Many are the excuses why not to follow a vegan diet and life style, we heard them all, from laziness to... well, mostly they all can get back to that one, the big 'laziness' excuse.
And i do believe it's all about that, leaving our own comfort zone and - oh dear... - suffering the pain of hell just cause we won't be able to taste that 'bacon' again, or join our friends in summer barbecues etc etc... But again, it all boils down to what are our own priorities - 'us' (our own little selfish egotistic bubble with our own pleasures and preferences) or 'us' (and this is where our own bubble become so big that there's space not only for our little petty egos, but for all, as in 'all-is-connected', as in 'your sufferance, my sufferance').
I won't even go in details in this post on how many tasty and jummy and delicious and mouth-watering meat replacements there are out there nowadays, even affordable for somebody like me, that needs to be a math genius every time i go for groceries, trying to balance the pennies in all i'm buying (and no - that's no fun.. but that's how it is now..). And then, of course, still at the supermarket you see a bag of 100 grams of salami, costing, lets say a euro... and next to it the 'veg-salami' that for less grams costs even more... but no matter how broke i am, i live by my choices and that's all i have, my face in the mirror in the morning smiles, instead of puking at me... so i'm fine with that.
But ok, then there's the protein intake excuse that goes along the lines of 'oh, you will never get enough proteins eating a plant-based diet...' and even to this i won't go in details now, cause actually this post was all about how fit and great you can still be following a plant-based diet, that not only will benefit you with healthy results, but will benefit as well the uncountable animals that daily suffer and die cause of our... excuses.
And no, i might not be a super muscle girl at the moment (the gym is the best place where i can focus for that..) but i definitely don't look like as if i'm starving, on the contrary, i got these few kilos extras for the winter months to keep me warm and well-padded in case i fall off my bike ;)
So, have a look at those athletes that are fully vegan and rock their sporty world, maybe ask them where do they get their proteins... ;)
Read more here: 10 Vegan Athletes that prove you don't need meat to compete
Frank Medrano, vegan athlete.. where is he getting his proteins..?? ;)
please watch this video, it's not graphic...
please at least consider this for a moment...
i don't know what it takes to each one of us to make a change in our life, to me, personally, to see only this few minutes of a clip is enough.
I personally feel immense pain in my heart when i think or see the abuse animals go through for human pleasure. I can't be part of that. It's small my part in this, but as much small as it is it must be there. I can't think that my choices and my actions are part of the hand that torture those animals, part of the kick in the face those poor animals got from these savages, monsters. I can't be part of the hand that holds the scissors that heartlessly cut a tail, like if somebody would just come and cut my arm, no anesthetic, no pity, only pain. (see video in petition HERE)
Walking towards death's doors and getting tortured while walking to my death.
If there's something, someone, that is what the Christians talk about as Jesus, all those animals are. The same way he was walking to his death, the same way those innocents are walking. He got beaten, laughed at, tortured, spit at, no pity for him, till they put him on that cross...slowly left there to die.
To me, all the animals that are tortured and killed by man, to me all of them are what Christians call the Christ. I don't follow any particular religion. I believe in good actions vs bad actions. That's how i go on in life. So i don't know why this particular example came to my mind, maybe my cultural background... No matter this, my point is just a call to you all to open your hearts and feel empathy and compassion for those poor innocent creatures. It's not the easiest way in the beginning, a vegan diet... but the 'Right Thing' has got nothing to do with easy or difficult. I just pray that everyday more and more people find it in their heart to feel and see those animals as equals, cause when you see them as you, and me, and your kids, and your spouse, when you see them like that you wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them.
Please remember that just some years ago people with a different skin colour were used as slaves and treated as those cattle are treated, remember that just few years ago women were burned alive and called witches, only few years ago women couldn't even vote, just few years ago thinking 'gay' was considered an abomination. So keeping this in mind, think that one day, the way we treat our brothers and sisters animals will be seen as something so cruel and primitive as well. The change is in our hearts. Those words might not change you today. But i have to speak them, in the hope that at least they will make a little seed fall in your heart, and one day that seed might be ready and grow into a source of Compassion for All.
God Bless The Animals and keep them away from pain....
Please watch the short clip, and sign this petition on Change: