Paleogirl, thanks for sharing that. I saw it some time ago, it was called "Meet Your Meat" and I think Alec Baldwin is the narrator. It is horrific what those animals go through and, like many of you, I sobbed through it. My son sent it to me after I had 'gone vegan' but I also vowed not to eat animal products again. I have slipped a couple of times and eaten shrimp, which I feel badly about. I tell myself that shrimp have smaller brains and probably don't recognize the danger they are in and maybe don't have nerve-endings like mammals, but I really don't know. Hence, my continued guilt & a(nother) vow to not do that again.
Here is a great organization that helps to rescue Factory Farm animals... My son, his fiance and I just went on a fundraising walk for them in SF a couple of weeks ago. Check out their site when you get a chance and see the great work that they do! email@example.com Another thing to think about, if you believe that these may be just extreme examples: maybe they are - but when you put a piece of dead pig in your mouth or drink the milk that some poor calf should be having, remember that you don't know if those products came from a Factory Farm or some nice little farm where all the animals are "happy" to give their lives for mankind.... Thanks again, Paleogirl!!
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Yeap! Vegan is what I desire as well. I have been researching the protien and b 12 issue. So I am considering making my own kombacha tea for b 12. As far as protien from what I have been reading greens and fruit both have them and I think we are doing fine with that. I will keep my eyes and ears open for more ways of making sure my body has the nutrition it needs that is what make sense to me. It also makes the most sense to me that I was ment to eat what naturally grows out the ground.
I don't think I will ever be even tempted by meat again, how could I after waching some of this? I only got to the turkeys, that is where my heart was all broken. How can we do such things? I saw something about chickens a while back and I have been unable to touch it since.. I have wondered for a long time what would happen if you out a little videoscreen on the counter where you buy meat which shows under which conditions the animals lived and died. I wonder how many would spent just a little less and go organic or even better, go vegan instead! Thank you for sharing this and welcome to the bright side!
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my husband (who is less of a vegetarian, and more of an "i'll-eat-whatever-is-around" kind of person) recently found one of these type of videos on the internet, and he posed an interesting idea:
someone should make a movie where it shows human beings being treated the way the animals are treated. having their arms cut off so they can't beat each other up, being hung upside down and their throats slit while squirming and screaming, etc. he even mentioned one scene where a baby pig was grabbed by his hind legs and slammed against the ground. imagine how powerful the image would be to veg and non-veg people alike to see a human baby grabbed and slammed against the ground (we'd use a doll, of course! ) ;) imagine growing up in those conditions and never knowing why....
the other thing that comes to mind is this video we watched in meat class at culinary school, where we learned about the processing of meat...basically how it goes from a whole cow to those neatly cellophaned packages we see at the store. in one scene, it shows an assembly line where cow carcasses, still hung upside down, come past a line of people doing different things to them, and one guy has a chainsaw and he just cuts the carcass in two, over and over again. could you imagine having that job? i mean who is this guy? you'd have to be a psychopath not to be affected by chainsawing dead cows in half, all day everyday. it makes me shudder just to think about it.
i haven't watched the videos yet, but i'm about to. i've been having trouble going totally vegan, but i think, based on y'all's responses, that i'll have less trouble after that. :)
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