These days, more and more people are becoming vegan. You can call it a trend, a fad, a phase, a thing. Any term you want to use is fine by me. It doesn’t matter. Veganism, as a diet and a way of life, is spreading fast. Thankfully, people are beginning to open up their eyes to the atrocities that are being committed against our fellow creatures in the land, in the air, and in the sea.
Sometimes, things don’t add up. Just like the famous 2 + 2 = 5 equation in George Orwell’s brilliant novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Unlike Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist, we do have the freedom to call it out for what it is. It is wrong. Two and two do not make up five. They never will. Granted, it isn’t that far off. You could say it is almost right, sure. But still, it remains irrevocably incorrect.
A Vegan Diet is Healthiest
These days, it seems that more people are waking up to the fact that for many years now, big business has told us that we should all believe and follow that equation. We should believe that animals were made for us to consume, and nothing more. We should believe that they are products, and not living, breathing things. We should believe that eating them is the only way to get protein, or B12, or iron, or a host of other nutrients. And now, there are those who are starting to grasp the truth behind the lies.
Going vegan is the healthier choice. That much is clear. For every single study out there that states how animal products are a necessity and a staple of human living, there are many other ones which counter it. But I am not here to discuss science. You don’t need to be a scientist to realize that there is something very wrong at work here. Evil, even. The animal abuse industries work very hard to keep the truth away from us. It has nothing to do with science. It has to do with our emotions.
The egg, meat, and dairy industries are doing a wonderful job keeping the truth hidden. They show us colorful caricatures of smiling hogs, cows, and chickens. They condition us to not think about what is actually going on inside of their farms, their killing floors, and their meat packing factories. According to them, what we should be thinking of is how healthy it is for us to consume animal products. How good it tastes. How traditional and wholesome and family-oriented it all is. How it is made using the finest technology. How lucky we are that these companies exist. How convenient it is to have meat, cheese, milk, and eggs readily available for consumption, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three-hundred and sixty-five days a year, non-stop.
And we buy into it. Literally. We keep on making them richer, so why on earth would they stop? The name of the game is supply and demand. The purpose of any business is to make money. The animal abusers are certainly putting that money to good use, let me tell you. They need that money so they can line their pockets, and continue producing more and more commercials for their latest steak, burger, pizza, or chili dog.
A Vegan Life is a Good Life
I do believe that there was a time when meat was an actual necessity. But now? Certainly not. This is what living vegan is about. It is about realizing that times have changed, and that we should no longer buy into the propaganda. We don’t need animals for food. We don’t need animals for fashion. We don’t need animals for entertainment. We wouldn’t want to be treated as commodities, so why do we all act as if there is nothing wrong with that? The way we are treating the world around us is horrible. It is no wonder there are some vegans who grow something of a misanthropic side after a while. Living with hate isn’t too healthy either, by the way, but sometimes it happens.
Vegan living is not just a trend. It is not just a phase, or a fad, or a “thing” that will be forgotten when the next big thing comes along. It is here to stay. It is a way of life. It is an outlook and a philosophy. Done properly, in a healthy and correct fashion, it is one of the best diets around, and of the sanest and compassionate choices any human being can make.