I saw a brochure about vegan food on the table next to me and flipped through it. I shouldn't have. The photographs I saw ruined my appetite.
I know we should all be more responsible about the choices that we make. What we eat can change the world (that's no exaggeration - you can read “Fast Food Nation” if you want to know more.)
Fact: eating lower on the food chain is better for the planet.
Fact: animals suffer tremendously before being slaughtered. The conditions they live in are horrific. (I'll spare you the details.)
I know being a vegan is the right thing to do.
So, why don't I do it?
I have three (admittedly lame) answers:
- I really like certain non vegan foods such as cheese, milk, eggs and prosciutto. (You can see why this would be a problem.)
- I don't want to be too much of a picky eater. Being a vegan is such a huge commitment.
- I'm not sure it's good for my health. Do humans need animal protein?
Shouldn't we be consistent with our behavior and our beliefs?
Shouldn't I put my food where my mouth is?