One day while playing with my chihuahua Chloe I took a really close look at her. I looked at her soulful eyes, felt her beating heart under my fingertips, felt the warmth of life in her body and thought “What makes my 3 pound dog any different from the chickens that we eat?” Why does a dog get love and life while a chicken gets abuse and death? It all made me reconsider going back to a vegetarian lifestyle; I was a vegetarian in high school and even into college. Over the years I slowly I started eating meat again because I liked how it tasted and I was constantly being told that it was okay and even necessary to eat meat. Well fast forward to the present day, I’ve learned a lot about how our animals are
tortured treated and how ingesting meat effects our health in horrible ways so I made a vow to myself to never eat meat again.
Now I must add that a majority of my family and friend are meat eaters. And my vegetarian lifestyle is MY journey. I am not here to convince anyone to become a vegetarian or to force my ideas on anyone else. I do want to enlighten people to the reality of how we TREAT our animals. I want people to be aware of where their meat comes from and how it gets to their dinner plates. I want people to be conscious of where their clothing comes from and even where their pets come from. So I invite you to take a moment to ask yourself if you had to hold a lamb on your hands could you look in his eyes and could you then slit his throat? Would you skin a fox alive? Would anally electrocute a mink so that you could wear his fur? If the answer is no, you need to know that this is exactly what is happening to these animals before you see the finished product in the stores or in a supermarket.
Please take a look at this documentary called EARTHLINGS, I must warn you that many parts of it are shocking, I cried through a lot of it. It’s an honest, yet heartbreaking look at how we treat the animals that we share this earth with. “Might is not always right” and just because we can kill an animal doesn’t mean that we should…
EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby .
I really hope that everyone reading this will take the time to watch this truth and share it with one other person. If you’ve watched EARTHLINGS I’d love to hear your feedback.
For Those About To Shop says
That’s a good point about certain animals being companions and others being food….I’m vegetarian, not because I have something against eating animals (I don’t), but the way they are tortured before they are killed and the environmental degradation that results from the way they are raised and farmed is not something I want part of. It’s mostly the profit motive that is causing these horrors.
Just reading this makes me sad, I admit I’ve always been a meat-eater but these last few years (thanks to becoming more aware of documentaries like this one), I’ve been second-guessing it & feeling a little guilty when I do. I think the thought of not eating meat sends my mind into a bit of a panic, wondering what’s left to eat & how in the world will I be able to do it…(even though I know fully well that hundreds of thousands of people survive just fine on vegetarian and even raw food diets). The fact that I’ve not yet been able to watch any such documentary lets me know what a coward I’ve been about eating meat & how loud that lil voice in my head is becoming. Lord knows I can’t imagine my sweet lab pup being harmed for fashion or food! How awful these animals are treated…. 🙁
nail crazy says
i was vegetarian for almost a decade… but during the pregnancy that changed
i just couldn’t watch this movie, i managed for 12 minutes and that’s it, i just can’t bare to see animals hurts like that… and the saddest part is that all these things are done for the profit 🙁
you’ve said it right: “Might is not always right”