Wow. Okay. I'm Elizabeth and here's my story:
I've always loved animals. Even as a very little girl, I would bring home stray cats and dogs and BEG my parents to let me keep them. I guess I never realized that the meat I ate came from animals. I mean, of course I knew it but it never dawned on me that the things I was (still am, but working on it) eating were once living, breathing creatures who could feel pain. I guess I lied to myself, thinking that they just lived on farms and were killed humanely (not sure if that's even possible now). Well, I went to a website and saw exactly what these poor creatures are being put through. I CRIED. Literally. I'm still trying to stop myself from crying. My question is this: WHY? Why do they treat these poor animals so horribly? Do they just not realize that they are being horrible or do they just not care? More importantly, why do most people (including myself up until a few hours ago) not realize or care about their suffering?
Well no more of that for me. No more meat. No more eggs. No more milk. I can't eat these things with the knowledge of how much the animals have suffered. I just can't.