Going Vegan: 3 Month Update & My Top 5 Documentaries
Sunday, 25th June, 2017
I say 99% because eating items that are meat free is easy but dairy/ egg free is a whole different story. Sometimes it’s hidden in packaged products you thought were vegan, sometimes you’re given a plate in a restaurant you didn’t know contained dairy or egg. Then there’s pushing it upon other people as I don’t expect anyone to cater separately for me. I can’t physically eat meat after being educated but if someone hands me a Quorn dish (for example – which isn’t always vegan) or the bread around my plant based filling contains milk, it’s okay. It’s okay because it’s a small quantity and I know that the rest of the time I don’t consume meat or dairy and there for I’m making an impact. Not only to the environment, not only to my personal heath but to the BIGGEST impact… the lives of animals.
Hypocritical Animal Lover?
Veganism Isn’t A Religion
Funny thing is, I still cringe when I have to use the term ‘vegan’ and I’m continuously trying to find different terms to use. Meat and dairy free? Plant based? Herbivore? Cruelty free?
It’s because when I mention the term ‘vegan’ people immediately treat it likes it’s either a strict religion or a ‘diet’. And quite frankly it’s neither. Veganism simply acts on the idea that we should not exploit and harm animals. I didn’t convert to anything, it’s common sense for someone who loves animals not to want to intentionally take part in unnecessary animal cruelty and that includes eating it.
Society Is Fooling Us
As a previous meat eater I never associated the plastic wrapped decaying flesh in my fridge with previously being a living, breathing animal. I would block out the cruelty (I imagined) went on in slaughter houses and I was forced (like we all are) by society into thinking ‘free-range’ meant animals could roam in open fields (this is far from the truth) so I guess it cleared my conscience into believing it was kinder and therefor eating meat was still okay.
However, after reading more into the meat and dairy industry, educating myself on how much society puts a blanket of bullsh*t over things to cover the truth and watching a handful of documentaries on why it’s better for the environment, our health and the lives of animals, It all makes sense.
I’ll hold my hands up now because I’m not one to preach that everyone needs to adopt the vegan lifestyle however I do like to educate the people who ask questions like “Where do you get your protein?”, “What do you even eat?”, “Aren’t we supposed to eat meat otherwise the word will be over run?”. Funny enough I was one of those people 3 months ago. I just wish people would accept that I have my views and you have yours.
Top 5 Documentaries To Watch
But I’m not going to tell you what to believe in and what to eat. Instead I’ve rounded up my Top 5 videos, NOT to push you to become vegan but to educate yourself on what you’re actually eating because we need to start giving a f*ck about what we eat: