Just One More Day

I decided that I can’t wait any longer. So Monday morning I will wake up and begin following a vegan lifestyle. I say this, knowing full well that I will continue to wear leather shoes and Lord knows I can’t give up my mink coats (I’m kidding on that one!).

Reading about all the vegan stuff has me up in arms though. I’m torn. Does one little person make a difference? This is what I think…at least on the cruelty to animals part. How is this movement really going to stop the cattlefarms, for example? It’s not. The Government pays farmers to slaughter their animals if they aren’t sold to keep the prices up, so it’s not like a group not buying the stuff is really going to stop the initial production, breeding, slaughtering etc. What really needs to happen is that everyone needs to be aware of this cruelty. I’m not saying that animals that we breed for food should be put up at the Hilton Garden Inn & Suites…but they shouldn’t be tortured, branded, diseased and mistreated. I talked to Mircea about this and he said “it’s not like they aren’t going to die anyway,” but I said, “ok, we have to put an animal to sleep because it’s old. Do we drag it around the yard first?” He hunts deer and what do you do-you put it out of it’s misery (from that first shot) by usually shooting it again to kill it. You don’t sling it over your shoulder and drag it, miserably bleeting, back to your truck. It’s just the right thing to do. And all the diseases those animals have-you think those aren’t getting into our food source?
I’m really not on a high horse here. I am at a loss more than anything. I don’t know how to make it better because it is regulated by the Government and despite my Government affiliation, they aren’t very good at regulating themselves.
On Monday I will begin my 30 day journey into healthier eating. I’m looking forward to it, and we’ll see what happens after that 30 days-maybe I’ll become a cattle rancher, but maybe I’ll realize the benefits of eating fresh, natural foods, and cutting out the hydrogenated middle men.

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