It all started quite randomly. I was viewing a friend's page on myspace and I saw one of her friends and had a feeling to look at his page. When I viewed his page, I saw the video he had posted from PETA about why we all should be vegan.
As I watched the video, I was horrified and mortified! I never knew how these animals were treated. All so very cruelly. I was crying and I couldn't stomach it. I forced myself to finish watching it. And decided right then and there, I can no longer eat meat or it's by-products.
The biggest motivation, I believe in feeding the poor and hungry. I lived in Romania for over a year and came in contact with many street children or homeless people who begged for food. And in the video it said that all the grain used to feed the animals raised for slaughter, could feed these people!
I was outraged!!! Our earth/environment is set off balance because of this.
My new friend suggested to join this group for support, receipes, ideas, etc.
I am a Christian. I believe that God created this earth, her people, and animals to live harmoniously. The fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains were made for our consumption, yet sin has taken us in a whole other direction of slaughtering animals who did not ask for this.... who have NO choice. If I say I am pro-life, it means for animals too!!!
I am determined to change my lifestyle and help promote a vegan lifestyle. I want to thank everyone who is living like this now and for your promotion of opening the eyes of blind people. I was one of them, but now I see.