Four years vegan, but over eight years since I've ever knowingly hurt a pig. In this society we usually choose to ignore information about the animals we call "food" because it's really painful to realise how grave our mistake was. Once you connect the individual with a personality to the piece of their body on your plate, you change forever.
But the truth is that pigs are extremely intelligent, self-aware, emotionally developed animals with complex social relationships. They are more advanced than your pet dog. Smarter, completely aware of what's happening to them as they're marched into slaughterhouses. And therefore each individual deserves our respect.
Bacon is tasty for two reasons: Fat and salt. Two things vegan foods can also be high in. Vegan food can also be grilled for that smokey flavour too. If you're ready to align your values with your actions just type "vegan bacon" into Google and you're on your way! Made from things like soy, wheat, rice paper or eggplant. Do pigs the favour and at least have a try. 🙏🏻🐷
📷 Milly at @peanuts_funny_farm