I would like to say, first off - I love meat. I love the taste, texture and versitility of meat. All meat. I'm not a fan of fish or pork, but I'll never turn down bacon, or a BBQ'ed salmon. I eat my stake medium-rare, and I will always order the 'Meat Lovers' pizza from Eagle Boys.
I really do like meat.
Which means, it's probably really crazy of me to be thinking about the unspeakable (well, amongst those I know, anyways).
I think I want to be a vegitarian.
You know the gag where in a movie, someone on one side of town says something dramatic, and someone else who is miles away reacts, but they're not sure why? I'm pretty sure that's what has just happened to my boyfriend. And I can bet you he ate meat, meat and more meat for dinner.
I once read a poster which read, "Friends don't let friends become vegitarian." It was in a butcher. My friends and I, had a good laugh and repeated it for several days afterwards.
There is only one reason why I want to become vegitarian. Because over the past 6 months, I have become increasingly guilty everytime I eat it. I hate the thought of animals being harmed. And let's face it - I'm not in survival mode. I own 3 cars, a house and several pieces of expensive equipment, like iPad, laptops, Nintendo and PS3. I do not need to hunt to survive. I do not need to eat the mass produced meat that sits on the supermarket shelves.
I don't want to do it because of Pamela Anderson, or the nutcases at Peta. I don't want to do it to be healthier (because let's face it, being a vegitarian doesn't stop you consuming hot chips, buckets of chocolate and sitting on your ass every single day). I think I want to do it because I feel like it's not ok for me to be eating meat.
The fact that pigs have emotion, be sensitive, have social lives, have their feelings hurt and are easily bored make them too similar to us to want to eat them. I like bacon - a lot - but when I think of that, I'm turned right off it.
I have to do more reading on it, but it may be a change for 2011.