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Posted August 9, 2011 by peta2 staff

When people ask me why I’m vegan, I whip out PETA’s succint, to-the-point, no bullsh*t mission statement: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment“… and then I go off (with great fervor and conviction) about how scrumptious and delectable vegan noms are. If they’re nice (or handsomely sexy, either way), I may even offer to take them out for some meatless grubโ€”my treat! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since our mission statement covers all the bases and lets people know exactly how we feel about animals, it really does make the perfect tee. It’s a definite conversation starter and an awesome way to wear your heart on your sleeve, literally. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Behold:

For your chance to win this “Animals Are Not Ours” tee, comment below and tell us what you typically say to peeps when they ask you why you’re veg. Entries must be received by August 16, 2011. A winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 18, 2011.

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  • 1892 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually tell people that I don’t like to support cruelty towards animals who can’t even denfend themselves. Not only is it a healthy way to live life but it makes me feel like I am doing something good out there that somewhat changes the world even if it is a small change. I feel better about myself as a vegan.

  • 1937 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I went veg because it honestly sickens me to even think of someone eating something that used to breathe and live just like we do. Hell! They might as well eat other people if they’re going to eat animals. I love deh cow <3

  • 1937 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Being vegan is my way of peaceful protest. Vegan lifestyles are healthier for people, the Earth, and most obviously the animals who suffer because people are selfish and ignorant.

    If they’re being especially rude about it, I’ll just say how vegans are just more evolved than most people. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Plus vegans get super powers.

  • 1939 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because it’s healthier and what gives us the right to abuse animals?

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because what gives us the right?

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say it’s because I’m an animal lover. I don’t feel it proper to love one animal and eat another. I’m compassionate.

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “because I looovee animals, duh. don’t you??”

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t believe in harming other living creatures. We should be protecting creatures weaker than us not eating, and experimenting on them. That.is.heartless.

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals should have their own rights just as much as we should. Just because they can’t speak up doesn’t mean they don’t care. Us as human beings should know that we are just as important as all animals are. We should not be lowing their numbers for our own needs. Imagine being captured, threatened, beat, having chemicals put on and in; doesn’t sound so good now does it? Being a vegan, standing up for animals, is showing how much I care about how animals feel.

  • Lou

    1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because I don’t believe in exploiting people. We abuse animals; we take everything from them. Their children, their identity, their happiness. Until they only have one thing left; their lives. And then we take that away, too.

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    why eat animals its another living thing, wearing animal fur is terrible its fur of dead animals its likw wearing a corps and experimentting on them is horrible if you wanna know any more go to peta2.com

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals are my life, I’ve always hated the thought of eating an animal, it’s not right, animals were not born to be eaten, we chose to eat them, animals were born to live a happy life and be loved like we love others. would you eat your dog? didn’t think so. against eating animals. against wearing animals. against hurting animals. xo

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people find out I am a vegetarian (transitioning to a vegan!), they often inquire as to why I choose not to eat meat. They simply cannot believe that I “survive” without having a hamburger or chicken nuggets. So, my basic response is: “I am a vegetarian for ETHICAL and ENVIRONMENTAL reasons.” If the person asks me to elaborate, then I sincerely preach about how inhumane and repulsive the mass-meat industry is, and also how detrimental animal production is to the environment.

    By being a veg, not only do I have so much more energy and feel so much healthier, but I know that I am not supporting a cruel, disgusting, and dirty industry. Best Lifestyle Change Ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I fully support the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, I refuse to purchase clothes/shoes/accessories made from animals, I do not support cruel animal experimentation, and have been a proud protester of the Ringling Bros. Circus!

    I’d love to win this t-shirt! Thank you for all you do, PETA and PETA 2! Xo

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because I’m smart…

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because I love animals and to me it seems only logical that eating and or abusing them in any way is horid and if I did so I would never be able to look myself in the face and be ok with who I am. Then I tell them to think about eatin a mute helpless baby next time they eat meat.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We are considered animals. Would you eat me, test chemicals on me, or abuse me?

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To eat an animal just sickens me! To wear an animal sickens me!… and if I had it my way, we’d lock up all these crazy PEOPLE in cages and experiment on them!

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because I love everything with a face. I don’t know about you, but i don’t eat my friends. :]

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say “why aren’t you?”

  • Ava

    1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals are just like us. They have feelings, and families. We wouldn’t want to be killed so why would they?

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say: if it’s not okay to eat humans, why are animals any different? just because they can’t express their own choice doesn’t mean they’re ours to take.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Every day I ask my Friends why theres not vegan and They say they just don’t have the money to buy vegan food!

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I love animals too much to eat them. That I want to be healthier, and that no animal should suffer in order for me to fufill my needs.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I dont eat death or drink torture

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say animals are getting killed just for your pleasure of a mcnugget or steak. then i show them the video on this sight and say “Look what you are doing to this world”

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If you kill an animal to eat, they get you back by clogging your arteries. Karma is very powerful.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that I’m vegan because if I wouldn’t eat or wear my dog, why eat another creature? It doesn’t make sense. And when you have a glass of milk, a calf does not.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell to people “I actually care about the earth and the wellbeing of the animals living on it. By harming and murdering the animals, we are killing the planet, which is killing ourselves. Animals have feelings, are intelligent, and are much more peaceful than we ever will be. We should leave them in peace and let them be trend setters for us.”

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If I hurt you it pains so does it for animals so beware animals are one of us.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I love animals and living healthy.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a veg, I respond with; Because it’s what I truly believe in. That animals have rights & feelings too. Animals are equal to us & by eating them it’s like eating a human being; cannibalism. It’s just not okay to take animals’ rights away. Think about it.

  • Ema

    1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I love animals too much. And also there are many health benefits.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whenever my friends ask me why I’m a vegetarian, which happens fairly often, I say because animals have rights, just the same as we do. How would you feel being crammed in crates, and killed and tortured alive for products? Yeah.. thought so.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say Animals deserve to live and be treated as humans are because they were here before us. They are amazing . Do you really want to kill one cow to sooth 5 mouths ? I didn’t think so and if you dont agree go to Peta.org and look at some of the video’s and don’t care because you like your corpse. THEN GET A FUCKING LIFE!

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I share the story of how they are treated. Then I talk about how they are animals and they have emotions and are intelligent beings that deserve to live.

    Plus it’s gross to eat a carcass.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that animals can feel pain and they are living creatures just like us. When eating meat, you’re eating the flesh of something that probably had a family and friends.

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals are just like humanes they have feelings. They have a heart, but then people will just go and kill them without caring at all. Animals shouldn’t have to fend for themselves. If we all work together we can make a difference. Rescue is my favorite kind of breed. <3

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There are 2 reasons when talking on this topic! For One; I love animals<3<3 and i dont beleive that they should be used for food or experimentations. I think that is absolutely WRONG and gross. Ihave seen the things those poor animals go through in those mills. It is both torturous and completely UNSANITARY!! I beleive that animals should be treated equally with humans. THEY NEED LOVING TOO!! The other reason wouls be that it is a very healthy lifestyle! Much healthier than eating fatty animal meat and stuff like that! Their are many substitues to choose from, and i think if everyone would give it a try it could make the world a better and safer place for animals,

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I could never eat, harm, exploit or cause pain to my friends. The definition of an Earthling is “an inhabitant of the Earth”. Nuff said ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because if I ate /that/, I’d look a little less like /me/ and a lot more like /you/. c:

  • jen

    1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them because we don’t need to eat animals to survive and that I am independent and don’t like to depend on other living things for my nourishment.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I love animals and could never eat them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE THIS SHIRT!!!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG,
    I have been asked this question so many times that I would be rich if I got a penny everyone I heard it. I always give the same answer ” Animals are living creature with as much right to live as humans do.” Simple but the truth.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say don’t question me =D

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If my friends ask me why I went veg, I tell them this. “Could you really look at a piece of meat and not picture how it looked when it was breathing, walking, and living in some field or factory?? Cause I know I can’t eat it without imagining that. They deserve to be happy and live their life out like we do. They dont deserve to be slaughtered and eaten.”

