human people? (I now think of animals as people, too). I feel so terrible for not going vegan sooner! I believe there will be a day in the future when all humans look back and say, "Our ancestors ate other sentient beings?!" When humans treat each other the way they treat non-humans on slaughter farms, it is called assault, abuse, or murder.