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Going, Going, Gone Vegan

red-pill
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I’ve swallowed the red pill. Its effects have been swift.

The further I fall down this rabbit hole, the quicker I’m learning that it is indeed bottomless. My eyes are now wide open to animal suffering, and I often wonder what I’ve gotten myself into.

I went vegan over a month ago, and I’ve been grieving every day since. As I’m discovering the profound benefits of veganism for the body and the environment, I find it impossible to obtain more information without catching a glimpse of distressed and dying animals. Every website and every video shows a graphic, heart-rending image. I can never seem to turn away fast enough, and then it would be too late. The gruesome image haunts me for days until it’s replaced by another.

It’s all too much. I’m overwhelmed, and sometimes I can’t sleep. But I know I’m not turning back. I’d never forgive myself if I did. I would cease being the role model I long to be for my son, and I can’t let that happen.

I just began this journey, but I already catch myself feeling hopeless and helpless for the animals and our planet. I’m just one less person eating meat. It might make somewhat of an impact, but that’s just not good enough.

I’m on a mission now. I’m going “Man in the Mirror” mode, and I’m starting with me.

More to come! Please stay tuned if you’d like to read more and/or join me on this vegan journey.

Have you ever thought about going vegan, or are you already plant-based and lovin’ it? I’d love to hear your story!

Rethinking Farm Animals
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