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I simply say, why aren’t you? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i say: DO U KNO WHAT THEY DO TO THE MEAT?!?!?!?! the physical torture and everything they mix in. eww. and i say want someone to cut your lips off and make u bigger than u can even handle. its trerrible what happens to animals.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that I became vegan because I don’t believe animals are meant to be eaten and used at our disposal.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    to save the enviorment! factory farming is the biggest contributor to pollution, more than cars and trains and buses and trucks all together, also its a huge waste of food to feedd all those anymals just to kill them. and those animals poop too, they also have guts and everything and we cant use all of it, so where do you think it goes? its just trash. pollution!!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that I don’t like the idea that I am eating my friends, and when they say a cow isn’t a friends I say why can’t it be. You can look into a cows soft eyes just like a dog, cat, or any animals. Plus the added energy boost isn’t bad.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because i care about animals and i dont think it’s fair.. I wouldnt want someone eating me!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them that animals can feel pain just like us!! i also say that we have no right to kill anything/anyone!! murder is illegel!!

  • Yaa

    1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that I don’t want animals to die because of me and that living vegan is the best choice for our planet.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I typically say to peeps that its important to understand what you put in your body and where it comes from. I cant eat something knowing it went through a painful life and death just so i could eat. I rather live knowing in my heart that my food comes from a good place and didnt suffer for me.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People think I’m crazy when they find out that I’ve been a vegetarian since I’ve been 10. They always pop the question why? and I say because I don’t want to support the meat industry after they abuse their animals. I think it’s a healthier why of living because animals used for meat are pumped with hormone and steroids and don’t live in healthy conditions. Plus I <3 those animals they're all so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people hear that I’ve been a vegetarian for 6 years that say what why? And I say because I don’t support the meat industry because they’re cruel to animals, pump them with hormones and steroids so the meats probably not healthy and the biggest reasons is I <3 animals ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always say that I love animals way too much to eat them!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that I do it for the big 3 : Moral, Environmental and Health reasons

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When somebody asks me why i went vegan, I always look back at how my life was when I wasn’t. chubby, oily, not caring (or knowing) most of what I put in my mouth to eat. I didn’t care, I was just hungry. Even when I turned vegetarian, I still didn’t feel that i was doing the right thing, drinking milk that mother cows use to nurture their babies. When they ask me, I spring back the question, why aren’t you? Whenever I look at cooked beef or cake or anything that has to do with meat, fish or dairy, I can picture the poor creature still alive while the senseless people that know nothing about mercury, cysteine or anything about it pound the innocent animal carcasses into their stomach. It makes me sick, it really does. I cant be around any of my friends when they eat. I’m just happy that I’m a vegan, but I’m not proud that I’m the only vegan in my town.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I normally tell people that i dont like chewing on flesh!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them nothing had to die to satisfy me. And that nothing with a heart beat should be killed and put on my plate. That’s why i’m vegan.

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I’m veg because the animals that are consumed are treated with cruelty! That animals are not just objects that we can just use for whatever purpose we want! That when you wear fur, you’re wearing the skin of an animal that didn’t deserve, or want, to die! Animal cruelty sickens me and I refuse to be part of it!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them cause i actually care about animals and the way there treated then i start talking about Peta and how amazing it is and i tell them how its a much healthier and better way to live and i urge them to give it a try and to start looking into it and start looking into corporate slaughter houses and the way they raise animals for fast food company’s and by then there disgusted and willing to try it ๐Ÿ™‚ and thats how it goes

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    it’s a healthier way to live, and defenseless animals should not have to die for other peoples pleasure. they are plenty of other alternatives besides killing and eating animals.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say for two reasons: one because i never agreed with the killing of animals so it makes since to not support it by not eating them or buy them. Second because my body chose on its own even without my mind. Out of no where one day a little over a year ago, Every time I ate meat, i got sick and would throw up my tummy decided it couldn’t and wouldn’t digest or take it anymore. So I quit and went veg. Best decision i ever made. Sometimes your body just knows you better and what better FOR you than you do ๐Ÿ™‚ This time for sure ha. Thanx body!

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals deserve to live and be loved just as much as any human.

  • kim

    1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i say because people think its okay to eat them because they cant talk, but if they would, what do you think they would say? they have feelings too but people dont acknowledge that.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that my body is not a tomb for other creatures, and it is not right that we treat animals the way we do. Animals are not here to serve us, we all live on the same planet and we should not treat them like they are not earthlings just like you and me. We have enough food to survive on without hurting, torturing, or murdering another being.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that it’s not necessary, humane, polite, or right to eat dead animals, or the things that come out of them.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I really love animals and that i think that we ( as in everybody ) shouldn’t eat animals cause it’s not fair to them; they can’t speak for themselves so I say that I speak for them by not eating and trying to get other people not to eat meat to become a vegetarian.
    Then I ask them how would you like it if somebody tortured you just to eat / wear you but you couldn’t speak and you’re sitting there helpless and stuff.

    But yeah that’s about it , I won’t ever start eating meat again I Love animals to much to eat ’em.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animals have rights, just like humains do, but animals can not speak for themselves. us humains, who really care about animals, have to prove it and not support slaughtering animals.
    im veg because i believe we need to be the voice of the animals.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually tell them that animals have hearts like us and ALOT of animals have ALOT of simmilatities to humans. So killing and eating any animal is like killing and eating a brother/sister, its inhuman,unhealthy,cruel, and if there are meat replacements, then eating meat is unnessary[:

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m vegan, I simply ask them if they think its okay to eat a living being’s dead flesh after it was tortured to it’s death. Usually it gives them something to think about as they go about their day.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say animals aren’t meant for human uses, that being a vegan or vegetarian is a personal choice and people need to respect that choice. Eating meat isn’t just a phase or fad that people with grow out of. Its a life choice that needs to be respected because animals were meant to be eaten or for anything.The fact alone that these animals are defenseless under human hunting, experimentation and enjoyment shows that they need someone to protect them from vicious human beings. Being a vegetarian isn’t just about the fact that you don’t like that taste of meat, its about understanding of animal cruelty and the passion to stop it. Its about saving animals. Animals need to be respected. And that i’m proud to be a vegetarian.-Noelle

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because i care, you should try it sometime xD

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them listen buddy, if you can shoot, kill and eat an animal or go digging through animal meat in a store to go home and cook it, and enjoy it than you can go shoot a person, cook it, eat it and enjoy it just as much right? I say I couldn’t be more proud to have the willingness and strength to be a vegetarian and my life has been wonderful without eating the ones I love <3

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them it is way healthier and that its also disgusting to see how meat is produced and the videos are horrific to see.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I care too much about the safety and welfare of animals to enjoy eating them at all.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that I’m veg because I can’t stomach meat while knowing the cruelty that is happening to all the animals world wide. And that its simply the RIGHT THING TO DO

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people, “do you actually think what happens to the animals you do consume, there injected with chemicals, and become diseased because crude people, make them live in cages that are filthy, and disgusting. And i don’t support this behavior. and i sometimes end it with, I hope your babies get hart disease.. it’s crude but to the point.

