There is always going to be murder, hate and pain in the world. Of course there is. These sad words are no defence to any kind of murder, hate or pain. The fact that these things exist do not serve as a reason to inflict pain upon a living thing.
If I am in the wild, starving and surrounded by poisonous plants and an animal is near me that I can kill to survive; I probably would. If an animal attacks me and I have to defend myself; of course I will. If a doctor says to me that my body will not take iron from any plant sources and I am pregnant and my not eating fish is killing my unborn child, I would absolutely consider eating an animal to get some iron for my unborn child (although I would be very sceptical about that doctor's words.)
Short of these three options; I have pledged to never eat an animal or an animal bi-product ever again. Why? Because I do not need it and the way that they are delivered to us in this day and age is nothing short of evil. We live so far away from the original intentions of eating animals that anyone who needs that explained to them is already a lost cause. I have watched videos, read articles and researched until I can cry no more (mostly at videos from dairy farms) and I can say with confidence that my body does not need animal products for survival, health or nutrients. Anyone who has issues with that: wants to. It's that simple. The girl who claims that she "tried" being vegetarian, but her body shut down: did not try hard enough. There are enough people living this lifestyle to prove that it can be done if the motivation is true. My body is happier and healthier than it's ever been. Animal products are not natural for our organs and basic functions; in fact: it screws them up and gets in the damned way.
Animal slaughter and production is one of the most evil practices of our time. The way they are inhumanely raised, fed, killed and packaged shows us humans for the vicious, greedy and stupid ANIMALS we really are. We are not carnivores and we are not in the wild. We are not fucking cavemen, that is not a defence to eat animals and it's time to stop pretending we want to be cavemen. If you use the "I'm a caveman" defence; talk to me when you've been to the dentist. We can exercise reason and logic and compassion. We should use these powers for good, not evil.
Our planet is dying. And we are the cause. To the morons that still say global warming isn't real or inflicted by mankind: open a damn book. The fact is: the majority of that harm and warming and abuse is inflicted by our animal mass production and slaughter. A third of the landmass of America is used to house land animals for slaughter. That is fucking insane. The grain that goes to feed these animals, which is unnatural for their systems, is grain that is not going to feed hungry families in less-fortunate countries. If you donate money to World Vision or any other charities, but then eat chicken for dinner, you need to open your eyes and see the big picture. Explain to me how we can justify these actions? Especially when you can have mushrooms instead of chicken? Are you so badly off? Is your dinner now so disgusting and tasteless?
It's time to acknowledge that Ignorance Ain't Bliss, please open your eyes and realise that there is a way to live our lives that hurts as few living things as possible. A way that makes a stand against the kind of horrible practices that if you saw them played out in front of you; you would cry and scream for mercy. If you wouldn't do it to your dog or cat, how dare you say it's okay for a cow or pig? Pigs are just as intelligent as dogs. They think and feel. They hear and they see. When a truck pulls up at a slaughterhouse, the cows do not march off. They cower and wail and stay put on that truck because they KNOW what is coming next. They are NOT stupid and how dare we say they are.
This is one area of life where we do have power. You have so much power. The power to affect supply and demand. The power to say to the industries and the people around you that you are NOT okay with how animals are treated, how our planet is affected and how your body is abused.
Help stop the madness.
I compel people to watch the film: "Earthlings". If you want meat on your plate; you owe it to yourself and to the animal to know the details of how it got there.
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