I finally made it through this truly horrifying documentary today, taking breaks to cry and regroup periodically.  Earthlings is about the treatment of animals in the pet trade, on factory farms, in rodeos and circuses, in laboratories, in the clothing industry, and on fur farms.  These creatures deserve to have their story told, and we should change our habits to minimize the suffering of other animals in the future.

No creature deserves to suffer and die for food, clothing, entertainment, or science.  I think many of us feel this on some level, even before a vegan awakening.  We swerve to avoid hitting a squirrel in the road.  We are gentle with the pets in our lives.  We need to extend our compassion to other creatures.  We need to put a face to the flesh.

Gloria Steinem once said that, “The truth will set you free.  But first it will piss you off.”  Applied to veganism, first the truth will break your heart.  What you do with that truth, as a consumer and citizen, is what can change our world.  What do you do when you see something like this?  I felt the need to share it with others.  I also feel compelled to make some delicious vegan food.  I recently purchased Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I am going to make vegan sushi and cupcakes, to eat tonight and to bring to work tomorrow, respectively.

Earthlings of the world, unite!

  1. […] We only get one shot here on this crazy planet, and we owe it to ourselves and our fellow earthlings to make our one shot […]

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