This is a blog for those of us whom are tired of hearing good vegan people apologize for making omnivores uncomfortable about their choice to eat animal flesh or dairy or for “putting them out” by having to eat vegan in our presence.
I’m never going to act as if it’s OK for you to eat the flesh of one of my friends just so you don’t feel guilty, and the same goes if you’re wearing someone elses skin or fur.
Ask me questions about my veganism and I’ll gladly give you information on what happens to animals because of people’s eating and clothing ”choices” and I’ll show you that you can be strong and healthy without eating flesh or dairy and you won’t freeze to death without wearing another being’s skin, but after I clue you in you’ll have no excuse to keep contributing to their horror, you’ll have to decide who you are going to be from that moment on, will you be the person who had no idea and then changed your ways or will you be the person who had no idea and now couldn’t give a shit because you’re too fucking lazy to change ? I’ll tell you one of my favorite quotes here, it’s by Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the great book “Eating animals”
“We can’t plead ignorance, only indifference. Those alive today are the generations that came to know better. We have the burden and the opportunity of living in the moment when the critique of factory farming broke into the popular consciousness. We are the ones of whom it will be fairly asked, What did you do when you learned the truth about eating animals?”
If you want to feel comfortable around us, stop having animals tortured, enslaved, raped, skinned alive and killed directly on your behalf, until then live with the knowledge that I am surviving just fine without anyone being harmed or killed intentionally just so I can live, it’s 2012 we don’t have to eat animals so I don’t and you shouldn’t either.
I was a meat eater, I wore leather, I was living as if it were “normal” because I thought it was, or maybe because I didn’t THINK at all, I just went along oblivious of the pain and suffering that I was so far removed from and yet directly supporting, and then I learned and changed, and you can too.
Give it some thought and then experience what it feels like to be able to hold your head up high with the knowledge that you are no longer a contributer to the biggest and most deeply entrenched “ism” in the history of man “speciesism”.
Some of my best friends are non-human animals and I will defend their right to live lives free of pain, suffering and horror until the end and if you can’t understand that, tough shit, I’ll do it with or without you, but I’d much rather do it with you by my side.
I never saw you, but I know you. I never touched you, but I feel you. I never met you, but I miss you. I know you’re gone, but I won’t forget you. I couldn’t save you, but I fought for you. I am an Animal Defender and always will be..