Been Awhile

So it has been quite a while since I have blogged. Today I felt compelled to write about a certain topic: Veganism.

I became vegan about a year ago. I had wanted to be vegan for a long time. I did it mainly for health reasons because I’d seen documentaries about how bad it is for your health. I slowly started cutting out meat and seeing what meals I could make, not using meat. When I realized we would have to cut out all dairy too, then I was like “uh-oh, can I live without cheese?” I have slowly been able to do that and I am very happy that I did.

Last night we watched a movie on Netflix called “Okja”. I had seen it advertised years ago and thought that it was another stupid kid show. We happened to watch a YouTube video titled “Netflix Hidden Gems”. We decided to watch it.

It is a story of a girl and her giant mutant pig. I don’t want to spoil it because everyone should watch this movie.

If you love animals at all you should watch this movie. I’ve never been one to preach to people that they should stop eating meat. However, I feel like if I could possibly get through to just one person, maybe I could be the reason things will start to happen.

I am aware that people don’t want to think about what goes down in a slaughterhouse but it is happening. That animals are suffering every day just so people can have bacon, or hamburger. Not to mention the impact it is having on the planet. This is proven.

If you love your pet, just imagine for one minute if they were in a crate where they couldn’t move. To live day after day in their own filth. With no love or companions, just pain and fear. Then imagine that your pet is lined up and put into a holding pen where a bolt is shot into their head. Then they are hung by their feet to bleed out and chopped up. Then all of your pets body parts are packaged and used to feed people.

Cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, turkeys, and the list goes on and on. People need to educate themselves. Coming from Texas where vegans are scarce, I felt like I didn’t want to tell anyone or try to convince him to stop eating meat. Now I feel like I would like to ask that whoever is reading this, at least consider cutting down on meat. It’s just as bad for you as smoking. It causes cancer and it is polluting the world. Consider what we are leaving for our children and future generations.

I ask that you at least do some research and educate yourself a little bit about how horrible it really is. Check into why more more people are figuring out that you CAN live without meat.

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