Why You Should be Vegan Like 2 Twitter Peter Schreiner Follow July 22, 2016, noon in Opinion Views: 776 Like us on facebook Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. –Dr. Seuss Five reasons why you should be vegan. 1. For the cows in dairy hell, cattle ranches and farms; for the pigs stuffed into gestation crates and pens; for the hens jammed into battery cages and those packed together in "free-range" style; for the creatures burned, cut, poisoned, and experimented on; for those fearfully huddled together in fur farms, zoos, and pet stores; for the fish, turtles, and frogs hooked, gigged, speared, and netted; for the lobsters and crawfish boiled alive; for all the animals betrayed, snared, trapped, tricked, and shot; for those beaten physically and psychologically into submission for entertainment; for those chained, hungry, and thirsty with nowhere to go for relief; for those who've lost the will to live, suffering without hope. 2. It is an ongoing act of civil disobedience. A damn fucking good one. A compelling demonstration of contempt against the corporate-capitalist forces aligned against us earthlings. 3. It is potent medicine for an ailing planet. 4. No greater comprehensive testimony of caring is possible. 5. It's a damn healthy diet. 5a. It's the right thing to do. Published by Peter Schreiner Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Opinion But Why Doesn't She Leave? Opinion Do No Harm, Not Even To Yourself Opinion I have a real need to be liked by everyone, it can be a real drag.