That is such a wonderful idea- helping the earth while enjoying time in a beautiful natural environment
You are very right about this, Jeannie- there are some truly horrific things that have happened in the US meat industry . I remember watching one in high school (sorry- I can’t for the life of me remember the name! It was an older documentary) that went behind the scenes in a meat slaughterhouse and was truly upsetting.
I think this is a great way to help the earth, Jeannie! By not supporting corporations that have practices against your beliefs and instead supporting local/wholesome producers who practice ethically and sustainably you are doing a great thing for both yourself and the earth
When I switched to a vegetarian diet at the temple, it was really really hard at first. But it is true that the body can adjust with time! So yes- as long as make sure you get the nutrients you need by mindfully supplementing your diet, I say go for it! Just like Megan said, you may feel that your body works better and feels healthy on a plant-based diet And if you find that the diet doesn’t work for you- no worries! You can always switch it up or make adjustments.
Good for you for sticking with your beliefs and pursuing life choices that go hand-in-hand with your practice. I think you are very strong for exploring this, Jeannie!