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  • Profile photo of victoria45554

    1079 days ago

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    I have been vegetarian for about 4 months now, which i know isnt a long time, but I plan to be like it for the rest od my life. I decided to become vegetarian after seeing a video how pigs in the factory had there throats slit while they where still consious, and i realised how disgusting it is that we eat meat. These animals deserve to be happy, not being slaughtered just for us to have a meal. Its so inhumane. I want to be able to stick up for these animals and be the voice for them!

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    I first became a vegetarian when I was 10 years old. This was inspired by the fact that I was in 4h and did not like the fact that animals I cared for and loved were being sold for consumption. 10 years later I became a vegan.

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    I have been vegetarian for 3 months
    The most difficult part was getting my mum to let me
    I am so glad that i decided to be vegetarian after I became Vegetarian (about a week or so) I found that i wasn’t as depressed as i use to be
    And I turned one of my friends vegetarian :)

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    I have been vegetarian for 2 years and 8 months. I decided to become vegetarian after I saw the meet your meat video. I thought that the treatment of these poor animals was horrible. So I told myself I am not going to be apart of this and I will stick up for the helpless animals and now almost 3 years later I’m still doing what I said(:

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    1084 days ago

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    I have been a vegetarian since I was twelve,and I’m now fourteen.
    I went vegetarian,because I’ve always had a love for animals.
    I became vegetarian,when I was going through a sad time in my life.
    I felt that if I had to suffer,nothing else should.
    At first,my parents refused for me to become a vegetarian,but when I showed them the truth about what happened to these animals,they allowed me too.
    I’ve felt life I belonged somewhere,when I became a vegetarian,like my purpose was to help these animals.
    I even convinced my mom to stop eating meat.
    And I’m never going to be a zombie.

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    1084 days ago

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    Becoming vegetarian was not difficult for me since I’m such a picky eater. I prefer fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts over greasy burgers. I slimmed down because my new diet gave me more energy.
    What really motivated me to give up meat was a class I took in college. We read several books that reveal the horrors of industrial farming. You really can’t trust any meat. Supply and demand has led the people working in the meat industry to disreguard the health of the consumer and the animals. Chicken, pigs, and cows are given growth hormones to fatten them up, disfiguring them. They are also confined to small filthy areas where they gain weight from inactivity, and can catch diseases from the manure they basically are swimming in.
    Why would I support this cruelty and put my health and weight at risk by consuming this food?

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    1087 days ago

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    I was a vegetarian for a full year last year; January 1, 2011-January 1, 2012. I’m still mostly vegetarian, I occasionally have chicken, fish, or turkey. It still tastes really weird to me and I absolutely refuse to eat beef and pork. I really enjoyed being a vegetarian and that’s why I haven’t fully given it up lately. I feel lighter, healthier, and more open to new foods and possibilities. It makes me feel good to know that I’m not contributing to the harming of any animals when I sit down to eat a meal. I definitely want to stay vegetarian for a long time. I don’t plan on going back.

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    1087 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian since birth (: my mum is very much into animal rights and has brought up me and my brother to be the same and we’ll be doing the same for our children. I am seriously considering going vegan now due to the information I have read on this site as I don’t want to support a dairy industry that is the way it is.

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    1088 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian for a few months now. Ever since learning about how much animals have to suffer just for us, I couldnt dare eat them. Honestly, just watching a friend eat meat makes me sick to my stomach. I’m on my way to being 100% vegan as well. I feel guilty just knowing how I used to eat eggs or eat meat or anything like that. Ever since, I feel better knowing I am saving lives. My boyfriend is also supporting me and is also a vegetarian. I even convinced my mom to try being a vegetarian as well. I want to do more than just being a vegetarian or vegan so that’s why I joined this site, so I can save animals in many different ways. It feels great knowing that one person can make a difference :)

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    1088 days ago

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    i have been a vegiratian for about 3 years, and pretty recently went full vegan about 7 months ago. growing up i thought it was just compleatly normal to eat meat, because thats what i ahd been taught growing up. but when i got into the 9th grade thats when i started kind of thinking about it. and it wondering more and more where my food was coming from. thats when i went onto the internet adn watched Paul Mccartnys video if slaughter houses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian. and that video really really got to me and made me cry, and from that day on i promised myself that i would never be apart of the torture adn killing of animals just so i could eat a steak or hamburger. i havent even missed meat since i made the change to vegetarian, and the thought of it is actually discusting. adn recently i have come to realize that i have been somewhat of a hypocrite for speaking for animal rights but still drinking milk and eating cheese. so i made the choice to go full vegan. and i feel great about it. so im making it my life mission to premote animal rights and trying to get as many people as i can to try veganism and speak out for animal rights, and i love it, anything i can do to help those who cant help themselves. and thats my story :)

