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OK, so I've been Vegan for about a year now, and sometimes I feel myself severely slipping whenever I see some of the 'old' food I used to like, and I've slipped a few times.

So I want some sort of 'shock' material to give me a violently bad image to anything relating to eggs or milk. I'm not even slightly tempted by meat, at all, as I get upset and just see the animal not the food. I feel ashamed/mean asking for this but it's the only thing that works for me to stop the cravings for good!!

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The one thing that totally made me stop craving eggs at all is the fact that they kill all male day old chicks in the egg producing biz because obviously they cannot lay eggs and are therefore useless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_culling

Nothing makes me more mad than the line describing electrocution...Like that could ever be humane!
 

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My husband always reminds me that cheese is like the puss of cows. This image is graphic enough to keep me from longing for the cheesy days.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U0...layer_embedded

I watched this video and never turned back. I was newly vegetarian when I first saw it, and since then i've been striving to go vegan (only eating what dairy products I have left in the house and the minimal amount that may be in breads and such now).

For me cheating isn't a choice. Would you eat your cat? Your dog? Would you kill a cow yourself to enjoy those cheat foods? You have to be able to see any other type of meat or dairy the same way. Then your mind won't even see it as an option.
 

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watch this movie
http://www.earthlings.com/earthlings/video-full.php

and look through these links
http://www.whyvegan.com
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/ (see links on left)

On the so-called humane counterparts to eggs and dairy:
http://peacefulprairie.blogspot.com/...gan-world.html
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At a time when most animal rights organizations are actively promoting, advocating and rewarding "humane" animal products and farming methods, I am writing to you on behalf of three of the recipients of that mercy.

To the industry, they are known as production units #6, #35, and #67,595. To the "compassionate" consumer, they are known as feel-good labels: "organic dairy", "rose veal", "free-range eggs". To welfare advocates, they are known as "humane alternatives". To each other, they are known as mother, son, sister, friend. To themselves, they are simply what you and I are to ourselves: a self-aware, self-contained world of subjective experiences, feelings, fears, memories someone with the absolute certainty that his or her life is worth living.

#6, is a first time mother. She is frantic. Her baby is missing. She is pacing desperately up and down the paddock, bellowing and crying, and calling for her lost boy, fearing the worst, having her fears confirmed. She is one of the thousands of defenseless females born into a quaint, verdant, organic dairy farm. She will spend her entire short life grieving the loss of baby after baby. She will be milked relentlessly through repeated cycles of pregnancies and bereavements. Her only experience of motherhood will be that of a mother's worst loss. In the prime of her life, her body will give, her spirit will break, her milk "production" will decline, and she will be sent to a horrifying slaughter, along with other grieving, defeated, "spent" mothers like herself. She is the face of organic milk.

#35 is a two-days old baby, his umbilical chord is still attached, his coat is still slick with birth fluids, his eyes are unfocused, his legs, wobbly. He is crying pitifully for his mother. No one answers. He will live his entire short life an orphan, his only experience of mother love will be one of yearning for it, his only experience of emotional connection, one of absence. Soon, the memory of his mother, her face, her voice, her scent, will fade, but the painful, irrepressible longing for her warmth will still be there. At four months old, he and other orphans like himself will be corralled into trucks and hauled to slaughter. As he will be dragged onto the killing floor, he will still be looking for his mother, still desperately needing her nurturing presence, especially at that dark time when he will be frightened and needing her more than ever in the midst of the terrible sights, and sounds, and scents of death all around him and, in his despair, in his want for a shred of consolation and protection, he, like most baby calves, will try to suckle the fingers of his killers. He is the face of the "rose" veal we are encouraging "responsible restaurant leaders" to use.

#67,595 is one of the 80,000 birds in a family-owned "free-range" egg facility. She has never seen the sun, or felt the grass under her feet, she has never met her mother. Her eyes are burning with the sting of ammonia fumes, her featherless body is covered with bruises and abrasions, her bones are brittle from the constant drain of egg production, her severed beak is throbbing in pain. She is exhausted, depleted and defeated. After a lifetime of social, psychological, emotional, physical deprivation, she copes by pecking neurotically at phantom targets for hours on end. She is two years old and her life is over. Her egg production has declined, and she will be disposed of by the cheapest means possible she will be gassed along with the other 80,000 birds in her community. It will take three full work days to finish the job. For two long days, she will hear the sounds and breathe the smells of her sisters being killed in the gas drums outside her shed. On the third day, it will be her turn. She will be grabbed by the legs and taken outdoors for the first time in her life and, like every single one of the 80,000 "spent" hens, like every single one of the 50 billion annual victims of our appetite, she will fight to go on living, and she will accept no explanation and no justification for being robbed of her pathetic only life. She is the face of the "free-range" eggs we are encouraging college campuses, businesses and consumers to use...

Why are so few of us telling the truth? Why are we describing "free-range" products as "humane" when we know the horror such practices inflict on their victims? Why are we lying to the public, and ourselves, that "compassionate" animal farming is anything but a myth, a marketing scheme, a deceptive label? Why are so many of us offering up the lives of animals by encouraging the consumption of their flesh, eggs and milk, when our only duty is to fight for their lives as if they were our own? Why are we promoting the practice of consuming animals when we know it to be brutal, inexcusable, unconscionable and completely unnecessary? Why are we rewarding consumers for demanding more of the the very thing we are struggling to eliminate? Why are we strengthening and rewarding the worlds' entrenched speciesist assumptions, when our job, our only job, as vegan educators and activists, is to challenge and change those assumptions by offering a new model of thinking about nonhuman animals, a new model of interacting with them, a new practice of living, a new way of being in the world?
 

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^ Everything Irizary said. Watching Earthlings every time you feel about to slip up will definitely put you back on track
 

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I second (or third, or fourth...) Earthlings. Such a great (in the informative sense) movie...I bawled my eyes out but made myself watch it all.
 

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This times infinity:
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I second (or third, or fourth...) Earthlings. Such a great (in the informative sense) movie...I bawled my eyes out but made myself watch it all.
 

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Oh thank God for this thread. I've been looking for motivation to stay away from eggs too. My partner is an omni and today for dinner he asked for boiled eggs. I've been a vege for 4 months as of yesterday and have been trying to go vegan for a week now. I've replaced butter/mayo with mashed avocado (so tasty!) and don't drink milk (never liked it anyway). But today when I saw the boiled eggs cooked perfectly with the centre still runny, like I used to like them.. I thought I was going to slip. Thanks to this thread, I didn't eat them!

I've already lost weight being a vegetarian and I'm enjoying this (almost)vegan journey I'm on. Thanks for keeping me on track! The videos definitely help. I forced myself to watch Earthlings 4 months ago cuz I wanted to give up meat..and my plan worked out perfectly.

Also, I think of eggs as chicken's period and milk as cow's breast milk. Now, I wouldn't go around drinking another woman's breast milk, so why drink from another species...right? As for eggs... they kinda stink and I visualise the yellow yolk as the fur on a baby chick...and the temptation kinda goes away. Human periods are disgusting... so when I think of animal periods... it really does put me off eating eggs. And the stringy bits of egg in the egg whites of boiled eggs remind me of human embilical chords. I hope you visualise it like I do. I'm going to start thinking of cheese as cow's pus like someone above suggested. HAHA! Thanks guys, this thread helped me a lot!
 

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Just stop thinking of animal products as food. Revolutionise your thinking. You need to reboot your mind.
 

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Just stop thinking of animal products as food. Revolutionise your thinking. You need to reboot your mind.
It's amazing how quickly one can change one's thinking when given the right material.
 
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