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when I was living with my parents until i was 16 , I sometimes looked at my food and I thought , damn I'm eating a fish that was killed. I tried being vegetarian before I moved out because I felt sorry for animals (I've been animal lover since born). But i lasted 2 days as vegetarian but at least I didn't eat my favorite meal my mother made those 2 days ! heh.
Then I moved away and I started immigrant school to learn swedish and damn first week I was there I had a chinese dude in my class and he said he ate a lot of dogs in China. I FLIPPED OUT! I was going to scream at him for doing that but then for a moment I thought, yo who am I to talk shit to him while I have been eating all my other friends my whole life, cows, pigs, horses, sheep, fish, chicken, whales, sharks, puffins, turkey... hmm what else(yea Iceland is brutal.) And that day I stopped eating corpse and I have never felt better :) :D
I was raised on meat, brainwashed. Now I am fixing my parents. My mom didnt even know what avocado is until I told her. In Iceland they eat very much meat mostly and simple plain food, bread butter cheese ... meat potatos. fish. and so on. But now it seems to be getting better :)
I had been an on an off again and finely made up my mine I can not destroy my mind body and health any longer it self destructive behavior. I know what it does to me the animals and the earth. The videos from Mercy For Animals really hit home. I know animals feel just like we do and the fact that people who say they love animals what to turn a blind eye to the fact that is how there food get to the table upsets me :'(
six years ago wanted healthier life style and just stuck since best choice i made becoming vegetarian
Same way I ditched religion.. The evidence was overwhelming and backed by smart people in white coats..
When I was in the 5th grade, I went to Mexico for the first time. I swam with all of the fishes and when I finally came out of the ocean, I told my mom, "Mom, I never want to eat another living thing again." From that day forward, I have not ingested fish, but my mom was concerned about my development (because I was only 11 at the time) so she didn't let me become an actual vegetarian until I was 14. Now I'm a 19-year-old vegan and loving it.
I became so sensitive after a near death experience that my respect for life just grew and grew and grew. I've been vegetarian for 44 years now and have volunteered with many organizations to bring the "message" all over the world. I was trying to come up with a very basic way to increase one's sensitivity to life so I thought I'd start with environment and create a global clean up project which I did over three years ago. It's been very slow to get the word out. If any of you would like to help, please go to www.onepieceprogram.com and sign up if you feel so inclined. After all, this is for all the animals and all of us humans! Thanks so much for all that you are already doing. Peter
oops, I accidently tried to add a reply but started a new discussion instead! (Im new to this forum) anyway I knew it was time to become vegetarian when I put my dog Sandy to sleep this past Oct, she was 10 yrs old. I loved her very much, and I was very sad knowing there would be no more car rides no more walks in the park no more cuddling, then I started thinking about all the other animals out there, all the animals who enjoy fresh air, freely walking or swimming in their enviroment, cuddling with their mothers, etc... and I thought how can I call my self an animal lover, and grieve over my beloved pet who I felt her life was cut short, and continue to eat the flesh of baby cows who were torn away from their grieving mothers, or chickens who never got to see the light of day, or cows who had their throat cut while still alive? how could I love so deeply one animal while contributing to the slaughter of another? So, NO, I refuse to do it anymore, my dog has taught me so much about life and love for ALL living creatures.