EYAD
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“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

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The word ego has a deeply negative connotation to it. It implies that egoists, such as myself, are narcissists who don’t give jackshit about others and only act in favor of their own without regard to consequences. We read article headlines like ‘10 Ways to Kill Your Ego’ or books titled ‘Ego is the Enemy’. As such, we have correlated ego with evil and greed. …


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Veganism: A way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. -The Vegan Society.

Veganism has grown significantly in previous years. During 2014 and 2017, U.S. consumers identifying as vegan grew from 1% to 6%, that’s a 600% increase. Nevertheless, the concept of ethical veganism is still not understood, even among some self-identified vegans. Understanding the reasons why eating and contributing to animal suffering is morally wrong is not an easy concept to easily talk to people about. Unfortunately, a considerable amount of people are depending on faith, personal whims, or emotion as their moral compass. Relying solely on these aspects as your moral reference can easily blind you of reality and objectivity, leading you to major moral inconsistencies, and possibly, harmful consequences. If you ask the average person what they think about dog abuse, specifically, the exploitation of dogs for food in China, what do you think their answer would be? …

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