I feel like...I can't live in this world. That sounds like some super dramatic thing an angst filled teen would say, but fuck(butt fuck lol), it's how I feel.
I have no idea where to start and I have a feeling this is going to be a jumbled mess of random frustrations.
Thought #1; I love when people are told, or notice you are vegan(this happens to me at restaurants or grocery stores when they see you have no meat) and they say "Well, I've been to a farm and it's not bad". Really? You honestly believe that because you have seen one or two farms that that is what it's like everywhere? There is a profound difference in organic or small family owned farms, and factory farms.
"Over 95% of the 650 million animals raised and slaughtered for food in Canada today are mass-produced on factory farms. Here they live their short lives indoors in intensive confinement systems, deprived of everything that is natural to them including sunlight, family, and even the ability to turn around. The horrific conditions that exist on Canada’s modern farms include animals being crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, gestation crates, and other cruel confinement systems. These animals suffer staggering neglect, mutilation, genetic manipulation, and drug regimens that cause chronic pain and debilitation. During transport, many animals are beaten or shocked, and thousands die from overcrowding and extreme temperatures. Their tortured lives end in terror with violent and gruesome deaths in slaughterhouses across the country."
Is this the farm you went to? If so, you are fucked for thinking it's "not bad at all".
It just baffles me how some people allow themselves to believe that small local farms must be where the dairy, eggs, or meat they ate comes from.
I had so much more to say about this, but alot of it has slipped my mind.
Thought #2; "I went vegetarian and then got sick". No. You didn't get sick from not eating animals. You got sick from improper diet, which is just as easily done on a diet containing meat. Veganism/vegetarianism isn't improper diet. Infact, most people find they get sick less. Veganism has even been known to not only prevent certain diseases, but to reverse them.
Thought #3; when I notice someone posting bullshit as facts and I call them out on it, I am not trying to start a flame war. I am trying to educate you. My friend just posted this on his facebook;