Of Pride and Shame Regarding Our Food, Etc.

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

Iowa City Farmers Market by Alan Light on flickr

Family Vegetable Garden in Brazil

Family Vegetable Garden in Brazil

Market in Lhasa, Tibet

Market in Lhasa, Tibet

Market in Farmington, Michigan

Market in Farmington, Michigan

Corn Field

Corn Field

St. Jacob's Farmers Market, Ontario, Canada

St. Jacob’s Farmers Market, Ontario, Canada

Fruit at Twilight in Layyah, Pakistan

Fruit at Twilight in Layyah, Pakistan

Ontario Grain Farm, Canada

Ontario Grain Farm, Canada

By Natalie Maynor, flickr

By Natalie Maynor, flickr

Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington

Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington

Lemon Orchard in Galilee by David Shankbone

Lemon Orchard in Galilee by David Shankbone

Market in Dallas, Texas

Market in Dallas, Texas

Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio

Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio

Weed Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Weed Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Mountain View, California, Farmers Market

Mountain View, California, Farmers Market

La Boqueria Market, Catalonia, Spain

La Boqueria Market, Catalonia, Spain

Lettuce - Mustard Seed Farms in Oregon

Lettuce – Mustard Seed Farms in Oregon

San Juan de Dios Market, Guadalajara, Mexico

San Juan de Dios Market, Guadalajara, Mexico

Flint Michigan Market

Flint Michigan Market

Home Vegetable Garden

Home Vegetable Garden

Jamalpur Ahmedabad Market

Jamalpur Ahmedabad Market

Market in Meppadi, India

Market in Meppadi, India

Chicago Urban Farm

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 Confinement Barn

Hog Farm Waste Lagoon in Georgia

Hog Farm Waste Lagoon in Georgia

Vintage Photo - Pig Slaughter

Vintage Photo – Pig Slaughter

Proud or ashamed – which do you choose?

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