Updated: 2 days ago
I had a wonderful Mother's Day surrounded by my loved ones. It got me thinking about mothers of all species. I thought of all the animals that are separated from their mothers at birth to eventually be slaughtered. I thought of the animal families ripped apart just so humans can eat them. The animal agriculture industries kills cows, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, fish and more at alarming rates. These industries are also rapidly destroying the planet more than any other factor on earth.
There are endless, heart-breaking examples I could share with you of what happens every single day in the animal agriculture industries. What I'd like to encourage you to do is educate yourself on what is happening. We can't make conscious decisions without expanding our awareness.
There is no way to "humanely" kill an animal that doesn't want to die. It doesn't matter if they are "free range" or "grass fed" or "treated nicely" during their short life. Humane slaughter is an oxymoron. It all ends in the murder of a living being that didn't want to die. As humans, we possess moral agency. This means we have the ability to discern right from wrong. We can choose to not contribute to the murder of another living being.
As a parent, you know how much love you have for your children. For the sake of animal families, ask yourself if you could switch to a more plant-based diet? I did. If you do as well, you would have the opportunity to eat a wide variety of nourishing food. Delicious fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. There are also tasty meat-free alternatives for burgers, bacon, chicken, hot dogs, meatballs, pizza and more. I've learned that meat-free eating is the opposite of restrictive eating. There is SO much to choose from. All without contributing to the murder of animals.
Check out my list of cruelty-free product recommendations here. It's probably the easiest time in history to transition to a vegetarian or plant-based diet. Choosing a compassionate way of eating makes a positive impact on countless animal lives as well as this beautiful planet. Do it for the animals, do it for their families, do it for the planet, do it to be kind to all kinds. Let today be the day!
Be the change,
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