hi guys, i’m Darshini and i’m from Malaysia. I’ve just joined Peta2 yesterday and i’m just getting to know my way around here. i’ve been a vegetarian for 2 years and i’ve decided to go vegan about a week ago. lately, well yesterday to be specific, i think i went through what may be an emotional breakdown.. and i guess nobody around me actually understands what i’m going through. my whole family is vegetarian though… i was trying to get my sisters to become vegan with me because i finally learned the dirty and cruel truth about how eggs and milk are produced and how cows and chickens are exploited.. teh fact that the calves are taken away from their mothers and den killed to be served as veal just really got to be that i’ve been crying non stop for two days now.. i think i might be going through depression or something because i’m just so frustrated and angry at human beings for doing this to poor helpoless creatures. so much so that my attitude is changing towards people that i know.. i’ve become so clod and distant from my boyfriend because he eats chicken… what do i do? how can i stop feeling this way? has anyone experienced the same situation and feelings of anger that i have now?
thank you smooches.. i feel exactly the same way except that i feel it now even more because i just became vegan about a week ago.. its really hard being a vegan in my country cuz it’s not that vegan friendly yet. vegetarian friendly yes, but not really vegan cuz almost everything has milk in it.. that’s what makes me upset as well.. people just dont care enough to provide food for those who dont want to contribute to this cruelty. it’s like a survival thing. and my whole family is prolly waiting for me to break and succumb to dairy once again.. =(
I understand what you are going through, a few weeks ago me and my boyfriend got into a argument about me not eating meat and everything and he was really upsetting me and I just ignored him because it made me so mad. But when we got off the phone I couldn’t stop crying, not because of the argument, but just because of having to think of all the people that really just do not care, it got to me. When I first stopped eating and using animal products thinking about those things didn’t bother me as much, but now whenever I think about it it hurts me so much! I hate what happens and I feel so powerless against it. My advice to you is to just try to stay strong, even if its hard the animals that are abused need our support no matter what! Good luck with everything.