Out of sight—out of mind
After close to 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have written about the needless suffering of animals 27 times. But lately, I have been writing mainly about sustainability issues and the need for corporate CEOs to take the lead when it comes to leading America away from our unhealthy, wasteful, harmful and barbaric western diet-style.
The primary motivation for those corporate CEOs will be to save money on healthcare; thereby improving the profitability of their enterprises.
But with every one of their employees that adopts a health-promoting plant-based diet, the lives of thirty farm animals will be saved. Thirty animals that will not have to live their entire lives in agony—only to face a brutal death at the end.
And, don’t kid yourself, we’re not just talking about the “meat” animals like pigs and cows. We’re also talking about the egg and milk producers—the ones that many vegetarians don’t think have to suffer. They might change their mind after watching what “retirement” is like for dairy cows who’ve spent their entire lives making milk, cheese, yogurt and ice-cream for human consumption.
Warning! This content may be disturbing for some. It was for me.
Humans—the infestation of planet Earth. What a mess us late-comers have created. There have been about 100 billion people that have ever lived on this planet. Seven billion of us are alive today—yet we’re now torturing and killing two billion fellow Earthlings every single week for our dinner tables. And that’s just to feed their meat and dairy products to the wealthiest 50% of our seven billion population.
This way of life is grossly unsustainable for much longer—and this entire mess has been created in just the blink of the eye of history. Consider that there has been life on Earth for roughly four billion years, but we humans have only been here for less than 5/1000th of one percent of that time.
Yet in that brief period, we have taken over every square inch of the planet and have claimed all land and waters as belonging to us humans. As the only species in the history of the world who has failed to live in harmony with the planet, we have completely ignored or violently abused the other million species of Earthlings who share our home.
The Bottom Line. I am embarrassed to be a part of such a selfish lot—and am striving to all that I can to help us all move aggressively back in the direction of harmony with the rest of the planet. As more and more people become aware that the future sustainability of the human race is what’s at stake, they will be more receptive to the inevitable change.
Fortunately, when we do wonderful things for our own health, we also do wonderful things for our fellow Earthlings and for the planet—and for her continued ability to sustain our species. Make the decision to take charge of your health today—the lives of your great-grandchildren are riding on that decision. (Today is consecutive daily blog #638)
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