Gerard O'Neill

Gerard O'Neill

My name is Gerard.

I’m a software engineer based in Los Angeles, where I currently work for Atlassian on the Trello team.

If you are reading this, please consider going vegan. If you are not vegan, then you are contributing to the needless slaughter of trillions of animals per year. This is true for every non-vegan, even if you are a vegetarian, a pescatarian, or someone who does meatless Mondays.

We don't need to eat animals or their secretions to survive or even to be healthy.

We don't need to experiment on them to make sure our products are safe.

We don't need to wear their skin or their fur to stay warm.

We don't need to sit on them in order to travel, capture and enslave them in order to be entertained, or hunt them in order to prevent them from overpopulating.

It's bad for our planet. Animal agriculture is the leading contributor to climate change, and it's completely unnecessary. If we do not become vegan, then humans risk extinction. Do animals taste so good that you are willing to risk your family's future just to continue eating them?

Nothing can justify what we do to animals. Even if you have been tricked into believing that your free-range chickens and organic grass-fed cows lived a good life, they still had to die in order to end up on your plate. They did not want to die for your taste pleasure, and they especially did not want to die as babies.

Enough is enough. Stop making excuses.