I'm an ex-vegan and I kill animals *not for sensitive stomachs* - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 12-14-2009, 08:00 PM
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Please don't flame me. My situation is as horrible as the title suggests and I need help/advice.

Another warning just in case: don't read on if you will just be upset by this, it's graphic.

I started a new job recently and I didn't know it at the time but the job includes gutting fish and taking live fish out of the water, into bags, weighing them and handing them over to a usually ecstatically happy customer. The live fish are never fed so I am also actively partaking in starving them. Once I threw in some cut-up mushrooms and they seemed like they had no clue what food was and then they gulped it up. Yesterday I had to fish out a lobster that was half eaten by the other lobsters in the tank because they were so hungry.

I took part in these barbaric acts convincing myself that it was okay and that I wasn't vegan any more, i.e. I eat fish so there's no reason to not gut fish.

That's true though, if I ate fish, then I should have no objections to killing them and gutting them, right? Surely that's logical.

Needless to say, I've seen enough and have felt so sick.

Obviously I can't keep the job and I feel sick at the mere thought of animal products...
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#2 Old 12-14-2009, 08:16 PM
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In a way its kind of good that you did it though if it means you are giving up eating fish as a result, since someone else would have done it anyways.
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#3 Old 12-14-2009, 08:20 PM
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Well, it's good you've realized you can't continue doing what you're doing!

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#4 Old 12-14-2009, 08:24 PM
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Why did you stop being Vegan?

"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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#5 Old 12-14-2009, 08:38 PM
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You say that you eat fish, and also that you feel sick at the idea of animal products. So... do you still eat fish?
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