Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"The Dairy Cow" - Short Story

This was a story I entered into a "short short story" competition on Facebook. I didn't win, but I want to share it with you guys here.

  Her heart aches as she desperately searches and calls for him. It's no use - her precious child has been stolen from her. Never again will she see her baby boy's face, he has been taken away from her so that humans could guzzle the milk, which was rightfully his.

  Every day that passes she casts a glimpse to the area where she last saw her child. Hoping that somehow, by magic, her little angel will come back to her. It's hard to accept that he is gone. A mother's bond with her baby is very strong.

  She is impregnated over and over so that she will continue to produce milk. Each of her babies, stolen away from her. Eventually her body is exhausted. And she is sent to slaughter. An innocent living being, murdered for cheap meat.

  She didn't have a name. She was just a number. A commodity. A slave.

Cows produce milk for the same reason all mammals do - to nourish their young. Milk is for calves, not humans. Go Vegan. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Welcome, Friends!

I've decided to set up a new blog, Peaceful Abolitionist! This blog will follow my thoughts and experiences of being a young vegan living in New Zealand.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Emmy and I became vegan 4 years ago at the age of 13. I inspired my whole family to give up animal products and go vegan. Here is my podcast episode about going vegan as a teenager.

I've been a nonviolent, caring person all my life. I wouldn't hurt a fly. I remember one day years and years ago, swatting a mosquito who landed on my arm (since, that's what people do to mosquitoes, right?) I felt absolutely terrible for ending her life. From then on, I wouldn't kill insects, at least not on purpose. I saw, and still see, all life as precious. I have high empathy for all animals, including humans. It's just the way I am, and always have been. I'm against all forms of violence and discrimination, and believe that ALL slavery - human and nonhuman - should be abolished. My dream is that one day, humans and nonhumans will coexist peacefully with one another.

This blog is for vegans and non-vegans wishing to know more about veganism. I'll be posting advice, yummy vegan recipes, quotes, my personal stories on being a young vegan in New Zealand, my view on news stories relating to animal rights (welfarism usually, I'm sure there are going to be a lot of those stories..) and more, so stay tuned!

Peace and love to all
~ Emmy