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Hi everybody!<br><br>
Tomorrow will be my 2nd week as a vegan and I have a PETA TV video to thank for my transition. I am such an animal lover, that after watching the video, I knew I was instantly changed forever. I guess I must have been living under a rock or I am just that naive, that I really had no idea that kind of horror went on in slaughter houses. I also watched that Chinese fur farming video, well only about 3 minutes of it because I just had to turn it off. I was balling my eyes out while watching these videos. I was so sad and angry! Ever since then, I have been a vegan. I still own animal products such as my belt, some of my shoes, a couple of watches, and all of my makeup and deodorant have probably all been tested on animals. I made up my mind not to throw them out because I can't afford to buy new items and I don't believe in wasting. However, I will never buy any of these products in the future. I have found my transition to be extremily easy. I went cold turkey and am still going strong. There are still some things that I may be eating that contain animal products in them but that is because I am just unaware of it. I know there is a lot to be learned and I look forward to learning from all of you.
 

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Welcome!!<br><br>
My transition happened almost excactly like yours! Except I got a magazine thing from Peta and as I sat there reading it I knew my life would never be the same again. And thinking back I wonder why I didn't change sooner...It's always nice when someone actually listens(or in your case watches)! My friends won't go near a vegan handout...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"> But good luck on staying vegan and, again, welcome
 

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I had been vegetarian for years before watching things like that. They are good for helping the naive into understanding what happens. I can't imagine that any meat eater could watch them and not care, but I am sure it happens. I wish they were a little more mainstream though so everyone could see what really happens.
 

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Our stories are very similar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Welcome to VB!!
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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I had been vegetarian for years before watching things like that. They are good for helping the naive into understanding what happens. I can't imagine that any meat eater could watch them and not care, but I am sure it happens. I wish they were a little more mainstream though so everyone could see what really happens.</div>
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I agree with you about wanting the videos to be more mainstream, so I posted a bunch of videos, pictures, slideshows, and links to PETA and GOVEG on my myspace page for the public to see when they go to my page. I know that's not mainstream but so far that's my way of spreading the message. Some of my friends say they get all grossed out when they go to my page but yet they still eat meat. I don't know, I guess you can't change everybody's mind.
 

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Welcome to VeggieBoards, and congratualtions on going vegan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hi! Peta changed my life, too!
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I thought of myself as an animal lover too - and then I saw the horrible things that happen to animals in, well, every industry that they're used in, and changed my life. It's hard to believe that some people know about these things (factory farms, labs, puppy mills, fur farms, circuses, etc.) and still support them, but it happens (you'll even find it here). But I think there are a lot of people who just aren't informed and never made the connection between the animals that they love and the animals they contribute to harming - and they're the ones we can influence <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hey BeckySue, I've seen your myspace and see that you like Spinage as your fave food, and you like popeye, naturally,<br><br>
not least because you work out. (I love working out too).<br><br><br><br>
Looks like you are going great guns. I especially like the one slide show pic which is sideways on as you lift a barbell in black+white. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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