So I just watched the video that’s circulating the web of a young woman hurling six whimpering puppies into the river. And I was in utter shock and disgust. I seriously was about to cry and then I shut it off because I couldn’t watch this person torture these poor animals anymore.
And then I started to type a post being like, what’s wrong with people, etc.
And then I thought to myself…maybe I’m a hypocrite, though. See, here’s the thing…I’m watching this girl thinking, how can she have these animals crying in her hands and do something so harmful to them? And while I would NEVER EVER do this to any animal…I eat meat. And I know that’s a jump. But maybe it really isn’t, if you think about the conditions they’re in and how they live and eventually die. And no it’s not by my hand, but it’s for my hand. I’d like to believe that the meat I eat comes from those places that they show on Top Chef or other food shows where the animal is respected and lives a good life and dies a good death and blah blah blah, but I know better.
I know better.
And I know Sammy was just talking about this and I replied to her post saying I understood how she feels torn and all that. And that reality check of me about to talk smack about some girl, who, yes, is obviously sick, killing innocent animals, when, if I cared that much…I wouldn’t let people, sick or not, kill the animals that I eat. And now I’m even more torn.
I don’t know…it’s all so confusing. I like meat. I depend on meat for a lot of my nutrition. I don’t like a lot of vegetarian stuff (other than all carby things). I’m so selfish and so conflicted at the same time.
Anybody have these thoughts?