After I perused Riverdale Farm I walked to Allan Gardens to look at the flowers. There really is no stress in my life when I take a little time each day to embrace the environment. So much of our lives is unnecessarily complicated, and it need not be. We have to remember what is important in life, and that for me, is perspective, life is short, enjoy it while you’re healthy.
I went for a walk this morning and I thought for a long time about the reasons people continue to eat meat in light of everything we know about factory farming and the hell that these poor animals face so that we can enjoy a culinary experience.
It doesn’t make sense to me, it never will. I can’t look at a pig and disconnect from reality like so many others are able to do. I see them and their lives without forgetting the pain and suffering we commit against them daily.
When people think of hell, they should look no further than a factory farm. It’s where each and every single animal that ends up on your plate suffers a painful life and a brutal death.
Is that too much, am I being too dramatic? I really don’t think so. All one has to do is educate him or herself. The truth is present.
Roosters are exceptionally intelligent and capable animals. They have a strong sense of family and much like humans, they are social. That’s why it’s important not to eat them, to allow them to live their natural lives free of abuse, torture, humiliation, disease and murder.
I came across these guys during my walk through Riverdale Farm this morning. I was surprised how close they let me come to them, without any fear of human interaction. It was a heart-soothing moment.