  • 1943 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them it’s a personal choice, I don’t feel I need to eat meat to live. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love animals and I am sick of how they treat them. I don’t want to take a bite out of something that had a face.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I changed my Life and gave up eating meat and animals for God and for my health too. I want to be my best in Life and help save our Planet too. Thank YOU.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I don’t eat animals because i don’t want to reward the factory farms that torture animals with unbelievable cruelty by giving them my money.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually start with the mission statement too. Then I go and tell them about all the handships that animal had to go through to get on a plate. That usually starts then asking what exactly do I eat, so I tell them about all the yummy, not to mention, healthy things, that are better to eat then animals ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I LOVE animals and their rights..and we do NOT have to eat them. It’s also healthier..
    I don’t support animal cruelty at all, and some people don’t even know what has happened to cows/chickens/pigs etc. they’re eating now.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when people ask my why I’m veg. I tell them because when i was a child all i had were my animals and they helped in unimaginable ways, they were my friends and i would never eat my friends. It just feels so wrong for me to be a part of a cruel mass killing of animals for a personal indulgance and satisfaction., satisfaction that i could of found in something else.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people about the facts, I’ll just write a couple things I usually say
    Cows- slaughtered while still conscious, dangled by their feet, and abused
    Chickens/Turkeys- molested by workers, most abused animal on Earth and so over weight they can’t stand.
    Pigs- tails are cut off, abused and thrown, and whipped by iron poles
    One time a pastor for the little kids at my church asked me why I went vegetarian.. I couldn’t tell the kids about the gore of it all, so I said, “Because animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.”
    And sometimes I have conversations with people who work at stores that sell fur. Usually I make them nervous :3
    And ofcourse I tell them of the health benefits (less of a chance of stroke, heart disease, and cancer) and the delish food =) (Like the huge supply of veggie corn dogs in my freezer!)

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love this shirt’s message. When asked why I am veg, I tell people that animals are living beings with feelings just like us and do not deserve to be killed or tortured just for food or clothes. Also I explain why being veg is a lot healthier than eating a meat-based diet. Another tid bit that I mention is that Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis ate from the Garden of Eden, they did not eat meat so we were meant to eat plant based diets

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them there is no reason to eat meat when plenty of other options are readily available. Even animals desire to live. And for my religious friends I tell them it’s not biblical. God wants us to be compassionate. I also tell people who ask how terrible it is for the environment, and how if everyone went veg, it would probably knock out world hunger.

  • 1945 days ago

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    It is both because I feel much more healthy being veg and refuse to support the industries involved with hurting animals.

  • 1945 days ago

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    When people ask me why I’m vegan, I ask if they have a pet or are close to any animal, then I ask if they could eat it, then I tell them that i feel that way about everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Most the time I get a good reaction

  • Tia

    1945 days ago

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    When someone finds out I’m a vegan, they usually don’t even know what it means. I tell them I don’t take anything from an animal. Then it’s always “What do you eat?” I always say I can eat whatever you eat, just meatless or soy. I get the look like I’m crazy. I love animals! All animals. I find it wrong to just use them for our needs. It’s selfish to me. FREE FOR ALL! We can live without using them.

  • Kim

    1945 days ago

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    I tell them I can’t stand eating harmless animals because I’ll just be adding to the injustices if I do.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I love animals and it’s improved my health tenfold!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that one day I realized that my conscience would not be clear until I knew that animals were not being harmed for my own uses, completely unnecessarily harmed for my food, clothes, beauty products. I tell them them that there is a alternative to just about every product you could buy that includes animal products, and I get to eat almost all of the same things that you do, just with slightly different ingredients. I tell them about how great I feel, mind and body.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them you can kill animals if you wuld like but i am no murder

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If rabbits were in my pants, would it be right for them to eat me? Nope. Rights for all!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Amen!!!!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I would always say someething along the lines of
    Would you eat something with a face? Would you want someone to eat you? They can’t speak up for themselves and someone has to do it.
    And then from there something usually about a few health benefits and a few other things ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals feel just as I do. I once petted a pig until he fell asleep. He was very much comforted by my touch and soft words. It’s the disconnect that makes it hard for others. We need to educate and be gently adamant about the cruelty. However, Even if the cows are treated humanely, feed grass, and slaughtered, why would you eat it? You don’t eat your dog!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when someone asks me the simple question about eating meat ?
    i kindly reply with the usually information ,
    something close to ,
    “as common sence would tell us , our fellow animals have the same kind of feelings and desires as me or you . we should not kill and hurt others in order to eat them . meat eaters , such as yourself , are nothing but the living graveyard or dead animals which lived in unimaginable suffering , and died in great pain , sorrow and terror , to become , meat . i donot just ingest vegetables , thatd be of the simple minded to assume , the lovely and delious allternatives are just as good , if not , better better for you , and better for the earth . ”

    maybe that comes out a little harsh , but not as harsh as the conditions and action being supported by the meat eating population !

    goveg!<333

    thankyou

    xxx
    sadee

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why im veg i usually say “i dont feel the need to stick a poor defenseless animal who was possibly suffering most of his life in my mouth,its sick and disgusting plus its healthier not to.”

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that animals weren’t put here to eat, and I wouldn’t like to be tortured, killed, then eated. I tell people that animals deserve respect and eating veg is much healthier. <3

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s icky. XDD

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I TELL PEOPLE THAT ASK WHY I DON’T EAT ANIMALS THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO KILL TO SURVIVE, VEGGIES ARE OUR FRIENDS!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can grow food from the earth, I don’t need to kill animals.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t play God, animals aren’t ours to use as we will ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them exactly what this shirt reads, then explain to them how badly animals are treated in the meat industry, and that if I were an animal I wouldn’t want anyone to slam me into a metal box, or use me for their own entertainment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We are all animals man! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that this is my one step to start to change the world, and if they could do the same then we could save hundreds of lives.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I explain to them that we ARE animals as well, that there is no logical explanation for us eating other animals. Especially in this day where you can go to wal-mart and buy synthetic meat! I explain to them how absurd it is that people still consume animals that are bred just to be eaten in 2011. I then get in to the health technicalities involved with meat consumption. But, the most important thing that I do is be nice about it, rather than pushy. (: I’ve got several people to go Vegetarian by doing so!

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because it’s healthier, it’s better for the planet,and no animals have to die.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because who said it was okay to kill something to eat?

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I love animals and don’t eat the ones I love. I also explain that my decision was mostly based on the cruelty involved in supplying the meat. Then I throw in some health benefits. And, if they are fairly close to me, they will find a link to meat.org in a message when they get on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say them that it’s my choice and that there’s a healthier way to live without killing someone.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When somebody asks me why I am a vegetarian. I mostly say “Because I don’t like eating slaughtered animals.”

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I find the idea of eating another living creature disgusting.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them “Simply because i love animals” ” I truly love animals” size M

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when people ask me why i’m a vegetarian, i say:

    “i could never eat anything that had once had thoughts, eyes and a beating heart. could you?”

    veg for life.<3

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I explain how animals are treated, and add that most vegan foods taste the same or better than real meat. The subject usually comes up when I’m eating, so I ALWAYS offer some of whatever I happen to have in my freezer or on my plate. Then after we are done eating, I usually gross them out some with the details on what their fleshy food goes through. But only if I think they can handle the icky details – I wouldn’t want to scare them away before I finish explaining. Some people ask if it’s difficult, and I explain how sometimes you will get cravings. but only on occasion. And tell them that if they try being vegan or vegetarian for a week, and have cravings, they can talk to me and I will gross them our OR distract them. :p

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People ask me this coming from a small town all the time. I take a lot of flack for it. I tell them “i’m not okay with having cute little souls rotting inside of me.”
    When you put it into perspective, for some people it helps to understand on different levels – spiritual, physical and rotting levels. ewie.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animals never hurt humans ๐Ÿ™‚ why should we…..

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I semi quote Finding Nemo “Animals are Friends, not Food” with a smirk on my face.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I ask them why are a carnivore? Then I tell them why eat an animal when there are tons of substations. It’s like eating a friend. It’s something I will never do again.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I WILL SAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO ASK WHY AM I VEGAN… I LOVE ANIMALS!!:) AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE JUST LIKE US THEY SHOULD NEVER GET EATTEN AND TELL THEM TO GT TO THE PETE WEBSITE TO TRY TO MAKE THEM BE VEAGAN!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m veg, I simply ask, “Would you eat your dog?” That usually gets me a “No…?” and I reply “Exactly. So why would you eat any other living creature?” It works pretty well, I must say ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always say I’m not eating dead beings and that’s because I have a conscience

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I don’t eat meat I tell them it is because I have a heart. Compassion isn’t something we are all born with but knowledge is power. And in knowing where meat, eggs, cheese, and butter come from I could never let that be part of my food because I would never physically harm an animal myself so why have someone else do it for me?

