Why I Became Vegan Overnight – The Rescued Piglet Story
By Ann Evans
Why I became vegan. I was reading my Facebook and I came upon the story of a newborn piglet who had been rescued by an animal sanctuary. It turns out that he had been born whilst his mother was on the way to the slaughterhouse and he had fallen through the slats of the truck. This happens all the time apparently. Even though it is “illegal” for pregnant animals to be sent to slaughter, it happens with all species and the unborn animals don’t even get the first breath. This was like being punched in the stomach to me. Then I looked into the whole shocking truth of all animal products and the cruelty took my breath away. The fact that babies were torn from their mothers so that people could have milk, cheese, ice cream etc, the fact that male chicks are ground up alive or suffocated so that people can have eggs, the abuse, terror and pain that animals go through so that people can have meat, all these made me so sick I became vegan overnight. It is the best decision of my life. Nine months. That is how long I have been in the light and I now speak up for the voiceless. I can truly say I love animals. I have found so many amazing people through it and I am so glad I made that decision. When you find out the truth, you are empowered to do something about it and make changes. That is why I show the truth. That is why I am vegan. For the animals, the planet and the people.