Warning. While this blog is necessary, it's not altogether pleasant.
After 225 consecutive daily blogs, I have only devoted two of them to the disgusting topic of animal suffering. Now there will be three. In our book, we cover five categories of reasons supporting a plant-based diet: health, environment, energy conservation, world hunger and suffering of animals. I began my own journey to a plant-based diet for health reasons, but after eight years of eating this way, I am now perhaps even more passionate about those other four categories of reasons -- especially this one.
Driven by the availability of cheap energy, we have simply been consuming the wrong food (for our species) in great quantities for the past fifty years -- and we've inflicted great damage to our own health and to the health of the planet in the process.
While disrupting the precious harmony of nature with our food choices, we've also been complicit in a violent process of bringing animals to market -- a process that can never be a part of the inevitable restoration of harmony on planet Earth. And, if we can't figure out a way to get it done, we'll leave Mother Nature no other choice but to do it herself.
There are eleven chapters in our book and one of them is devoted to the suffering of the animals that we raise for our dinner tables. It is entitled "Hell on Earth" and it is titled appropriately. Not very many people have ever seen the inside of a factory farm and the meat, dairy and egg industry would like to keep it that way -- because they are very much aware that opening their doors for public tours would be very bad for business. Click here to continue reading; short video included...
—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com