This is basically a grateful tribute to hardworking crop farmers and the Earth for providing us all such a huge array of healthy foods. But then I got to thinking again, so had to add some preaching, so please bear with me…
Yes, vegan is far better. There, I said it…shame on me for judging. Shame!
People are way too sensitive about their food habits, way too much emotion attached to meals and what they enjoy eating. To judge or “attack” meat eater’s food choices is akin to hurling vicious insults about their mothers. Why is that? Especially when vegans’ food choices and sensitivities regarding animal abuse and killing are trashed, hated, ridiculed, essentially beaten into submission or silenced by those same sensitive meat lovers.
It’s all rather revealing, isn’t it.
Shame on all those who vehemently defend animal slaughter and condemn vegans as “self-righteous bullies & creeps” for simply speaking up and telling the truth. Yes, shame on you. I’m not talking about those who still eat/use animal products, but specifically about those vehemently fighting against veganism and promoting animal foods. They can be seen “debunking” everything and making snide remarks on just about anything pro-vegan online.
As for their reasons: This “threat” to the industries is real. After all, more people are convinced every day to stop using the products of animal exploitation and killing. But anyone, including animal farmers, can change and be far better than they are presently, in this one area. And yes, it is an extremely important thing…our treatment of animals…no matter how strenuously people assert that it is not.
The photos below are just to show in a simplistic way how crop farming is vastly superior to animal farming, in every way, and how animal farmers can and should change over to crop farming. To animal farmers I say: Leave behind all that gore and noise and guilt, and go clean, by growing plant foods.
[NOTE: All images are public domain, free to re-use, some requiring credit. Animal photos at bottom are not terribly graphic. Click on photos to enlarge.]
Here we have something to be proud of and grateful for:
Our overabundance of healthy foods from the earth, much of which goes to waste due to people’s reliance on products of abuse and slaughter and the standard accompaniments: processed junk foods. Have a look at several produce farms and farmers markets from around the world…
Iowa City Farmers Market by Alan Light on flickr
Family Vegetable Garden in Brazil
Market in Lhasa, Tibet
Market in Farmington, Michigan
St. Jacob’s Farmers Market, Ontario, Canada
Fruit at Twilight in Layyah, Pakistan
Ontario Grain Farm, Canada
By Natalie Maynor, flickr
Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington
Lemon Orchard in Galilee by David Shankbone
Market in Dallas, Texas
Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio
Weed Orchards Pumpkin Patch
Mountain View, California, Farmers Market
La Boqueria Market, Catalonia, Spain
Lettuce – Mustard Seed Farms in Oregon
San Juan de Dios Market, Guadalajara, Mexico
Flint Michigan Market
Home Vegetable Garden
Jamalpur Ahmedabad Market
Market in Meppadi, India
Chicago Urban Farm
All that versus the shame:
The torture of highly sentient lives, human health damages, toxic pollution, and waste of resources…not food for ethical human beings…
Hog Confinement Barn
Hog Farm Waste Lagoon in Georgia
Vintage Photo – Pig Slaughter
Proud or ashamed – which do you choose?