Over the years of blogging, I have written a number of posts about a diet that is ‘greener’ and kinder to animals. Reading through all those posts today, I found my journey of change interesting. From a meat eater, to only buying free range meat, to no longer eating bacon and more recently, stopping eating all red meat.
Here are three post examples:
In July of 2008 I wrote ‘A Pig Feeling’ – not long afterwards I stopped eating bacon
In May of 2010 I wrote ‘Joe Ludwig, I’m Angry Our Cattle is Being Tortured’ – not long afterwards I stopped eating all red meat
In January of 2011 I wrote ‘Choose The Fish You Eat Wisely’ – about my decision to only eat sustainable seafood
What does my kinder, healthier and greener diet look like today?
* Still only buy and consume sustainable seafood
* 24 months on and I have not consumed red meat
* 51 months on and I have not consumed pork
* Only eat free range chicken & turkey & eggs
* Reduced by 50% the amount of diary consumed
* Growing organically in my backyard many of my own herbs, fruit and vegetables
Yes this diet is kinder on the planet and on farm animals but how is my health? According to my doctor, my iron levels are high, cholesterol is great and I am healthier than she has ever seen me.
In conclusion I wish to thank Animals Australia for their dedication to creating a kinder world for all animals. Their work was my inspiration to change (yesterday I decided to support them financially on a monthly commitment after watching their ‘Make It Possible’ video).
My dogs, Mini and Cooper are my constant inspiration to become a better and kinder human – thank you puppies!