The other day I met up with an old friend for coffee/dessert. She suggested a place and I agreed. While I was waiting for her to get there, I looked at the menu.
I had to take a picture.
Calves’ liver. Really??
Not just one calf ‘s but calves’ even??
As I checked out my pic, I realized. It wasn’t just calves’ liver.
It was lamb burger.
it was cows.
The entire F-ing menu was made up of animals. Was made up of death. Was made up of Lives.
And it wasn’t just one of each. It struck me as well that every time someone ordered an item of the menu, it was a different life. A different someone. A different misunderstood enslaved animal.
They were animals who wanted to live. Animals who fought with their last breath to survive. Animals with families. Animals with friends in their factory farms that they died with.
Honestly this is just incredible.
It’s incredible that in every single menu all around the world, there are these same dishes staring diners in the face. Every night. Every day. We see bacon, hamburger, calves’ liver even STARING us in the face.
And yet we don’t see it at all.
We don’t see that there is anything wrong with this. We think it is perfectly ok.
We are so blinded to such an enormous evil to the point where even when we’re looking straight at it we can’t see it.
It’s kind of twisted and sick, isn’t it? It’s very sci-fi movie where our brains have been taken over.
Taken over by what though? I have begun to see this as well.
Oh yes. Free range, Local, Sustainable, Heirloom, Antibiotic free, Organic humanely raised meat. I see it wherever I go now. Signs that say “All our meat is local and hormone free. Plus it’s organic so you can rest easy”. Or whatever.
“Plus it’s organic.”
They forgot to add one other “plus”.
Plus, it was alive. Plus it was tortured. Plus it fought to live. Plus it had a family. Plus it had a life.
How can we disrespect LIFE so much. How can we disrespect FREEDOM so much.
It’s so wrong.
And yet hardly any of us can see it. All around us. Every day.
Somehow I feel we’ve been brainwashed and tricked into disrespecting LIFE ITSELF and everything beautiful and good in it.
This isn’t science fiction. We are really brainwashed.
Luckily, every day more and more people are waking up and “seeing the ghosts“.
I know I am. I have.