Thursday, August 6, 2009

Book: Skinny Bitch

I read the majority of this book, written by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, yesterday. I'll say that I'm mostly disturbed by the content.

I didn't expect the book to be about veganism or vegetarianism. Or animal rights or animal slaughter. I cried.

I do try my best to incorporate a lot of vegetarian meat substitutes into my diet, and we often eat completely veggie meals. And when we buy meat, and other products, we choose organic and free-range as often as we can. And in all honesty, I'm sure the book was more of a portrait of what happens to animals in american slaughterhouses rather than what takes place here in Canada.

But I think it has changed me a little. If I've ever considered being completely vegetarian, and I have many MANY times, I've never considered it as strongly as I do today.

But is there really anything wrong with drinking milk, or eating other dairy products or eggs? I don't see anything wrong with this, as long as the animals from which these products come are treated well.

This is going to be a bad thinking day.

1 comment:

Small Town Hockey Mom said...

UGH... I looked at this book at the library. I am sort of glad I did not pick it up.

I am sorry it is a bad thinking day, T!