popthechompchomp asked: I feel it had to be my question that perked Sam into post the "I, Vegan" post. =_=. Oh well. Anyway, When I saw SPG live in Los Angeles, I talked to Sam about going vegan.When I talked to my school (and dorm) cafeteria, I was laughed at for trying to ask for vegan choices. What should I do? I am on iron supplements now, and lithium (diagnosed with bipolar) I probably angered David when I stole a picture without his concent, and going on stage. Way to manic for that. Aughhh. The excitement kills.
Well, first off, the people who run the dorm and cafeteria need a reality check. Veganism is a growing dietary need with many people being allergic to eggs and dairy, not to mention those who cannot digest animal proteins in general. If I were you I would first try to start a group at your school with like minded people— animal activist, etc— and then try to submit a letter to be published in you schools newsletter. From there I would write a petition and inform people that it’s not that you want to change the offerings currently given, but that having variety is important.
As a vegan, I don’t like to preach converting to Veganism— eating meat is evil type if propaganda. I believe in treating animals ethically, and that if you choose to eat meat then you should try and make sure that the animals you are eating weren’t disrespected while they were alive. For example chickens who are raised and live their entire lives on top of each other, and never get to see sunlight. Same things goes for pigs and horses, fish or whatever animal you want to consume. If you want to make your school vegan friendly, you should educate people on the benefits, not just for their health, but also for the animals.
Now that I’ve rambled, I recently watched Earthlings and I was so disturbed. I feel as though that movie was wasted on me, mostly because I am already Vegan and don’t plan on eating meat or contributing to that industry, but I do think it’s important to watch. It reminded me why I don’t eat meat and why I do try to live as much as a Vegan as I can everyday.
I hope this helped in some way or form.