Oh boy do I remember those Wendy’s commercials of the 80”s. Truth be told, I wasn’t a big Wendy’s fan. Burger King and White Castles were my favs. Whopper Jr with onion rings or 4 White Castle burgers with fries.
Hebrew National Hotdogs, cheese, milk, sour cream, yogurt and yes…CHOCOLATE are/were my favs.
Until a dear friend, whom I consider my niece, did a horrible thing.
She posted THIS, yes THIS, on my FB page. (Caution for empaths or those who love animals-this is brutal!) *THIS*
Initially, I did not look at it but I had trouble sleeping that night and reached for my phone to check out FB and there it was. I viewed the video and cried me a river.
No living sentient being deserves this treatment!!
My inner critic said, “Wake up and start living in the real world! This happens all the time and not just to animals-People suffer too!”
The world will not be controlled and rendered civilized just from the prayers I send to HIM and I for one, cannot change the world-heck I have trouble changing my scrubs!
What I can do is change myself.
Currently, I consume two kinds of meat: Cow and Pig.
At this moment, in the present, I do not eat cow or anything that comes from a cow. Eventually I will abstain from buying leather goods (thankfully, I found a non-leather shoe store).
Hopefully and God willing, I’ll be able to move onto eliminating pig, turkey, chicken and so forth.
It must be done slowly and with careful planning and gradually till the change is not a change but an everyday norm.
It’s what I need to do to make a difference even if there really is no difference on the grand scale of things. It’s out of respect for the wonderful animals we have on this planet.
*All images from the WWW-Hey, I live in the city not on a farm…with cute cows!!!!