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Why Vegan? – 27 January 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

In his book Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, Erik Marcus writes:

George Eisman, a registered dietician who promotes vegetarian eating and who has written about the horrors of slaughterhouse conditions for both the animals and people, suggests: “A society that demands meat for its tables creates a group of people who are either miserable and hate their jobs, or are somewhat demented and dangerous because they like what they are doing. In either event we lose because we have an alienated set of individuals who are certainly not at peace with society.”

There are so many reasons why a vegan lifestyle is preferable, and the above quotation from George Eisman just adds to the list. Eating animal-derived products makes one complicit in not only the extreme cruelty suffered by non-human animals; but also in the misery of humans who work in the wretched conditions of slaughterhouses.

Going vegan is good for humans, for non-humans, and for the environment we all share.

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