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#1 Old 08-14-2009, 09:02 PM
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Wow. Okay. I'm Elizabeth and here's my story:

I've always loved animals. Even as a very little girl, I would bring home stray cats and dogs and BEG my parents to let me keep them. I guess I never realized that the meat I ate came from animals. I mean, of course I knew it but it never dawned on me that the things I was (still am, but working on it) eating were once living, breathing creatures who could feel pain. I guess I lied to myself, thinking that they just lived on farms and were killed humanely (not sure if that's even possible now). Well, I went to a website and saw exactly what these poor creatures are being put through. I CRIED. Literally. I'm still trying to stop myself from crying. My question is this: WHY? Why do they treat these poor animals so horribly? Do they just not realize that they are being horrible or do they just not care? More importantly, why do most people (including myself up until a few hours ago) not realize or care about their suffering?

Well no more of that for me. No more meat. No more eggs. No more milk. I can't eat these things with the knowledge of how much the animals have suffered. I just can't.
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#2 Old 08-14-2009, 09:04 PM
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Welcome to a lifestyle that will feel much cleaner on your conscience.

And welcome to the board.

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#3 Old 08-15-2009, 03:28 AM
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Welcome, Elizabeth!

Most of us here know what you're going through. It's horrible when you first begin to find out about the horrors that go on in the name of 'food', but at least now you know about it, you can begin to do something about it. Congrats on your decision to give all that up, & don't forget you can always come back here & ask any questions you might have.
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#4 Old 08-15-2009, 04:26 AM
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Hi and welcome. Lots of support on here so don't be afraid to ask if you want to know anything x
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#5 Old 08-15-2009, 04:59 AM
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I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.

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#7 Old 08-15-2009, 05:30 AM
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Welcome, Elizabeth!

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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#8 Old 08-15-2009, 05:35 AM
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It is horrid and has no explanation. Most people either don't know and/or don't care as long as they get their tasty meat. There is a huge disconnect when it comes to food and where is comes from.

I have been veg*n for over a year and still cry at least a few times a month.
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#9 Old 08-15-2009, 06:38 AM
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Hello and welcome.
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#10 Old 08-15-2009, 07:11 AM
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Welcome! You made a great decision and you will find tons of support here. Good luck!
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#11 Old 08-16-2009, 11:49 AM
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Hi and welcome here. I wish I could tell you why people think it's okay to treat animals so poorly. If I knew why I might know what to say to change peoples minds.
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#12 Old 08-16-2009, 12:22 PM
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#13 Old 08-17-2009, 05:57 AM
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welcome to VB, and congratulations for making such a compassionate choice It's hard to understand what you were thinking before, once you've had that 'a-ha' moment, but it's in the past now, so try to focus on the good you are doing
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