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i knew the moment i saw an animal being slaughtered. my heart just tightened
I moved by a slaughterhouse (without prior knowledge it was there. I'd blindly moved to a new town). My bus stop is opposite a slaughterhouse. You can imagine the noises and the smell. It was definitely then i decided!
My son has never tasted meat or milk and when he is at the super market near the meat area he just can not stand it , he holds his nose and sometimes closes his eyes ! , he asks me what it is , I reply a one sided war between man and animals that never stops , he now understands that taking any life is wrong .
I was raised as a meat eater though meat was only on the table 3 to 4 times a week , I worked along time a go at a butchers believe it or not , only for a short amount of time but I had to get out of that place it was just dark in my mind something just hanged over that building and quite a few of the staff were heavy drinkers too , one day I was reading about over fishing in the seas and the depletion of fish in the sea among over issues and I thought to myself how selfish I was eating fish etc and over a few weeks I stopped eating all meat then stopped drinking milk it was just me waking up kind of being reborn again and I am glad I made that choice the best thing I ever done !
6 months ago I saw this video about farm animals life - what they have to go through, just for us to get to eat something we can live without & something in my head took a very quick turn - Suddenly I was like "I'm never going to eat meat, again, no, that's it!
Did they really start eating more meat when you became vegan? This is so selfish, ugh... I even can't -.-
Anyway what I wanted to tell you is that every single person on this website is proud of you for finding your way to animal cruelty free world & your family will get used to it. Mine also looked at me like I was insane and talked stuff behind my back but in the end of the day I am the one supporting animal rights not them & so are you!
When I was very young (5ish), I saw chicken legs and shrimp had veins - I have never eaten them since. As a child, the only meat my mother could get me to eat was ground beef. I never could drink milk, or eat eggs, detested them. But I grew older, and I kept trying .... I worked for decades trying to "learn" to eat meat, with some small success ... then finally some time before I turned 55, I decided I don't have to anymore. Looking back, I think the reason I could manage to eat ground beef was because it didn't look like a "body part".
when I was 12 year-old girl I instinctly felt there is something wrong with eating meat; I just felt guilty and tried to avoid them but my parents were not supportive at all; they asked me to eat meat otherwise they will not talk to me anymore..so I was always tricky trying to throw meat secretly away...after that I was obliged to eat meat but when I reached universtiy I decided not to eat meat anymore which frustrated my family but after being determined my family support me and accept my diet ! I never watched anilal farm cruelty I turned to vegetarian instinctly...I have been veggie for 7 years!! happy fot that