I have always been an animal lover, and I just can't stand the site of any animal being mistreated or suffering. But, I thought...such is life, road kill happens...even by me!
So, when Eric and I got back we were caught up watching this show on Animal Planet called "Whale Wars." From the perspective of the crew of the Steve Irwin, the Japanese whalers are taking advantage of the UN's decision that if you are doing research on whales, and one dies, you can sell the meat...and there is a time frame & # that this is allowed to happen to. So, they throw rancid butter & flour bombs onto the decks of the processing ship so any meat that touches the decks is unsellable...and it keeps them from continuing whaling.
After thinking about this for awhile I recalled that I have never been fishing...and I don't think I could if it wasn't catch & release. I really even hate to think about how slaughter houses function...even the most "humane" ones...it breaks my heart....but I like meat.
I'm going to continue to think about this for awhile, b/c it really does bother me. But, I don't know if I could stick to the restrictions. I've got some soul searching to do. Right now I am very torn.