Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
When I started it took me 3 months to stop eating all bodies, but I was still eating some milk and egg ingredients. I kept reading about what happens to animals and wanted to stop eating everything taken from them. When I first tried to eliminate all animal ingredients from my diet I tried too hard and I failed. Then, believing I would never be vegan, I just kept learning about what happens to animals and about the lesser known ingredients taken from them and incidentally eliminating one thing at a time, and after 3 years I finally realized I was vegan. I did not do it on purpose. It just happened. I've been vegan for 6 years.
In this thread I have only seen diet addressed. For me, the other aspects of veganism were much easier. It is easy not to go to a circus, zoo, aquarium, or other entertainment that uses animals in any way. It is easy not to buy clothing or accessories containing materials taken from animals. It is easy to find household cleaning, cosmetic and personal care companies that do not have ingredients taken from animals or tested on animals and do not test their final products. It is easy to learn to adopt homeless animals when you are able to fully provide for them, instead of shopping at a pet store or buying from a breeder.
It took me longer with food, but I just did it one thing at a time. Knowing details about the cruelty involved with all animal exploitation made it easy to choose to stop being a part of the exploitation, but more than that, I think one of the most important keys is unlearning speciesism. I did it by comparing any situation in question with a human-similar situation. If you unlearn speciesism it makes so many decisions easier and many questions easier to answer.
Listen to: Gary Yourofsky .
If he doesn't open your eyes, nothing will.
There are so many great web sites where you can order whatever your heart desires that is vegan. I have found so many items that, I feel make it so easy, as compared to even a few years ago. There are many products that actually taste so good that it is not difficult in the least to give up a meat-based diet for a (torture and murder-free) vegan diet.
It does tend to be more expensive, however, the way I justify the expense is by remembering that I am not contributing to the horrendous murder of living animals. It costs countless animals their lives every second of every day when people eat meat. I will spend more if I have to so that I can have a hand in saving an innocent animal's life. In time, as more and more people purchase more vegan products, the costs will come down as happens when there is more demand and more competitiveness in making vegan products.
I just had a soy yogurt that is DEVINE...it is called WholeSoy & Co. It was AMAZING!! Here is the web site:
Here is a link to an other great web site:
There are so, so many web sites and I am sure you can find whatever your heart desires.