My initial reason for becoming vegan was to live the healthiest life I could possibly live. After reading several books on the subject, including “The China Study” by Dr. T.Colin Campbell, I decided to follow the path of science, logic and common sense. As I continued to become more educated about the far reaching implications of following a vegan diet, I stopped buying leather goods (I never wore fur) and began replacing my cosmetics with more natural and cruelty-free products. As a result of my transformation, I feel much better about my life and more connected to the world around me.
I often wonder why it took me so long to get to a place in my life where I am living in alignment with my core values and connecting to the world around me. Why did I become disconnected in the first place? I remember being a child and bringing home a stray kitten. I remember how much I loved that kitten. I never, in a million years, would have thought about torturing that kitten, yet alone eating it. What happened to the honesty and innocence of my childhood? Why didn’t I retain that love and compassion into my adulthood? Today, I came across this You Tube clip entitled “Veganism: A 7 Year Old’s Perspective” and it blew me away. If a 7 year old child can see things so clearly, then why can’t we?