Try a kind diet. Try Vegetarian or Vegan. Being kind to animals is more than not abusing them, it’s not eating them. To eat them they must be killed. Try a kinder diet.
If you were a cow, a chicken, a pig, a farm animal…..would eating animals matter then? Does it matter to the animal that he is about to be killed? Does he feel scared? Does he feel pain?
Know this: that packaged meat in the grocery store, the burger from the fast food chain….was so much more that that. He/she was an innocent being with feelings who wished only to be ‘loved’. One day it mattered to me, and still does.
What can you do? The answer lies in what we eat. Reduce buying and eating meat and dairy. That would be a wonderful start! One that would help the animals AND your health. It did one more thing for me, it sure helped my conscience.
May our 2018 choices be kinder ones. Kind Food, Kind You.
It takes courage to face reality. To see things as they truly are. To be awake and not asleep. It even takes courage to escape. You may ask, “escape from what? To what?” If only people could see more clearly, to think differently than what they were taught as children. To unlearn and have courage to break out of the mold. Parents in general are well meaning, but let’s follow what is right. Don’t follow just to follow.
Would children truly want to eat the inside of an animal if they never had started? And even if they tasted it but once, would they then start killing animals for the taste of them? Would it not be unlike them? There is something more to the packages of meat people buy in the grocery stores. There was the death of a cow, a pig, a chicken, a turkey and others in ABUNDANCE. Animals who could have had a happy life otherwise.
I grew up eating meat until the Summer of 2000. Now I see a hot dog or packaged meat for what it truly IS and WAS. It is now the inside of a dead animal that was once a living being who desired love and care from us. If people could start over, would they have the desire to eat the inside of animals? Or would it seem horrid?
Being an animal lover should go beyond just our pets. Who says a pet HAS to be a dog or cat or horse? If we love animals we need to realize that pets have always been…..animals.
Save them, don’t eat them. Be their hero. You do have a choice. I hope we all choose kindness over killing.
Here’s MY list when buying eggs, in no particular order: Happy Eggs, Pete & Gerry’s, Vital Eggs, Handsome Brook Farm, NestFresh. There are some labels that you should ‘NOT’ trust and some labels you can. I hope I just made it a little easier for you. When my chickens aren’t laying due to weather these are the ones I buy. I care deeply for animals and I make a statement to evil factory farms by WHICH eggs I buy and by which eggs I DON’T buy.
Three months have passed since my last post and although I’m not posting today about animal welfare or rights, I felt it was time to make my presence known again.
The reason for such a long delay are several. Without going into details: our daughter moved out of our home and to another state, I had a health concern, holiday planning, painting several interior rooms, and the sad passing of my Grandmother who was two months shy of turning 102! So here I sit at the computer thinking and happy to hopefully have some rest time.
A friend of mine who lives in Vienna Austria sent me magazines and sweets that I received yesterday and today. I know some German so the magazines help me to learn more. Among the sweets are my favorite apricot chocolates called Sissi Taler. They are WONDERFULLY delicious!
To learn more about Sissi Empress Elizabeth of Austria click this link: Empress Elizabeth
As I enjoyed the apricot splendor, I began searching for apricot truffle recipes that I could make at home. I found this recipe that looks amazing and look forward to trying. You can find the recipe at this link: Apricot & Coconut Bliss Balls
I hope that 2017 brings you many wonderful and happy surprises. I look forward to doing what I can in the coming year to help the precious factory farm animals. They want to live just as much as any animal and I hope to make a difference.
May 2017 open eyes to kindness in our world. Kind Food, Kind You…
As I was thinking of a title for this post, I simply looked at the photo. I could have chosen Wild Turkeys but more appropriate was ‘Free’ Turkeys. I’m sure there are those who thought the post was about free turkeys to eat. Turkeys in their nonliving and non-feathered state. On the contrary, it’s about freedom. Being free to live!
We are almost two months away from Thanksgiving. We look forward to family and friends, being thankful and for…..food! When I became Vegetarian one might say I went cold ‘turkey’. Except that for several years afterward, I would eat turkey at Thanksgiving. Tradition and taste was a hard thing to give up! But the year came when I finally saw the living bird as wanting to live! I stopped excluding the turkey from deserving to live it’s life as all other animals deserved. There comes a day when one sees not life on their plate, but death. And it’s not happy, nor joyful, nor thankful. The turkey’s in the photo are getting their nutrients from the green living grass and plants. Plants are nutritious! Vegetation doesn’t cry out to us if cut or eaten, but an animal will. There is a vast difference there.
With Thanksgiving around the bend, let’s take a little time to comprehend life and how precious it is to all who have it. Shouldn’t animals have the right to be happy? For those who say “okay, I don’t want to eat precious birds any longer at Thanksgiving, but what do I do?” You have options: Health food stores sell a bean based food called Tofurkey! Look it up. You can try a nice homemade veggie loaf. They are usually bean based. Grape Nuts Roast is another alternative. I’ll include the recipe below. In the meantime, if you’re struggling between meat eating versus becoming Vegetarian or Vegan, please know this: even cutting back on eating animals will help to save them. It may not have saved the ones you ate, but it helps to save the ones you haven’t. Take it a step at a time and it gets easier with each step you take. May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may our meal consist of kind food.
A meatless but HEARTY meal! This looks delicious! If you make it please let me know how you liked it. Because of the ‘egg’ noodles, this is classified as Vegetarian, but it can easily be substituted to be Vegan.
Find the recipe by clicking the link below: