1 month ago
Livestock. Live, verb
remain alive. Stock, noun
goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution. I’ve seen quite a few “Livestock” trucks recently. It’s interesting because I used to see them here and there before I stopped eating animals three years ago and I naively used to think “how cute, they must be going to another farm, another patch of land, a new home”. I mean, I say “I used to think” quite loosely because I don’t think I ever really thought or made the connection at all. It’s all so “normal”. Would I have eaten “meat” had someone blatantly served me a lambs head or something that actually looked like an animal. Absolutely not. But we eat it because it doesn’t resemble a LIVING being. But it is. The title is in the name. LIVEstock. They were alive. They had a heart. They took breathes. They had families. They were very much alive until we decided that taste was more important than their life. But, here’s the thing. I don’t think we do think that. I don’t think that a large percentage of us that did or still do eat animals actually consciously think “my appetite is more important than an animals life”. I don’t think many people could do the deed and actually kill an animal. So why do so many people seem okay with paying someone else to? Because it’s not blatant. It’s all in a neatly presented bow that makes it seems like there is nothing wrong with it. But, there is. When you make the change, it’s weird, you feel you’ve been living in a matrix. Like, how on earth did I ever think it was okay to eat another living being or cause them pain? Why? Why was I okay with it? The truth is, it wasn’t/isn’t our fault. We’re purposely kept in the dark. If you still eat animals, I urge you to educate yourself. I urge you to know what’re you’re choosing to do. It’s not often I share things like this but when I see these poor helpless animals in trucks, heading to an abattoir. Another word that hides the meaning. Abattoir.
a slaughterhouse. I literally cry or tear up. Everytime. I feel such heavy sadness. I have to share this for them ❣️ Photos @joshua.entis