08 Jul '11, 6am

The Importance of Being Vegan

The Importance of Being Vegan

“If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.” - Leo Tolstoy … Intellectually, most of us agree that inflicting unnecessary harm is unjustified – whether the victims are human or not. Yet somehow, most of the same people who subscribe to this belief are willing to turn a blind eye to such harm when they themselves receive some kind of advantage from it – whether the benefits are in the form of food, possessions, vanity, or amusement. Sadly, because widespread violence against animals in the form of ‘agriculture’, ‘research’ and even ‘entertainment’, is sanctioned by mainstream society and its legal systems, the majority of people tend to be unwilling to see this brutality for what it is, and to step outside of the pervasive conditioning that makes such atrocities possible. It’s true that more and more people are beginning to s...

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