Hi friends :D Happy Tuesday! Boy I've had a long day. We started rehearsals for my show again today, and I'm pretty beat. We rehearse outdoors, and the show is highly physical.
Needless to say, I had only one thing on my mind when I walked in the door...
couple honkin' spoonfuls of pumpkin
1 scoop Sun Warrior
Back tracking to yesterday, I went to the zoo!!
We saw many animals...
See the lion?
And had a lot of fun
I loved spending the afternoon with my amazing friends, but I couldn't help shake this feeling of discomfort. So many of the animals, especially the cats, were pacing. A lot were also just sitting there. Many of the guests were incredibly loud, so I could imagine that the animals were stressed out. I hadn't visited the zoo since I started becoming more conscious and aware of my animal consumption. Lately, I have begun eating meat again that comes from reliable sources. But since going to the zoo, I couldn't shake this sympathetic feeling toward these creatures. And just because animals that we eat aren't in the zoo doesn't mean I shouldn't be feeling the same sympathy for them. I'm still doing some reflecting, but I am considering options to take from here. In the ideal world, I would be vegetarian, but my body responds very well to animal protein. Decisions, decisions...
What are your opinions about the zoo? I am well aware that zoos are research institutions that exist to ultimately save animals and their habitats as well as provide severely endangered species a home which can save animals from extinction, but I zoo environment is not that same as an animal's natural habitat. What do y'all think?
I'm off to watch me some jeopardy. See you tomorrow! xoxo