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LITTLE LAMBS HAVE FEELINGS TOO - No Mint Sauce Allowed
I understand if You Want To Move On...Just Hear Me out
So, I know that the title of this hub will make some people go "Huh?!!!!" And surely I know that this will not be one of my most popular hubs. But hear me out because this does not just have to do with LAMBS only. This has to do with the way some people think! Sure, we have all had very good dinners full of delicious recipes from all over the world. We all know that you can put something on any sort of meat and make it even better. We all know that mint sauce taste great on lamb, especially Welsh Lamb (I have been told). WE all know that you can't beat a really good organic beef burger and homemade sausages in Europe! This I know is true cause I have eaten it all and have enjoyed it too! But I did not SEE them before I ate them! Infact I'm not so sure where the sausage meat actually comes from? Well I sorta know, but PLEASE "don't tell me!" or I will never eat another one! When I was in England I saw so many animals and so many cute little lambs! I wanted to run outside and hug them like a big stuffed animal! Even if they stunk! I just could not imagine them on my plate anymore! Even if I know how yummy they actually taste! Go ahead Lovey.....LAUGH! I know you are! I just wanted to start a campaign called "Save The Lambs!" I still DO! I can't even think of these cute little animals being led to the slaughterhouse......SAVE THEM...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
So here goes my point. Here is the GPAGE point in this article my friends. I sort of understand why some people become vegetarians. I tried to watch a video on the web a few weeks ago on how animals are abused before they are slaughtered and I could not move past the first 5 minutes. It was shocking and I was horrified and I started to think about all of the young piglets that had their testicles ripped off before they were old enough to defend themselves and I wondered what it would be like if they were not so helpless? Sort of like children? When I look at little lambs and they look so cute with their cute little BAHS, I often think of children and their cute little cries and this is what brings me here to write. My big heart sinks over the "young" whatever! Baby everything! I am a mother for Gods sake! I must save the children, piglets and lambs! All of the helpless young NEED me to save them!!! Ok, I have gotten it off my chest for now. Atleast until I go back to the place with thousands of cute little lambs.
When I mentioned that I could not eat lamb after looking at them all day long while I was in England, someone close to me brought up a good point. He said that if I was in a desert and had to eat or I could not afford anything else, I would eat whatever was put in front of me. I understand this...I really do. But to me that is like saying a child has no choice and is helpless when it comes to choices in life. The young are often helpless when it comes to abuse, their diets, their surroundings and their homes. I want to blame the parents and the people who abuse their children by doing what they think is right because that is all they know. Ofcourse this has nothing to do with lambs but I'm on a ramble so bare with me! When I was growing up I was at a house once that we visited for the first time. The father was abusive and my father did not realize what was going on until he heard the screaming in the bedroom at their bedtime. The father of the three children beat them senseless before they went to bed every single night and it was for no damn reason and he thought he was doing nothing wrong! My father was in shock and so was I and he took me and left right away and I was too young to know what was going on, but I often wondered what happened to those kids? Did my father or anyone ever report the abuse? Did they know any better? When the other siblings screamed while one of their brothers were being beaten was it like the lambs when they got louder as some of their family members were taken to the slaughter house?
Nomatter how much you like to eat them, they must be feeling SOMETHING. Sometimes we just don't know when the young are hurting including children. Some of them can't speak or say what is happening to them. Like the little lambs in the fields. Just playing along and not knowing any better. Not knowing that some day soon they will be dinner. The children who were beaten every night of their lives until someone reported their father. They never knew that it was wrong but they hurt badly. I heard it in their cries when I left. I never forgot them.
A friend once told me that if you put animals that were tortured in your body it can effect you. Just think that if the animal was really stressed or in extreme pain when they died or were slaughtered, their nervous system and whatever else may have altered their bodies before they ended up on your plate and then inside you. And you think this will not effect you? Did you ever have a sleepless night after a big steak?
WE will never know how we are actually being effected by consuming bad meat (especially in the U.S.) and what they are actually adding to it after they abuse and kill it. Although they have stricter regulations in Europe and it is harder to add any sort of hormones, antibiotics and shots, it does not mean you will not have health issues in the future. Just like children who experienced extreme stress when they were young and did not know how it actually effected them as adults. WE will just never know.