I’ve never had foie gras, but that’s because I was never offered it.
When I was growing up, we raised cows, pigs, and chicken for our own use, and
they were in a small groups…3 cows at a time, a couple dozens chickens,
and 3 pigs. That was our max. So we didn’t have the stress of making a profit.
We just wanted good, healthy food, and it was against our nature to create harm
to any creature in our care. But we weren’t a business.
I admire V960. He is always honest and shares his knowledge. Thank you, V960.
I have at times changed my diet to become a veggie soul, but ultimately, I need
meat at my stage of life. My father, as his health changed and he aged, found
that meat harmed his body. I may find that path myself, but not now.
But it would be wonderful if we could honour the animals that we consume
with the spirit of the Native Americans, or Indians, whatever you like to label
our native brothers and sisters. We do use every part of their bodies, but
we don’t recognize the value of their souls and sacrifice. I know that sounds stupid.
Another stupid thing I do, and have taught my daughter to do, is before I eat
is to say a silent prayer in which I thank God for the food I am to eat, to thank
the source of the food(whether meat or veggie or fruit) for their gift to me, ask
a blessing for the cook of my food, and also thank God for the money that allowed me
to buy the food. In a restaurant, I will also thank God for the servers of food,(as well
as give a good tip.)
This may sound stupid and off the topic, but really we should be grateful for all we eat,
and should be respectful of how every aspect of the food we consume is attained, prepared,
served, and of how we recieve it into our bodies and souls. That way we can eat with whatever
perspective we hold.
I wish to judge no one, and wish no one to judge me.