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‘Win It’ Wednesday: ‘Go Veg’ Cow Necklace

Written by PETA | April 28, 2010

Cows are cool, and so is bling. And that’s what makes Alternative Outfitters’ ‘Go Veg’ Cow Pendant Necklace a must-have accessory.

 

Cow Pendant

 

Handmade out of recycled aluminum, this pretty conversation piece is a great way to spread the pro-vegan message (and look good while doing it). So cow‘s about trying to win one of these necklaces? Just tell us what mooved you (OK, I’ll cool it with the cow puns … for now) to go veg. The person who leaves the most inspiring comment will walk away with this awesome animal-friendly accessory.

Before you start dreaming about fine jewelry, please read the fine print: The contest ends on May 12, 2010, and we’ll pick the winner on May 15, 2010. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting.

Good Luck!

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  • Hazel says:

    Becoming a vegan was the most important decision I have ever made. Discovering the horrific abuse these animal’s face, being in complete subjection to money-greedy humans, I could no longer have anything to do with the use of any animal products. My intense love for every living thing made the transition from carnivore to herbivore quite easy. After countless debates and arguments with mindless people, angry that I (and many others) will not stand for the violence, I am more determined than ever to remain strong in my fight. I will starve to death or die naked before I use or eat any animal product.

  • Alma says:

    I decided to go vegetarian when I was 13 and not so naive. It was definetly a great decision that impacted my life so much. I quickly heard about PETA from my aunt and decided to do more research about it. It made me more aware of the cause and a better person. Go vegetarian/Vegan! Put someone’s life first, rather than your taste buds because. Every life matters.

  • trish carney says:

    How do we find out who won???

  • jess says:

    I would love to win this necklace because it’s made from recycled materials which is good for the environment and it would promote vegetarianism which is very important to me as some people honestly don’t know that there are other options and the suffering that battery farm animals go through

  • Olivia Davis says:

    I watched 30 days on FX about peta and I was overwhelmed by what I saw. I made the choice then and there to go vegan and not ever go back. After numerous hours of research I completely changed my lifestyle and habits and have been living crueltyfree for almost 2 years now!

  • Rebecca says:

    Before I was a vegetarian I was stupid and naive. I didn’t think much of what I was eating and where my food came from. I just ate whatever my mother put on my plate. But after my friend sent me the link of “Chew On This” it opened my eyes. It made me realize that animals were like me. They had feelings and emotions. They didn’t chose to be killed for me and my taste buds. They felt pain. After that day me and my friend decided that we didn’t want to cause anymore preventable suffering. So after that video we both went vegetarian.

  • Alejandra says:

    i went veg because off all the videos ive seen of poor abused cows chickens and other animals. after researching this matter even further i was shocked to learn the animal abusers were let off so easily. i was disgusted and refused to eat meat from then on. its a challenge because all my family eats meat but im coping.

  • Grace says:

    I went to the Philippines in 2007 when my uncle was driving me around in his van. I didn’t know that we were driving around to find the perfect goat to kill for dinner. It horrified me to know that we went around to at least 6 different goat cages where the conditions were filthy and confined. Every time we stopped I hoped and prayed that he wouldn’t find one to take home and kill. To my dismay at the 6th stop he had picked a pregnant honeycolored goat. I was really sad and demanded that he pick another one but we went home with her. Within her last hours of life my cousins were breaking her ribs for fun and kicking her belly. I declared to become a vegitarian after my uncle slashed her throat incorrectly causing her a long painful death. Ever since that day I now respect animals they don’t deserve to be on our plates just for the sake of our cravings.

  • Madison says:

    I’m 14 and became a vegetarian 3 years ago. I’ve always loved animals but felt like I wouldn’t be able to survive living in a small town that doesn’t provide many protein alternatives. I started out removing all red meat and chicken from my diet and eventually dropped fish too. After discovering PETA I also discovered many different ways to help myself and the animals and make me feel like a much better person. THANK YOU PETA

  • Sclwn says:

    Once upon a time Sundays at my house had a big beef roast in the oven as we went to church. No more of that. I just miss the well roasted flavorful carrots that baked with the roast.

