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Veganism Defined 

Sometimes veganism can be wrapped up in association with liberal tattooed hipsters, or the natural, raw food movement and even violent radical animal rights activists.

Sometimes veganism can be wrapped up in association with liberal tattooed hipsters, or the natural, raw food movement and even violent radical animal rights activists. But, the truth is that veganism can be for anyone. Being vegan means avoiding using animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Vegans don't eat any animal products such as meat, seafood, dairy and eggs. If you believe that an animal shouldn't have to suffer and/or die for your next meal or your new outfit, then veganism is for you. Let's take for example cow's milk. Before I became vegan, I didn't really realize that cows must be pregnant for them to produce milk. In order for them to stay consistently pregnant, they are artificially inseminated. Then instead of the milk being given to her newborn calf, we take it for our drink. In most cases, not shortly after the calf is born, it is taken from its mother. If the calf is female it may be raised as a milk cow. If the calf is male it may be raised in a small crate where it cannot turn around or lie down comfortably, in order for its meat to remain tender. It is slaughtered as a calf (only months old) so that it can be served as veal. So, the next time you get something to eat or go shopping, think about what the animal went through for you and consider going vegan. Check out: www.vegan.org and www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming for more.

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