Please forgive me, I was not aware of your suffering for my taste buds happiness. I had no idea of what you endure from birth until your untimely and tortuous demise. I shudder at the memory of things I used to say.. I'd see little lambs and chant "mint sauce" while driving past... I'd comment on how I'd like my steak "to go moo when I stick my fork in it" (blue rare)... and I now hang my head in remorse for saying such unfeeling heartless and uneducated comments.
I will be the first to say that , yes, you do indeed taste good, and fill my stomach, but the grain and water used to feed you so you can be eaten by me would feed oh so many more people on this world. By my eating you, and I contributing to the starving nations on this planet, including the hungry people in my own country and town! 1lb of your flesh took 16lbs of grain and about 9000L of water to create!
I care about the planet I reside on, and worry about it's future for my offspring, I had no idea of the amount of damage to the planet that was being caused by my supporting the industry in which you are suffering every moment of your life in. I had no idea that 18% of all greenhouse gasses came from you and those like you. I always thought it was cars. I am sorry, I was wrong, cars, trucks, boats, planes, trains, and all other gas using devices only make up 13% of greenhouse gasses.
I do not use toilet paper, saying that it's idiotic to cut down trees so we can wipe our butts, yet I was eating you! 1 acre of rainforest is lost every day to feed you so that man can make 267 hamburgers... what was I thinking!!! I was saying NO to deforestation yet partaking in the biggest reason for the forests demise, supporting the meat industry!
It saddens me, knowing that you are still being tortured, that you are suffering, and that 99% of all abused animals are from the livestock industry. It breaks my heart daily to know that you scream but no one seems to hear you, that your babies are ripped away from you, so that we can drink your milk, have our cheese, and yogurt. That you never feel sunlight, grass, dirt, eat worms, or do what comes naturally to you. It saddens me even more that your suffering continues, at the hands of others, both those who know what you go through, but more due to the willful ignorance of those beings who just don't want to know about it. My heart breaks for you, it aches for you, and I cry for you.
There fore , dear Earthlings, I hereby pledge to you, that I will do my utmost to protect you, whether it be through acts of activism, or promoting the vegan way of being, or by being a living example to others, or all of the above and more, I shall be a voice for you, I shall put into words what we can only imagine you would be saying if you spoke the human language.
Forever Vegan for you, the animals, the fellow earthlings.
As my will so mote it be