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I'm Vegan To Prevent Needless Slaughter and Torture
by Kelly Madsen
I started flirting with being a vegan when I read the book Skinny Bitch. I love all living creatures and it just brings me to tears to think about the way they are treated to feed people. It also makes me sick to think that what's on the dinner table used to have eyes and breathe.
I became firmly committed after reading Alicia Silverstone's book The Kind Diet. I know that being a vegan and the matriarch of a meat/dairy eating family isn't going to be easy. I also know that I am going to have to work to find a lot of the organic grains and produce that I need to eat, but it is definitely worth the effort knowing that I am not personally contributing to the needless slaughter and torture of another living creature.
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Animal Abuse on Farms
I am vegan because of animal abuse.
I have been vegetarian for many years and saw a video on the peta site that captured the abuse of a dairy cow. Needless to say, this cow was kicked and beated with its legs broken and left to swelter in the sun all day in its own feces and urine with no water until it was killed. I said to myself that day never again will anything animal related touch my mouth.
People are not educated on the subject and live unattached lives with no knowledge of how animals are abused for our consumption.