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3 Jun

I am vegan for one very simple reason:  I don’t believe that animals are here for humans to use.*

Underneath this comes the ‘regular’ concerns: animal cruelty and abuse, abuse and mistreatment of the environment, my own health.  But, if all these things came ‘right’ I wouldn’t consider consuming animal products again.  If animals were treated well, slaughtered painlessly, the environmental impacts of agribusiness were reversed and the health benefits from eating a plant-only diet were proved false, it still wouldn’t change the fact that I don’t think that animals are here for my use.  In the same way that I don’t believe that any other human is here solely to serve me (oh, what a terrible dictator I would make!)

I don’t need to quote facts and figures to convince myself that veganism is right:  especially when there are many brilliant publications, like Vegan Outreach’s ‘Why Vegan?’ booklet, or Animals Australia’s ‘Why Veg?’ site.

Oh, and by the way: I love pigs!

*What I really mean to say is that I don’t believe that non-human sentient beings are here for humans to use.