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I have always been a creative, artsy person who happened to find my passion in making greeting cards for people. Years ago I perused my passion and made a business out of it. In February of 2016 I learned about veganism. I learned about all of the benefits and went vegan overnight. I have never looked back and am experiencing the best version of life that I have ever endured! 

Here is a paper I wrote in my senior year of high school for my Creative Writing Class that explains my initial feelings towards being vegan:

For The People, The Planet, The Animals

As a young child I was always interested in animals. Living on a farm, I had a lot of experience with taking care of animals. I liked taking care of them and experiencing life with them. As a junior in highschool, I signed up for an environmental science class. I loved this class. I loved learning about plants and animals and life. I learned about the impact we have on our planet. I learned what a carbon footprint is. A carbon footprint is the measure of what we, as individual people use for resources in our life, and the impact it has on the Earth. I already knew that we should be carpooling as much as possible, recycling the few things that are ‘recyclable’ and turning off the faucet while I brush my teeth. I realized that it was as if I were living in a bubble, because I did not know anything about the damage I was doing by my eating habits. So, I began to read articles and books and listen to podcasts from environmentalists talking about the real issues. Before doing my research I was amazed at what I didn’t know. I too- (like the majority of Americans who eat the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) was oblivious to the facts about the impact we have on the future of our planet.

Aside from an old, unupdated textbook from 1972, which was used in my classes in highschool, I read nutritionists and scientists articles and studies. I learned the truth. I also watched documentaries like Earthlings, Cowspiracy, Forks over Knives, Vegucated, Live and let live, etc. I learned what factory farming was. Something I had never ever heard about before. I watched interviews of people who work in factory farms, who said that they absolutely hate their job. Saying they cannot stand the constant, thick smell of death all day long. And when their day is over, how could they stand to eat meat that is very possibly from the exact disgusting place they just spent their entire day watching these same animals suffer? Many of the workers have said that they have gone vegan since getting a job at a factory farm. They only have this job because they need to support their families. People are going to work at these jobs because they pay so well. They pay so well because no one in their right mind wants to experience this, contributing to the direct torture and murder of more than 150 billion animals slaughtered every year in Factory Farms.

Something I have always cared deeply about, was the environment. To my surprise, my eating choices had a HUGE impact on the environment and on my carbon footprint. In fact, the most important thing you can do to increase the preserving of our planet, is to not eat meat or dairy. I learned that nearly half of the water used in the United States goes to the production of using animals for food. A vegan diet requires the use of 300 gallons of water to be used every day. Without doing research, you may think that is a lot. But- the S.A.D diet on average, requires the use of 4,000 gallons of water a day. Imagine running your shower for six months straight. That is the equivalent of the water it takes to produce one quarter pound hamburger. Not only is the unnecessary overuse of water a problem, but so is the land use and erosion it is causing. Did you know that 30% of the world’s land is used to grow feed for livestock? That is equivalent to the size or Asia.That is crazy! Plus we would be ending the deforestation of the rainforests. Did you know that every two seconds, an acre of rainforest is turned into lifeless desert.

I have had people say to me ‘If I stop eating meat then the animals are going to be overpopulated and will take over the world. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Actually, if people stop eating meat, that will result in the shutdown of factory farms. In factory farms, cows, chickens, pigs, and every animal you eat get raped by a worker sticking their hand and a long metal rod down the animal's private parts to artificially inseminate them. So, if we stopped eating meat, no animals would not take over the world. Instead, less animals would be born because female animals are no longer being raped over and over again and forced to carry children their entire lives, 24/7. And with all of the extra land that will not be used for the current overproduction of animals (which are used for food), people who are currently crowded in their overpopulated countries will have an entire continent’s space (remember my example of Asia) to live. Not only will this be tremendously healthy for people on Earth, but also with all the extra food-like grains and vegetables that is not produced just for animals to eat (and then they are killed for us to eat, we will be able to eat it directly and that will end ALL POVERTY ON EARTH. I found this information very intriguing and life changing!

Not only did I learn and witness the direct torture and slaughter of animals in the meat and dairy industry, but I also learned a lot about nutrition. I learned exactly where my food comes from and the holocaust type practices that goes on behind closed doors, because of the food choices I make. I became aware of the health effects of not eating meat and dairy. When I read this, I could not understand why people are still eating meat and dairy. Biologists say we are not naturally made to eat meat. I thought about it… Look at our teeth. Human teeth are very small and not as sharp as other mammals. Our teeth are the perfect size and shape for eating a plant based diet. We are slowly killing ourselves by doing this. In history, people began eating meat because they moved out of their tempered environment (cold, snowy environments which cannot grow produce) at the time, that was their only way of survival. But I took a look around me. And I realized… I am living in a warm climate, which is warm 75% of the time and very easy to grow fruit, vegetables, and starches in. I also thought about the fact we are very privileged to have the great technology that we have today. This technology is what makes having naturally grown plants for food possible, and able to be used for food in every part of the world.

I also thought about my digestion problems. I thought back to my family line… my mom and my mom’s mom and also I, have had a digestion problem called ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ our entire lives. I always thought that when I eat things like cakes, cookies, yogurt, meat, and burgers that was the cause of my uncomfort, and it was just something I would have to deal with every single day for the rest of my life. But then I really thought about what was inside of these foods that affected me. What was inside was always dairy products- milk, butter, cheese- and meat. I did my research and found out that meat and high dairy products which you eat, stays in your colon for days. That is why when you go to the bathroom every couple of days, it doesn’t smell so good. The meat and dairy is literally rotting in your colon. It makes so much sense! And I self diagnosed myself as going vegan to end the ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. So far, I have been participating in a vegan lifestyle for a month and half and not once have I felt the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

And last but not least, I was very happily surprised at how much less expensive the vegan diet is compared to eating meat. Going to college soon, I am going to be needing to save as much money as I can and this is just one of the ways that I can do it.

I am a huge supporter of the end of cruelty to animals, thanks to my environmental science class which opened up my eyes to the harm we are doing every day to our planet. I also am thankful that books and the internet exist because without these things, I would not have learned about scientific studies which are warning us to go vegan to save the planet, the animals, and our own health.

Since writing this A+ paper and also turning it into a digital story on YouTube, I have experienced so many more benefits and learned so much more about how life works. There is absolutely no reason to not at least aim toward being as vegan as possible. Tell me your reason or concern and I will help you get around it to make the transition more comfortable for you and make it an easier experience that is unique to your own lifestyle. Remember: IF YOU ARE PAYING PEOPLE TO KILL THE ANIMALS THAT ARE ON YOUR PLATE, YOU ARE PARTICIPATING AND SUPPORTING IN THE RAPE, SLAVERY, KIDNAPPING, TORTURE, SPECIESISM, SEXISM, AND HOLOCAUST REPLICATING PRACTICES THAT ARE BEING PRACTICED EVERY SINGLE DAY. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT 'ALL LIVES MATTER' THEN STOP BEING SPECIESIST. DO SOMETHING TO TAKE CARE OF THE FUTURE OF THIS PLANET, THE LIFE FORMS WHICH ARE INNOCENTLY AND COMPASSIONATELY LIVING ON THIS PLANET AND YOUR OWN HEALTH. BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS. TRY BEING VEGAN PLEASE. 

If you have any questions or concerns about veganism or life in general please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to inspire and educate along with learning more about life and this word every day.