When The Blinders Come Off

Lately I’ve been reading more and more about the horrors that take place in the dairy and meat industry. At first it started more out of concern for my health and the desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle. But over the last few weeks the blinders have come off and what I see makes me sick to my stomach. I have known about the facts for a while now, but I guess I didn’t really want to know. It was much easier this way, I could eat what I wanted and not have to worry about where it came from or which poor animal had to die a horrible death just so I could enjoy a meal. I know that sounds extreme and that was the reason that I never really looked deeper into this issue before. But it just seems that lately I have been coming across more and more accounts of cruelty to animals, not just killing them for food, but torturing them for mere pleasure and I can no longer ignore my feelings of disgust at what is happening. Then I watched a short film, Earthlings, and it just pushed me over the edge. I have no idea what action I will take, except for a drastic change in my diet, but I feel that I need to do something more. I don’t know if this is just a reaction to the emotional overload I’m feeling, but I hope not. So I decided to start by sharing what I feel, because I know there are so many others out there who are feeling the same way. Maybe the answers will come to me.

Author: sabina khan

Sabina Khan is the author of THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI (Spring 2019/Scholastic) . She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, two daughters and the world's best puppy.

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