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people I’m a vegetarian for the sheer fact that I am not a heartless human. I really don’t think those carnivores out there would like to be eaten, so why would you eat another creature that SHARES the earth with us. they are not under us, nor above us. we are all equal, and eating flesh is for zombies. Eating meat is incredibly senseless.

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a veggie/veg I simply respond with “I love animals and if you really thought about how all the meat you have around was made you’d understand more. And why would you want to eat something that’s as great to the world like humans. People all over the world harm them and for what you? Just for you to eat a ton of animals are kill everyday. Would you just think about it?”

  • 1946 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i always tell people that eating meat supports animal cruelty, even if they dont. i also tell them what mccruelty does to their chickens, and the pain & suffering all animals go through.

    i always keep a ‘what they never told you’ booklet in my bag so that if theyre interested, they can see for themselves, and they almost ALWAYS dont eat meat that day, or just decide to go vegetarian/vegan. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that animals have just as many rights as us. Also, I say it is very cruel what animals go thru just to become a meal. And they are not ours, just like this tee says.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people/family that ask….I am not okay with how that food comes to be, watch Earthlings at Earthlings.com, some do, some roll their eyes, but I know at the end of the day, I am doing the right thing and I feel good about it….

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say: “I don’t eat meat because I don’t feel the need to kill innocent things for my taste buds.” They are usually a bit taken back, and I say “I can eat loads of things and have a clear conscience.”

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just love animals so much.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I so agree. I don’t understand how people find drinking human breastmilk is weird but drinking a cows is normal

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them ‘Every year thousands of animals are killed in slaughters, cruel games, through torture to entertain us, and sadly to eat.’ and i tell them about the video on peta2.com and they look it on on peta2 and they tell me the next day they agree too.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because animals have feelings too!

  • Lea

    1947 days ago

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    Eating animals is not necessary! Most animal products in our grocery stores come from factory farms and I wish more people knew what was going on there! It’s slaughter/torture/murder. There are so many healthier alternatives that do not participate in cruelty to our fellow earthlings ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’v ebeen vegan for nearly a year now, and when people ask why, I always respond along the lines of ” Do you really know what’s in the meat you eat? Or what kind of hormones they put in it?” Eer since I read about how horrible animals are treated in slaughter factories , I oculd never get the picture out of my head. Then when I learned about the many hormones that are pumped into the poor animals , I just gave all animal products cold-turkey.

  • Asa

    1947 days ago

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    I tell people that I’m concerned for the health and well-being of not only myself but for the earth and all living creatures : ]

  • Kim

    1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually just tell them that I’m a vegan for ethical reasons and that I don’t think it’d right to hurt animals.

  • s

    1947 days ago

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    i say “because i dont approve of killing sentient beings just so i can eat them. (actually, you shouldnt kill at all.)”

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because animals have the right to live just like we do too

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have many reasons – the main one being what’s the difference between eating an animal or a human??? We are the same, could you justify eating your child or pet because you were a bit peckish? Its unneccesary to eat an animal, sadistically torture it or abuse it in any way. If humans are indeed a ‘higher’ life form, then our responsibility is to care for other lives who do not have a voice of their own, or are just too kind to abuse us.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a vegan I say….
    Human’s are animals as well. We wouldn’t want to be beaten, tortured and mudered for our skin, hair and meat. When people attack humans people fight for justice and we are provided with help to pass the traumatic incidents. Animals don’t get help when they are brutally beaten before slaughter. THey are left to die and to suffer. It is wrong.
    Why should animals cries for help fall upon deaf ears? Why should they have less rights than us when we are animals too? WHen people read about serial killers and cannibals they feel sick and disgusted but why don’t they feel equally disgusted when they are eating animals the victims of sheer cruelty. Eating meat and wearing fur is justifying death. Why test chemicals on animals? Human’s are different species so just because it doesn’t affect the poor rabbit, rat etcetera what means it’s not going to harm us? Without animals we would be over run with food waste, be lonely, have no companions to love us back or nothing to get enjoyment out of when your in the countryside. There would be no deers in the woods, no rabbits in the hedges. They’d be too scared to show themselves.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them that i love animals and i dont think eating them shows that. i love animals and seeing what is being done to them in slaughter houses, its sickening and becoming veg saves myself as well as animals

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i m vegetarian n currently spreading the awareness in our society to leave mutton n save our nature by not killing innocent animals

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually say because of the horrible conditions in factory farms, and because if we can live a normal life without eating meat why should we kill and make animals suffer for nothing?

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i say because i care for animals and that it is the ethical choice

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i simply tell them that animals cant always speak up for themselves so they need me to do it for them! =]

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh gosh… when someone asks me why I’m vegan I go off on a HUGE rant. Seriously, its baad. But always cover animal cruelty, and health benefits, and of course I throw out PETA’s line: Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. That usually shuts them up, and makes them understand.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I am a vegetarian, I smile and respond, because I have a big heart. I am a vegetarian to improve the environment and world. I am a vegetarian for my personal health. I am a vegetarian because I have ethics and believe in them. I believe how we treat animals reflects who we are and how we treat each other. I love animals and I love being the voice for them. I am a vegetarian because I care and respect the circle of life.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I believe I am equal with the animal world around me and therefore they are companiions not food… duh!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because i love animals and eating meat is disgusting, and you’re way healthier if you’re vegan. And the crap they do to animals makes me maddd.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When they ask I tell them I don’t believe in cruelty.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say, because I don’t like contributing to unimaginable cruelty to animals. But the healthy benefits are awesome too!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have been a vegan all of my adult life. Both of my teenage children were raised vegan. They are both tall, slim, and extremely healthy. As a high school theatre and biology teacher, I explain to my students and my friends that I simply eat “nothing with a face”.

    I will sometimes explain about animal testing, performing animals, puppy and kitten mills, and fur farms. The information can be brutal at times, but the more information one has the better decisions one can make.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when people ask me why I’m vegan I tell them…that I don’t think is right 2 eat animals, is unnecessary and old fashioned….that we can eat better and dress better today!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that it is a personal decision & choice of lifestyle, and one that I care very deeply about. I don’t believe that it is right to kill another living, breathing being in order to survive. Especially when it is NOT NECESSARY. There are so many delicious vegan & vegetarian food options & substitutions out there. And quite frankly, meat just flat-out grosses me out.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve been a vegetarian since I was fourteen, but lately I’ve noticed that I’m becoming more and more passionate about all areas of animal rights. I’m still figuring out how to talk about my beliefs to people who don’t necessarily share them. When someone asks why I don’t eat meat, I tell them that I’m disturbed by the way animals are treated in factory farms and can’t feel good about participating in that industry. Depending on their response, I might add that even what are supposedly more “humane” methods of producing animal products, like free-range eggs, mean using animals to fulfill completely unnecessary human desires. I think if more people really thought about what it took to get a cheeseburger onto their plate, there would be a lot more vegetarians and vegans.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ive been a vegetarian since I was four. And most people ask if my parents are vegetarians. The answer is no, they are not. When I was four I asked my mom what beef was when she said it came from cows I refused it. I mean if a four year old has the mentality to know meat is wrong why can’t everyone else?

