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,