Quite often I’ll scroll through Facebook and Twitter to be met with brutally inhumane videos of the meat and dairy industry and I just can’t bear to watch. Does it stop me eating meat though? Nah.
I want to talk to you about my opinion, so this post may seem a little ranty and jumpy, but I’m just trying to get all the thoughts I have out in the open. I’d like to disclaim here that this post isn’t intending to offend anyone and I’m certainly not trying to convert vegans and veggies to meat. This is my opinion, and I’m entitled to it, so I ask kindly that if you can’t maturely debate the topic, please don’t retaliate to my post.
For some people, meat just doesn’t agree with them, and a meat-free diet suits their body well. To those people, I say ‘great for you’, you’ve found something that works for you and you’re feeling the benefits. A meat and dairy diet works better for me. You see, I’m severely anaemic, and if I weren’t to eat red meat, I’d be needing a blood transfusion in a few weeks. I eat meat for my body to be healthy and stay fully functioning. Yes, I probably could source my iron in green veg, but you know what, I don’t like it. I’m an incredibly fussy eater, so when I find something that I do like, I eat a lot of it.
I find that a lot of meet-free arguments revolve around the fact that meat is bad for you and that we aren’t supposed to eat it – but if we were only meant to eat a herbivore diet, we’d have teeth like cows.
In the spring, my family and I are going to be raising chickens for eggs (but not meat), because I personally couldn’t eat the meat of what is essentially a pet. If I were a farmer however, I’d probably have no qualms about it. When we get these chickens, I’m not going to stop eating chicken just because I have them as pets… in fact, we want to adopt some battery hens and save them from animal cruelty.
I love animals. Anyone that knows me knows that. And I 100% believe that you can love animals and still eat meat.
This week there has been a bit of an uproar on Twitter after a particular blogger wore fur in an Instagram picture and tagged the brand. Of course, the fur industry is a cruel, inhumane place and I personally wouldn’t buy fur unless it was in an ethical circumstance. For example, this weekend I purchased some real rabbit fur gloves. I’ve had my eye on these gloves for about a year, and always thought they were faux fur. When I found out they weren’t I was a bit like, ‘oh…’ and nearly put them back. However, the gloves were not the sole reason for the rabbits death – the rabbit had been killed for meat, and then the gloves made of the fur. I see absolutely no issue with this. Why let it go to waste? You might as well be resourceful and eco-friendly and use the entire animal.
I also find that a lot of people that complain about wearing fur, don’t make the same statements about things like leather.
I completely understand why some people go vegan, but the kind of people that write things like ‘I don’t know how you can raise, slaughter and eat an animal because your tastebuds are more important’, need to understand why I, unapologetically, eat meat.
That’s pretty much all I have to say, I know it’s not the most eloquently written post, but I felt it needed to be just said how it is.