Last week, some
youths handed me a booklet about factory farming and vegetarianism. They were strangers to
me, but I wanted to thank them.
Although I have
never considered myself an animal lover, but I do consider myself a good person who tries
to live by my values. I have always believed that we should not harm animals
unnecessarily, but I never considered how animals raised for food were treated. In fact,
animals suffer to become meat. The book points out that eating meat causes unnecessary
suffering for animals and it is unnecessary for our living. I have now turned vegetarian
due to the influence of the booklet.
informs as how each year (number) of land animals raised for food. They liev in filthy,
crowded conditions, where all of their natural instincts are denied, and their bodies are
mutilated in ways that would be illegal if cats or dogs were the victims. In the
slaughterhouse, many are skinned and dismembered while still fully conscious and able to
feel painand some are even scalded alive. The strangers who gave me the brochure
opened my eyes to the horrendous suffering of animals raised for food. I went to the
website (URL of website), which was listed on the brochure, and found a lot of helpful
information on switching to a vegetarian diet. I am relieved that this barbaric treatment
of animals is no longer being done in my name, and I invite all of you to consider
vegetarianism as well.