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Feb. 22nd, 2004 | 12:21 am

Because of the trans v-day performance I suddenly understood veganism a little bit better.

One of the big things that vegans are attempting to do is to minimize the harm they cause to the world. Or said in another way they are trying to avoid committing acts of violence against other beings in this world.

We live in a culture that encourages violence, from football to action movies to war our society supports violence. By encouraging people to think violence is an acceptable solution to problems, we exacerbate our problems with domestic partner abuse or attacks against minorities.

Vegans are taking the stand that committing any violence makes committing more violence later.

The argument is that by killing an animal the killer is one step closer to being willing to kill a human.

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