I’m sure you’ve heard before that dog spelled backwards is God. That is no mistake. I am now Linda Blair’s newest fan. You know, the young actress from “The Exorcist”? Poor woman. She will always be remembered for that one role. But I now know that she is vegan and an animal rights activist. She has her own cookbook called “Going Vegan!” and an organization helping dogs get adopted.
I agree with her quote. So many people turn a blind eye to the reality about what’s happening to other earthlings. On top of that, they think they’re not contributing just because they’re not the ones directly abusing or killing the animals. But when you order that steak, buy that leather jacket, go to the zoo or circus, you’re paying people to abuse innocent beings.
Today I stopped at the pet store and picked up some vegan dog food and treats. It feels good knowing that I am not feeding my animals other animals. Why do people think their pets need to eat bison, duck, lamb, chicken, rabbit? There is evidence showing that pets who eat a vegan diet live healthier, longer lives. Here is a sweet dog, not my own, who loves ALL animals too.
Also today I was visiting with my mom and we got on the subject of my compassionate choice to no longer eat animal products. She asked the infamous question: “Didn’t God create animals for us to eat?” Ugh! Where do I begin? For 36 years, I did not eat animals thinking “God wants me to eat animals so I guess I need to do it.” No, before I became an animal rights vegan, I thought that’s just what we were supposed to do, I liked to eat meat and other animal products, I went along with what everyone else was doing. Ok, and maybe back in the day we were supposed to eat animals, but that was for survival. Yes, Jesus ate fish. But he didn’t mass produce them, ruin their environment, and sell them for profit. No. Today, cows are artificially inseminated to make more cows, to have the milk producing hormones, to have their babies taken away from them, to be connected to pumps making milk, causing them to also get infected because they are hooked up so much. Also when they stop producing milk, they are then seen as useless and sent to the slaughter house for meat production. This is at about 5 years old, way before their natural lifespan, up to 25 years old. Click here for more details. Their calves are also sent off to the slaughter house at an early age and are eaten as veal. Mmm… Baby cow!
God didn’t plan on having humans so we would kill baby chickens because they aren’t females. No, male chicks from egg laying hens don’t have value because they typically don’t produce enough meat and they don’t produce eggs. So how about we either suffocate them in a plastic bag or better yet, let’s just grind them up alive. Yes, you heard (read) me right! Get it over quick. They are dispensable. They are objects. This is just the beginning. Click here for more details.
The list goes on with all farm animals and fish. And don’t think you’re doing the animal a favor by buying “humane,” “cage-free,” etc. When there’s money involved, they can say anything and people “buy” it. It’s marketing. It’s a scheme. They all end up with the same fate too.
I really couldn’t answer my mom when she asked this question. In fact, when people ask this type of question, I don’t feel like they want a response. So I just was upset and told her I disagree. And now I’m writing this post and will ask her, and others, to read it.
I have two dogs, Brutus & Pepper. They are part of the family. They were our first two children. But why, oh why, are they any more significant than that nameless pig stuck in a cage filled with its feces its whole life?