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why would you ask me something like that, do you not know where your meat comes from ? Do you not know how much animals suffer ? Do you not know that they can feel pain, depression, and anxiety ? Can you watch a Peta video on cruelty to animals. I tell them that eating everything else but animals makes me feel clean.In body and soul!!!!!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well when people ask my why I am trying do hard to be veggie/veg…. I answer “I love animals.” and I also recite “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people as me why I’m vegetarian, I tell them because you wouldnt want someone to eat you. Just as you have feelings so does that animal and that animal has a family just like you do. They feel pain. You dont go home and cut up your dog or whatever pet you may have and eat so why do it to another innocent animal. Think before you act dont just do wht you have been told your whole life and take a stand on something. smile while doing it (:

  • Em

    1947 days ago

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    Answer: Because all life is precious, not just ours. All life deserves respect and appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say “I just care”. People know that I’m a very compassionate, empathetic person. & that I’m not ignorant.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say, animals are living things who feel pain too. WHY WOULD I WANNA EAT SOMETHING AS AWESOME AS AN ANIMAL ANYWAY?! I <3 being vegan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell people simply, that god did not put animals on earth to be tortured, or eaten. they have hearts, they have families and they have a life. who cares if it is a wild life, most of all none of the animals getting tortured today have done nothing to us. they have not tried to kill us for food, the only reason for the rare attack would simply be because us humans started the war. MEAT IS NOT FOR HUMANS TO EAT

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when people or my family the zombies tell me their just animals i tell them no their not just animals they feel pain just like us and is not cool that peolpe like hurting them thinking is cool its not it hurts me that there people out there like that
    i dont mind people making fun of me calling me a tree hugger a hippie so what i standing out for something i beleive in to make some right in this world

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that animals are living things just like us, they feel, they live, they know. If they start to deny things I tell them I say that animals arent here to be eaten, tested on, or treaten abusively, their here for the same reasons we are, to live and we have no right to treat them the way we do for pleasure, food, knowlege, entertainment, or greed. My shirt size is a large!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that I don’t support killing animals for human consumption/ enjoyment. It’s wrong and disgusting. Technically, people are animals too and I know I would hate to be treated the way some animals are treated.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say eaxactly what this shirt says ๐Ÿ™‚ ” Animals are not Ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment”! (:
    If i were to win this shirt my shirt could say it all! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Usually when people ask me why i am vegan, i usually just give them the gist of it. I could go into full detail but i dont want to preach to them unless they ask for it haha I usually cover 3 bases while explaining it to them:
    1) Animals are sentient beings just like us and we have no right to eat them any more than they have to eat us
    2) The environment
    3) Health benefits. However, this is just a bonus and had no influence on my decision to go vegan. But i have to say, its been years since i have been to the doctor!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am a vegitarian and i REALLY want this shirt!!!! my shirt size is small XD THANK YOU!!!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    love this shirt!

    I tell people because factory farms are a leading factor in global warming and we could feed people of the world with grain if we didnt give it all to cows who are only going to be slaughtered.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I love animals, and therefore I choose not to eat them. Animals are often treated very cruelly before they are turned into the food you eat. I can’t live with that.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    before going on and on about the impact the meat industry has on the environment or about the health benefits of being vegan or even about my love for animals, i always say this: “because i will NOT be a participant- willing or unwilling- in the torture of another living, breathing, and feeling creature”. it’s not a matter of wanting to be vegan. it’s a matter of HAVING to be.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The other day we had a project in class and we had to choose a quote that described us. I chose this exact quote and I explained to the whole class that animals are just like humans. they can feel pain just like we can etc.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why Im a vegetarian, I simply tell them, animals are people too, and i would never eat a family member. If they look at me like im on something, I also tell them what they go through isnt worth the 10 mins of “satisfaction” that they get from eating them.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say, “Going vegan not only helps animals and the planet, but you feel great too!”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love animals too much, I can’t eat them! I know I can’t save them all but I am taking steps to get there.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that going veg is the best thing I can do to show animals how much I love them.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell everyone that i felt guilty eating meat so i stopped and now i am mch happier than before. I find it exciting to find foods i can eat. its like a treasure hunt, you know its there you just have to look a little bit. and it is always worth it.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    eating meat is like killing for your own selfish want,an animals life doesn’t belong to us, and like the shirt says “animal are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment” thats why im vegan

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why am I veg?: Because I care. Becasue I’m against viloence. Because I hate war.

    AndI love animals!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    God bless you vegan n veggies out there! if you are not a believer in God, then thank you the same! ๐Ÿ™‚ hopefully this movement only builds speed with years to come. I am so happy my husband and I are vegan, and that our home will continue to be when we ourselves have children. One day ppl will see the errors of their ways and the shift will begin! have a great day PETA’ers.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This shirt is amazing! Its too bad the way animals are looked at by most of us. I hope to live to see the day when this will all change. PETA, thank you for all the work you do and the community you help create for those of us wanting a change! All of you out there, dont give up- stay strong with your beliefs and one day animals will have a fighing chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m pescetarian (not veg yet, sorry), I usually say it’s because I realized that I love my family but I don’t eat them, so how could I love animals and eat them?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    First I usually say, have you ever thought about the conditions they are forced to live in their whole lives? Imagine being crushed into a shed with thousands of your cousins, brothers, sisters, even your parents with absolutely no room to move, barely to breathe. Then getting sent to a facility where you are brutally murdered, sometimes not even dead and sent through excruiating pain being hung on a moving rack getting dipped in boiling water and sent through a grinding machine?

    another is

    Half of the world wouldn’t be starving if we didnt use up hundreds and hundreds of pounds of grain to raise one cow to feed about one family. How selfish are we?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why aren’t you a vegetarian, I say? It’s healthy, good for the environment, combats world hunger, and helps the animals. I did it for the animals. I love animals. If you want to see why I am a vegetarian watch Meat Is Murder on PETA.org {although I personally have been too scared to watch that video}. Animals are mistreated, they are alive and have feelings. What humans do to animals is completely wrong. I want that shirt, I don’t have ANY PETA merchandise, :{.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I just realized, that I was chewing on flesh.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I asked them to give me one good reason why they need to eat animals? Is it the only food they have to survive ? are they alergic to vegatables and fruit ?They usually dont have an answer except because they want to .I live in southern Arkansas for the last 2 years and there is no respect for animals down here dogs are dumped to die I have rescued many cats that people have dumped ! It breaks my heart !!!!!The shelter kills dogs only after they are there 10 days and they wont except cats !But I bet that shelter runs on tax payers money !

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m vegan I say that that eating little helpless animals just to satisfy our hunger is cruel and nasty! Why eat animals when you can enjoy a nice salad, smoothie, or some cereal with soy milk!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I first ask the person if they even know what happens to animals that are used for food and pleasure. Unfortunately, most people are blindly unaware of what really happens behind closed doors. Next, I tell them a quick and shocking fact that will make them think. (For example: Most of these animals never see the light of day in their lifetimes, The brutal ways they are killed, How intelligent these animals actually are, and what ways they are experimented on) Finally, I tell them that the main reason why I am vegan is because I could never support harming someone I could be friends with.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i say they feel everything we would feel. they go through pain and death just so you can have something to eat. i also say i love animals

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When they ask me why i’m a vegetarian I simply ask them how & why they are not.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I read a book: “skinny bitch” and then explain what it’s about ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I respect the sanctity of a life that serves a purpose beyond our plate, cheap thrill, and dumping ground for all the toxins we humans create.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because I’m not selfish, Duh!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that its because its inhumane and that i honestly don’t think its right, don’t find the way they disrespect the animals by torturing them before they kill them worth supporting by eating the very product the anemic torturers are selling, nor do I need it to survive. Its unhealthy and pointless and anyone saying that it isn’t is either in denial or uneducated.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ethics, for the environment, and for me. I tell them about veal and the chicken industry, about the pollution caused by the meat industry, and about how veganism prevents strokes and cardiac arrest. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a happy and healthy little vegan.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I grew up as a vegetarian by religion, but now I choose to be one by personal and moral choice. We are all a part of the Animal Kingdom and each oraganism is an integral link. If double standards within our species isn’t allowed, then it shouldn’t be within the kingdom as well.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i want that shirt :O i basically say depending on the person that animals deserve respect and not to be used anad abused by people. It is not ok to take away life.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a vegetarian, I tell them that I love animals, and I hate to see them suffer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Q: why are you a vegan?

