I knew I wanted to write this post, but I wasn't exactly sure what to say or even where to start. So, I google vegetarianism, and of course, the first thing that popped up was PETA's website.
And within 35 seconds of being on the site, a ticker said that 66,000 animals had been killed since I logged on. I read a few animal facts, and was immediately in tears.
I'm not saying that this is a lifetime decision; I'm giving it 30 days and will then re-evaluate based on how my body feels.
I'm not saying that this is a decision for everyone; humans seem to be carnivores by nature.
But, I am saying that since I have become increasingly disgusted with myself everytime I have eaten an animal within the last few monghts, I am taking a pledge to not eat meat for 30 days.
For me, personally, this is about a love of animals, and the thought that I do not want one animal slaughtered for my enjoyment.
The husband is still very much a meat-eater and will continue to be since he is one of those people who thinks he will die without some sort of meat with every meal.
Anyway, I started this process yesterday, Valentines Day, and watched as the husband devoured a steak with his dinner. I didn't miss it one bit!
So, in honor of this journey and to help kick it off, we our watching this movie tonight.
I just hope I don't cry through the whole thing!