Factory Animals

I have been avoiding taking eggs and dairy out of our diet.  Not because of my wife and I but because of my 11-year-old that needs protein foe growth.  I’ve heard both side of the argement…but I’m still worried about doing the right thing.  I bought a book that has been sitting on my coffee table mocking me for a month now…it just sits there daring me to pick it up and read it.  So last night I picked up, “Veganist,” by Kathy Freston, and I just opened it on any page and started reading.  I very nearly lost my lunch…I opened the book at the entry about factory farming of eggs and dairy.

My wife was watching my face turn green as I forced myself to continue reading and was wondering what the heck I was doing.  When I asked her if she wanted to read it, she said she would pass, and just go along with what ever I wanted to do.  I guess only one of us needs to live with that information in their head for time memorable.  For now, we are going to buy our eggs and dairy from the farmers market where I can ask the farmers questions.  I can’t have chickens within my city’s limits…not to mention the anal retentive neighbour…so this is the best I can do for now until I can get my mind…and the rest of the family…around the idea of giving these things up.

God Bless, Julia

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6 thoughts on “Factory Animals

  1. I’m right with you on all aspects of factory farming; however, there are still more choices in addition to your own farmers, too, but it may depend on how progressive your supermarket is. For example, I buy Pete and Gerry’s eggs, because they are organic, cage-free, Omega-3 eggs from hens that are Certified Humane treated and handled. So no battery cages ever, real farm-raised. Here’s their web site, if interested – http://peteandgerrys.com/ . As someone involved in the humane field for 26+ years, I am always so happy to hear about more and more people wanting to really know where their food comes from and making better choices. Thanks for being one of them!
    And thanks for liking my post.

  2. Veganist: Very tough read, but I believe a necessary one – for all.
    Good for you for making small changes where you can!
    Every little bit counts and it DOES make a difference.
    Best of luck to you and your family!

  3. I just recently finished the book Food Revolution by John Robbins, which can scare anyone into veganism. I haven’t quite gotten there yet but buy my eggs from the farmers’ markets when I can and buy organic yogurt and kefir. I need to do more reading because my worry is always getting all the nutrients the body needs and warding off chronic conditions as well. I have spent some time reading your blog and am really enjoying it. Your jewelry and artwork is beautiful. You have a new follower!

    • Thank you! I bought a yogurt maker…have not made any yet, don’t know what I’m waiting for. I understand the taking it slow route…I think the changes will last if I do it that way. Have a great day, and thank you again. 🙂

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