Meet your meat
:o I have just watched meet your meat, and it really blew my mind how factory farms can be so cruel!! I have been a vegan for a short time, but I never knew the harsh reality of the meat and dairy industry. It brought tears to my eyes. :'(
This movie is definitely a tear jerker and not for the faint hearted. I don't understand how anyone could watch this movie and continue to eat meat, dairy & eggs.
If there was a way to play this video in restaurants (especially fast food) and grocery stores during each visit, I have a feeling that the vegetarian community would expand. But this is just my opinion. I think there are many people who would covert to vegetarianism but don't because they don't see what goes on behind the closed doors. They only see and smell the appealing odors of the food they eat and this contributes to their omnivorious diet.
Yes that's true. It's not that people don't have any idea about how animals are treated in the meat industry. Most of the omnis I know are pretty aware that cruelty is part of their diet. Forces like habit/culture/traditions are very hard for most people to fight.
I am reading a book called Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard. In it he explains how meat (including eggs) and dairy contain substances that are addictive to the brain. Therefore people feel compelled to have their 'fix' and can easily turn a blind eye to how it got to their plate. Its interesting reading...and somewhat explains to me the way most omnis think. Oh by the way, he wholeheartedly recommends a vegan diet.
Come to think of it, Barnard is right. I didn't even think about it until now - that dairy, eggs, and meat/fish all contain addictive substances. This makes sense because I used to crave cheese crazily when I was an ovo-lacto.(Not to mention I would consume a lot when I had it) Since becoming a vegan, I no longer have cravings for cheese; in fact, I now find dairy cheese rather gross. Along with the cholesterol and fat content the addictive tendency is just another reason why I believe the human body was never constructed for a diet of meat, eggs, and dairy.
Yep I was raised ovo-lacto and even then I was so hooked to eggs for breakfast and could even drink half a liter of milk at a shot yuck yuck yuck and craved dairy based sweets. In that book barnard says it takes the human brain only 3 weeks to get rid of the habit and rewire itself. I wish i had his 3 week diet at the time I was going vegan (1 1/2 yrs ago), it would have been a bit easier for me.