So i have a story to tell and it is a little strange.
A couple of weeks ago my husband and i decided we would go meat free for a week to shake up the food we ate as we have realised we are eating far too much meat as humans and individuals.
The week went well with only one slip up involving cheese and Andrew was really looking forward to eating meat again but in a more ethical way… organic, free range meat, not every day of the week. I however have gotten rather emotional about everything. When i found out that gorgonzola had calf rennet i did a lot of Internet research about what other seemingly meat free products had a dark secret. I didnt dive straight back into meat eating and in fact it was Tuesday this week when we were out shopping and tired we decided to go to Nandos, i ate my usual plate of chicken and felt non plussed about it all.
When i got home i started doing a big morrisons shop and was checking out the organic chickens…
£6.50 each shocked at the price i looked at non organic at 2 for £5. I showed Andrew who then said… its crazy isnt it how we think £6.50 is expensive for a whole animals life….
That was it! The flood gates opened, i burst into tears and i suddenly got it.
Ive always known that we eat animals… ive known where they come from… somehow through Andrews choice of words it all became clear.
I have made a choice… i will no longer eat meat. I started this a few weeks ago just trying to make better decisions, make a difference in my own choices and i have come through the other side different. Even writing this im getting rather emotional.
Seeing my very emotional response to that organic chicken, Andrew has said he will support me in my choice not to eat meat as best as he can.
May all the chickens live long happy healthy lives!
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Much Love Helen x