posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by doubledutch
My son also never ate much meat either ....like your son he was also partial to bacon.... but now he realizes that we have to kill a pig for that....
so that was that. He also gets upset if I kill Mosquito's ... so now I have to try to trap and release (even though he understands they can spread
disease to us humans, never mind the red welts) . He was also quite upset that the cat managed to kill our Avocado plant (me too ...), and was very
very upset that he accidentally killed a snail. His favorite food is overwhelmingly fruit !! (no plant death in this case !)
I've practically given up dead animals (fish & shrimp are my occasional weakness), but I also worry about the pollution (PCB's / Mercury) ... I keep
thinking about going Vegan but really can not stand soy / tofu and I love eggs & cheese ... bwwwaaa (but do eat organic ...but that is really probably
only helping lower my exposure to GMO's and pesticides... not the poor male calf's or male chicks...). I don't wear makeup or buy leather / wool /
fur or even faux fur. I use mostly plant based household cleaners ... salt is a great toilet cleaner. Do not use anti-bacterial soap or any tricolsan
product (dioxin issue) or any perfumes (fake estrogens)...
I do not like killing anything, but realize it is very tough to get by in life without casualties (especially to bugs when driving).... then there is
the flea issue/Heart worm issue ….(which has to be dealt with as tape worms and pets dying earlier isn’t much fun) . Animal products are used in
an amazing array of products... and it's not always possible to spot just from reading a label.
I refused to buy a gas guzzling vehicle, the sulking from my other half was really something!
I use fluoride free toothpaste. Trying to do my bit to cut down of the general level of pollution that does kill lots of life and generally poisons us
humans. I keep writing to congress / FDA to stop GMO's ... huge increase in pesticide use... really bad for the frogs, humans, bee's and it's
probably responsible for the death of our American Bats (fungus infection is killing them...when they've been surviving this fungus in Europe.)..
My Mom said I got seriously upset at age 3 when some neighbor’s cut down a healthy tree..Still have issues with Tree loss or torturing a pine tree
My little random acts of kindness include nursing a toad back to life, her back legs got run over by my car (big Bertha)..Took 4 months.. and lots of
bought crickets ...urmmm ..but she hopped out of there ...if I see stranded worms I move them back to the soil, helped with Snapping Turtle in middle
of big road nowhere near a body of water to lake relocation. Couple of Birds rubbed for shock and released, spider/ misc bug relocation ... chip
monks/rabbit removal from local fat cat. Couple of Humans , Cats and Dogs also saved.
Disasters with a couple of Goldfish .... Realized that they need huge tanks and lots of care..got really rather expensive trying to do the right
thing.. now I figured it was better not to keep fish at home ...poor neglected spider plants at University.....terrible really couldn't even keep a
few plants alive back then.