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Become Vegan in 12 Minutes?

It took me a lot longer than 12 minutes to become vegan, but I started by meeting some really amazing long-term vegans and watching this video.

ďA Life Connected: VeganĒ was created by nonviolenceunited.org. It is a short, to the point, and fact-based look at the environmental and global implications of an animal- based diet.

You wonít see graphic images of animal cruelty during this video and the facts presented are sound. If you want to check out Non-Violence Unitedís sources, go to www.nonviolenceunited.org/veganvideo.html. At the bottom of that page, there is a link where you can download a detailed transcript of the movie as a PDF, complete with a bibliography and an explanation of how they calculated the statistics cited during the movie.

It takes about the same amount of time to watch this video as it does to brew your first cup of tea in the morning. So set the kettle to boil and open your mind to some really amazing facts.

A Life Connected: VEGAN from NonviolenceUnited.org on Vimeo.

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4:52AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Terry V, to each their own should only apply if you are not harming others with your choices. The meat and dairy industry is responsible for the torture and murder of billions of sentient beings each year as well as the destruction of the earth's environment.

12:33PM PST on Jan 19, 2013

@Valentina R. It's funny that you say "I'd rather use those 12 minutes to do something that will actually help the world, thanks" and yet most likely won't help the world as much as going vegan would in your entire lifetime. You obviously do not understand or are open to understanding the impact of animal products in every issue on this planet.Incidentally what did you do that was so biblical with those 12 minutes instead??

10:20PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Noted.

7:55PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

thanks

5:46PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thanks

9:10AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thanks...

3:09PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

I have been vegetarian since age 10, but only recently made the move to veganism. I had tried for years and could never quite manage to give up chocolate! Recently, I decided that enough was enough. Having made the decision, it has been remarkably easy to maintain. I find that having given up chocolate (I was virtually free of other dairy) my body no longer craves it. In fact I have cut back on sweet foods without any extra effort. Sugar can be an addiction like any other! This is a great video, clear and concise without being too graphic. My reasoning has always been for the animals, the environmental statistics are interesting and scary! I truly believe every choice we make has far wider consequences than we often realise. Every choice we make should be a considered one and we should aim to have the smallest negative impact on the earth that we can.

2:52PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Life is about choices, to each their own.

9:58AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you. Great video!

2:40AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thanks for the info

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