On eating meat

by Andie Mitchell on March 9, 2014

farmphoto by Kevin Dooley

I, Andie Mitchell, am crazy about animals. So let’s start there. I’m one of those annoying people who emails friends with the latest video of a squirrel and a duck playing together. I can’t pass a dog on the street without breaking into a wide-eyed grin and saying hello in this really crazy, babyish voice (absolutely as terrible as it sounds). I cry when I pass a dead raccoon on the side of the road. Just a month and a half ago, I found a teeny tiny mouse, curled up in a ball, dead, in the corner of my living room, and I was convinced he’d died because he had no way to escape my apartment since we blocked this small hole in my closet. I cried like you wouldn’t believe. And yet, I eat meat almost everyday.

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