Shocking Connection Between Animal and Plate
by Karen N.
I stopped eating animals quite unexpectedly. I was watching a favorite TV program, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, on the Green Channel.
Two New Yorkers establish themselves upstate and revive an old farm in a charming town. We see the escapades of their goats, which they love. They start a business to make cheese and hand milled soap. There are also two sweet little pigs they treat to all good things and train them to kiss and do tricks.
The episode that changed my life was when they brought farmer John and his pal to the farm to kill the pigs. The two gentlemen farmers could not slaughter the pigs themselves. Farmer John explained how it would be done. First a gun shot to the head to stun them, then slitting their throats to kill them.
I was shocked at the description and did not stay tuned to witness the carnage. At that moment I knew my life on this planet had changed. Out of that shock I became enlightened and will never go back to a diet that endorses cruelty.
This is not an apocolyptic time in America where we abandon our senses and cannot decide right from wrong. Our survival does not depend on cruelty.
I have also become a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States. They are championing a fight to create a better environment for the creatures that have no one to speak for them. As citizens we have an opportunity to have our voices heard in Washington and our home states. I have found I can do something to improve the lives of animals. The Humane Society provided me access to participate powerfully and have my voice heard in Washington.
Too few people make the connection between animal and plate.
I am so glad I did.