Curious about why people become vegetarians? Do you tease these kinds of people for being "weak"? Well why not take a look into the matter as to why people convert to diets of little to no meat. Some people claim to be animal lovers; however, they don't seem to realize that they're harming an animal every time they take a bite out of their chicken legs or hamburgers. Yes, meat can be tasty - and I am guilty of having eaten meat in the past in my youth; however, discovering the truth of where our meat comes from is just...horrifying.
Imagine being trapped into a tiny cage and being forcefed fattening food even when you're full. Or being trapped with millions of others in a tiny warehouse where feces collect and trampling occurs. And let's not forget being slaughtered while still being alive to witness your very own body being shredded to pieces. This is the reality of factory farms and a true dark secret of humanity and where we get our meat. Don't believe me? Then check out THE EARTHLINGS - a documentary that covers behind the scene footage of what happens to the animals that eventually become the meat products we find in our local grocery stores. A link to the video is to the right, and honestly - age filter or not, this is something everyone should watch (even kids!) as this is what happens to make a single burger or sausage. A bloodfest of mass murder which cost hundreds of innocent lives for the dinner served to use on a shining dinner plate.
Sure, those chicken thighs look neatly packaged at Wal-Mart; however, the amount of bloody torture and murder that is applied to get all that meat around the world would BE A HECK LOT. Chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, fish and many more are subject to these kinds of torture. Why should a pig - an animal that is said to be even more intelligent than a domesticated dog be subjected to a hell-ish life of being fattened up and then dying for the sake of feeding a few people some pork? It's just saddening and vomit-inducing to be honest.
Animals aren't stupid; in fact, they live lives very similarly as our own. Heck, human beings are indeed animals no matter how much some may dislike to believe it. In retrospect, we are also creatures made by God (you can choose to ignore this atheists as I won't force any kind of religion on you) as we all came to this planet to live. Animals are no different to humans and even have instincts that we humans have seemingly lost thanks to evolution. But what gives us the right to kill fellow creations of God for the sake of meals? It's just barbaric. If we truly are the intelligent creatures of this planet, we would put a stop to eating and distributing meat and help the planet to live in near peace.
On my part, I am glad that I made the jump to becoming a vegan - and I certainly have cut back on a lot of meat products in the last year or so. A single person can make a difference and the more vegans the world has, the better it is. Humanity is hiding an extremely dark secret and it's time for this generation of humans to put an end to this. There are plenty of food that can be substituted for meat - and honestly...food is for survival.
So please...do the animals a favour and promote being a vegan. It will do the world a great favour in the future. About 60% of our agricultural sources GO INTO FEEDING THESE FARM ANIMALS JUST TO FATTEN THEM UP FOR OUR OWN DESIRE FOR MEAT. Isn't that sad? We're unknowingly willing to deplete our resources just for the sake of some burgers, lamb chops and whatnot. Pathetic...
Please think this through and help make a difference in the world we live in today, and for the future of humanity. Consider the dark secret we've hidden for years and help promote vegetarian rights today.
If you're not an atheist, don't read this
The following are some quotes from a website concerning Christianity and being a vegetarian. Please don't take offense to them, as it is just highlighting some points of the positives of being a vegetarian. Please skip if you are an atheist.
The Times Christians Were Wrong About Vegans
1. “You CAN’T be vegan and believe in God, too.”
Not true! The Bible’s message is one of love and compassion, and there’s nothing loving or compassionate about factory farms and slaughterhouses, where billions of animals are tortured and killed each year. We have a choice every time we sit down to eat—to support cruelty to animals or to respect God’s creation by eating vegan.
2. “God gave us dominion over animals, so we can use them however we want!”
If we have dominion over animals, surely it is to protect them! :) There is nothing in the Bible that would justify the way animals are tortured in cruel industries nowadays, especially when there are SO many alternatives available everywhere.
3. “Jesus wants us to help people, not animals.”
It’s true that the Bible talks about helping people, and you can do that by being vegan! It takes up to 13 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat. If people were to eat the grain itself, an entire village would be fed instead of only one family. You get to help animals AND people, too! It’s a win-win situation.
4. “God made us carnivores. It says so in the Bible.”
There is significant evidence that humans are better suited to a vegan diet. Carnivorous animals have fangs that are long and curved, claws, and a short digestive tract. Humans have nails that are flat and flexible, and our so-called “canine” teeth are minuscule compared to carnivores’. Oh, and the health problems associated with meat consumption—a leading contributor to heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, and obesity—should be an indication that we aren’t “meant” to eat meat.
Hope this helps in your decisions in the future! I hope that someday our very Earth will become a more vegan-happy place!
Thanks for reading,