The "Holy" Days of Eating Animals

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The "Holy" Days of Eating Animals

By Lyn Rose

The decision to not participate in the murder of animals is so profound that the world actually looks and feels different.

Here we are. Another year has gone by and with every year that goes by, it seems like 365 days gets shorter and shorter. Time flies...

This time of year is particularly difficult in many ways. The discomfort starts with Thanksgiving and progresses up until Christmas. For a person who does not eat animals, this time of year can be a frustrating time of the year because of the focus centered around the dead animals to be eaten as a celebration of the "Holy" days. It is amazing that the very people who would call themselves religiously based in their lives, are the same people who eat animals that have been murdered. Then there are those people whose lives have been changed by recognizing the crime of killing a living being to be eaten, look at life with such new eyes.

Yes, we have all heard that a "veil has been lifted" and with that comes a clarity that was once not visible. The crime of murder is easily distinguishable. And shouldn't it be? The violence of hacking a body to pieces and packaging it is incredibly obvious. Isn't it? Watching people eating these bloody pieces of a once living creature is almost unbelievable to uncensored eyes.

Vegetarianism and Veganism are words that describe this "eyes wide open" experience. Life absolutely looks different when vicious cruel acts are exposed in full view. After so many years of not eating animals, just the site of a bloody piece of an animal in a supermarket advertisement seems so surreal. It is very much like living on a new planet. Living on this planet with "new eyes" is like being an alien. The decision to not participate in the murder of animals is so profound that the world actually looks and feels different.

So, to you, if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, we extend to you the “alien” handshake that is one of understanding in relation to the killing of our fellow beings in this world. It is a pleasure to count you as a friend to not only us but especially to the most abused living beings on this planet, the animals. Happy "holy" days to the animals, they deserve so much better.