Thoughts On: Becoming Vegetarian

Have you seen the documentary Blackfish? If not, would highly recommend. It’s about Sea World and killer whales. Interesting.

Interesting but confronting. Requires you to make some decisions. Question what you consider to be acceptable as entertainment.

For me, marine parks are now out. Aquariums and zoos, probably out too. In a slightly less predictable vein, I’ve also decided to become vegetarian.

My husband is most perplexed. It is, I admit, a bit left field. Have never shown the slightest inclination towards the veggie persuasion. A dedicated carnivore.

But Blackfish got me thinking. As humans we are so fortunate. So many resources, so much knowledge, so many options. We have choices, what we do for our entertainment, what we eat for nutrition. Yet so often we choose the least humane: keeping killer whales in swimming pools, eating excessive quantities of meat.

In the same way that keeping orcas captive to perform tricks seems grotesque, so does breeding animals in order to eat them. Must we always choose the most destructive option?

So. Am becoming a vegetarian. Though not with immediate effect as the Sainsbury’s man has just been. If that makes me sound uncommitted, you would be on to something my friend. Am not the most dedicated soul, prone to sudden enthusiasms with limited follow through.

So this is my declaration. Putting it here, written down, on the Internet. I am becoming a vegetarian. Herbivore style.

Til next time,

Hayley

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4 Comments

  1. February 25, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I’ve been veggie since my teens (long time ago) my sister who reverted to meat a few years ago is constantly lecturing me on how being vegetarian is very unhealthy! She’s very well researched and is of the opinion that I will keel over anytime soon due to severe deficiency in certain nutrients. So, what I would say to you is, make sure you take a multivitamin with B12. Eat plenty of kerrygold butter, milk and eggs 🍳 good luck! X

    • February 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Thank you! Love the advice, will get on the supplements ASAP. H x

  2. February 26, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Congrats for this! I’ve been thinking of becoming a vegetarian for some time but haven’t made the commitment yet. I want to be 100% sure because I don’t want this to last for just a few weeks / months! Let us know how your vegetarian journey goes! :)💕

    • February 26, 2018 / 10:01 am

      Thank you! Finding it easy so far, made it through my first Sunday roast! Being flexitarian is totally worthwhile though. Just being mindful about how much meat you eat and how it is sourced is a positive change. H x

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