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November 14, 2010

My So-Called “Life”
By Marie Couglin, Republished

My story……

I cannot remember ever being allowed to be a regular kid. As soon as I reached puberty, I was repeatedly raped until I became pregnant.

While horrified from the events, I instantly obtained mothering instincts. The joys of carrying my child for the next nine months were unexplainable. Then came the most joyous day of my life, the birth of my son. He was beautiful. I kissed him on the cheek and noticed he had my eyes. Then he was gone from my life forever, taken from me against my will by the same men who raped me. I thought my life could not get any worse. It was like I was stuck in an infinite loop.

The rapes continued until I became pregnant again. Another son….as I looked into his eyes I knew he would be snatched from me, as well. And he was. This was my life for the next five years. I have four children. Three boys and a girl.

I tried to get out. I tried to fight back. To make matters worse, I found out I had many diseases. How could I? I never asked for this? I was now damaged goods. What about the people who gave me these diseases? Unfortunately the same fate awaits my daughter.

My name is Suzy and I am a dairy cow on death row. I don’t know what is worse….you eating my veal offspring or enjoying the fruits of my pain by eating cheese and milk.

This is my body! You do not own it! VEGAN….the ONLY option!

Related, Industrial Slaughter

By Daniel Rigos

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Before you understood who the victim represents, you probably felt shock, anger, and sadness; please understand that, regardless of species, this type of victimization, exploitation, and suffering is unethical and wrong.  Take one moment just to think, “what if …”  What if it were you or someone you love?  What would you do to change?  Please start by rejecting victimization by speciesism.

Note, this essay was originally published on Our Compass July 2, but it is as compelling today as it was then ~ please share.  sr





From What Can I Do?

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what if one day man woke up
glove on the other hand
being pursued to be eaten
across every land
would he then understand
the pain he once caused
learn to love and respect
all of fins,fur, wings and claws?

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ana Maria Molina permalink
    November 15, 2010 2:10 am

    Wouldn´t we all feel the same? If we can eat and live eating
    vegetables, why do we insist on not becoming vegans? Why
    do we need to cause pain? Can´t we help this world to be a better
    Let´s start being the light of the world!


  2. Carol permalink
    November 15, 2010 5:26 am

    This really gets the message across, thank you. I will print the link to this for use in my flyers.

    Being vegan is easy, not being vegan is putting your taste-buds before all the dreadful sufferings of innocent creatures – it’s a choice!


  3. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 15, 2010 5:39 am

    what if one day man woke up
    glove on the other hand
    being pursued to be eaten
    across every land
    would he then understand
    the pain he once caused
    learn to love and respect
    all of fins,fur, wings and claws?


  4. LoVegan permalink
    November 26, 2010 8:22 am

    It’s easy to live a compassionate humane life!! What if we were not humans? We don’t deserve this wonderful Planet if we tolerate murder


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