“The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.” Mahatma Gandhi
In his book “The World Peace Diet,” Dr. Will Tuttle reminds us that we are all interconnected, and that we are all harmed when any is harmed. This includes animals. If you are not ready to give up meat, please consider buying meat that was sustainably and produced from farms that treat the animals with some respect.
This 11 minute video with Dr. Will Tuttle which shows more about this.
The violence we perpetrate on animals for food comes back to us. We have become desensitized to this, thinking our meat just comes in a package at the store. Tuttle says “The domination of humans by humans is a necessary outgrowth of dominating other animals for food…..We can never reap joy, peace, and freedom for ourselves while sowing the seeds of harming and enslaving others.” For more information about how animals are slaughtered, you can read John Robbins’ book “Diet for a New America” or watch the film, “Forks Over Knives.”