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Few things to admit in here. My brother and sister are both vegan (since HS, they're 30/31 now), and because of them I chose to go vegetarian-aiming-at-veganism for health reasons. Thing is, I do love animals, I was just ignorant to how things were for livestock.<br><br>
So of course I don't react well to the video (cried and almost threw up). So I'm thankful I found this community so I can discuss this new diet (day #2!) and because I was made aware of the awful treatment.<br><br>
Wasn't sure whether to put this in General, Newbie, or what. Sorry if I got it wrong.
 

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Yep, it's pretty strong stuff!
 

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Getting pretty pissed off now. Talking to some others about it and they're just flat out being mocking about the fact that I care in the first place and that it's done to feed people so it's okay, completely ignoring the fact that it leads to pain and suffering. And some said that didn't matter because they die at the end so it's justified. (?!)
 

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I'm sure those people wouldn't argue it's okay to murder humans because they'll eventually die anyway.<br><br>
You might find the transition to a plant based diet easier if you refer to the <a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/guide/" target="_blank">Guide to Cruelty Free Eating</a>.<br><br>
Also note that some of the images from Meet Your Meat are over ten years old, and some people try to say those abuses don't happen anymore. To refute that here's <a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/video/" target="_blank">recent investigations</a> between 2007 and 2011 into factory farm abuses, and here's a newer film called <a href="http://www.meatvideo.com/" target="_blank">Farm To Fridge</a>.
 

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Thank you for all those sources, Josh! One person did mention the age of the video. Also thanks for that Guide to Cruelty Free Eating, looking into right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome! So glad you made the switch! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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Welcome! I haven't seen <i>Meet Your Meat</i>, but I did watch <i>Earthlings</i> a couple months ago. Although I had already made the switch to vegetarianism by that point (for the second time, actually), I had been contemplating local, grass-fed, organic meat products and whether that was something I could ethically support. <i>Earthlings</i> renewed my belief that all animal life should be respected not just in terms of how they are raised, but also in terms of their natural lifespans. And I realized at that point that I could never have another bite of meat again, regardless of whether the source was abused and then slaughtered at a factory farm or raised humanely and then slaughtered at a local, organic farm. To me, there is no such thing as "humane slaughter."
 
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