VEGETARIANISM - VEGANISM
people who do not eat meat. Vegans dont eat meat or other animal products
as eggs and dairy. They also avoid the use of all animal products such as gelatin,
lanolin, leather, fur, feathers. They aspire to lead a cruelty-free life.
leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop
harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Many people believe
that animals were put here for us to eat, so its OK to eat them. Not true.
God said, Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed which is upon the face of
all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree-yielding seed; to you it
shall be for meat.
There is no reason to eat
meat, other than that we like the taste.
can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he
participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is
People buy their neatly
packaged pieces of meat and rarely connect them to the living, feeling beings from which
they were torn. They know little or nothing of the horrors of factory farming.
They dont know that these sentient beings are considered agricultural produce
and not subject to anti-cruelty laws. If they give it any thought at all, they
picture the old-time family farm with chickens pecking at the ground in the sunshine, or
cattle grazing on a velvety hillside with their babies beside them, or old Bossie coming
in at the end of the day to be milked. T hey dont want to know about the misery and
suffering caused by their selfish desire to satisfy their tastebuds. Tastebuds
dont have a conscience. People do. But they block the reality so they can
continue to enjoy their meat.
occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
numerous ethical, environmental and health reasons for not eating meat. T he VivaVegie Society has compiled a list
of 101 reasons complete with detailed citations. Many of those reasons are included
here. Read through them and examine your conscience. Do you really want to be
a party to the cruelty involved in food animal production? Do you really want to
contribute to the destruction of the environment? Do you really want to risk your own
health solely because you like the taste of meat? How do your reasons for eating meat
stack up against the arguments for eliminating it from your diet?
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is
concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."