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#1 Old 05-06-2017, 06:35 AM
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Animals are people

I went vegan 3 days ago and stopped eating meat almost a week ago. All animals are my baby's no matter how small. So far the change has been easy but my family may give me a hard time sometimes. It is a myth that we need to eat meat.
I am an adult who can make my own choice's and my choice;s are for the animals. I come from a farming family so it is hard for them to understand animals are people. I was sent to this forum by a vegan friend that knows I need support because I get hate online for being vegan. Animals are people! They are my baby's!
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#2 Old 05-06-2017, 09:02 AM
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Congratulations on your choice to change your consumption habits.

I understand much of your frustration as I, too, live in an active farming community surrounded by many animal agriculture scenarios.

I live with my husband and am surrounded by family who still choose to consume the very things that cause so much dis-ease and destruction to self, the animals, and the environment as a whole.

It rips my heart out daily and makes for a rather lonely existence at times. Being the change you wish to see in the world isn't an easy thing to do, by any stretch of the imagination, but well worth the efforts.

Glad you decided to be a part of the community. Welcome!

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Congratulations Otakun, a great move. Just carry on despite the family: I've been ignoring my omnivore parents and siblings for nearly 3 decades now, and as we all live in separate countries, it's fairly easy.
Like Knowtions in Motion, I live in a rural area (Poitou in France) surrounded by fields with sheep, cow and goats. My neighbours think we are mad, but accept our vegan viewpoint and no longer try to ridicule us. It makes for a very lonley existence in rural France (no vegans or even vegetarians around for miles and miles) but the two of us have our own solidarity.

Finally (silly?) query. What does WFPB stand for, Knowtions..?

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#4 Old 05-06-2017, 12:54 PM
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Finally (silly?) query. What does WFPB stand for, Knowtions..?
Not silly at all...it stands for Whole Foods Plant-Based.
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#5 Old 05-07-2017, 07:14 PM
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If you believe you're doing the right things, just keep your faith when others don't understand you.
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Habeas corpus is a type of legal writ through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request an order for the custodian of the prisoner to bring that person to court. I think there should be a similar writ on the books for some of the animals humans keep locked up in a cage.

Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise of the US and his team are trying to get the courts to do just that by representing chimpanzees who they feel shouldn't be living out their lives behind bars.

Check out: https://www.unlockingthecagethefilm.com/
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I think there should be a similar writ on the books for some of the animals humans keep locked up in a cage.
I'm curious. Why do you think only some of the animals in cages deserve rights?
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Good luck Otakun!

When others make you feel like an outsider for your food choices just remember that most people throughout history all over the world mostly ate plants. This horrible fad of eating big slabs of animal flesh is the weird behavior. We are the normal ones.
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I'm curious. Why do you think only some of the animals in cages deserve rights?
Steven Wise and his team believe all animals in cages deserve rights. They've just chosen to represent chimpanzees in order to try and set a new precedent in US law.

I think that it's alright to keep some animals in a cage for safety reasons though, like when an injured bird is taken to a sanctuary for recovery.

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#10 Old 05-15-2018, 07:54 AM
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I think that it's alright to keep some animals in a cage for safety reasons though, like when an injured bird is taken to a sanctuary for recovery.
That answers my question. Thanks.
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