I joined the Veg News online book club last night and the first book is "Mad Cowboy", followed by "Skinny Bitch" and "The Jungle". Well light summer reading was just what I had in mind so I signed up, downloaded "Mad Cowboy" on my Kindle and started reading.. and omg... (so completely NOT light!)
I'm a vegan and have been for a long time. I'm a vegan for many different reasons. (my health, animals, the planet) I just never, ever knew/realized/understood that man made cows, pigs and chickens carnivores. I'm so completely disturbed by this.
The book discussion is on Monday. I'm mid through Ch 2 and we must complete Ch 3 by Monday. The pace is easy but the topic is definitely tough. I can't imagine going into this a meat eater. Poor You. :( I would be even more grossed out. (But education IS the point).
Those poor animals.. it is horrifying enough that their entire purpose is to be consumed by man - but to be fed dead, rendered animals? ugh.
I realize this is not a very happy welcome back post since I've been off Blogger for SO long.. but you must start somewhere. :)