Hi! I have been a vegetarian for 7 years, with the goal of becoming vegan. Two weeks ago I did it, and I couldn't be happier! I felt all this guilt and apprehension, about what I was eating, slip away. It is the first time in a long time I have felt really happy about something I am doing!
My goal is to continue to live a caring, loving life, taking all of us into consideration. I want to find a voice and a way to help others choose a path away from apathy and toward kindness and compassion. Last year my church, which is Unitarian Universalist, opened a chapter of an Animal Ministry through our national organization. This is one way for me to reach my goal. I'm exploring other ways-discussions and action online, a vegan support group here in MD, joining the lobby group, Maryland Votes for Animals...I just can't sit and feel so horrid about the abuse that occurs every minute of every day. it drags me down and I don't think I can be happy unless I see progress on the side of love.
Hi! First of all, congrats on finally making the switch! I was really inspired by your post. I'm curious about the church activity that you mentioned. I get a lot of backlash for being vegan because people insist that animals were put here by God to be eaten by us. (I'm not religious but I have read the passages in the Bible that these people refer to and not once is it written that it is permissible to treat the animals the way our society does.) Anyway, I'd like to know more about that church organization if you don't mind sharing! Also, I want to commend you on deciding to stand up and go above and beyond to make a difference. I find myself becoming depressed sometimes when I think about what happens to these animals. I have three shelter dogs and I'm a dedicated vegan but I often feel like I need to do more. Thanks for showing me that's possible!
Congratulations Waverly, that's an incredible step forward, it's great that you're feeling so happy and positive!! The animals thank you! :) :) I went vegan in August after being vegetarian for a year, and felt like a huge weight was lifted. It's an amazing feeling. Best of luck to you with your animal welfare endeavours, I have no doubt that you will make a huge difference! :)
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