Yoo hoo, Cory Tanner Glazier & One Fat Melman, thank you for shaking up Julia’s old, er, new paradigm and god knows what else:
I stopped eating meat when I was 19. After a particularly gruesome day of watching videos of what REALLY happens to your “meat” during a course in college on animal ethics (or more generally, the ethics of sentient beings), I went cold turkey, literally in a 24 hour period. Then, oddly, two years ago, I started very light consumption of animal flesh again (maybe once every few weeks). Why? I had shaken up all of my old paradigms, and “no eating meat” went with them. I chose to ignore the realities involved in animal torture and slaughter.
In one dinner conversation with Cory Tanner Glazier and Jerrod Melman last June, those realities were brought up again, and I could no longer stomach participating in the insane cruelties toward living beings that we allow to continue on a daily basis.
If you were forced to watch how the food that you put into your body was “made” – I can almost guarantee you wouldn’t be eating meat either.
Sit with that. Be with that. Environmental degradation ALONE should get you to question your meat consumption – but SUPPORTING the torture of living beings by purchasing the end product isn’t something I want on my conscience now – or ever again.
Interesting, but not for the self-serving reason Donkey intended. The ineffable Cory was in Chicago with Noble Julie & the childhood friend she refused to attend prom with? Dinner at Chez Baugher and a tete-a-tete with Momser?