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Should Animals Be off The Menu?
The statement by Paul McCartney about the potential impact of slaughter houses if they only had glass walls, while remaining very, very powerful today, doesn’t account for the complexity of what motivates human beings in my opinion. Thanks to the courageous work by many through the internet, slaughter houses and animal factories do have glass walls by way of graphic information and visual footage available to anyone who wants to know, who wants to see (in the deepest sense possible)
Yet there are many who do know and see and continue to consume meat and dairy products. And there are those who at one point were inspired to stop but then returned to their habitual way of eating and some even despite their increased health and recovery from life-threatening diseases, only to perish from resuming their eating habits of the conditioned past.
According to Carolyn Myss, we all embody the Addict Archetype because none of us is born conscious.
And food is a substance highly, highly addictive to human beings as I see it, especially meat and dairy. Many cannot or do not succeed in changing, at least not without enormous effort initially, on-going self- education and self-monitoring, community support or minimally an accountability partner/buddy and lastly, vegans, modelling their endeavour to follow this life-style while exuding high levels of health and wellness and energy and joy, particularly joy. I see many unhealthy vegans who bring their other food addictions to the vegan way of life, consuming a lot of sugar and processed foods. Being vegan is not a die-t as some say, it is a live-it and above all a living process of continuous change.
There has to be joy in the discipline and commitment it takes to live life well in the long term, aspiring to the vegan way of living. The willingness to change embraces an on-going journey that gets deeper and deeper, carrying higher and higher levels of responsibility but there is thankfully inherent within the process, the paradox of life’s “payoff” by way of our gaining more meaning and purpose in our lives, a sense of adventure and contribution.
Getting on this path and then staying on it long enough to be able to touch and taste and feel its merit, well, that is the initial challenge.
I have a magnet on my fridge that says: growing old is not for sissies.
A new mother who works for Green Peace one wrote that parenting was not for the faint of heart. (I would add, unless you want to win a personality contest with your child in the short term.)
Anything worth doing carries its own reward. Even I (in the sense that I care so deeply) can sometimes forget this. One thing I know for sure. We need each other, each and every ONE of us. And together, we will never be bored!
Tracey Shepherd-Davis, a former slaughter house employee, now rescues farmed animals from slaughter and other forms of cruelty. View many of Tracey’s rescued happy endings at youtube.com/user/shewulfe
“12 Steps to Raw Foods” How To End Your Addiction to Cooked Food Victoria Boutenko
“Raw Emotions” Merging Raw Foods with Self-Inquiry, for Ultimate Holistic Transformation Angela Stokes (from www.therawfoodworld.com)