I just watched this: http://www.meat.org/
I guess it won't surprise a lot of you vegans, but there are tears streaming down my face. I am joining you.
Quite honestly, right now I feel ashamed to be human.
Welcome to the fold and better health and well being!
I couldn't even finish watching that video.
wow! i am at a loss of words! that is so horrible!
My son and dh will be watching this video. I am quite sick to my stomach now.
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Konmai, my instinct was to turn off too, but I forced myself to watch the whole thing. I knew it would be distressing, but at the point where the cow is branded and cries out with pain, I had this surge of emotion and said to myself "That's it! I can't indirectly support this any longer". A switch was flicked. And as the video went on that feeling got stronger. I have for years now only bought organic meat but I know that only effects what they are fed, lack of antibiotics, etc. They are probably treated as badly at the 'farm' and certainly have the same horrendous experience at the slaughterhouse, as they use the same facilities (albeit cleaned up from the previous non-organic slaughtering). How could anyone work in that industry and go home and sleep? I guess it's just a stronger form of denial than the one I've been living with all these years.
It's funny, I had a similar (albeit not as life-changing) experience a few months ago, right before I went raw. I was driving on the highway and overtook a cattle truck. I turned to look at it and locked eyes with a cow. I felt this huge pang of love/sorrow/remorse/anger. For the rest of the journey I seriously toyed with the idea of veganism (the leap is from meat eater to vegan for me since I am allergic to all dairy and eggs). I justified not doing it because I can't have grains, but this was before I discovered raw. Now I feel confident I could do it.
That breaks my heart...
I have to be honest and say I went to view this a few months ago and had to stop....I watched the end today.
If only people knew - but many are resistant to even being made conscious-sometimes I can see why our nation has a lot of bad karma- and I am a very grounded/practical sort of person -but one can't help but think with all that hell that goes on (Like a concentration camp) with those animals, the bad energy gets turned back at us in the form of disease etc.
Thanks for your post.
Reading books is fine and great - but nothing like seeing it on film - goes straight to ones heart and soul. Thank you....
I haven't eaten flesh since 1979. I LOVE MY LEATHER SHOES, COATS, AND ANYTHING ELSE LEATHER. Someone has to recycle these things. I can't tell anyone else what to eat. I ate all sorts of animals until I knew better. They kept me alive until I knew better and made a choice.
Man was created above the animails. I think a mans life is more valuable than an animal, so lets STOP KILLING EACH OTHER. Its a man's choice what he eats, when he eats it etc. And that's my Openion.................
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That is the most totally and utterly disgusting thing I've seen about these animals!
Originally Posted by paleogirl
Congratulations by the way!
I've seen some on regular TV but nothing like this. However did you find it? If I had seen "meat.org" on a seach, I probably would have assumed that it was about steaks or whatnot.
I haven't read the rest of the posts so sorry if I'm being redundant.
welcome to the light side
you guys seen Earthlings??? its horrible but a must see http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...19433163515470
I've just seen the first 2 minutes of it...I thought it was going to be about aliens. I assume it's even worse than the original. We are ALL Earthings! I'll come back and edit this after I've seen it...if I still have a stomach left.
Originally Posted by endcruelty
oh God...I'm to the point of being very sick after watching that and crying...wow! I've seen a lot of PETA's videos...but nothing like that one! Thank you for making a change!
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Originally Posted by RawNut
I found it at another raw forum, albeit a not strictly vegan one. Ironically, I was surfing around trying to answer my "raw with sashimi" question (another recent thread). Someone was talking about adding eggs into their raw diet, and another person simply posted the link. I actually thought it was a pro-meat site by the address! Once I got there I realised what it was, and thought about not watching the video, but I just knew I had to. It didn't really hit me until the cows, simply because I've seen battery farming videos before and since that day only purchased free range (and not eaten any since Dec due to an allergy).
Thanks for the congrats. I've told one non-cyber friend of my plans so far and they were less than supportive, but I didn't care. I know what I need to do - and I have you guys... I haven't tried to explain the raw part of the diet to them either, just mentioned vegan. They're basing their views on other vegan friends who are tired and weak because they're full of cooked grains. Little do they know what I'm gonna turn into!! I've slimmed down but gained 2lbs at the gym in 2 days, all fuelled by raw! Roar!!! ;)
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