A Last Word!
So you’re a veggie or vegan – or about to
become one! Is that the end of the story? Well, it needn’t
be. What you’re doing is great and it means that
no animal will ever again be killed for you. But I hope
this book has also shown you that you can stand up for
what you believe in and make a difference in this world.
When you boil it down, the excuses people give for eating
meat are just that – excuses. They say it’s
natural – but we know it’s not. They say animals
are well cared for and killed humanely – we know
that’s untrue. They claim we need meat for good health – when
the opposite is true. They even make out that the trade
in meat helps the poorer parts of the world – when
in fact it destroys them. (We’ve also seen what it
does to the planet!) I’ve tried to explain why people
are encouraged to think like this.
The most important thing is that by going veggie you are
taking a huge step towards changing things for the better.
By giving up meat, fish and slaughterhouse products, you’re
saying to the world that you care about the future. Because
you’re a veggie, animals will no longer suffer on
your behalf. You are saying no to starvation and helping
the environment. You are caring for your own health – and
taking responsibility for what you believe.
Above all, you can be proud because you are doing so much
when a lot of people are still doing so little. And they
will learn by your example. Well done!