Reviews and Commentary

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I was told I would turn gay.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I was told quite the opposite actually yesterday. "Who would want to be with you if all they can eat with you is vegetables and beans? You're never going to find anyone to marry you..."

Said my two study partners, one of which is a vegetarian but only for religious reasons (she'd gladly eat meat if her religion allowed her to do so).

Me going vegan was also one key stressor that ended a 3 year relationship.

But so what? I don't want to lie to myself anymore. I don't want to look at a plate of meat and just try to suppress the thoughts of what it took to get this meat to my plate in the first place.

I'd rather be alone than compromise my values. No one is ever going to take that away from me.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Wow!!! Well done for making the change bro... and thanks for sharing your experience and writing such an amazing post... gives me hope for the people that I interact with and who I might be able to influence now and in the future.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Ah ha ha, I like your writing style and humor. Particularly considering having a rebound with a dairy student. I Lol'd!

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Very moving story, I am happy to hear that you are doing so well. I just want to say that if you were to start a blog, I would definitely read it, your writing is inspiring and enjoyable and I really think your story and experiences could have an impact on people! Good luck to you!

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I'm tearing up at this post! I'm glad that you're feeling happier and healthier. Take care, and thank you for posting this <3

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Damn dude, thanks for sharing and showing that there is hope!

Have a great weekend, you probably inspired a lot of people writing this and you are now a vegan bad-ass!

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

This was beautiful to read. I have been vegan for 8 months and have never felt better. I want so badly for my omni boyfriend to see all the reasons why veganism is an amazing lifestyle choice and this made me tear up a little in the hopes that, one day, he will be inspired to make the change as well. Thank you.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Oh man this one hurts. I went vegan cause my ex introduced me to it and earthlings. We haven't spoken in 6 months and it broke my heart because I loved her more than anything and she helped me fundamentally change as a human being. I've stayed vegan, since we broke up and I'll be coming up on the 2 year anniversary pretty soon. It's been weird, I've tried to go on dates with ominis but I just feel weird. Here's to hoping we all find some happiness.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I'm quite happy for you, friend. Thanks for sharing.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I can't believe I almost cried. Thank you for sharing this and I wish you all the best as you continue feeling better about who you see in the mirror :)

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Well written, my friend. Thanks for sharing the positive story.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

This is really well put

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Your story absolutely made my day

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

wow congrats ❤️❤️ I also lost 15lb when I went vegan and I am feeling so good about my body and my self. I love to think that I havent hurt anybody at the end of the day. ❤️

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Thank you for posting this and congratulations on your transformation! It's hard to not feel resentment toward my omni loved ones but I know the switch doesn't happen instantly.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Aaaah this was so touchy and inspiring to read. <3

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Wow. Really inspiring post. You have a real talent for writing. Have you considered starting a blog? Your story especially struck me because oftentimes we see people adopt a vegan lifestyle for their health, and simultaneously begin to develop a greater empathy for animals.

It's fascinating to see someone (I'm sure there are many of us) who goes vegan because of an innate empathy (nurtured, in your case, by a romantic partner) who find that it greatly improves their physical and spiritual well-being.

I don't want to derail your beautiful post, but I have a similar story; instead of obesity, my self-loathing manifested in addiction to heroin and cocaine. I was a full-blown IV speedball addict, who was in and out of jail and treatment for most of my late teens and early twenties.

When I was 24, I went to a treatment center and through the luck of the draw ended up with an amazing counselor who just so happened to be vegan. She, like your girlfriend, never guilted or judged me for what I ate, but she didn't shy away from talking about why she was vegan.

I went vegan during the last month of my 90-day inpatient stay, and it changed my life. I didn't get completely clean for another year, but I did stay vegan. I believe to the depths of my soul that the spiritual freedom that going vegan afforded me laid the foundation for getting and staying clean.

I still deal with occasional bouts of depression or anxiety; obviously there are no magic bullets or free lunches in this human experience, and addiction and depression are multifaceted beasts that come and go, ebbing and flowing, but I can say without being hyperbolic that veganism saved my life, and I hope it saves yours. I love you; you are a beautiful being.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Fuck yeah, dude. Good for you. This post is so raw and real. People with your kind of story give me so much hope, because it reminds me that even people who seem like lost causes can eventually change.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Good turn around op.

I was like you too man.

I just wanna wake everyone up so they can become so much better and they don't want to be woken up.

