This <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/
/0060938455/qid=1043244238/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-0315487-2678372?v=glance&s=books&n=507846” target=”_blank”>book is killing me. Truly. I just got to the section on the meat industry (after a chapter devoted to the poultry industry, I should have taken a break). The meat industry is the most horrible monstrosity in America. I can’t say I didn’t already know this. When I was a freshman in college a vegetarian roommate asked me to read a book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail//0915811812/qid=1043243850/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-0315487-2678372?v=glance&s=books&n=507846” target=”_blank”>Diet for a New America
It will change your life. You’ll think twice before buying a hamburger or anything else having to do with the meat industry. Just read it.
And he was right, I haven’t touched a hamburger since.
There are so many things I’d like to say and I have so much new-found energy to devote to educating people, so much as a matter of fact, I don’t even know where to begin. It all comes boiling forth towards the tip of my mind, and I think to myself (loudly)
I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING. SOMEONE MUST SAY SOMETHING! MAKE THIS SHIT STOP!
But it’s just too much and I push myself into a silent corner, engulfed in my own frustration about how shitty and blind people are.
People who argue and think they’re always right are frustrating. I know this. And I try not to be one of these people. But this time, I can safely say and I believe it to the core, that eating meat, given the WAY in which we produce it in America, is just flat out wrong and insane. And if there is a hell, some of the folks who capitalize on it will end up there.
I must also add, that I have never said that killing an animal is wrong. I don’t even think eating meat is wrong. But the industry which feeds our
faces and supplies us with our happy meals and our highway snacks, our “all beef” patties and our soon-to-be-super-sized-ass fries, and our nuggets is just the most devastatingly wasteful industry in America. And it should be fixed. Not completely stopped, but fixed. How do we do this? We lessen the demand. How do we get that to happen? I have no idea. But for starters, I think the book should be a mandatory read for everyone in America.
There is something very wrong here and no one seems to give a damn about where it’s headed. Most folks operate under the
What I don’t know won’t kill me
belief system. What if I said that it will, that it does hurt you? Would that help?
Doesn’t anyone think this is wrong? And if you do and you just don’t care, how is it you sleep at night? I am honestly baffled by my species.