|WHY GO VEGAN?|
more appropriate question is, “Why not go vegan?”
Thank you for having the intellectual and emotional openness to investigate this compassionate and healthful lifestyle with its minimal impact on the environment. Many people in today’s society are fearful of what they will learn and are illogically and violently resistant to change - no matter what the consequences may be.
Through your willingness to explore this subject, you have separated yourself from the majority of the population who opt for “ignorance is bliss” - to cover their eyes, their ears, their hearts and their minds, rather than discover the most inconvenient of inconvenient truths.
May your willingness to learn and to adjust your taste for animal bodies and their emissions, lead you to a more joyful, ethical and sustainable path...
As you visit the links, please be warned that some of what you see will be graphic and disturbing. It is in discovering the facts that most individuals become eager to cast off their habitual dietary and lifestyle choices. If you find yourself overwhelmed, please seek support from The Vegan Society of NZ and take advantage of the vegan gatherings in your area. “Compassion fatigue” is real to those of us who have stopped denying the cruel reality of the animal flesh and animal secretions industries. Don’t hesitate to ask for support and guidance.
Our request of you, is that you initially become informed and then commit to a vegan lifestyle for a minimum of four weeks. In light of the suffering that surrounds the animals involved in the meat industry and the damage it causes to the environment and human health, surely this is possible. Please let us know the result of your commitment. Thank you.
The Vegan Society of New Zealand may be contacted via:
A Life Connected:
A Delicate Balance:
"If there was a way that you could nourish your body
and live a long & healthy life while causing minimal harm to yourself, to fellow humans, to the planet and to other creatures sharing the earth;
would you embrace it?
Or would your intelligence, your heart and your soul be dominated exclusively and absolutely
by tradition and by the tiny taste-buds on your tongue?"
(Linda Nunn 2009)