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    1089 days ago

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    i didn’t get any points for this. ):

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      1082 days ago

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      Hey Chey,

      Thanks for going vegetarian! That’s a great way to help animals. :)

      We often get swamped with requests for points because our huge and amazing Street Team is so active but our staff is still so small! Please give it a couple more weeks and if you haven’t received points by then, please e-mail us at peta2@peta2.com. :)

      ~Rachel S. with peta2

  • Profile photo of TheOneontheright

    1089 days ago

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    I have been vegetarian for a long time, longer than I remember! One of my first memories is after going vegetarian I found an article on a website for young girls and I got so excited because I had already made the decision. When I first decided to go vegetarian I didn’t think it was right to eat animals but that article was about factory farms and it made me realize how much bigger the problem was. I really think my parents only let me do it at first because they thought I was going to grow out of it but here I am about to head off to college and still meat free. If only it was as easy trying to convince them to let me go vegan!

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    1089 days ago

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    I read the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. He’s one of my favorite authors and I absolutely love that he’s also an animal activist. I spent countless nights researched and getting sick over things I read and watched. I’ve always loved animals and I refused to support eating meat any more. I had always wanted to be a vegetarian but my mom always talked me out it (besides refusing to buy vegetarian products I wanted). When I did my research, I knew no one was going to stop me from living a healthier, happier, guilt-free life. I’ve been vegetarian for almost 3 years now. I’m working on cutting out dairy, but I have an eating disorder and it’s hard for me to leave out more food. The doctors actually won’t let me. (heh.) Regardless, I refuse to drink milk, and I don’t eat yogurt or eggs rarely ever. I eat cheese only when it’s in meals but I don’t really like it. It’s difficult, but I hope to get vegan someday. But for now, I’m perfectly content being a vegetarian!

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    1089 days ago

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    My sister has been a vegan for a while before I even considered becoming a vegatarian and I was always impressed by how beautiful she’s always been. I stopped eating alot of meats such as beef, pork, and deer, but the only meat I was religiously eating was chicken. I was hearing for a while from her that her friends and herself have felt so much more healthier since they stopped eating meat. My sister and I were on a trip to see our mother when she gave me a book to read for the six hour trip, it’s called “Skinny Bitch” and I didn’t put it down even after the trip was over. We both decided to do a cleansing ritual while we were there, no prosesed foods and no meats. After I was back with my father I continued my extreme heathy diet, my skin cleared up, I dropped 15 pounds ( I was skinny already), and she was right, I really do feel better.

    ~Cassidy

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    1090 days ago

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    i have been a a vegetarian for a little over 2 years<3 i love animals so muchh , what encouraged me to be a vegetarin was watching those videos it breaks my heart! i vowed to never eaat an animal ever & i will not . I am trying slowly but surly to be vegan (: i am happier healthier knowing i do not kill animals to have to eat <3

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    1091 days ago

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    I have been Vegan for just over a year now. After reading the book “Skinny Bitch” I turned vegan virtually over night. I remember going to the store and stocking up on all my plant based foods an hour after I head the last chapter. I had to skip the chapter on animal abuse in factory farms because I I couldn’t stomach it (no pun intended). Last summer I picked up “Eating Animals” by John Safran Foer, and I cried numerous times through the book. I love knowing my everyday choices are making such a significant difference for animals, but in my heart, I know it will never be enough. I hope to find a way to dedicate my life to protecting animals and being a voice for those that can’t speak to us. I will always live my life this way Vegan is Love. Peace!

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    1091 days ago

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    I have been a vegetarian for almost 5 years along with my mom and aunt. We made this decision after ready the book “skinny bitch” and we were all discussed with how animals are treated to be consumed and used for humans. I have loved animals so so much my whole life and have tried being vegetarian when I was little but it never lasted until I read that book. Meat looks absolutely discusting to me now an I could never think of going back to eatig meat. I already havnt drank milk my whole life because of the health benefits of not consuming dairy and I’ve always dairy in small amounts an not very often but I have signed the PETA pledge to become vegan and I plan on doing it full time and making it a part of my life style. I love being vegetarian.

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    1093 days ago

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    Ive been vegatrian for about 1 year being vegatarian has brought me even closer to animals and being vegatrian makes my love for animals grow so much yeh for animals

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    1095 days ago

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    This is my second attempt being a vegetarian and I couldn’t be more happier with my progress. About two years ago, my friend and I both agreed turning vegetarian at our school’s cafeteria [we thought it was a healthier choice and after watching “Meet Your Meat” we couldn’t feel more horrible]. This time it was easier because I knew what to expect and what to eat. My first attempt I ate nothing but junk food, loved it for a while, but then just felt sick to my core. Now, I eat grains, fruits, veggies, and soy…I’m still going strong and I’ll keep going strong :)

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    1095 days ago

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    I have been a vegetarian for about a year now. Becoming a vegetarian has been one of the best decisions I have made not only for myself, but for others around me. After watching the film Food Inc., I became interested in a cruelty-free diet. This diet not only improved my all around health, but also the health of my family who became interested in the meat free things I was cooking!

