As of recently, literally a little over a week ago, I stumbled upon the documentary Cowspiracy on Netflix. To be honest, I’ve always been a couple things nobody guesses: 1) a feminist 2) an environmentalist. I view life in the eyes of the world I would want my kids to grow up in, and my grandkids and so forth. Before watching this documentary I thought I was doing everything I could do to help the environment. I walk whenever I can, I recycle religiously, I always have all of my appliances unplugged when not in use, all of my lights are off when I’m not using them, and even my thermostat stays off unless I’m just unbearably uncomfortable. I thought I was doing pretty well until I laid my eyes on Cowspiracy.
For lack of a better term, the world we live in, know and love is headed to hell in a sugar covered, meat made hand basket. I’ll be the first to tell you I love meat! My favorite food is bacon and hamburgers (separately). But Through watching this documentary and another called Fed Up I just couldn’t keep living the way I was living. I did research, I watched more documentaries, I read and watched until I was just completely convinced! Gluttony is what will kill the human race. Just listen to a few of these statistics:
And the below is just from big business and agriculture! It’s not even including big business agricultures impact on water and land. Whenever I say, “I’m doing it for the next generation,” people always say well I expect to be dead by then, but what they don’t understand is that they won’t be! Not only will they not be dead, but even if they are it’s shocking that people are really ok with putting the next generation of life in harms way and to experience so much hardship for simply selfish reasons. The meaning and expression of selflessness has simply been lost. It’s almost as if the word doesn’t even exist in the English dictionary. The American way is do what you want when you want and don’t care about anybody else, and that right there is the mentality that will end our stay on this planet as a race.
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