Nourishing Slaughter

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Nourishing Slaughter

Post by LizPennies » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:53 am

I had to change my diet after realizing how many lives were wastefully destroyed for the sake of my simple meals. The horror. The GUILT! I couldn’t take it anymore. No life, no matter how insignificant, should be sacrificed for my table. I’ll change my habits. I’m changing my habits. I’ve changed my habits. But I still have nightmares. Heavy thoughts of heavy machinery, plucking, picking, sheering. Those poor insects! Those poor mice! How could I be so blind to the tractor’s destruction. Billions of lives reaped with each harvest! No sir! No more vegetables for me. VEGAN NO MORE!
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Would there be so many vegans if plants had mouths to scream with, or legs to flee with?
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Post by Loren Eaton » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Cute. I like this one.
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Re: Nourishing Slaughter

Post by Douglas Hackle » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:13 am

I recall a while back having this exact same thought. But I'm glad you had it too--and I'm even gladder you drabblized it.

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Post by Tesseract » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:46 am

Scattercat wrote:Relevant.
ARGH! You got to it first!
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Re: Nourishing Slaughter

Post by LizPennies » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:51 pm

I have to confess, this drabble was inspired from knowing someone once who claimed to be a vegan strictly for "health reasons." But then refused to eat honey, despite its health benefits, because bees get smashed when collecting it. Their justification confuses me still today, years later.

Thanks for liking it guys. :)
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