so i just sat down my meat eating family - (mum dad and 13 year old brother)
to watch 'meet your meat'. The whole time they were saying "this is not STANDARD practices, its the worst" I understand alot of it may be standard practices for large companies that mass produce. But to this extent???
Also I was telling them that they are also just saying this to make themselves feel better about what they are doing.
My mum slightly agreed. They all (mainly my mum and then my dad) said they really respect and admire my choice to vegetarianism. And i definately converted my mum and dad to purely organic eggs, milk, and products derived from these. My dad tries to only eat fish and kangaroo when they can and limiting beef, lamb and chicken (okay eating kangaroo
you guys that arent from Aus might be shocked but it is becoming very popular as they are beoming 'pests' and are killed in the wild- not saying that i agree with this - i have never eaten it in my life!)
But i was trying to explain that it is not only the poor horrible conditions of these poor animals, but the mere prinipal of what is happening. I think i am slowly converting my mum to vegetarianism but how do i educate them further. They think alot of the information i tell them is bias and is also standards from the US- are the standards in the US much different to them in Australia?
Also my brother who is 13 and i guess it is understandable - i guess...... is very cynical to the whole vegetarianism. He has a typical (very sad) who cares humans are made to eat meat. thats what happened from the begining so why should we stop type attitude. How do i show him the truth- ahhhhhhh sorry i just want my family to be aware of what really goes on, not what they want to think.
i hope what i am trying to say is clear- feel free to ask me to elaborate if you dont understand-
by the way i do respect their wishes i just want them to become more aware