Just watched what I could of Earthlings with my husband. I asked him what he thought of the movie. He said "I think it's all about the shock factor! They didn't need to see all that! We already know about this." I stated that that was exactly the point. Of course they wanna show us the bad side. I am glad they did too...because for the first time I realized the scale of the speciesism. I mean I knew that animals were mistreated, but it never ever occurred to me that on any given moment how many animals were being gassed, left to die from neglect , and murdered for our selfish entertainment, consuming, and pure laziness.
I have a cat. He's an indoor cat. LOVE HIM! But, I was being selfish by not neutering him. (What if he got out??) So, I have made an appointment for Friday to get the little guy taken care of. (I am sad for some reason about this!)
My husband and I are gradually moving to vegetarianism. We are down to fish, dairy, and eggs. My husband's plan is to rid his diet of fish after this month, but has no intention of going further. I plan to get rid of all three animal products by the 23rd. The first 10 days will be all fruit! Will be doing a fruit fast. I might just stick with it and be LFRV right away!
This transition from SAD to veganism has been a real struggle, as I work in a medical office where lunch is catered nearly every day. Sometimes the people sponsoring the lunch don't have a clue and every item has animal products in it. (The other day, they brought breakfast sandwiches. ALL had pork meat on them. Not even a bare bagel.) Today, all I could have was salad. (We had Olive Garden. The other options were chicken parm and chicken gnocchi or sausage and potato soup.) Which was fine, I really enjoyed 2 big ole plates without feeling stuffed and sleepy like my coworkers! And I realized that I would need to start bringing a back up - FRUIT! What I don't eat during the day will become dinner that night...or in addition to whatever is brought or save for the following day! My biggest challenge is coming up as the holidays approach...every day is more and more food.