Wow, you sound quite offended.....
You can't just shock people, make them cry, and swear they'll never eat meat again. Why? Because they probably will eat meat again, and have a scar growing over that part of their brain that was affected.
Meat is mainstream. It's murder, but it's common, accepted, what's for dinner, what your body needs...
for starters, I'm not trying to shock people. This is what happens, and while I have nothing against people who could watch this and still eat their steak (although obviously I would prefer they didn't, but that's because I'm against it and I'm not going to force my views upon people). But one thing I really HATE is when people who claim to love animals and "wouldn't hurt a fly" but are quite happy to go and buy their meat from the shop, no having to think about it, and when people don't want to know the truth because they find it wrong, but yet it's ok if they don't know about it.
I just told off a co worker who's a Jehoviahs Witness how wrong and disrespectful he is to go door to door esp. Easter. He feels it's his duty to help save souls.
this isn't a valid comparison. This video is proof animals are being treated like this, whether or not people choose to accept it as right or wrong is completely up to them. It sounds to me like your colleague (assuming he is the kind of Jehovah's Witness you describe him to be, many aren't actually as forceful as people seem to think) goes to people's houses, knocks on their door, and tells them how wrong they are and why his opinion is the only correct one. That is not what this video does, it gives the facts (even if it is on a pro animal stance) and people can interpret however they want. And yes I realise that the commentary is very against all the things shown, but nobody has to agree with it, I just think people should know the facts, and if tey want to eat meat thats fine as long as their willing to accept how it got to their plate and not trying to pretend that its all happy animals walking round fields until one day after a good life they are taken away to a quiet room with the farmer and it is put to a painless end.
People who eat meat (probably including you-how long ago?) don't think of animals in the same way you or I do.
Yes, I did use to eat meat, I'm not denying it, but I gave it up a long time ago. I struggled with the idea of animals being ours to use. my mother used to say to me "that's just the way it is, thats how the world works." I replied "maybe it is, but it shouldn't be."
Sorry if I've offended you, but this is what happens and I don't believe in shielding people from it just to keep them happy.