Why? Why aren't you doing anything? Is it because you don't have access to any of the documentaries or the internet? Is it because you think you could never go vegan, or at least vegetarian? Is it because you're afraid to learn the truth, or because you think factory farming and animal agriculture isn't as bad as everyone says it is? Are you afraid of what your friends and family might say if you looked some things up and decided to try being vegan or vegetarian? Or are you just too busy to put in the effort?
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't hurtful and disappointing that few people have taken any of these blogs to heart. It's hurtful and frustrating when I try to make a difference by sharing my passion and those closest to me don't get it. I try to show and tell them the truth, but it doesn't sink in and they make up excuses about how it's okay. It's hurtful when they make sly jokes or comments about my convictions even though they know I'm serious about this lifestyle.
It's obvious that they don't care or understand, and it's hurtful because I do care and understand and want them to care and understand too.I've done all I can do. I can't make anyone change. I'm happy being vegan and plan on remaining vegan for the rest of my life. I just have to enjoy my vegan lifestyle and let everyone else do their own thing. I'll keep writing blogs -- even though I've considered stopping -- because someone has to stand up and do something about the animal abuse and environmental devastation caused by animal agriculture. These factory farms and money making corporations cannot win.
"Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, 'My appetite is more important than your suffering'?" - Moby
"We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature. "- Rachel Carson
So why do this? Why contribute to animal abuse simply to satisfy our appetites?
"Here's why: habit, addiction, peer pressure, convenience, and taste. And none of those are a necessity." - Erin Janus
Please consider doing something. Anything. The planet is suffering, animals are suffering, and people are suffering.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. - Dr. Seuss
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