Hello everyone 😊
So lovely to have you here BeKindRewind4Life! ✌ (It's a 'v' for vegan ... the new meaning behind the peace sign 😉).
It always makes my heart soar to be in the company of another vegan, it feels like there is a deep understanding that is just inherently there.
Thank you for what you do on a daily basis to make the world a more gentle & compassionate place.
I am really happy to see you here, and I hope to hear more from you, and that you are finding your way around the forums.
Pepper and I can very much relate to your feelings of guilt. How wonderful that you have family who are vegan. I imagine that would have helped?
Pepper, I totally get it, with the complacency and comfort, knowing "how to be a vegetarian", but thinking vegan is in the too hard basket.
Now that I've crossed the border, I know that honestly, for me, nothing could be further from the truth. I think when people focus on their cravings and their wants e.g., cheese, bacon, whatever . .. It will always be seen as difficult.
But if one always keeps in mind who the victim is that was used to produce that cheese or that bacon (mumma cow+calf/mumma pig + baby piglet etc), I think it's incredibly easy to make the choice.
A few times I've mentioned the disconnect that makes up everything we consume these days.
I was talking to my partner the other day about my Gran, she used to have chickens (as did a lot of people back in the day) & on Sunday, if they were going to have roast chicken, she'd go out to the backyard and choose one & pop her in the oven.
I honestly think that is better than what happens these days. At least she had to do the deed. I honestly think if everyone had to do, or witness where their bacon comes from, nobody would buy it.
I would love if there was a video everyone had to watch,of meat dairy and eggs being produced & a thing everyone had to sign, every time they bought a packet of bacon, for instance, that they understood & condoned the conditions this came from. Or on every carton of milk: this was produced by a cow for her calf which was taken from her so that you could have this milk .... I wonder how many people would sign that.
I think we're conditioned to think "oh cows always have milk available, it's there for our use". If you think a bit harder, it is obvious that's not the case.
Sighs .... it always makes me feel like crying ...
Sorry I think I've been on a rant. I think it's from leftover stress.