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Hello Lovelies , this topic has been running through my mind endlessly for a couple of years and I wanted to share some feelings which might be relatable to some.
As a person I am obsessed with animals,especially with dogs as I have a lovely little boy who I adore. If I see news which has any animal cruelty, Facebook post with a disturbing image or anything that hints to cruelty I will cringe and feel upset. However I eat meat, different kinds. So am I being a hypocrite?
My mother has been a vegetarian for 10 years now and she had no problem fixing her diet when my brother and sister left home. She never liked cooking meat but the mentality in the 80’s & 90’s was that meat gives most of the required nutrients. As a vegetarian she still consumes animal products such as milk, eggs and cheeses which for most of my life I thought that; the cows excess milk and chickens extra eggs were removed and sold to benefit an animals life.
These past couple of years media has been giving a lot of visual education about how animals are treated in some industrial farms even if it’s only for milk and eggs which is not at all what I had in my mind. Some youtubers have raved that a vegan lifestyle is all you need and the array of dishes that can be made is vast, appealing and easy to make in most parts.
Then it comes to a more deeper look into eating meat, which might look extreme or an excuse to some, but I am being genuinely honest with my feelings here. I love a piece of rib eye medium cooked once in a while and I absolutely adore salmon sushi to mention a few. What difference am I making in the cycle of life or the world? This day and age there are a lot of law enforcement on animal cruelty and if it’s done in painless manner then surely I’m not being such a hypocrite? Or?
As a percentage I consume vegan food 70% and the 30% is a treat, an occasion or a craving which involves meat. Maybe I am lazy and I don’t want to make an extreme change in my lifestyle? As deep down I know a vegan lifestyle will nourish my body entirely and I won’t be harming any living object.
Maybe you are in this parallel road were you know what is good but don’t want to move there ?
Take Care Lovelies x
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