The following article
was written by Ashley Palmer.
Like many people, I once justified eating eggs, milk, and cheese by saying, "But
they don't kill the animals." What I failed to realize is that the animals
who are raised for these products face a horrifying fate that is no different than
the one faced by animals who are killed for their flesh.
The money that I was spending on these animal-derived products
was going right into the pockets of the industries that I was standing up
against as a vegetarian. Once I learned that hens have their beaks cut off with
a hot blade and are crammed into cages so small they are unable to spread their
wings and that mother
cows are forcibly impregnated in order to produce milk for humans and then have
their babies stolen away (yep, that's where veal
comes from), I knew I could no longer support any industry that profited from exploiting animals.
vegan is the best decision that I have ever made. If
you're in a similar situation, please take a look at my following suggestions
for making the transition from a vegetarian diet to a vegan one:
vegan is the easiest,
cheapest, and smartest thing that you can do for your health, the planet, and
animals. Now that's a New
Year's resolution worth bragging about.
So what are you waiting for? Go
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