Top 8 #Reasons2GoVegan

Baby calves torn away from their mothers, male chicks tossed into the garbage, and the similarities between the beloved family dog and the pig on the plate—these are just a few of the reasons why people choose to go vegan.

Here are the top eight #Reasons2GoVegan, according to our Twitter followers:

8. Because some mothers don’t get to keep their babies:

7. Because male chicks’ lives matter, too:

6. Because images like this were banned on social-media sites:

5. Because her eyes say it all:

4. Because when it comes to feelings such as fear, pain, love, and joy, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy:

3. Because animals need their body parts, we don’t:

2. Because no one should pick and choose which animals to love:

1. Because most milk is stolen:

Share your #Reasons2GoVegan by retweeting these messages and following @PETA on Twitter.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind