Pledge to go Veg (for a week…) #VegWeek
After watching Forks Over Knives and Vegucated yesterday, the twinge in the back of my brain about eating less meat really kicked in to overdrive. I’d been considering it off and on for a while or at least a more concerted move towards the ethical consumption of meat and dairy.
I’m already on board with less cow milk. I mean, cow milk is for baby cows. Human milk for baby humans.
In any event, I’m not morally opposed to eating animals or their products, but trying to square how I feel about ethically raised food with what I currently eat is a problem.
For a while, we were buying a lot from the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market and getting locally raised meat and some dairy. We got off of doing that…and after watching some of the facts about factory farming (facts I already knew in my head, but hadn’t been confronted with visually yet) I don’t think I can continue.
I don’t know that I’ll ever go veggie or vegan, but I’m going to pledge to go veg for one week.
The farming manufacturing industry has some of the poorest safety conditions in the U.S. and even if you don’t care at all about the animals…I know you care about people. Sick and injured workers are bad for everyone and I don’t want to support that. I want workers to be healthy and happy and cared about by their employers.
I appreciate the gift of food provided to me by the animals I eat. I don’t want them to be miserable. So, I’m going veg for a week and thereafter, will be trying to cut out a substantial amount of meat products and pledge that the meats and dairy I do purchase be from farmers who treat their animals with dignity.
Will you join me?