A new dawn awaits...no more meat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I know a while ago I shared I was no longer eating beef. I have decided today to make the decision to become a vegetarian. I will admit it is due to animal welfare, but not because of my relationship with a vegetarian or his famous veggie family. Something indirectly happened to me today which has now made it impossible to eat any kind of meat. I am so appalled and disgusted that just seeing it makes me physically ill. I am not doing it to lose weight or get in shape. I am doing this for the animals. As I was online today I came across a very honest and disturbing video, I would rather not name who was in the video or post a link. It was something that just seriously hit home. Today I joined PETA. And I'm proud that for once I'm thinking about not only what I put in my mouth and what it may do to my body but also what that food represents, where it came from and if the animal that unknowingly gave it's life was worth it. How could I have been blind for so long. I feel so horrible.
Please understand this is a personal decision. I have no ill feeling towards any of you that do eat meat. That is your choice, just how this is now my choice. Everyone needs to find their own path in life and the fork in the road ahead of me has left me with a very important choice in my mind. I choose life in all walks and forms...I don't want any more innocent animals deaths on my conscience personally because I chose to be blindfolded by my own ignorance.
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    Thanks everyone so much for the awesome support. I am really proud that I chose to do this for animal welfare and no other reason, no relationship or family influence. I have always eaten meat free with them out of respect, but this really is a big deal for me that i've decided to do this for what i feel is the right reasons.. If anyone does want to see that video I can sparkmail the link....So far the extended family and the MR doesn't know about my decision yet..i think i'll wait for something special to tell them.
    So far the only difference I've noticed that now when i even look at any kind of meat i feel sick to my stomach, I realize this is a mental effect but i feel it's my mind helping me stick to my convictions. emoticon emoticon
    2421 days ago
  • OSTERA15
    As a meat eater with serious doubts about why I eat it I am proud of you! Giving up something that has been a part of your life for a long time to stand by your convictions is something worth bragging about.
    2421 days ago
    That's a great decision! Wish you all the best!!
    2422 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    Loving that you are standing on your convictions and wishing you the best. I am sure your overall health will reap some amazing benefits!
    2422 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77
    Good Luck to you - Make sure you get all the nutrients you need; I try to incorporate Vegan dishes into my diet for Health Reasons
    (But I am sure you already have amble assistance in your transition)
    2422 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2012 6:34:44 PM
    We all have to answer to our conscious, right? Way to go!
    2423 days ago
    Wishing you joy and best wishes on your life style change will look forward to see recpies from you!
    2423 days ago
    May your choices bring you joy.
    2423 days ago
    Of course i will share my experiences and the differences i discover! :)
    2423 days ago
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    Comment edited on: 6/28/2012 12:08:08 AM
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