    A: Let me ask YOU a question, would you like to be tortured, neglected, abused, caged up and many more for mascara, or hair spray. Would you like to be locked up for the whole of your short life, until right at the end, your hung up, slashed, cut and killed for someone’s food, when vegetables exist? Or even always kept fearful of your owners, living in appalling conditions, then forced to perform against your will in front of cheering crowds? THATS why im a vegan.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If they are nice I usually just say for ethical reasons unless they have a while to chat about it. But if they are a jerk I just say that I don’t support rape, torture, and murder.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh, jeez.. I could write a book on all the things I say, for real. xD But, I usually start by saying that I love animals and then go on explaining how they’re kept/treated and that all lives are important, and it’s wrong to eat them., etc.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    because I wouldn’t eat my dog.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “I don’t mess up with what ain’t mine.
    I respect my environement and everything that makes part of it. “

  • Amy

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people as me why I’m vegetarian, I tell them that the way we treat animals reflects and represents the way we treat humans, the environment, and all things in this world. The objectification of women, animals, the environment, etc., leads many people to believe that we control or “own” things other than ourselves. The more we treat things in this world as subjects with the right to flourish as we do, the more peaceful and ethical our society will become.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Q: Why don’t you eat meat?

    A: Because I know better.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I’ve felt so much better about life since i became vegetarian

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a vegetarian I usually start with the simplist answer first. Animals are just like us, they have hearts and muscles and legs and faces. Animals feel pain and the pain and suffering that they go through for humans need is unbearable. If they are still pushing I tell them that as humans we have completely cut ourselves off from the animal world, put a wall up between us and them, as if we are better. If we are going to put the wall there then we shouldn’t also expect to be part of the food chain. If a person is attacked by an animal, we automatially assume that there is something wrong with it and feel the need for it to die. But it is perfectly okay for us to kill, torture, and test on animals. We can’t have it both ways, either were part of te animal world or we aren’t!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always tell them that ever since I was very young I never felt right about eating a hamburger or a chicken leg. I then ask them if they would eat their dog? No they’ll say but that’s different. No it isn’t different. All animals are animals. I am an animal.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because I have a heart and a brain and I enjoy using them.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love animals I could never eat them!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have a political agenda.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whenever someone asks me why I decided to go vegan, I always have my honest answer ready. I make the sacrifices I do because I don’t believe in factory farming or the commercialized killing of animals. I don’t think it’s right to hurt living creatures so inhumanely. So I stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Igrew up reading Superman comics and ialways wanted to be a hero just like. To know that icould do something to help save lives without endangering my own seemed nearly impossible until istopped eating animal products. Animals are more like humans than you might think. They have families that they try to support. They feel the same way we do. Some even show us compassion in our time of need. To take their life for my own personal gain is just something icould never live down. Going vegan, or vegetarian even, is beneficial for everyone and it’s my own way of being a hero.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I actually get asked why I am a vegan ALOT. I am a student in the fashion industry and so in NYC I am constantly meeting and working with new people. Its been 7 years of being vegan for me and everyone seems to ask similar questions: What the hell do you eat? How can you not be tempted by animal products? is it a phase? Dont you need meat in order to stay healthy?

    I try very hard not to get mad, however I am firm with them. I tell them it was extremely difficult for me to become a vegan due to my traditional italian and south american families. I tell them I was only 12 when I became a vegetarian and so i know my way around a supermarket better than they probably do. I know PLENTY of delicious vegan meals and recipes. I even made my own vegan cupcake recipe 2 years ago. I have the facts backing me up, i know what im doing.

    I tell them about how cruel animals are treated their whole lives just to be served for dinner. I tell them that I just believe that what I am doing is the right thing. I dont talk too much about what exaclty happens in the slaughter house because its graphic but I do tell them to look up “meet your meat” if they really want to know where their meat is coming from. I also get very emotional when i speak in detail about the way animals are treated. It has always been hard for me to talk about because i become very distraught and upset. I wouldnt want to put that emotional wave onto someone I am just meeting.

    I continue to also say its how I stay thin and fit, and also I have loads of energy. This is why I have not been in all my 7 years, tempted to eat any animal product or bi products.

    For a few years most of my family said my veganism was just a phase. it angered me, but it also motivated me further to prove a point. to prove I can be healthy and vegan. I go to get my blood tested every 6 months to make sure my vitamin levels are well and to make sure I am on track with my diet. So no, its not a phase. 7 years is absolutely not a phase.

    Last but not least, when anyone asks “dont you need meat to be healthy?” I point at myself and ask “do i look unhealthy to you?” I am a little below average weight for my height and age but I am by no means sickly or mal nourished. I loe knowing I am physical, living proof that a vegan diet is possible to maintain. I try to be firm but caring when talking to people. i have effected a few who I have spoken to and it is nice to know that just through example, i can make some kind of a difference.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Anybody who asks me usually gets a long speech about animal cruelty. I tell them about the terrible ways animals are treated and why it’s wrong. I tell them about the cruel ways they kill animals to have them processed and packaged. I tell them about the pain and torture these animals go through from the day their born. By the time I’m done explaining, at least one person is sick, and at least one person wants to become a vegetarian. I can’t take all the credit though, because my best friend is the one who opened my eyes to this inhumane world of animals. Without her, I would have no idea.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always say that my heart always just hurt when i saw or ate meat, etc. so cutting it out just gave me a clear conscious that I was doing the right thing- and it was so easy to do!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I don’t eat anything that had a mother. And back it up with how cruelly and unfairly they’re treated while waiting to suffer more and die for our consumption and selfish needs.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why. I explain that animals do not ask to die,abused,worn experimented eaten. They just wanna live.Eating a cow or a pig is like eating your pet. A pig and a cow is a pet to some one. Would you eat your cat,dog Chinchilla.Would you Make a coat or a hat with your pets fur.then why would wear something made out of a bear a mink or a puma? Would you experiment on your dog or cat? no i don’t think so so why would you on a frog,or chimpanzee?, would you chain up your dog and/or cat and whip them until they do the things you want them to do? no so why would you do it to a bear or elefants?

    Just think of this how would you like it if YOUR pets/animals would do ALL of this to YOU.

    Just because animals do not speak like us humans does not mean you can treat the poor innocent beautiful creatures.
    there living to you know.THEY HAVE RIGHTS!
    thats what i say.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that one day I just couldn’t understand why I would eat a pig or a cow but I would NEVER eat a cat or a dog… That killing animals is killing animals, no matter how it’s done or what species it’s done to.

    Size small:)

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually tell people about how animals are tortured and treated by the meat and dairy industries. I explain to them how animals are abused in entertainment businesses. I tell them about the horrible conditions and experiments made on them when companies test products on animals. I tell them about how some animals are skinned alive by fur industries and other horrible treatments by clothing industries.
    I then explain to them how a vegan lifestyle is better for animals, better for ending world hunger, better for the planet, and better for us.

  • sid

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i dont eat things killed by others,so i kill vegetables and eat.if people can eat flesh of others animals and survive,there will come a day when human flesh will be sold in market,to avoid such a situation going veggy is the only solution.im vegetarian because i love being counted as a one who respect the lives of creatures that have the right to live and to life,like me.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I’m vegetarian because I love animals. It’s as simple as that. Usually then they come back with the phrase :”I love animals too though.” I then have to explain why it’s a contradiction to love animals and still eat them. Most of the time people I’ve talked to don’t want to know what happens to the animals they cook for dinner. It’s like some people are foolish to think the animals they consume don’t feel pain or fear. I’ve opened the eyes of some of the people I’ve come into contact with but not enough. I’m still trying to change minds.

  • Ava

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always say, ” Well, how would you feel if I killed you for my own indulgence when there atre thousands of other options for me?” and then I go on by saying Peta’s mission statement , and I tell them that it’s my decision to do this and that I think it’s the right thing to do and that no animal should be treated so creully.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    for animal rights

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask why I’m vegan, I always say, “I am an animal rights activist. If I talk the talk, I have to walk the walk.”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always ask would you value your life at 99 cents?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them I don’t want an animal killed for me to eat…There is so much food out there, we do not need to be killing animals to eat. Eating healthy is want I want & eating animals is not what I consider a healthy diet. And, I love all animals, I don’t want them to suffer.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Honestly, I usually tell people that I don’t like to talk about it because most of the time meat eaters are just looking for a way to put me down and try to make themselves feel better. But if someone really wants to have a mature and civil conversation with me, I tell them that animals feel like we do and, when given the choice, I’d rather not eat a friend.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me that, I tell them that first off, it’s my personal choice and I don’t want to be judged because of it. I tell them that I’m not judging them because they do eat meat, and therefore I don’t want to be judged for choosing not to eat meat. I tell them that I’ve been veg for about 6 years and that I couldn’t be happier! I feel better physically and emotionally, and I feel like I’m a healthier eater! I also tell them that I do have a very deep compassion for animals and because of that, i simply can’t be brought to eat meat. I don’t think that “God put them here for us to eat”… I think that’s actually the biggest load of BS ever! I also tell them that ever since I was a young kid, I have just hated eating meat. If my mom made some kind of meat for dinner, I would refuse to eat it. Sometimes, she would force me but I would only eat about 2 bites and then I would either sneak it to our dog or my dad, haha!! So as you can see, I have many things to tell them. And to be quite honest, when I tell people my reasons, they always seem to have more respect for me. Maybe it’s because I don’t throw it in their face, or maybe it’s because I have opened a new door of possibility for them. I don’t know…

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them about the moral and health benefits of pursuing a vegetarian lifestyle.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animals have minds and hearts like peolple. they feel,think and love all the same. so it doesnt give people the right to “murder”! Just because animals of all kind cant express their feelings doesnt mean they dont feel anything at all…..would you murder a def child ?? or a baby…..,i dont think sooo so why would you even think about murdering a poor defensless animal???

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When my friends ask why u went veg I tell them 1) it’s saves millions of animals 2) it’s a healthy life style 3) it’s cheaper it’s saves me $ for buying vegan food then buying meat

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whenever anyone asks me why I’m vegetarian, and trust me it happens too many times, I say, “I have three reasons. One, I hate the idea that I’m eating something that died just so I could eat it. Two, I hate the way that animals are raised for slaughter. And three, I like the challenge of doing something other people can’t seem to understand.”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I initially started for environmental reasons but as I learned more about the ethical reasons it gave me even more of a reason to skip out on the meat. As we see the news everyday and hear about these outbreaks of salmonella and other meat related diseases and other body complications caused by meat it’s a comfort to know I am in no danger of getting those and that I am keeping healthy.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that animals weren’t put here to eat, and I wouldn’t like to be tortured, killed, then eated. I tell people that animals deserve respect and eating veg is much healthier ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always tell them how much i love and respect animals and that i couldnt eat anything that once had a beating heart.And i dont think animals deserve to be treated in such a discraceful way.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always tell them im healthier, im happier, and im not cruel. When they as k me to explain i tell them most of the meats they eat have other chemicals in them that arent good for there body, i also tell them that drinking milk is like sucking the puss out of an infected bump. o explain that animals go through alot of pain to satisfy peoples needs but they dont need to go through that pain if people thought about the animals a little more and not be so selfish.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    At first I tell them “it’s a personal choice” and if they look at me like I have 2 heads then I proceed in telling them “If you sat down and watched the videos I’ve seen about what the animals actually go through just for humans to eat meat…you would go veg too!”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I try to explain to them how cruelly animals are treated. I ask them if they’ve ever thought about how animals are raised just to be slaughtered for our uses, whether that be for meat, entertainment, fur or dissection. Animals are living things, just like people. They can feel and love just like humans.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Often times when I tell people I am vegan their response is crazy They will look at me like I’m insane and ask me how I don’t eat meat. I usually reply “Because I cannot bare the thought of eating something that once had a face!” Then I go into gory detail as to how animals are treated and how they suffer just to be murdered for human consumption! I get some pretty crazy reactions… I have even had one lady to throw away her lunch and say that she would never touch meat again. I explain the inhumane treatment and living conditions of the animals and tell people how outrageous and cruel it is. I often end with this sentence “Think about it, they have feelings and emotions just like you, me and your dog. Would you put your beloved pet through any of that? Would you eat your dog, cat, or guinea pig? No? Then why do you support this treatment to other animals and eat them?”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m vegetarian because of the animals. I plan to own my own pig when i move out, and knowing that farm animals are just as smart as the dogs and cats we love, sickens me. Why would we kill animals for food, when their are so many alternatives?

    I’m proud to stay meat-free.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell explain to them how cruelly they are treated, usually they say that God made them for us to eat. I ask them if they would eat their dog or cat or even a lion and I tell them that it is my choice to be this way because I care for animals, my health, and the environment!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am a vegetarian going vegan because I respect animals, I respect myself, and I respect our planet.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Each Animal Has A Story, That I Wish To Share, Some Are Unimaginable, But Please Listen If You Care. The Truth Is Hard To Hear, It’s Even Harder To See, Just For A Moment, Imagine If That Was You & Me? Each Time You Buy A Product, You Support This Cruelty, That’s Why I am Vegan, I Want To Set Them Free!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Love of animals. I love animals as I love myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always immediately respond back with “Well why DO you eat meat” or “Well why AREN’T you one”. I constantly get questioned “Why don’t you eat meat” or “Why are you a Veg” or “I can’t go without meat”. Well if you would TRY, maybe you could! People do not realize how much better a Veggie burger and Veggie hotdog taste-Not to mention, the life we are saving when we chose those over meat AND it’s way healthier! We go camping every 2 weeks with a huge group-it NEVER fails someone says “What are you going to eat Keri”-I’d LOVE to have this shirt on when I tell them “I am eating the RIGHT CHOICE”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I WANNNA WIN

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals were here first they didn’t exploit us when we were Netherlands why should we exploit them now?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I’m a vegetarian, I tell them that we take animals for granted. We rely on them far too much, they are like our training wheels. We’re too scared to try something different and a little harder so we keep the training wheels on cause its easier. Animals arn’t ours to use for our own shelfish reasons. They live lifes too and I thnk is b.s to make them “ours”, and use them for our own dirty things.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have a lot of friends who appear to be anti-vegetarian/vegan. It really bothers me because i try everything i can in my power to prove that animal cruelty has become a huge issue, and its wrong. When i explain and point out specific things that they eat, then just laguh. Its quite sad to see how selfish people have become to realize, and open their hearts to see that what they are eating was once a living creature. My bestfriend used to be vegetarin, but she couldnt hold off meat for that long. her excuse is “I’ve grown up eating meat, its my nature.” I really hate when she says that cause clearly she knows that what she eats had a heart beat, had a family, had a set of eyes, had legs…she knowns that the creature on her plate was once alive and in order to please her “nature” it was brutily murdered, kinda of like a massacure.! I am currently making a group at my school to suport this cause and let people know that DEFENCLESS ANIMALS DIE EVERY DAY FOR HUMANS SELFISH REASONS…wether its for clothing, hunger, or a little laughter! I stand up for these animals, i let people knwo why im vegan, ANIMAL CRUELTY IS WRONG.!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I rotate my responses, since there really are so many reasons. But a good one is simply that I refuse to participate in the industry of pain and suffering just for a meal.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say that it is wrong to eat something that was once living. Would you eat your dog? Why is your dog any different than a cow or pig?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I’m veg becuase of ethical and health reasons. I hate how animals are injustly treated and I don’t want to be part of it at all. Ever!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I haven’t ate meat or any animal products since I was 5 years old because from that young age I realized that eating animals is like eating our pets – and eachother. Animals are sensitive, intelligent beings that suffer just the same as me and you, so if we have respect towards one another, why exclude animals? Stop using and exploiting these beautiful creatures!!!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I explain that animals have fear and feel pain and have a central nervous system a beating heart and love and protect their babies just as we do.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I love animals.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I always just make the point of how cruelly animals are treated-then if they keep going with the hypothetical of “well, what if they’re raised on a humane farm?” I tell them that I don’t think that it’s my place (or anyone else’s for that matter) to make the decision to take their lives just because we can. It’s disgusting.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I typically say “because i don’t want to kill animals.” They normally respond with “but you don’t kill them, farmers do” which annoys me, to great extents. GO PETA! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that it’s wrong, that eating animals would be like walking up to a person shooting them to take home and eat. There’s nothing right about it, and there never will be. It’s cruel and absolutely disgusting. We have not right to skin then to have something to wear. We have no right to test on them just to have a new product.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t want to nourish myself with an animal body.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them that I cannot disassociate looking at my dog and eating a hamburger (or anything else animal). A lot of people really relate to that statement and think, even for just a second, about the point that I’m making.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because I don’t believe in the pointless slaughter of innocent animals.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When asked;why are you a vegan? I always cover the basic reasons, “I love all animals they are not mine to eat, I’d rather go hunrgy than support eating animals. I would hate the thought of looking at my plate and seeing a animal lying their, I know what really happens to the animals and I couldnt imagine eating a once living animal torn from its once family. And also its easy and a better way of living.” I always make sure no matter what I tell the complete truth when I am asked and I provide information on what I eat and where I can get food, because that is always the second question im asked. I love being vegan.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    All my friend roled their Eyes when ibhecame veg. Nobody cared… But when someone asks I telkthem that Im trying to make the world a better place for animals. Then everyone argues with me.my friends and family don’t believe in vegetarianism. They all loooove their flesh. I am the only human in this family of cruel, thickheaded zombies! They’d rTher fight me on this than try to understand it.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im a vegan because i can’t stand it when animals are suffering and sometimes i even wish it was me than them they shouldnt be afraid be abuse be eaten be worn be experimented on be use for entertaining they should live free of harm and have a happy life live to their own nature ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i say how disgusting it is to eat flesh, and when they say something like “it’s natural for us to eat meat” i say that in this day and age it’s both illogical and inethical to eat animals anymore as there are perfectly good tasty substitutes for what meateaters think they’d miss.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I either say, “Animals are not ours” or “I dont eat my friends”.

