Dear deer,

While walking to the grocery store today, I saw five of you running across my path. My initial thought was, “How awesome is this?” My secondary thought was, “I sure don’t see you guys all that much around here.” After that, my thoughts turned dark.

I couldn’t shake the realization that if I were someone else, I might be thinking, “Deer, tasty”, “Damn, I wish I had my gun”, and other even more disturbing things. Or, thoughts such as, “I need to feed my family, so ….” The same kind of pathetic excuse making that results in people robbing liquor stores and banks all the while feeling guiltless.

Then it hit me, this is the kind of world we live in. A world were humans can pretty much do whatever they wish to other-than-humans and not only get away with it, but get praise from those around them as well. For example, I don’t even want to tell you what some humans do with your heads, but take note, if they did the same with human heads they’d be locked away in prison for a very long time or worse.

Thus, I am sorry deer. So far my vegan friends and I have failed you. But, never fear, we are a persistent lot. A lot, steadily growing in number, doing what we can to make a better, safer, and more vegan world for all humans and other-than-humans alike.

Sincerely,

Randy Sandberg

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