Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How PETA Is A Useful Tool For New Vegans

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, might be on the extreme side for a lot of people's tastes but they can be used as a great resource for vegans new and old. Their website is full of stories, support, recipes, and videos pertaining to the prevention of cruelty to animals and to the vegan lifestyle.
Understand, that shock-value is a necessary tool of theirs. If you're like me and not into scaring people into decisions, look past the shock-talk and simply use it as a resource.
I found the videos regarding factory farming and cruelty issues in the farming industry to actually be a big help in fortifying my resolve in the first couple of months. Watching these videos would turn anyone with an ounce of compassion off eating meat.
The dietary information is a great help for those who are immediately bombarded by friends and well-wishers with myths about the vegan diet. The testimonials from celebrities that have made the change can instill confidence and pride in those who are having doubts.
I suggest everyone who has not checked out the site to do so. Don't get caught up in the hype, or do! It's up to the individual. Maybe, the reason for changing to a vegan diet is solely because of compassion for animals and not for health or diet reasons and you want to put some effort into helping the cause.

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