I Don’t Feel Comfortable as a Vegan Activist Because of My Evangelical Upbringing

A spiritual experience is what led me away from eating animals, but I stopped evangelizing for anything when I left the church.

When I read dictates such as, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” and “How blessed is he who considers the helpless,” I couldn’t help but think that they applied to non-human animals as well.

I’m not comfortable using a scary story to persuade people to change their beliefs or lifestyles, even if I believe that scary story is true.

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Writer. Plant-based vegan. Dog-lover. Walker. Living in Minneapolis. Website: jayverasummer.com

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