Any of you who follow the cyber literature for vegetarian cooking and living will recognize this logo from the Compassionate Cooks website. I've recently subscribed to their podcast and have since listened to a few of their episodes. I encourage any of you who would like to become vegetarian or maintain vegetarianism, and need support, to check out this podcast, as it really helps solidify the choices that vegetarians and vegans make.
So, the main point of this post is based on the podcast I listened to last night, entitled "I only eat 'white meat'....in defense of chickens". Now, this episode kind of struck home with me for a few different reasons. My dear husband Rob, has in the last 8 months since we've become veg, decided that I was right, and that it is disgusting to eat meat. However, apparently, he doesn't think there's anything wrong with eating chickens (I guess bird somehow doesn't equal meat), but anyway. This podcast will sure put a stop to that way of thinking if I can get him to listen!!
The second thing that hit me about this podcast was that since Stella's allergy issues have arisen I've flirted with the idea of feeding her chicken so that her diet can vary from the massive quantities of beans she is currently eating. Well, let me just say, I will NOT be flirting with this idea anymore.
And, the 3rd thing that really got to me about this particular podcast was the quoted entry from the blog of Virgil Butler, noted activist against factory farming. It's unsettling what the people who work in this industry must endure both mentally and physically every time they go to work.