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Why Plants?
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Why Plants?

Well, recently the Huffington post shared this article, click here to see.

I chose a plant based diet, I suppose, for selfish reasons. I wanted to lose weight, and I realized that I was eating animals that were, for me, too similar to my dog. Though certainly I understand that not everyone feels that way, I too was that way for 28 and a half years. The article above talks about downed animals.

What is a downed animal, you ask? It's an animal too sick, too injured, or too abused to walk through the slaughter house. It's an animal that can however, be dragged, prodded, poked, and electrocuted enough to get to the kill floor, and that animal ends up on your plate. Disgusting? I agree. What is more terrifying is that big agribusiness is making it harder and harder for people to find out where their "food" is coming from. In Florida they're trying to pass legislation that will make it illegal to take photographs of factory farms, In Iowa the same thing is happening. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if it has to be a secret where your "food" is coming from, do you want that?

I do not consume any animal products, I understand too, that all people will not make this shift, as it is perceived as "too hard" or "too radical" a change. It is not at all hard, in fact, it's quite easy with all of the resources available today, and the wide range of products that offer "mock meats." However, if you must consume animals and animal products, please know where your "food" is coming from, go to local, legitimate family farms. Support local economy by eating local, organic, grass fed animals. These farms do exist, they are dwindling due to the desire for cheap meat. 

 

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