I guess I had always known what went on, but decided to stick my head in the sand. I was never a big meat, fish, egg, or milk consumer...... Cheese is a different story.
After watching the documentaries I could no longer pretend that these practices did not happen. A friend put it best when he said "You can't unlearn these things".
Going Vegan cold turkey proved impossible for me (no pun intended). My problem is that I can't seem to quit eating cheese and putting cream in my tea. I remember going to my step-aunt's farm and watching the cows being milked. I was young, but their cows were well cared for and didn't seem unhappy. I haven't seen a video on milk cows being abused so I have justified that it's ok to eat cheese and have my splash of cream everyday. I know...... I am all over the place. I've also watched a documentary on cheese and how it is cancer causing. I smoked for 17 years so I know what it's like to do something that you know is bad for you.
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The subject of hunting for food came up. I came to believe that if an animal was killed humanely and used for food (not sport) then it would be alright to eat. I have no issue if you can look into the eyes of a deer and be grateful for it's sacrifice. I don't see myself eating deer at any point but never say never.
I also believe that I would eat eggs if it came from a small local farm where the chickens were truly "Free Range". Please note: If you are currently buying free-range eggs from the supermarket thinking that the chickens are running all day in fields and frolicking, I would recommend that you do some research (not the case).
I've also decided to eat fish (but I don't like many types)....... no rhyme or reason.
I seem to be all over the place when it comes to food. I don't want to label myself because I want to do what I feel is right for me. It may not fall under a particular label........ there are too many labels in the world.
I respect the right of others to consume what ever they want. I am not in any position to judge.
Do you think about what you eat? Can you recommend any articles, books, movies, podcasts etc?