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Soooooo.

I was talking to ganesa last night

Aaaaannd, well.

I'm going to stop eating animals. I'll still eat unfertilized eggs, things with living bacteria or yeasties, dairy. But no more fish, meat, poultry.

We did not discuss leather, but it's not like i buy permanent objects very often. I'll bring it up and see what kind of response i get.

The gist of it, as i understand it, is that i'm using up a lot of goodwill on killing animals, and things will be better if i am not spending all my mojo on meat. So yeah.

And the initial discussion is a year, that's what i am willing to commit to, but chances are that this will continue, assuming he holds up his end.

And it's not like i wasn't already aware of the results of eating mainstream factory-farmed meat, and the effects of modern fishing practices, and yada yada, it's not like i've felt okay about eating meat in the past many years, but i certainly do like the taste of bacon, and i tend to be pretty good at ignoring/rationalizing.

And yes, i know that properly managed methods are not unreasonable, but ganesa is also making the point that it is not just environmental, he wants me to kill fewer things.

And it's hard to argue with that.

Oh, and i'm not going to preach at you, it's okay, you can still eat a bacon double cheeseburger. I just won't.

Date: 2011-10-26 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabrinamari.livejournal.com
OK. I support you totally, hon.

Date: 2011-10-26 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
thanks! mgg is vegetarian, and I really like tofu anyway. it's not a big change at home, but I think I'll be having more omelettes at diners

Date: 2011-10-26 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pagandelight.livejournal.com
Please let me know if there's anything I can do to support you with this.

Date: 2011-10-26 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
I will, thank you.

Date: 2011-10-26 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bkdelong.livejournal.com
I can dig it. Totally respect the connections and service one has and makes to one's patron. I haven't been working with one long enough to have such salient conversation and receive quite as detailed direction but over time I expect to grow closer and learn more. Thank you for sharing.

Date: 2011-10-26 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
it's not like a people conversation for me, prayer-type stuff is drastically different from a draw, but his opinion is pretty obvious in this case.

Date: 2011-10-26 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hypatia42.livejournal.com
Good to know. Thank you for sharing where you are at.

Date: 2011-10-26 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
I am hopeful that it has results, and I think it will

Date: 2011-10-26 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arielmn.livejournal.com
I can respect that. I have been 'touching base' with Ganesha each morning.

Date: 2011-10-26 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
yeah, I've known he doesn't approve of meat for years now, but I really appreciate him making it clear that there are better things for him to do for me than forgive my eating habits

Date: 2011-10-26 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ixtli-awakening.livejournal.com
i will not taunt you with bacon. promise.

Date: 2011-10-26 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padmaclynne.livejournal.com
I appreciate that. I think bacon is going to be the worst part.

Date: 2011-10-26 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecrabking.livejournal.com
How dare you take my rights away!?! Just kidding, good luck with this.

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