Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Become The Change You Envision
This quote of mine has been my email signature for years!
"....become the change you envision"
What do I mean by this?
When applying it to the vegan/animal world for me it simply means "Go Vegan!"
If you are against animals being exploited go vegan.
If you are against animals being abused, used for entertainment, turned into clothing, etc. Go Vegan.
If you are against killing animals and envision a day when they are no longer used by humans for pleasure, then go vegan.
Protesting against industries, institutions and organizations does very little. Trying to change a mass of people is more difficult. Changing yourself, walking the talk, is where it starts, practicing what you preach. I posted the following stats on my Facebook page(http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539430597#!/group.php?gid=304612241809):
The average U.S. resident eats over 200 pounds of meat per year, or more than 1/2 pound per day!
The average American eats 15 cows, 24 hogs, 900 chickens, 12 sheep and 1000 lbs of other assorted animals in their lifetime .Also if you eat 7 eggs in a week, you’ll consume 25 550 eggs in your lifetime.
If you are concerned about the way animals are treated and are frustrated by how little is being accomplished by animal rights groups then please see from the stats above, that you - YOU - as one person can make a huge difference by changing your diet from consuming animals to a vegan diet. You can save the lives of many animals that otherwise would be eaten by you.
You become the change you want to see by not exploiting animals. No one should be using animals at all. They are not for us to use.
If you go vegan you will feel better, you will be healthier, you will be saving lives!
Then once you do go vegan talk to at least one person a day about going vegan. Sure it won't change animal abuse overnight, but we can change things. One person at a time. Starting with you!
...become the change you envision.