VEGAN FOR A WEEK
by Vivian Chinelli
Veganism is not a diet.
Veganism is not a fad.
Veganism is the belief that harming animals is bad.
Veganism isn’t something that
you chose and then reject.
Veganism is a core value of
compassion and respect, and
then acting in accordance with what
your heart says is true –
that we shouldn’t be killing animals
for neither me nor you.
I spoke with a man yesterday
who very casually reported,
“I tried it for a week. That's enough."
Then I retorted,
“That’s akin to denouncing oppression
for just one week,” I said, “my friend.”
He then understood the parallels and
admitted in the end, “What I did was
try a plant-based diet.
I didn't walk my talk at all.
But today I see things clearly.
I’m now vegan for life,
standing proud and tall.”