and i almost missed it! you know how i told you awhile back 'bout how i took spanish 1 twice..and failed twice...weeeeell..i thought "cinco" was six until i used my fingers to count....so...
happy cinco de mayo:)
im so excited that today marks ten years of not purposefully contributing to the cruelty of the meaty,dairy,bee,silk,leather,and wool industry!!
what id like to do is write a few of things that i have done on accident or without thinking it through. because ten years might seem daunting to some new vegans. and it shouldnt because we all make mistakes and i have made QUITE a few really really REALLY dumb ones!!
(at this point i was a four year vegan) a few years ago i was at a ladies house to get a bunny(hers had babies) and outside she had free range chickens and i saw some eggs dotting the nest boxes. since i am against the way that factory farms force chickens to lay eggs in such horrible conditions, this to me was an ideal situation. we took a few home. i thought that all "free range" eggs came from places like that. i was wrong. after buying a couple (maybe three) cartons of eggs later, it still felt wrong somehow. and it was.buying free range eggs is still supporting the meat and egg industry. how? only females can lay eggs. only 50% of chickens that are born are female. the boy chicks are disposed of. needless to say i felt sick, and have regretted that ever since.
another instance, was buying shirts or clothing that were made of silk.i have dont this only once that i know of but still felt pretty bad. i mean if something is on clearance you wouldnt think it was made of silk darn it!
for nine years i have eaten white sugar. some vegans say that this is not a vegan food. some think thats going to far. i always felt guilty eating sugar but i did. i thought that taking sugar out of my diet would be just to much. id be even "weirder" now i dont care.(if people think its weird:))
ive eaten cookies that i thought were vegan, only to be mindlessly reading the label and shocked to find that they changed the recipe:) cookie crumbs spewed everywhere:)
another thing that i feel strongly about. not being grossed out by meat or dairy(stay with me for this one). i no longer freak out if i have to to touch(in a package) meaty things (i help bag at the grocery store) i have a different attitude now. i want to treat that animal body with respect. it isnt its fault that its dead. and to treat it like its icky/gross/disgusting? no thats wrong also.you know what i mean? like i shouldnt be like. flicking it away or have a sour look on my face. its sad, not gross.
thats just MY opinion:) but for some reason i think im gonna get some bad backlash...give it ta me, ill find out where you live.
anyway, ten years is a long time so im going to go celebrate! love to hear if anybody else has made ny mistakes...im figuring you cant top my egg one....