I’m thinking about vegetarianism. I think about it from time to time, I eat a hamburger, I think about it some more.
You see, I’ve heard about how the food industry treats animals and it makes me feel guilty. I know I can’t change the way things work, but I can at least give the meat makers as little support as possible.
When I think about becoming a vegetarian, I think that’s not enough. We get eggs from badly treated chickens, and then there’s the poor milk cows. I mean, aren’t I just being a hypocrite if I don’t go all out and adopt a vegan diet? But then there are insects in the grain products we eat. I can’t contribute to killing them. This is how I talk myself out of becoming a vegetarian.
The truth is, I could do it if I was single. I avoided meat for quite a few years when I was mostly eating alone. Now I have a husband who eats meat. Eating would get overly complicated if I decided to go vegetarian. It’s complicated now with me trying to eat healthy and him not so much.
What to do? Here’s a list:
- Look for meat that comes from a small farm, not a huge meat-making plant
- Eat meat fewer times a week
- Buy more local food
That’s about all I can think of, but one has to start somewhere doesn’t one? Baby steps…