“I realized that there is no need to take a life in order to live one”
I became vegan about 15 years ago, after joining my mom in one of her visits to the butcher shop during the preparations for the Rosh-Hashana feast. I’ve seen in front of my eyes, in a huge glass refrigerator, a whole head of a poor sheep that was placed there like a piece of furniture.
That was the moment I made the connection between what we eat and where it comes from. I was so shocked and couldn’t believe that the pink and soft pieces that I saw almost every day in my mom’s kitchen, which became the yummiest schnitzels in the world, were actually animals’ flesh.
My first thought after returning home was that there are so many different kinds of food. Therefore, why don’t we choose to have it in an alternative way that doesn’t harm the animals? I looked at my pets, who were my whole world, and I would do anything to protect them. At that moment, I realized how unfair I am to the animals that I eat because they aren’t mine, and don’t have anyone to protect them. I realized that there is no need to take a life in order to live one.
As an animal lover, I knew I couldn’t continue being an omnivore, so I decided to start consuming only plant-based foods and become vegan, as it’s called today.
So why should you give it a try?