originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Char-Lee
I couldn't watch the sad vids all the way through. Too sad.
It really is. I once knew a woman who was I thought a vegetarian, she was coming for dinner on Thanksgiving and we had turkey and all the traditional
stuff, I thought she could eat a lot of the food but turned out she was Vegan and there was milk and butter in the biscuits and potatoes and
everything good thing she bought herself some food!
Well I thought she was crazy all those years ago, I could not understand. One thing she said to me once was that if I was going to eat a creature that
was killed for me to eat, I should face where and what that animal lived before and through it's death. I forced myself to watch a lot of the videos
and read and try and get REAL facts not dramatized or excessive cases, and I asked my husband to look also.
One of the heart rending articles I read said "nothing tastes that good" it made me think, is our taste buds and selfish desire for taste worth the
suffering these really feeling, caring gentle creatures go through. What if a human child was treated like veal and taste beyond wonderful...would the
tast be all I should consider?
Anyway, my husband and I were not pushed to make the changes we did it was a decision that led to a lot of fun, hard to grasp from the other side, but
learning to cook and eat new food has been a real blast and drawn us closer over the years!
I have a sister who raised her girls vegetarian since birth, one works for the government ARB and one is a lawyer with top honors and runs a
charitable law firm on the side...very healthy and happy ladies now in their late 30's. My youngest sister also vegetarian has three half sisters and
brother who are vegan (raised from birth), they are the most incredible people, genous IQ's and so beautiful and healthy that the younger who is in
her 70's could pass for 40, not exaggerating! She is an artist and her work sells well but also works for Kashi foods.
So to explain why I have gone on about all of these people so much, it is because I keep getting pelted with arguments that you can't have a working
brain or be healthy on vegan or vegetarian diets. Jim and I still eat free range "pasture" eggs.
Sorry for being long winded, it is just that I feel such sorrow that the creatures that have no way to speak and can only show their sorrow in their
eyes and cries are considered nothing, no soul so unworthy to care about :-( Our disrespect of their lives with the jokes about their flesh and death
saddens me deeply.
A discussion on the subject should not need to be rude or angry, it should be a two way exchange of thought. But this should be true of all
discussions. it all ends up in one liner jokes or rude retorts sadly.