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    1095 days ago

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    I have been a vegetarian for about 8 months :) I am trying to go vegan soon but i love it i would never eat an animal agian in my life!! Remember GRAINS NOT BRAINS <3 !!

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    1095 days ago

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    I’ve been Vegetarian for about 2 years now. (working on veganism right now.) What got me into the thought of vegetarianism was at a friends birthday party. That night i found out that one of my friends were vegetarians. At that moment i thought i could NEVER become a vegetarian. About a week later i had searched for videos and researched some things on vegetarianism. I then went to a girls camp eating pretty much PB and J’s the whole time. Including just a lettuce, tomato and whatever other vegetable sandwiches i made. Then went to Warped tour and checked out some Peta2 booths and inspired me a lot more tog o vegetarian! i had some struggles at first… but after a few months i got passed it and have been vegetarian ever since!

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    1096 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian for a little over two years now and its been a pretty easy transition. There are so many options out their for vegetarians/vegans these days which makes things much easier. I’ve tried so many foods I would never think to try before like eggplant and zucchini for example. Everyone considering going vegetarian, go for it! You won’t regret your decision. It’s a very simple way to make a big difference. If you’re unsure where to begin stop by Trader Joe’s :)

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    1096 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian for four years. I’m now attempting to go vegan. I found that being a vegetarian gave me more energy, and made me generally feel better. I went vegetarian for moral reasons, but the health effects are definitely a plus.
    People sometimes think I’m odd for not eating meat, but I just sort of ignore them. Some people like to openly mock it and shove meat it your face, which is incredibly rude. /:
    But I’m really happy I became a vegetarian ^.^ I never really liked meat anyway…

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    1096 days ago

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    I’ve been vegetarian for over a year now and its the best decision I’ve ever made! I’ve noticed great changes like not getting sick as often and feeling healthier. It’s really easy to stick to this with all the veggie alternatives out there. PETA was my main persuader in becoming a vegetarian and i could not thank you guys enough! Thanks for everything you do for animals! <3 Melissa

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    1098 days ago

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    I have tried to be vegetarian and vegan since I was a little kid, but I would eventually crumble because I would become anemic.
    However, I went to Warped Tour two years ago and signed a petition. Weeks later, I got an e-mail from peta2 regarding the petition and decided to check out the website since I had only heard of PETA. It was that day that I watched a video about the animals that were slaughtered. I haven’t touched meat since. Granted, I was slow to start, and stumbled a lot before finally finding the list of animal ingredients on the peta2 blog.
    I have been vegetarian for two years and really don’t miss the flesh and muscle. I am progressing to ovo-tarian and hope to eventually go vegan.

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    1098 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian for 1yr! And I really hope to go vegan sometime. I became a vegetarian because when I was at vans warp tour last year I talked to the people at the peta tent and I never realized how bad animals had it. After that I pledged to do what I can to help animals. :)

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    1098 days ago

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    Ive been a veggie for 5 years now, i must admit, its hard, and i had a slip one or two times, but since then ive stuck to it. From this, ive been a vegan for a year and its suprisagly easy once you know your stuff about what not to do and aviod and everything. i do tell alot of my friends what is inside their food and everything and try to convert them, ive only achieved to convert two people to veggies and not vegans, but one small step at a time. I cook my own food so i know whats in it and i actually enjoy this everyday. People were abit hostlie to the idea of me going vegan but they soon warmed up to it and respected my decision

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    1103 days ago

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    I was vegetarian for 4yrs before going vegan! I originally went vegetarian because my whole life I had difficulties eating meat, considering my favorite animals have always been farm animals. It was difficult because I’m the only one in my family with these beliefs but it was easy for me to make that switch because I never had any meat cravings or anything. It really just felt amazing and was a huge relief!

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    1103 days ago

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    I’ve been a vegetarian for two years in July, at first my parents were skeptical and didn’t think it would last, now that they know I’m totally serious about it they buy soy substitutes for whenever the main course has meat, especially when camping they buy veggie dogs so I can sill roast weenies over the fire. Not only did going vegetarian save the lives of many animals it also helped me lose some weight and now even my family enjoy some of the vegetarian substitutes and buy them for everyone instead of meat based products