Thanks for sharing

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Man, I love this post, thanks so much for sharing this and a heart felt congratulations on the amount of introspection and realisation that has taken place for you 🐷🐔🐰🐮

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Literally crying. This was so beautiful and what a transformation. It sounds like you are a new person and I wish you all the best in life.

*keeping tabs on thread to see what your ex says."

Ps, please send her this, I think she would love to see who you have become.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

>I looked at my body in the mirror, my obese, sweaty, spotty body, in horror. How many animals had to die so I could look like this?

This is the most concise argument I've ever read in favor of veganism. Your entire post was inspiring, but this line really stood out to me.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I never know whether to up or downvote things like this.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Damn it, humans are brutal creatures.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Don’t understand how anyone can use that retarded “but bacon tho” excuse when they see something like this. After looking them in the eye and you still feel nothing wrong with your eating habit, you truly have no soul.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

What the fuck have they done to her :'( poor baby

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Ugh, this makes me unspeakably sad.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I won't even try watching this.. I know I will cry ..

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

This is heartbreaking either way.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

But they definitely dont form a bond directly after birth, so its okay to separate the calf from the mother after a day. /s

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I'm not crying you are

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

As a vegan, I assume that a huge majority of people subscribed to this thread are vegan as well. If that assumption's correct I don't know why there's a need to post awful videos like this to make everyone here sad.
I hope in some way this video being posted here can help others to start eating vegan, but it might be more effective for that purpose to be posted elsewhere. Glad to see you care though, this is very sad.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Wow. I imagine most of us are at least a little bit numb to images like these. But just know that whatever you’re going through in life, you will (more than likely) never go through something as painful as this.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

although people are saying that this isn't taking away the calves from the mother, they're just moving them.... this is still bad. imagine if they actually were taking away the calves for veal production, how bad the conditions would be for the animals then. this gif just gives some insight into how cruel the industry is

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I might have to go to prison soon. I heard freeing animals is a terrorist offense. Seems worth it at this point.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Trying to be heartbroken, but I can't get over how weirdly the cow is moving. Is that normal? Do all cows run like that? It is both surreal for the way it moves and the question, have I never seen a cow run?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Sometimes I think maybe I will go back to eating meat and then I see shit like this and totally change my mind back again.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I literally can’t watch stuff like this. I’m not sure how I was ever a non-vegan when there’s such distressing documented footage of animal suffering.

And before any omnis start accusing me of being morally righteous - yes I’m doing what I can for animals and the planet, but it is also for my own mental (and physical) well-being.

If I was still a veggie and I saw this, I’d try to ignore and deflect, yet all the time, night or day, it would nag away at me. My guilt would overwhelm me, because I was lying to myself about the values I held dear.

So, yes, if I’ve improved my own sanity by taking the moral high ground is considered presumptuous to you, then deal with it. An animal may never benefit from the choices I’ve made - I hope they do and have - but I want as little association as possible with this horrendous genocide. I’m not perfect, but at least I’m trying, along with millions of others, to set a precedent.

And I hope I can be excused by fellow vegans that I now refuse to watch videos regarding animal agriculture - preferring to read about it, so I can dissociate myself somewhat from their suffering. I think I’ve deserved that.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

I can easily see this as a scene in a Disney movie. Reality check: we are the bad guys

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Why are calves being taken and mother left behind?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

A video similar to this one made me go vegan.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

From what I've read this is actually a farmer moving a cow to another field, hence why he's driving slow with hazards on so the mother cow can keep up. What the clip does absolutely show however is how committed and attached mother cows are to their calves, and why ripping them away in dairy production is so heartbreaking.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Kevin Hart’s not a vegan. Find a picture of someone with an iron deficiency for the next meme

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Kills millions of insects and rodents while harvesting wheat and corn = ???

edit: I understand why everyone is downvoting, but please do yourself a favor and read the below discussion and I think you'll find it interesting. This isn't meant to be a troll post. The reality is, the image from OP is every bit as much of a blind blanket statement and in reality things are a bit more nuanced.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Why is killing plants for food better than killing animals for food?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Koreans pay $30 a plate for Kagolgi (dog). I don’t think they are psycho. I just accept that their culture is different than mine.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Or is it? If we could somehow augment our bodies so we could synthesize our own carbohydrates and stuff through photosynthesis we could truly kill nothing to survive. But I dream.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:56

Plants aren't sentient, they don't have a central nervous system. Simple.