For the Love of Oils
Over the last couple of months its crazy to see and feel the negativity that Vegans get, It's hard to understand why people are so negative and rude towards people who decide not to eat animals or animal products. When I used to tell people I was going sugar free they used to say "good for you" or "man, I should really try that". But now when I say I've gone Vegan people's kind hearts and words disappear. I hear "Oh I could never" and "oh so you're a werido". A couple of months ago someone was trying to justify that the pigs seemed happy in their pens when he had seen them. What he didn't mention is their happy level when they were ripped from their mom at birth, or how their teeth were pulled out without any pain killers. Or how their tails get cut off and how they're shocked over and over again to get them into the trailer. Yeah, I'm sure they're happy about that.
If people really don't think there is anything wrong with eating factory farmed meat then why are they so defensive about it? How I'm deciding to eat shouldn't make your rude side come out, should it?
Lets say your sister's friend told her she had a cat that she just couldn't stand anymore. The cat peed over everything, constantly scratched her and was always hissing and growling at her. Your sister's friend told your sister she could take that cat after it had been butchered to eat it. The next day you go to your sister's house for dinner. She tells you about her friend's cat and that you will be eating the cat for dinner. Would you eat it?
You go to china to visit an exchange student you had a few years ago. While there you go out to dinner. On the menu is "dog". These are those dogs who are in pens, in dirty conditions and not fed well. Would you eat it?
What makes the cat different from a cow? What makes the dog different from a pig?
Is your answer "well their meat doesn't taste as good ( how the heck would you know )" or "cats and dogs are cuter than cows and pigs ( in who's opinion? ) ? Than those are some pretty lame excuses. You know that has nothing to do with it. Our society has been brainwashed into thinking animals that don't live in our houses don't feel anything and whether they live in a field or a barn their whole lives (wopping 6-18mo) doesn't matter. As long as we get to eat our steak on the bbq, rotissere chicken and our bacon then it doesn't matter how we get it. Our tastes buds are more important than how an animal is treated.
I used to be someone who didn't even think about the fact that I was eating meat. It just seemed normal to me. When someone talked about being Vegan I just didn't think twice about why they would be. I was completely uneducated. I was never told about the conditions the animals I was eating went through to get to my plate. If I can't eat it raw or stomach doing it myself, then it doesn't seem like something I should be eating.
The sad part to me is that people don't even want to consider testing the world of plant based food. My husband and I have said so many times "we would have never tried all these amazing foods if we hadn't gone vegan". A whole new world of food has come into our pallet. I've eaten some of the best food I've ever tasted now that I eat Vegan.
I've attached a video that is very disturbing but it shows the truth behind factory farms. If this doesn't effect you at all then I don't know what has happened to the hearts of the people in this world.
This video is very graphic and not appropriate for kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnpsEAHAEnY
Facts about factory farms.
- male chicks get ground alive
- baby chicks get their beaks cut short at birth
- if a chicken is getting pecked, nothing is done for the chicken, they get left to be pecked to death
- baby pigs are ripped from their moms at birth
- baby pigs get their teeth ripped out of their mouth without painkillers
- baby pigs get their tails cut short at birth
- baby cows get taken away from their moms within 24 hours after birth
- mother cows cry for days after having their calves taken away from them
- dairy cows are injected to trick their bodies into thinking they are pregnant so they keep producing milk
Hi, I'm Kim, a believer in all things Jesus, including the oils he's provided us. I love yoga, it's what gets me on the right path every morning. I have a part time job, which is perfect as I have more time with my 2 boys, Desmond and Dallas. I have an amazing husband who shares all the happy in my world and holds me through the not so happy. We love the simple life and strive for a little more simplicity every day.