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I just viewed the little Peta scrolling videos under the main one that Alicia sent and I was affected pretty strongly by it. I am definitely going to think twice before reaching for an animal product. Actually it was quite sad and thought provoking. I've been meaning to ask about stores selling other products like clothes that would be vegan and I have a website bookmarked call The Vegan Life. I just don't blaze through a book like some of you so I'm probably not aware of info regarding this in there (read the TOC maybe Blake, yeah if there is one) Umm...I hope this doesn't offend anyone but maybe that kind of stuff (Peta Videos) should be put in text and videos put in a place that's accessible to people if they want to view it letting them know the severity of the content. I think it sort of goes against the idea of hoping people will feel like they can ease into it and be attracted to it as a flirt and not feel repulsed by the website in case that's the first thing they view.
Interesting that you mention something of a warning sign before viewing content, because...the reason I became a vegetarian (it lasted 9 months and I aim to become vegetarian again soon) is because this girl in my sociology class showed this documentary, Earthlings and the professor did not take a look at it beforehand so she had no idea how graphic it was...and everything I saw in Earthlings is what turned me into a vegetarian. So if I wasn't caught off guard like that, I probably would never have become a vegetarian since if there had been a warning, I would have not continued to sit and watch it.
That's a good point Melody. It's kinda like tough love I know. You need to get through to people and our society is so conditioned from birth to be a certain way. Obviously it had an affect on me so the objective for posting them came through. I guess she's got all the basses covered when it comes to trying to convey they importance of a vegan lifestyle.
Also, I just realized that I called you C instead of just Blake lol since I remember that you introduced yourself as Blake so, yeah...will not forget next time!
What influenced me to become vegetarian then eventually, progressively, vegan was watching a PETA video I received via e-mail. I was on their mailing list because I was always an animal lover but hadn't quite "made the connection" with meat. The video I saw was the undercover footage from a farm that supplies chicken to KFC. I believe it was Pilgrim's Pride. The footage was extremely shocking to me. I had just eaten chicken prior to seeing the video and was so sick to my stomach that I vomited and just cried holding my dog all night. The connection was finally made. I never ever ever ate meat again. Then I quit eggs and dairy shortly after, once learning the horrors of the industry. I was interested in that video, because I didn't know what to expect. It forced me to change my lifestyle, and highlighted my strong morals. If there were some kind of warning that would indicate that after seeing the video my entire life would change forever, I'm not sure if I would have watched. Not everyone likes to totally change their life around. In my case, I felt a moral obligation. I couldn't be an animal lover and eat meat or use animal products, it is hypocritical. Thank God I have a wonderful hubby who has supported me with all this and has been right along side of me making the same transitions. My point is that it is important to make the connection and feel the real emotions of what is happening in the video. Your reaction to it without knowing what to expect is quite important because I feel that reaction is your true, inner self without being persuaded in either direction by any other factors.
Peace and Love <3