I am going to start training with my mom tommorrow for a 5k in March. I am so ready to get back into shape.
I have found that many people in the running community are vegan! That makes me excited all the more since I plan on running more and more 5ks, marathons, and half-marathons with my dad.
This is my problem, the constant judgment. I don’t know why people give me such a hard time for being so sensitive when it comes to animals. Some think I’m over the top just because I don’t agree with hunting for fun, for fur, or for any reason because we do not need it for survival anymore. The worst thing though is people who hunt for fun. I can’t watch it on TV and I certainly cannot stand to see it in my everyday life. I hate seeing deer heads on the wall hung like trophies. What is that proving? That you are a crazy psycho that does not have a problem looking an innocent deer in the eye and shooting it? It does not make sense to me. But yet I’m the one who is given crap for being sensitive when stuff like that shows up on TV. I can’t stand that show Duck Dynasty or that one where they hunt alligators. It is so depressing. Ugh, how can you watch it? I know that Duck Dynasty is not all about shooting at ducks, but still I don’t find any of those people amusing or entertaining whatsoever.
What I am worried about is my daughter feeling the same way that I do. I want her to grow up with compassion for all living beings in her heart. I’m not going to ask her to be vegan or vegetarian. She will always have the right to make her own decisions. But I’m just worried that these insensitive pricks will force her to struggle like I do every day with being sensitive towards animals. I guess some people just do not understand, but to me watching an animal being killed on TV for entertainment is almost as painful as watching any human being kill another human being. Why people have to be so mean and insensitive towards that I will never understand.