  • Melissa Beavers says:

    I became a vegan because I had a best friend who worked in a chicken factory farm and she would come home with the saddest stories on how the chickens were abused and mistreated. Needless to say she quit pretty soon and also became vegan. She said that when the employees got bored they would torture the chickens kicking them and spitting at them bullying them into fights. I had always turned a blind eye to the videos PETA and other people would try to show me but I had no idea of the abuse that not only chickens but all animals endure when they are raised for food. I am truly embarrassed when I think of how I used to not care about the well being of another living thing but I am proud to be a vegan and do everything I can now in the name of animals.

  • Cory says:

    I have always believed what they do to animals for meat is absolutely disgusting. At first I had to eat meat my family are all meat eaters. When I came across PETA I realized how much damage I was doing to myself. Since I have came across PETA I have become vegetarian. Already I am much healthier.

  • Shahada ElGamil says:

    ummm many things just built up to make me go veg. i didnt like the way animals were being treated. also why would i want my food to be all tortured!! really. i want to protest animal cruelty and eating the animal they mistreated is helping them to grow and be succesful. i really thought it was really nasty to eat something that being shot up with chemicals and hormones. it’s like are you really going to eat a carrot that fell on the floor and is all dirty? i wouldnt. it’s the same with what they do to the animals meat. also are you going to eat a rotting brown peach? i don’t think so. by the time the meat gets to the store is probably bad but they gave it a clorox bath. i really dont want to be drinking crusty puss in my milk. i feel better mentally physically and emotionally. my face has cleared up completly!! i just want the world to be a better place. it also helps the environment!!! and i’ve been big on environment since i was little

  • Jessica says:

    I think relizeing what’s actualy on ur plate is probably one of those moments ull never forget. I went veg cuz of all the animals that don’t deserve to suffer. I’ve always loved animals as a child but I never really thought about what I was eating. I refused to watch the PETA videos because I knew Id be told the truth and that scared me but thank god it did haha I’ve never felt more happy and healther then I do now. Going veg opened a new chapter in my life I’m eating better and excersicing regularly all from going veg. Best feeling in the world. I’d love to win this so I can share my story every time people tell me how cute my necklace is and share with them how to eat healthy and save some lives while their at it.

  • stefani says:

    just trying to change my life for the better by living the vegan lifestyle while away at college. Defnitley harder than expected but I refuse to give up!

  • Barrie says:

    When I was 13 I decided to stop eating red meat for Lent. I’ll admit in part this decision was just to annoy my mom who like many old southern women even cooks vegetables with meat in them. I wanted to go allout veg right there and then but it was obvious I would exist on a diet of potato chips if that were the case I was a picky eater in a family not known for its dietary variety. After Lent I decided to stick with it and never ate another fourlegged creature again. Once out of my parents’ house I continued eating chicken and dairy mostly out of habit even though I knew a few vegans who assured me that giving it all up was easier than I thought. Two years ago I finally let logic catch up to me If I wasn’t eating fourlegged animals because I thought it was cruel why would I deny that reasoning to birds and fish? I was a vegetarian for about a week before I went vegan realizing quickly with the help of Peta that dairy cows suffer so much more than anything ever should. Since then much to my surprise and pleasure I’ve convinced my boyfriend to go vegan one of my friends to go vegetarian with limited dairy and two other friends to drastically cut down their meat consumptionall by good example! Going veg was honestly the best decision I ever made!

  • Traci says:

    I’ve flirted with vegnism in the past and came back to meateating which is really dumb and only because of cravingspeer pressure. No more! Now more and more of my friends are vegn which makes life so much easier and I love the feeling of knowing that I’m not harming animals plus as an added bonus I feel phenomenal

  • Angela says:

    I’ve been a lifelong animal lover ever since I was a little girl. Yet I still ate meat and always felt very guilty about that fact. One day I was on Peta’s website and watching a “Meet your Meat” video. I decided I would try and see how long I could go without eating meat. Two years later I still have been going strong and could never imagine going back. I feel like becoming a vegetarian really helped me to grow up and realize my potential on this earth. In our culture we all have the conscious decision of whether or not we take part in the cruelty of the meat industry for our own selfish pleasures I just wish more people made the right decision.

  • stefanie foutris says:

    I was really disgusted and turned off when I saw what really goes on to all these innocent animals. It’s really sad and no animal should suffer like that. Currently I’m 27 and have not had a hamburger since 1993.

