You probably think, well of course, she doesn’t eat meat, she’s a huge animal lover and advocate. I suppose it’s true that’s why I have never been a big meat fan, but I have actually eaten it most of my life. But for as long as I can remember, half way through every meal, I would stop eating the meat portion of the meal. Meat itself is gross to me…the way it looks, blood, veins, and bones, oh yuk! Then when I think about the fact that it is an animal, I am done!
So, I’ve never really liked meat, but then I started learning about slaughterhouses and factory farms. OK, now I had another reason I could not eat an animal, at least not from those who do not care for them in a humane manner.
It is a personal decision whether someone eats meat or not. I do not judge anyone about this. I do, however, want to encourage you to be brave and watch the following video called “Eating Mercifully.” It is a real eye opener and it is SO important to know where your food is coming from, for health benefits and humane reasons.
Aren’t we always suppose to be advancing as a society? How is that we are treating farm animals worse then ever?
Animals deserve better. They have every right to live out their lives free of pain, abuse, & fear.
Take the time to consider where your meat comes from. Consider getting it from a local farmer where animals are able to move about freely, their needs are taken care of, and they are treated humanely.
I will end this post with a “happy” video. I think you will enjoy watching this goat farmer breaking out in dance while cleaning up the barn. The man in the video lived in New York working as a flight attendant, a translator and a standup comedian before getting a degree in clinical psychology. He felt the country calling him and made the leap to farmer. You can read more about his story here.