I’m really upset right now. I’ve been thinking of becoming a vegetarian and posted my thoughts and views in a post, A New Love For Animals, on my other blog site.
After reading the post, my cousin suggested that I watch a documentary called Food, Inc., however, I could only watch about 45 minutes of it because I started crying at several parts. I’m still thinking about those parts now and I probably won’t be able to get to sleep any time soon tonight.
Basically, it centered around the food Americans eat, where it comes from, how it becomes food, the animals’ living conditions, and how they are treated in the process of becoming food (being fed at a fast rate in order to increase their body fat, living in confined spaces with hundreds of other animals squeezed next to each other, never seeing daylight, not being able to walk or stand properly, developing diseases because they are living in their own feces, etc.).
Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing an innocent and helpless animal on it’s way to being slaughtered and tortured. I don’t know how or when this horrible treatment of animals will be stopped but right now I feel so helpless. While I’m sitting comfortably in my bedroom cows, chickens, turkeys, pigs, and other animals are living in horrible conditions and on their way to their death. They don’t know what it feels like to actually have a life outside of a slaughter house, and that’s one of the most saddest things.
The cruel treatment of animals in the food industry is why I want to become a vegetarian, not the health benefits. I do not want to partake in the food chain where animals have to be killed for my nutrition.
I am a picky eater but I will find a way to not consume meat. It is going to be hard but I am going to try my best to stick to it.
It is something I have become passionate about very suddenly and people close to me might wonder why I feel so strongly about it but I can’t help the way I feel.
I love animals and think every single one of them should live their lives freely, happily, and healthfully.