Why I chose to go veggie.
The story starts out with two stoner girls driving somewhere. I have no recollection of where we were going, but my best friend and I were driving around (probably around Broadripple) on a sunny summer’s day. Anyway, I should probably preface this story with this: Abigail (my best friend) aspires to own a piglet one day named Jasper. She wants to teach Jasper how to cuddle, and they’ll be best friends. Cute, right? Well, on that summer’s day we happened to pass a truck transporting livestock– pigs, no less! And of course, Abigail and I fawn over the Little Jaspers for a few seconds… before we realize that those poor little piggies are (more than likely) going to a slaughterhouse. That was a sad Epiphany.
That was almost a year ago, and I haven’t had meat since. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why YOU should go veggie.
Yes, I realize that humans have evolved as carnivores. This is not news to me. However, we have also evolved to be critical thinkers and rational beings. Seeing as how we really don’t *need* meat to survive, I can’t understand people who are still carnivorous. And not only do we continue to kill animals for our own personal gain, we kill them INHUMANELY. Slaughterhouses are the most revolting product of humanity, in my opinion. We routinely slaughter hundreds of thousands of animals (that were born and raised in a tortured environment) so that we can have Whoppers and Big Macs and fucking Chalupas. Human beings are selfish, inconsiderate monsters. And I am, too. I’m not claiming to be an angel. The things I do in my daily life, in some way or another, will probably hurt other living organisms. Driving a car: kills lots of bugs, pollutes the environment, road construction annihilated thousands of animals’ habitats, etc… But aside from becoming Amish, there isn’t much I can do about that. I live my life in a practical way, but I do everything in my power to keep from participating in animal cruelty. Not eating meat is my best defense; and I know that my single-handed efforts are barely making a ripple in the ocean, but it makes me feel better knowing that I’m not supporting or taking part in actions I do not (and will not ever) agree with.