I was raised on a family farm. We grow our own vegetables, and raised chickens, turkey, rabbits, hogs, and cattle. We also hunted and fished, not so much as a sport but for the meat. So from a very young age I have been involved in every stage of the food chain.
As time has gone by the older generation has passed on, the cities have creeped in and all the small farms in my area have gone away. My children have never been exposed to killing your own food and if I even suggested we kill and eat one of the rabbits we raise it would send them screaming from the room.
I decided to become a vegetarian because of the horrible things done in our modern pre-packaged big business food industry. shooting livestock up with hormones and antibiotics. Cruel conditions and feeding them on the remains of other animals. It is a horror story that is in no way healthy.
Now that I have been without red meat for so long even the sight and smell of it makes me lose my appetite. Yes I eat preformed veggie burgers and fungus grown in a vat. While theses foods aren't home grown or completely natural, at least they weren't tortured and feed poison.
OK, that's my rant for the day. Everyone have a great weekend!
I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke