I have a query for you all.
Why do think you are a vegetarian or vegan?
What started it all? Did you read something, see something?
Was there a moment?
I believe I am a vegetarian because I was born with a love of dogs. Having two dogs when I was growing up and spending so much time around them, observing them and loving them, I think made me aware of how obviously similar animals are to human beings.
Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, has said something similar. She said she had a cold distant English mother and was almost raised by her dog. That dog was her best friend growing up, and from personal experience, I know she means this literally.
Eddie Lama, the subject of the documentary The Witness (I wrote about it here) was moved to become a vegetarian and educate people about the fur industry after adopting a stray cat. Before he was a tough guy from Brooklyn who never had a pet, but by being around a cat, he came to love and realize so many truths about animals, that have to be seen to be believed. By this I mean, that they have personalities and the same feelings we do, that they love us and trust us in an unbelievably wonderful way.
What I find so odd is not everyone sees this about animals. Some people think animals don’t suffer in the same way we do, or have feelings. But it is just so obvious to anyone who has been around an animal, don’t you agree?
Dear readers, do you think having a pet taught you important lessons about animals?
If I had a kid, I’d get them a dog asap.
And now on to some interesting shoe and bag options, all VEGAN, of course.
From Forever 21: