Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Central Virginia, USA
I'm so sorry. I know how you feel. I used to be a moderator on this board, and as such, I felt the need to watch all of the videos that were posted. I can honestly tell you the very, very best thing about not being a mod any longer is that I don't have to go near that stuff anymore!!!
Activism helps certainly, but you may be disappointed at how few people are willing to watch videos we post. In my experience, when I post a picture of a dog I'm fostering, I'll get 40+ likes, but when I post anything about animal cruelty, I'll get one or two - and those are from my fellow activists. oh well.
So here's what helps me. Sometimes I just have to take a few moments to pause and deeply appreciate the freedom I have now that I'm vegan.
I don't hurt animals anymore. I don't pay anyone to harm them for me. I don't eat them, wear them, or use them for entertainment. When I see a dog or a squirrel or a cow or a bird, I can really appreciate it, knowing that I don't exploit it in any way. I often say that becoming vegan has been the most personally liberating and satisfying thing I have ever done, and one of the things of which I am most proud. And that helps me.
It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore