12 Reasons I Stopped Eating Pork

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People often ask me why I became a pescetarian. I have to admit, it embarrassingly began with an Urban Outfitters T-shirt I stumbled across in college—one with a pig holding flowers next to text that read: "Please don't eat me, I love you." I've always had a soft spot for pigs, so I bought it and gave up my beloved pepperoni the same day. Chicken and beef followed years later after my awareness of the environmental impact and moral questions grew. But while I tinker with the idea of having a cheeseburger again some day, I won't go back on my piggy promise. Here's why.

1. Pigs Are Crazy Smart

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As smart as dogs and chimps!

2. And Emotional

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The shirt was right, they do love you. And they get attached very easily.

3. They Make Great Pets

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Not only are they affectionate, they're very clean and easily trained.

4. How They're Killed Is Terrifying

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I recommend everyone watch Food, Inc. for this very reason.

5. Plus, They Happen to Be the CUTEST

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6. And Make the CUTEST Noises

7. Did I Mention They're Adorable?

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8. And Look Like This?

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9. Like, Seriously Freaking Precious Creatures We All Need to Hold!

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10. Have I Said Enough?

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11. Or Should I Keep Going?

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12. Alright, I'll Stop—and Let This Video Sum Up My Feelings

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