21 thoughts on “The Reasons For Going Vegan

    1. Hi Paul,

      It is not a question of judging people, if it’s that what you mean.

      People who are not vegan (=thus kill, abuse or otherwise use animals for their own benefits) are morally deplorable in their acts, not as a people.

      History is full of incredible good people who, because of their absurd beliefs (or ignorance), has done incredible evil doing.

      For more info, allow me to suggest you the documentary “Speciesism”.

      Thank You.

    2. yes people who are not vegan are not moral. when i stopped being completely vegan for a short time i knew i was being immoral as well. it’s not about judging people. it’s a fact. people seem to not feel guilty at all.

  1. I’m going vegan because the direct links between meat & dairy factory farms and the climate apocalypse and the healthcare crisis is clear as day to me. Eating meat is unsustainable for life on earth.

  2. I don’t eat meat because I find absolutely no reason to, and a million reasons not to. It’s unhealthy for the earth, for me and certainly for the animals. One reason seldom talked about is the metaphysical and energetic reason; imagine what 800 million slaughtered animals daily do to our connected quantum energy. No wonder the most brutal peoples in history has always been the biggest meat eaters.

  3. I’m 45 years, female with two independent kids and for the past few years have slowly begun to understand my purpose. I feel as though I’ve lived the first half of my life wearing a veil. Everyday I make a choice about what I choose to eat and how I choose to behave. Understanding the impact of my footprint means that I can never go back to being ignorant again!

  4. I’ve never been a vegan and tonight I got too think about becoming one due to foods my stomach can’t take eggs,spice foods.,penuts,whole milk,cheese,some sea foods like shrimps, lobsters, broccoli. I just text my twin brother too let him Wish Me Luck. And Thank You.

  5. For me, it is purely about the animals, although the health benefits are an additional win. To be honest, going vegan has totally changed my life. It may sound strange, but it feels like I have had a total shift in consciousness, almost like waking up from a long sleep. How did I buy into it (eating meat etc) for so long? These animals are living creatures with feelings, and to think I once took part in an industry that sees them as nothing more than a thing for production. Unbelievable. I feel so thankful for the people who educated me to realise that a ‘devout animal lover’ (me) simply cannot not make such an outrageous claim and still consume animal products.

  6. I decided to go vegan a couple of days ago. Did it to reduce cruelty to animals, but I’m guessing there will be some collateral benefits. The stories of cruelty to animals raised to produce food were just so horrible I couldn’t justify eating meat nor dairy products anymore. I’m not sure how strict I will be. One thing that shocks me is that I don’t miss or crave meat at all. Another thing is this isn’t just eating salads. 🙂 Had some amazing Thai fired rice with tofu, pineapple, cashews, and raisins today. Just skipped over the meat items on the menu as, “Not what I want”.

  7. I’ve been a vegetarian for a while now and am making the switch to full veganism. I’m even trying to start a club at my school for animal rights. I will never understand how people can look into any animals eyes and not see thousands of animals being slaughtered. It hurts my heart tha people think it’s okay to use entities as products.

    1. Hi Madi,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I think a lot of vegans ask themselves that same question. It is hurtful to see others around us consume animal products, but I would tell you to simply lead by example—you will probably be surprised by the number of people who notice and begin to reconsider their own lifestyle choices.

      In the meantime, if you’re looking for fellow vegan to talk to, please consider signing up for our Vegan Mentor Program http://veganoutreach.org/vegan-mentorship-program/ Our program might be a helpful for you in that you can talk to another vegan who fully understands your frustrations and they can probably lend some advice on how to go about your day-to-day life without feeling discouraged.

      Thank you for your comment, Madi! I hope this was helpful!


  8. I feel that calling all meat eaters immoral is in itself immoral. This is not about judging or discriminating against people even if their choices hurt animals. People hurt others everyday, either by drinking and driving or simply by saying hurtful words. I personally am not a vegan though I am interested in experimenting with becoming one. I am a very moral person and yes I cry when watching videos of how the animals are treated in the farming industry but I also know that animals were put on earth to be eaten, if they we not eaten then they would become over populated and eventually out number humans. Do you kill insects? We all do, is that immoral? Not really when there are insects out there simply to kill and eat others to help keep those populations under control. I am not saying animals deserve to die, but everything dies and everything has a purpose. I completely agree that the workers who watch or are the ones who kill the animals in terrible ways are very immoral people who could have the mindset of any other serial killer, and I disagree with them on all points aside that animals are meant to be eaten. They are, it was part of God’s plan but killing them in such terrible and painful ways was not. They should be loved and cared for better, they should never feel pain, and they should be looked at as a gift. Yes I want to try going without eating meat but this does not mean I believe that all animals should live their lives all the way out.

  9. SO important, to not be cruel.

    An adult decision , that all the hamburgers, all the happy meals, are so bad for you, and so necessary to reach out and educate others about the value of a vegetarian diet

    1. As Gary Yourofsky said – If is good enough for your stomach then it should be good for your eyes!

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