Most of the time, when people ask me why I’m a vegan, I’m happy to stop and answer their questions.
But, of course, there are occasions when I can’t get into a long conversation.
In those situations I sometimes feel I’ve missed an opportunity to possibly help someone take a look at their own life choices… and maybe consider trying out a vegan lifestyle for themselves.
So, with this in mind, I found the following video to point interested folks towards when I cannot stop to chat. It fairly well sums up what I think is the “big picture” reasons for becoming vegan.
The video is titled, VEGAN. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals by NonViolenceUnited.org .
The closing lines of the video speak volumes to me:
Each of our choices in the past helped built the world we live in today. And each of our choices from this moment forward will help build the world of tomorrow.
There is a way to build a better world.
A world in which we would all like to live.
A world driven by the innate goodness of people and their values of justice, kindness and compassion…
… for other people, for the planet, for the animals.
Every day you are invited to make choices.
Live your values. Change the world.
It’s that simple.
Is this simply a Utopian vision of the world?
Maybe… but one, I truly believe, is worth working towards nevertheless.
Could you choose to live in such a world? Watch the video and decide for yourself.