Sunday, October 3, 2010
The McCruelty protest was a success! I was surprised with the amount of support from people driving by in their cars. We got many waves, honks, and praise for standing out there with our signs. We also got a few fingers and one guy said "don't worry about animals, people are starving," which, makes him sound ignorant because people are starving because we eat so many animals!! The amount of grain that is used to feed cows for mass production could feed the world. Something I kept saying at the protest was, EDUCATE YOURSELF. I really want others to educate themselves about what they are putting in their bodies; where it comes from, and what it takes to mass produce these burgers and wings. It's very hard to change people. All I/we can do is spread the love...spread the truth and hope others will be open enough to understand that supporting a death house like McDonald's is only helping the human race propel faster toward our own death. I recommend reading "The Way We Eat. Why Our Food Choices Matter" by Peter Singer, and "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer. These authors do not preach a way of living, they educate. Don't you want to know what's going into your body? Nobody's perfect, but we can do little things to help. :) We ate at Veggie Grill after and it was delicious! Check out the VG=Cheeseburger - YUMS!
If you want to see more pictures from the demonstration, go here.