Being Vegan Isn't About Sacrificing

Being Vegan Isn't About Sacrificing

As a vegan there are certain annoying comments I consistently hear...

"I don't think I could ever give up meat."

"If you raised your own animals, would you eat meat then?

"How do you get your protein?" 

"I don't think I could give up bacon."

"You're vegan! Oh wow, that's gotta be so difficult. I don't think I could make that sacrifice."

Heres the thing, being a vegan isn't about sacrificing anything. I was led to some personal truths when I changed my lifestyle. Like this planet isn't here solely for humans. Animals aren't here for human consumption either. I choose not to eat animal based products because animals are sentient beings who deserve to live.  

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As consumers of goods, parents and citizen of the planet, We needed to know more about food production. We're disconnected from the food making process and as a result follow outdated nutritional advice. 

Putting the needs of animals and the planet first isn't a sacrifice, it's something everyone on this planet should do to thank the Earth for its sacrifice. The oceans, land and animals are children of this planet too. Why do we abuse it?

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Now, I research and I question everything.  I suggest you do the same. 

While others may see my vegan lifestyle as a sacrifice, I see it as an opportunity to make a positive impact on the world in which I live.   

Being vegan isn't about sacrificing, it's about compassion. I choose not to blindly follow what I was taught for years. I'm a critical thinker and I thank this lifestyle awakening me. 

Many people may are grossed out up at the thought of eating tofu scramble, beefless tips and chickenless strips; and that's okay. But guess what? My meals save lives, it doesn't take them. Over nine billion animals are killed for meat in the U.S.; this is murder! If animals cannot willingly consent to the food process, we have no right to eat them.

Animals make a sacrifice, vegans have the ability to chose...you do too. 

 

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