Happy Vegan Holidays! Let us remember that our loved ones are important, and so are the animals on our plates. It does not matter what faith you practice in order to be a vegan. These animals have feelings just like us, we are not superior from a right-to-live perspective, and they did not choose to be a meal. Chanukah/Hanukkah, Christmas/X-Mas, Kwanzaa, etc. is about being together and celebrating. Maybe you have a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, dog, cat, or a parent who you love. We were just lucky to be born a human, and companion animals were lucky enough to be just that. What about farm and sea animals, for example?
The “tradition” that animals be on our plates has nothing to do with love and what it means to be with our loved ones… Some traditions are awful because they hurt other living beings. There’s nothing extreme about being vegan. It is extreme to take the lives of animals for food, even indirectly through purchasing them at a store/restaurant, especially when it is not even necessary for our survival.
I really do wish you all a happy vegan holiday. Please see your plate differently. It might make you a little upset to have the facts pointed out to you, and that is normal during the transition. You’re waking up to reality. I understand. It is not easy to take it all in your heart and soul to know that many of us have spent much of our lives in the dark and to realize that we need to make a change. It will soon feel right to you, and you’ll question why you didn’t go vegan sooner. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for doing good in this world. Your loved ones, companion animals, and even the ones used for food, are grateful for your awakening. Happy Vegan Holidays!