Wow, vegetarian for all the wrong reasons
The Wife spoke today, and said we should quit eating beef and chicken. And, I agreed. But don't think of us as vegetarians, that is truly not the reason. Both of us recognize that something must die for us to live. Either in seed form, egg form, plant form, whatever, Point is, that even breathing kills life forms. The Wife's point, and one I wholly agree with, is that we don't want to encourage the continued horrendous treatment of food sources. She and I are both disgusted with the treatment of the animals while they are alive. Truly, I can equate the current treatment of animals by major agra businesses with many of the ills of the world that have historically been based on profit; for instance the slave ships.
If any readers out there can direct us to outlets for free range chickens, or other 'humanly' raised meats, we would be happy to continue our consumption. But as long as the meat we find in the market place originates from practices we can not condone, I guess it's alfalfa sprouts for us.
Actually, we can consume a lot of our protein requirements and other nutritional requirements, via nuts and beans, etc. This is obviously not a choice based on taste. There is nothing like the taste of barbecued steak and pork! And we plan to be more cognizant of our fish consumption, but the entire diet change will not be without its tradeoffs. Long live T-Bones and Ribs. But, until I can get these foods w/o supporting the meat mills, well, I am willing to do w/O.
So, again, if any readers can suggest foods that are available from more 'humane' sources in the Atlanta area, we're interested.