Monday, May 31, 2010

meet your meat










oh sweet summer. so close, yet so far!

How has everyone's memorial day weekend been?
I've worked quite a bit, but today I had all to myself.  I laid out by the pool and soaked up some rays for a few hours, and now I'm being very productive; laying on the couch and watching some real housewives of nyc and keeping up with the kardashians.  And, as you may have noticed, I took some pictures outside in between the pool-going and the couch potato-ing.  The beauty of mother nature is stunning, no?

anywho..



On a slightly different note, I watched a video the other day about how animals used for consumption are treated in order to make, pack, and sell meat.  I was astounded at the cruelty and inhumane tactics of factory farmers in this country.  It has really made me take a second look at what I eat and what an impact it makes.  As a recovering anorexic, I was a little hesitant jumping on the vegetarian bandwagon in fear of it turning into something more extreme.  However, after researching it and learning how I can get my protein in (which is essential!), I have decided to go veggie for a month!  I just want to see how it goes and after a month is over and done with, I'll see where it takes me.  And for those of you concerned about this decision, just know that I am at a healthy weight and am very eager to do the best for my body !

What is your take on the way animals are treated in the meat industry?
and if you haven't informed yourself about it, I really encourage that you do.  Everyone has there own way of living, and I'm not trying to force one lifestyle upon you, but a little knowledge won't hurt, right?

Have a great week bloggies!
xoxo

12 comments:

  1. I've been a vegetarian for 7 years now! Welcome to the club! :)

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  2. Welcome to the club :-)

    Keep at it Emily, you're doing great!

    xoxo

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  3. ... And you keep me going too! It's all about give and take :)

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  4. yay pool!
    Will you still eat seafood? Also not all farms are cruel to their animals, mostly the large corporate farms. But I think veggie for a month will be fun!

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  5. I totally agree with your decision.. i eat some fish on ocassion, because my parents are afraid I will restrict if i become vegetarian! but I agree with all the ethical reasons and I wish I was one...some day when I don't live with my parents anymore hehe

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  6. I'm watchin Real Housewives of NJ! So addicting!! I am giving vegetarianism a try too. However I can't really decide if its because of something I really want or my ED. Pretty outdoors pics!

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  7. This is amazing, congratulations.

    I went vegan 3 years ago because of the video Meet Your Meat, and I haven't looked back since. It was, without a doubt, the best decision of my life. I LOVE animals and I can't be involved in hurting them anymore. For me it isn't just the way they are treated, it is also the fact that they are killed, years before their time. Even if it were possible to give them a nice life, it is still wrong to take another living creature's life just so I can eat them.

    Once I found out that milk and eggs are even more cruel than just plain meat, and that all the marketing terms like 'cage-free' and 'free-range' are just a myth, I knew I was committed to veganism forever.

    If you have any questions or just want to talk let me know. There are some great website links on my site for great veggie recipes and vegan info - check them out!

    Have fun!

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  8. Congrats on going veggie for a month! My take on it? I don't eat meat and no longer find it appealing at all.

    Very pretty outside pictures! It's been so dreary and rainy here for over a week now.

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  9. hahah Real Housewives of NY and Keeping Up With The Kardashians...lovelovelove!

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  10. I love these photogrpahs! xxx

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  11. I have been an ovo-lacto pescetarian since the third grade, with the exception of a period of time in recovery last year. Though my incentive was 70% taste related, I am definitely happy to discourage the meat industry's creulty. See how it goes, how you feel physically, and where you end up emotionally. I am behind you, whatever path you choose!

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  12. I was a strict vegan for about 11 years, but ended up becoming sick due to lack of vitamins, so I stopped. Now, however, I rarely eat meat - once a week is about it. I find that the way animals are treated in the meat industry is horrible. At the same time, I have read quite a bit about the way animals are even treated in the vegetable industry (if that makes sense) that is quite sad, as well.

    LOVE these pictures - the flowers are stunning!! :)

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