No Difference...
A Sentience Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM David Jack James
Facebook post, May 14, 2021

All of these animals have intrinsic value, seek attention and affection, form bonds with friends, care about their babies, feel emotions, can experience pain, and want to live. You are the reason for the pain and suffering until you make the intentional decision to stop being a part of it.

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If I were breeding and slaughtering dogs, cats, and horses for a living, I would be considered an evil, heartless scumbag. But somehow, people who breed and slaughter pigs, cows, and chickens are considered honorable, hard-working heroes? If you condemn the ďscumbagĒ and praise the ďhero,Ē please think about that moral inconsistency. Please donít support suffering and violence to any animals.

All of these animals have intrinsic value, seek attention and affection, form bonds with friends, care about their babies, feel emotions, can experience pain, and want to live. Please donít dismiss thinking about the actual living beings who create and become your ďfood." Please acknowledge your responsibility for the suffering and violence, and then simply make better choices that are consistent with who you are.

Yes, of course itís difficult to accept what you have been supporting for your entire life, and you will feel tremendous guilt and regret when you finally fully grasp that you have been responsible for misery and terror inflicted on countless gentle, harmless animals. But pretending the pain and suffering isnít happening doesnít mean that you arenít causing it. In fact, you are the reason for the pain and suffering until you make the intentional decision to stop being a part of it.

Living vegan is very healthy, enjoyable, and actually quite easy these days. If you need help figuring out what to eat and how to live vegan, simply ask a vegan! ASK THE PERSON WHO SHARED THIS POST, EVEN IF YOU ARENíT FRIENDS. Weíve all been through this process. We will help you! We want to help you, not just because we care about the animalsóbut also because we care about YOU. We know that you donít want to be contributing to this senseless suffering and slaughter. Thatís not who you are!!

Every day it gets easier to live vegan, because vegan products and services are becoming more available and accessible every day. There are affordable, healthy, plant-based alternatives that taste exactly the same as meat, dairy, and eggs. You just have to look for these products.

Being vegan is simply about being compassionate. Please stop paying for all of that suffering and slaughter. All vegans will tell you that they wish they had gone vegan sooner.


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