When I first became vegan I was so overwhelmed by feelings and thoughts that I nearly drowned. There were just so many questions. Why didn’t I know? Or why didn’t I want to know? Why did nobody tell me? And why the hell is nobody doing anything?
I was angry at myself and everybody around me. But that’s just a natural reaction. Once you realize and understand how unfair this planet, or better, the humans on this planet treat animals you cannot remain calm.
Animals are living beings with feelings. I never thought about that while eating a chicken sandwich or tuna sushi but indeed chickens and fish do have feelings! We, humans, don’t have a hard time understanding that dogs have feelings so why is it so difficult to admit that chickens, cows, pigs etc. have feelings too!? Maybe they are not as cute as dogs, but that doesn’t mean they are worth less!
So then what is my and everybody else’s justification for eating animals that were brutally murdered although they did not want to die?
I need the energy and the protein? I am sorry but that’s a joke. There is plenty of protein in plants, beans, soy, mushrooms etc. No honestly, what is our justification for raping, cutting off bodyparts, ripping out testicles and murdering animals while they are still conscious? Farm animals suffer from the moment they are born until the moment they die! Realizing and admitting this to myself I just became incredibly angry, sad and embarrassed.