I have to interrupt this blog and it’s blog challenge with this little food for thought……
Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw
Ok ok……..I am NOT going to get preachy here. But I saw the Oprah yesterday which was about veganism (since Oprah is the authority on absolutely everything, right??) and I’ve been thinking about it non-stop.
I don’t know if anyone else watching this show. Basically, Oprah and staff did a challenge to go vegan for 1 week. They visited a slaughterhouse. 300+ Harpo staffers stepped up to the plate. Kashi and Whole Foods provided bags of groceries. Lisa Ling went to visit a slaughterhouse. Special guests Kathy Freston and Michael Pollan talked about eating meat or not eating meat. They visited a slaughterhouse.
You can see where I’m stuck don’t you?
Years ago (way too many…….) I saw an HBO documentary that disturbed me enough to immediately go vegetarian. I didn’t eat meat for 9 or 10 months. Unfortunately, I didn’t eat a lot of veggies during that time either. It wasn’t a healthy way to go vegetarian, for sure. But I was so sickened by the movie that I just couldn’t eat any meat.
This is how Lisa Ling’s visit to the slaughterhouse made me feel. Sick.
I’m not going vegan. I was going to attempt this after Christmas, for health reasons, but just couldn’t do it. I may not even go full blown vegetarian…….but Oprah said a word that may fit me perfectly. “Veganish”. I like it. Dereck and I are going to have Seafood Monday. I may move to meatless a couple of days. I already know that not eating eggs or dairy make me feel better….yet I still eat these foods. Why?
Oprah’s point yesterday was not to go vegan. It was to be conscience of what you eat and where it comes from. I think we can all do that, right?