It’s a real problem. Having a website all about animals is bound to have some effects on your attitudes towards animals. It’s not that I haven’t always loved animals – I grew up with animals and they have always been part of the family. I knew that I had a lot to learn before I started this endeavor, but I didn’t realize how much it was going to effect my life.
Through The Pet Wiki and all the wonderful people that I’ve met through social media, I’ve learned a lot of horrible truths about how the animals that we put on our plate are treated and raised. It’s one of those things that a lot of people just don’t want to think about. I know that I didn’t. Until I couldn’t not think about it any more.
Not only have I become vegan myself, I’ve dragged half my family into it too. Since I do most of the cooking, it only seems fair that I’ll only cook what I am willing to eat. They are totally cool with that. As a matter of fact, all my kids have decided to become vegetarians. My husband is the only real hold out (and he may be bending).
To make sure that I don’t piss off my family too much, I’ve been making recipes that duplicate the food that they are used to and love. That’s an easy way to go. As long as they get their beloved comfort food, we can all be happy.