  • Lauren Elizabeth. says:

    Ghandi incidentally noted that the wealth of a country is dictated by individual attitudes toward animals. I think that this gorgeous artifact is a nice way to encourage respect among every species.

  • Mallory says:

    I’m veg for the animals. I view them and treat them as people. I am also veg for my family we have saved over $800 since I converted about 2 years ago. I’m veg for my friends by helping them lead a healthy lifestyle and talking to them about animal cruelty. I’m veg for myself because it has helped me to make healthier choices. I veg for my planet because I know I’m making a positive impact. I’m veg for my family my friends myself and my planet.

  • Taylorjade says:

    i’m a young mother to a beautiful almost one and a half year old son he means the world to me and i want to be the best role model possible for my little guy. i want him to grow up having the same appreciation and respect for animals that i do and i realized how hypocritical that would be if i was to love animals and yet still eat them. he is my inspiration for everything and he really inspired me to go the healthy and righteous route my son is my number one reason to GoVeg!

  • Yasemin says:

    Since I was a little girl I’ve always LOVED dolphins more than anything. Anything that had a dolphin on it I would buy. Necklaces tshirts and I even dreamt of getting a dolphin tattoo! My dream was to swim with a dolphin and that dream came to! Anyway so we watched the Cove at school not so long ago and it broke my heart into a million pieces. I couldn’t bare seeing people eat dolphins or be so mean to them. I cried during the movie and suddenly I realized how horrible humans were to animals. I realized how horrible I was for supporting this dolphin park because this dolphin was supposed to be out in the sea! So that’s really how I decided to be a vegetarian. Because why should I be more worth than all these animals? So basically my love to dolphins made me a vegetarian! But it has not been easy for me. I haven’t been a vegetarian for long. My parents don’t support my choice and my friends haven’t really been supportive either so it’s definitely a difficult time for me but it’s my life and my choice and I would love that necklace so I could show the world that this is really something I am passionate about.

  • cassie says:

    I tried reading all these entries! Wow! I started vegetarian years ago because of PETA videos. Then I decided to dedicate a independent projects quarter at college studying all the inhumane aspects of Factory Farming. I made it an argumentative paper where the side could not be established by reading it. However in doing 10 weeks of research and putting this together I could no longer justify using or consuming animal bi products. It was a traumatizing quarter and I was constantly having nightmares and sick to my stomach. I subconsciously places myself in the animals place what that pain would feel like? I hated when it came time for MORE research. So I quit it all about two weeks into the quarter and never went back. Anything that gives one nightmares long after becoming vegan or makes a living creature scream bloody hell isn’t something I want a part of. Now I know that we have no right to consume another living being.

  • mairi mackechnie says:

    ok it’s not very inspirational in fact it’s very selfish actually but what made me go vegetarian was the bse mad cow disease crisis we had here in the uk. i was about 12 at the time and was pretty shocked to learn about the realities of modern farming so i turned vegetarian in protest. not a very auspicious start i know but i’ve never looked back.

  • elizabeth says:

    Leading a vegan lifestyle is absolutely the best thing I’ve ever done. Winning this necklace would be absolutely bovine!

  • AAG says:

    Knowing that calves are torn from their mothers right after birth being deprived of the milk that is really theirs only to have these babies tortured and slaughtered….moooved me…to tears.

  • Kelli says:

    Love that necklace! What made me decide to go veg was spending childhood summers at my aunt and uncle’s farm. It was extremely difficult for me to be petting the cows and pigs then sit down to eat a meal containing beef or pork knowing all too well where it came from. It’s not like walking into a restaurant or deli or whatever and seeing “food” all ready for consumption and not having to see the ugly side. So the farm made a big impact on me.

  • Jamie says:

    Because I love animals and it’s not right for us to eat them! Plus it’s such a healthy lifestyle meat is badddd!!!

  • Abby says:

    Cows are the exact reason I became a vegetarien… There so cute!

  • Bella says:

    I went veg after following the Atkins diet and becoming sick. I literally became depressed and non functioning. I did my research and decided never to eat meat or dairy again. I feel a 100 better and clearer. Also since there is a history of cancer in my family was more incentive.

  • Amanda says:

    I’m veg ’cause my stomach is not a cemetery!