"A lot of people do it for different reasons. The term 'vegan' is a very ambiguous term. Some people do it for health reasons; some people do it for ethical reasons. Like me. And I think for me it all comes to 'speciesism.' Are you familiar?"
"No, I'm not. Do tell."
"Well, 'speciesism' is something similar to racism or sexism, but it's not recognized all that much in our society. Humans, we claim to be at the top of the food chain, but we're really a separate thing from the 'natural' world. We see ourselves as above other animals, that we have the right to life and they don;t. We see them as a commodity or product when it doesn't matter what your intelligence is and it doesn't matter what you look like or what body you're in. What matter is, 'Can you suffer?' Animals can suffer, and we cause it unnecessarily only for 'palate pleasure.' And veganism is taking the stance that we're all equal. When I was fourteen, I had this spontaneous thought that i should become a vegetarian just because I always cared about animals. I really don't know where the thought came from, but something in me just recognized that what I was doing was not right. And then I was a vegetarian for three years before I found out that being vegan is the only way to really combat that and really solve the issue."
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA