Think about the life of the animal, who lived a miserable life in a dark and dirty slaughterhouse before it became the corpse that lie on your plate. Think about your dog or your cat, would you eat them? Why not ? other nations do eat these animals. This cooked slice of steak, with seasonings and condiments, had eyes, a heart, a body and a life.
Everybody knows now that animals are not treated well in the slaughterhouses. But most people prefer to act as if they didn't know, or try to convince themselves it's normal, that we don't have the choice, etc... We always have the choice. You have the choice to participate in this industry or not. If you don't already know how bad the animals are treated, I invite you to watch movies like Earthlings, Meet your Meat, Hidden Tears Behind the Iron Wall, Our Daily Bread, and many others, on the website of Peta, on Youtube, Google Video or here on my blog.
It's pretty easy to find images on the web showing the truth about the cruelty to animals, and those who stay impassive to this suffering should try to imagine being at their place, living in a constant fear of dying. Or this should visit a slaughterhouse - if only it was permitted - and hear the screaming of pain and distress, and be splashed with blood.
But if those strong methods don't work, you're hopeless, and doomed to burn in hell for eternity. Because the methods of teaching compassion and peace will never work neither. But it doesn't cost anything to try; so here are some interesting videos:
Here are some other videos.
55 billion animals are killed every year by sadistic humans, 90% of them live in factory farms and never feel the warm of the sun on their back. Every sentient being is a precious individual. To those who impose stress, pain and death to non-human animals, may we see that their suffering is directly linked to our own, or you shall recieve the same sentence.
“May those who turn a blind eye to the suffering of non-human sentient beings finally see” – Buddhist Prayer
But let's not forget that "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching"
Compassion is action. Be the change you wish to see in the world... ~Ghandi
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
"Lobsters are fascinating. The have a long childhood and an awkward adolescence. The use complicated signals to explore and establish social relationships with others. Their communications are direct and sophisticated. They flirt. Their pregnancies last for nine months. Some are right handed, some left handed. They've even been seen walking hand-in-hand. Some can live to be more than 150 years old, though few (1%) survive the world's most devastating predator-the species with whom lobsters share so many traits-the human being."
National Director: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)