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Friday 18 September 2015

Vegan MoFo 2015 - Day 18

"Honour a human or non-human animal who inspires your veganism."


Does anyone remember Cow & Chicken?? I used to love it!

Anyways, I'm not going mental, but I thought this pretty well summed up why I went vegetarian and then vegan, less than a year later.

Basically, one boring afternoon, I was stumbling around looking for something totally unrelated on google and somehow ended up on the PETA KFC video* that Pam Anderson narrates. I watched it. I almost puked. I couldn't think about anything else for the rest of the day, I had an awful pit in my stomach.

So I went home and watched all the Meet your Meat videos* on PETA's site and fairly soon I was in floods of tears. I always knew eating meat was wrong, I just didn't want to think about it. But once you see it like that, in all it's horror! Well I just couldn't go back and I went vegetarian then & there.

Giving up dairy happened less than a year later. I started to reduce my dairy intake in the hope of lessening the eczema patches that were on the back of my neck and within a couple of weeks, they were almost gone. Then the more I looked into it and saw what a horrible life dairy cows had, I knew it was time to give that up too. And then there's eggs, horrible life and death of chickens.... no no no, I don't want to be involved in that!

I don't find veganism difficult, I never really did, frustrating at times yes, but not enough to give it up. If I ever did though, I would go back and watch those videos!!

So here I am almost 8 years later, regretting nothing about my decisions, except that I wish I'd done it sooner.

*I decided not to link to the videos. Most of the people reading this are likely going to be other vegans, as it's Vegan MoFo and all. I don't wanna see them again and I'm sure my fellow vegans don't either.

Here's a link to some C&C instead! :)


Sal xXx


  1. I don't think I've ever seen the videos but what a great example of campaigning in action.

  2. It's always cool to see that a single video can drive so much change =)

  3. I never did watch those videos. I was tempted a few times but Mr. Wing-It warned me against it after he watched them. They get the job done though! How can anybody watch those and keep eating meat and dairy and eggs? You just can't!

  4. yeaaah! cow & chicken <3 we used to watch it as children on cartoon network :D


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