"Can we do this?"
That was the e-mail I received from my husband.
I had to read it twice as my husband is, and always has been a big meat eater.
And this is the rest of the story...
He has a vegetarian friend in Italy who sent him the following:
I have been trying very hard to be vegetarian as I believe in the cause, but I too have been a meat eater all my life,
and it is difficult to change your diet, especially when you love bacon and sausage, but I am definitely eating much less meat than ever before.
I guess that makes me a "flexitarian" (a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat).
I first became concerned a couple years ago when I fell in love with that white cow standing in the bluebonnets.
When I returned home from my photo trip, I went to the market to buy a couple steaks for dinner.
As I stood at the meat counter looking at the package of steak, in my mind, I saw that cow looking at me.
So then I went to get a package of pork chops... we like pork chops... but wait, now I saw a pig looking at me.
That had never happened before. I was shaken and then decided to fix a big salad with lots of veggies for dinner.
We know it is healthier to eat less meat and to eat more fruits, vegetables and grains.
It is also important to be sure to get enough protein in our diet,
and with this in mind, we headed to Whole Foods to see if we could find some meat substitutes
that might help us to achieve our goal and drastically cut down on our meat consumption.
So this is the beginning of a journey... to eat less meat, to eat healthy, and to save the animals!
Would you consider joining us?
Read this book and you too might consider changing your diet...
"The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter"
Ph.D. Marc Bekoff (Author), Jane Goodall (Foreword)