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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:25 PM
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135. I saw an enormous number of dead animals
growing up in Wyoming. Sometimes I felt a little sad looking into the eyes of a dead deer or antelope after we shot it, but never "melted down" despite being a very sensitive child. And because the reality of meat - the reality of ending a life for no reason other than a desire for a particular taste - was never hidden from me I became a vegan as soon as I was able to make my own food-buying decisions.

Sometimes I think that's why parents don't want kids to see this stuff -- they don't want them making informed ethical decisions about the impact their food has on the lives of animals around them. They want their kids to believe that a burger wasn't a living, breathing, feeling cow hung up and slaughtered just like these deer.
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