When I ate meat (I was fifteen, roughly five years ago), I was curious about the meat industry so I started watching videos on peta. I watched a lot of the videos, and became vegetarian immediately after seeing these videos. I also watched videos and read Free The Animals (about ALF, amazing book btw), and then became cruelty free in everything that I bought. So basically, I’ve seen and read a lot about animals..
I find now that watching any kind of video or anything, make me quiver and I absolutely cannot watch it no matter how hard I try. Does anyone else feel like this, or is it just me?
Is this wrong of me?
No, it’s not wrong, because you no longer support them. I can’t watch videos anymore, either. They used to make me terribly depressed when I used to watch them, and now I can’t just bring myself to watch them, anymore.
You are definitely not alone. I became vegetarian after watching Peta’s “Glass Walls”. It moved me so much because I absolutely love Paul McCartney. Since then, I haven’t watched another video. I keep meaning to so that I can be a bit more passionate but I just can’t bring myself to do it. It’s like, I already know the horrors, so why give myself more nightmares.
I watched Earthlings (which is like a 2-hour graphic tear-jerker) about 3 times in order to show it to friends, but now it’s been nearly impossible to sit through videos like that. I can only do it to show other people.
I can watch them as long as I look away from the graphic parts; sometimes I do watch them with friends or to remind myself why I’m vegan. It’s not wrong in anyway, it’s completely fair and natural to feel revulsion at something you have given up but other people still do if it is wrong. (like this) it is a matter of personal preference, so don’t feel bad either way.
I’m no longer willing to watch footage of animal cruelty.
Watching such footage upsets me so much that I cannot function properly, and I feel that by adhering to a vegan lifestyle I have earned the right to not have to watch such footage.
If there’s an animal rights video that I need to watch which contains such footage, I either watch carefully for it and skip it, or I disable the video and just listen to the audio.
it not only you when i watch movies about the meat industry before i became a vegetarian it was hard because it make me think i really eat this meat that this what happen to get this on my dinner table . it was really gross and broke my heart this is how these animals live there life.