Friday, March 10, 2006

HOLY COW!

I’m doing something unprecedented in my life.

For the past two days or so, I have avoided eating meat. Yeah, vegetarian animal lovers everywhere rejoice--I have seen the light! I love hamburgers, tacos, and burritos to death, but let’s face it, too much of this delicious stuff makes for poor digestion, increased cancer risk, bad skin, and cruelty to our precious animal friends.

I may from time to time cheat mind you, but if I can find adequate veggie substitutes, imma do it. I mean, I know that humans are designed to be omnivores per se, but I cannot pretend to not notice how bad chickens, cows, and pigs are treated in those slaughterhouses and stuff and how gross it all really is. Meat is loaded with germs and chemicals and all the reading I’ve been doing has really really turned me off.

It's not easy growing up in meat-loving America, and certainly even worse for me as a Latino, where eating meat in our culture is overdone!

I won’t become some crazy militant PETA animal-rights activist all of a sudden that is going to start attacking my fellow carnivore humans, this is all a matter of personal choice. This means of course, eating more soy than I ever have before, although I was reading that THAT itself may be unhealthy and not good for men because it increases estrogen levels abnormally, although this is highly disputable.

Call me suggestible, but my tummy doesn’t feel so damn bloated or constipated ever since I started doing this.

Now onto a colon cleanser…
(<---insert gay joke here! LOL!)

9 comments:

G-Man said...

When Linda McCartney was still alive, she and Paul did a thing where they were trying to get people just to cut back on a few servings of meat a week. They said if every person in the world cut back just ONE serving of meat a week, think of all the animals that wouldn't need to be slaughtered. It's a good premise without being extreme. It's kind of one of those things -- where you picture your place in the world and realize a subtle change in your behavior can have a ripple effect. Good job.

WAT said...

The ugly irony however, is that Linda died of cancer. I would've thought her vegeterianism would've made her less succeptible to such a cruel disease. But, regardless, she left a beautiful animal-loving legacy and changed her husband Paul forever...

Bill German said...

ahhh, To live and die in LA. I can't think of a better place to buy the farm.

Bill German said...

So you stopped eating meat. (that that include penis)?? haha, I am so fuckin funny. Shit, I think I have myself a carl's jr $6 BURGER with that guy from the cow shake commericial on the side. he is so hot.

Brad said...

That's kinda funny you say that, Bill. Blowjobs were deemed perfectly acceptable according to even the strictest vegan rules. I don't recall where I read that, but it is true!

Also look at how awfully regulated the meat inspection industry is, both in terms of health and the money wasted by government subsidies for animal feed. (A pound of meat would cost around $80 if not for your tax dollars at work.) The land used for one cattle's grazing could feed hundreds of people each year. It doesn't make health sense or economic sense.

You've made a great decision, my friend!

Brad said...

Now it's time to go get me a hot dog!

Just kidding.

Christopher King said...

Good deal. When I have money, I rarely eat it. I eat a tone of sushi, though!

Meanwhile, check out what I said about NAACP and GLBi,

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/3/11/104343/560

and an incredible media development in my case: I think they pulled a portion of an online story about that police chief:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2006/03/dunns-budget-hacked.html

Hope all is well, brother.

Peace.

Todd said...

I was a vegetarian for years, but sort of worked out of it. I decided I don't like chickens very much and it would be ok to eat them. It's great that you're making a statement. I noticed when I was eating a lot of soy products, my hair was getting thicker and growing back along the recession line. I was also growing around the mid section, so maybe there is something about the estrogen thingy?

Marko said...

Good for you, but I copuld never do it. However, never say never...Im too much of a carnivore.