  • Sam

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Because it’s unfair the way our society treats animals, no one understands their pain that they cry & scream just as much as we do. If people need to test makeup they should test it on them selves in stead of poor helpless animals. And also not only does it help the animals but the world to, factory farming produces more green house gas emission than all the car, trains & planes in the world.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    >.< I've been trying to get a hold of this shirt. :O I normally just tell people I'm an animal lover, and people who love animals shouldn't support the cruelty of factory farming. They aren't meant for us tto eat, because its not our natural instinct to immediately attack a defenseless animal and rip it apart like a lion may do so. Animals are not ours to eat and we as the so called superior race should not treat them as slaves or prisoners. But as what they are animals, and let them live in their homes and natural enviornment.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Because animals are innocent & don’t deserve to suffer years of torture & a brutal death so that humans get to taste their flesh for a moment. Humans are no better than non-human animals, so what gives them the right? I’m ashamed to be human & live with the guilt of what my species does to others.
    The industry contributes to pollution, global starvation, deforestation, cancer & heart disease in consumers & will eventually be responsible for the death of our planet, personally I’m not going to stand by & let that happen”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Jenny, why are you even a vegetarian?”
    “Because it makes me a better athlete. I’ve lost 15 lbs every since I went vegetarian and it has helped me improve my game (softball player here). I also get to save some animals!”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just say that the animals has also been given life by god and i have no right to take it from them.I am living my life just the way i want and i am loving it,Please don’t mind..just think! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    First I always say “Why aren’t you?” When I hear their response, I always know what they’re going to say next almost word for word. “… And you can’t get the proper amount of protein.” I like to educate them with a bit of my own knowledge about it and I tell them where they can get aq veg version of their most favorite food.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I simply state that I’m a vegan because I’m an animal lover – I could never live with myself knowing that an animal has suffered in any way for me. If we can live a much happier and healthier life without harming anything, why don’t we?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why am i vegan? Because animals would shake my hand if they could, and so i can live 6 years longer than you.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I explain that I don’t support the cruelty inflicted on animals or the exploitation of animals for any purpose. Usually they’ll claim that it’s not exploiting animals, but they also usually quiet down once I bring up health, personal, and environmental benefits of not being a meat-eater.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i explain that i don’t support the cruelty animals go through in the food industry, like in the meat packing industry. i know that it is impossible to stop animals from being slaughtered for food, but by me and my family not purchasing meat, we are making a little difference that can go a long way for an animal!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just explain my love for animals and how they are a life too and they don’t deserve the abuse that they are put through to be a meal.- size small

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I typically say to peeps when they ask why I’m a veg is that ‘if you don’t want it to happen to you, then animals shouldn’t have it done to them’.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i tell them that i love and respect God’s creation too much to recklessly destroy it. i’m not perfect, but i am trying to do what i can.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them why love One and eat the other One. Why are they eating cows and chickens and not their pets?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    its not ight to eat nnocint animals, they have a god gien right to live like we do

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask why Im vegan I say that every creature lives on this earth and they all matter. We have no right to eat experiment on or use for our entertainment. We all inhabit this planet it is unfair for us as humans to abuse animals. By becoming vegan you are saving the lives of animals. I would like everyone to become vegan so we as people can save more animals and the world and all of it’s creatures can live together in harmony.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Chemo cost too much!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cause eating meat is fucking wrong! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say “because I believe what happens to the animals is wrong.” which normally leads into a deeper conversation about veg*nism and animal rights. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Jo

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In addition to taking advantage of petas well though mission statement I also tell people as a Christian I feel an ablation toward god to ensure all his living creatures are treated as he wants them to be treated. If were stewards of his earth were obligated to take care of it and everything on it as he would and there are a plethora of examples in the bible where he commands us to treat them well.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals are too beautiful to eat! We are all part of the animal kingdom and I wouldn’t eat another human!! SO why would I eat another animal?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I say “It’s because I just love animals too much to support the harming of them. I get sick whenever I think about eating an animal.”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I dont need to eat meat and neither do you!! After 13 years of not eating meat, I am perfectly healthy!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually say “we don’t need to kill animals to eat well.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I explain that animals have a heart, if you wouldn’t eat your kin why is it okay to eat animals instead?

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Would you like it if someone walked into your house, abused you, slit your throat, then chopped you up into little rectangular pieces and ate you for dinner?”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am eating nothing that is more intelligent than me or any other human, I know…

  • Ian

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people I’m vegan because consuming animal products is gross. Animal-free food is ethically better and, in general, tastier.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Eating meat makes me sick”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whenever somebody ask why I am veg, I tell them that I value the life of every living creature like they are my own family. It’s wrong to eat animals because they have feelings. I mean you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a pig? They should be treated as equals.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell people that meat just doesn’t taste right. To me it’s like eating another human. YUCK!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When people ask me why I went veg I say because I know what they do an how they treat the animals they use for food. I have seen te movie Food Inc. And the Peta2 videos and it’s just horrible.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I tell them how healthy I feel since cutting animal products out of my diet. I have lots of energy. When I used to eat animal products I would get sleepy and sluggish after a meal. Now I want to go out and have advetures!

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I usually tell them that I no longer want to live off the death and pain of other sentient beings.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when ever they ask i say “your food is not suppose to bleed!”

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When they ask me, I simply reply, “I don’t eat animals because I don’t feel very good about myself when I know that animals are dying to suit my hungers.” And normally they just sit there and argue with me about it ^^;

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My body is not a grave, i don’t need to put a corpse in it.

  • Abi

    1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I generally just say that eating an animal is just like eating your flesh. It’s really disgusting when you think of it. You’re basically eating it’s muscles. It’s also horrible to take somethings life just for your enjoyment when they’re are other alternatives that don’t include taking a living beings life.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have a certain friend who’s ferociously anti-vegetarian. Personally, I think her vehement opposition is plainly guilt driven, but it’s still incredibly annoying. Her favourite argument is that veganism is “unnatural”, and I usually respond with “If you kill your own food, fine. But where the little guy in that hamburger came from is pretty damn unnatural.” That usually shuts her up for the day, but it will always come back up. With everyone else, I use the classic “Vegetables never scream”.

  • 1948 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i normally explain that its not right for us to treat animals the way we do. and that i don’t want to be apart of any reason why animals have to be in pain or miss treated weather its by the meat or dairy factories, testing on them, fur/leather, or even buying from breeders.

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