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From "Vegan Kinship,"
by Lorri Bauston
Farm animals are living, feeling animals — they are
not "breakfast," "lunch," or "dinner."
Americans have drawn an imaginary line to designate
some animals as "pets" and others as "dinner."
Our society is horrified (and rightly so) when we hear
about people from other cultures who eat dogs and cats.
In this country, eating these animals is considered
unconscionable. I have hope that one day killing a cow
or chicken will be considered equally objectionable.
People who love animals called "pets" would
not eat animals called "dinner" if they would
only look into the eyes of a suffering farm animal.
Food animal production is entrenched, but that is also
why we have the greatest opportunity to stop it. Anyone
can take immediate action, and maybe that is why being
a vegan is such an empowering experience. When you stop
consuming animals and using animal byproducts, you are
personally helping to put an end to the slaughter of
hundreds of animals. Your actions save lives as directly
as going to a factory farm or stockyard and rescuing
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