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    There are three main reasons that people decide to stop eating animal products: (1) for their own health; (2) out of a desire to avoid harming and killing animals; and (3) for environmental reasons (to contribute less to climate change and pollution).

    Ten years ago, after seeing a film that included footage from inside a slaughterhouse, I decided to go vegan. Since there is no physical requirement for humans to eat meat, dairy or eggs, and since doing so requires animals (9-10 billion land animals slaughtered annually in the United States) to suffer and have their lives cut short, I want to be part of the solution rather than the problem.

    Because I made the change for ethical reasons, I've never wavered in commitment for a moment.

    For me, it's a social justice issue first and foremost, and also a health and environmental issue.

    •  You've summed up my reasons (7+ / 0-)

      for going vegan more than 40 years ago. I've found that when people give up meat for health reasons, they usually don't stick with it.
      I occasionally revert to a vegetarian diet when I'm in an area where being vegan is very difficult. Such as if you are living in hotels while working in places where vegans are considered evil, like some of Wyoming and Texas.

      Severely Socialist 47283

      by ichibon on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 04:18:30 PM PDT

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