Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Meat vs. No Meat

I meant to post about this sooner, but I haven't gotten the chance till now.

Well, I fibbed.

I should say I just haven't felt like it till now.

I mentioned in my confessions post that I was to the point where I was about over the fence with giving up meat.

Pork. Beef. Chicken..with only one or two kinds of fish.

My reasoning?

It started back at the beginning of last year when I watched on Netflix Food Inc.

If you haven't seen it, watch it. Educate yourself. And think about what it is that your putting in your body.

I know I'm sounding like a health freak, food conscious nutcase, but I'm honestly the farthest from that that one could be. Yes, I'm trying to lose weight, and be a bit more conscious about my food intake, but not to the extreme.

Anyways. To stay on track..this documentary made me want to run to the toilet and throw up.

For example, the conditions these chickens were living in were indescribable. Caged with dead ones, laying on their own feces and no to mention the diseases?

And it took just that to get drilled permanently in my brain.

I'm tired of thinking about it every time I go to eat a piece of chicken, or that steak. And not to mention that crispy bacon that I love. The taste, sure it's all delicious. But I can't handle the thoughts of how it went from being a live to sitting on my clean, white plate, and what all they have injected them with.

I guess you can say it's all in my head.


Stephanie McCall said...

I watched that and thought it was fascinating. I just can't quite give up meat yet though.

Meagan said...

I watched that movie in my nutrition class last semester! It def is a tough one to swallow! Since I'm a definite carnivore an luckily live in a farming community my husband and I switched to locally grow. Pork beef and chicken. That way I know how they were raised, what they ate and how they were killed. Plus we raise chickens for eggs and eventually meat on our own property! Obviously not everyone can grow on their own land but it's worth looking into your area to see what kind of local stuff is produced. I'm not sure if that makes you feel any better or not lol. Thanks so much for sharing your blOg with me!!

Roller Mill Farms said...

We have been fortunate to be able to grow most of our own meat on our farm, and while it's clear that everyone does not have that option, it will serve well to get a well-rounded perspective rather then giving it up for this reason alone. If you really are serious about giving up meat altogether, I'd recommend checking out some farms yourself. For most farmers it is not just livelihood but a lifestyle they truly believe in and care about deeply and would be happy to share it with you and answer questions. You're welcome on our farm anytime! =)