This post is going to be unrelated to writing. Just warning you. In all fairness though, it's not my fault. I had some good topic ideas, forgot them and have yet to remember.
Veganism, my hubby and I are considering it. Or at least ways to cut our meat consumption. Why? Well, we aren't turning into tree hugging hippies, but we don't want to support the meat industry. I am going to make you cringe and say we watched a documentary called Vegucated. Yes, people always say they are going to change after watching a documentary and then never do. Change is hard. It wasn't really the whole documentary that had us considering it. It was the few minutes where someone was talking about slaughter house practices. I couldn't look at the images. It turned my stomach. How can someone work in a place like that and sleep at night? It boggles my mind.
In all honesty, I don't want to give up meat. Not 100%. I like chicken and burgers. I looooove cheese and milk. So chances are hubby and I aren't going to go strictly vegan or vegetarian. But we do want to make choices that don't involve animal abuse or torture. (Watch the documentary and you'll understand why I say that. And yes, I understand the more harsh and shocking practices are shown, but they happen and that's what bothers me. If you have no problem that's you. This is me.)
The problem we face is finding alternatives. We live in a small city and there is no health food store jammed packed with tofu alternatives. The vegetarian food selection at grocery stories is small and high priced. Finding meat that hasn't been mass slaughter is near impossible.
It will be in the little things. A box of veggie burgers. Skipping out on adding chicken to a pasta. There will be times where we decide we don't care and have a burger. We're not looking to change the world. Just a part of our lives that will reduce something we don't agree with. Maybe one day we'll move to a place that has a health food store that we can shop at. Or maybe we'll decide not to worry about it. I honestly can't say. We're fickle like that sometimes.