please watch this right thru to the very end..we CAN make this possible.
Carol · Nov. 5, 2012
Carol · Nov. 5, 2012
Since becoming a volunteer at Saints the only meat I consume is free range chicken / turkey. No cows, no pigs, nothing I'm named after (bunny), no ducks. I do eat seafood - I don't find an emotional connection to a scallop or prawn. I would rather eat with a turkey than eat a turkey. I give away my Costco employee Christmas turkey every single year. I can't watch those videos, I've volunteered on a dairy farm for a few years where the animals seldom saw the light of day, where they never got exercise. In fact I thought cows were one of the stupidest creatures on the planet and JOY, EMILY and our BELOVED PERCY showed me that they are anything but stupid. We are the stupidest creature on the planet and the cruelist.
Like Leila, I wanted to close the video after the first few seconds because it upset me too much, but I forced myself to watch through to the end. Hiding our heads in the sand and pretending this isn't happening doesn't help. I eat very little meat - chicken only - but will definitely try and source somewhere now that offers "free range" only. My sister has been doing that for years, and my daughter is vegetarian.
this film is important because it is not your typical born-again/shock and awe/everyone must be vegan film. this film is carefully crafted not to horrify but to open us to the possibiity that even in small ways we each can influence a positive change in the lives of millions of animals.
"I BELIEVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING"
"I choose to not purchase factory farmed animal products."
"I choose to eat less meat."
"I choose to be meat free."
this film is important BECAUSE it makes a world without factory farming possible for everyone.
for most of us....it is not just these suffering animals who are being hidden away...we by own choice in refusing to see them, are hiding too.
we can all take those first steps out into the light of a more compassionate world.
It's a shame that so many people are so resistant to the message. Anytime I post anything like this on my wall, I either get snide comments or lose FB friends.
Recently one comment was that "there are vegetarians who spay pregnant animals"....cheap shot considering we do spay any pregnant rabbits (if safe to do so) that come into us as we cannot bring more into the world when it is already full of unwanted ones.
It's really frustrating that if one promotes compassion, you are seen as the anti christ. Sometimes it is hard to think one "had a good day" when in the back of your mind you know that there were millions of living beings on the earth who are going thru or have been thru hell on earth.
I LOVE this. What a wonderful way to convey the message. It seems especially appropriate as we approach the Holiday season. Thank you SO much for sharing, Carol. It's going on my Facebook page for sure.