Former Hunter And Farm Worker Tells His Story

Former Hunter And Farm Worker Tells His Story


– I grew up a hunter, trapper, fisherman. Passed down to the family, and I started… pretty much as old as I could hold a gun. I started huntin’. I wanna say seven. Right around the age of seven when I first shot my first animal. It was a rabbit. I went a little bit… vegetarian just before going vegan. And a… I remember… the last animal I shot was a duck, it just, I shot it. I was out huntin’ by myself, and I didn’t a… as soon as it hit the ground, that was, I’m like, “Why am I doing this?” I can tell you exactly what I was doing, and it was basically what made me go vegan is I was… doing a highway job, bridge job in Kingston, and it was -36 out, and snowing, the roads
were bad, and I was in a I was in a machine. I had the heat cranked. I was bundled up. I was still cold. And an accident had just
happened down the road past me. It started to slow up traffic, and I was sitting there eating a sandwich. I think it was like a
ham sandwich at the time. Then traffic slowed and then
I saw this transport come up and just stop right by me,
and it was hauling pigs. Because traffic, there
was an accident up ahead, and it just stopped dead. I was right close to the barrier wall. I probably coulda reached
out and touched the truck. Then I kinda looked at it. I’ve seen them up and down the highway. They take em… all day long, every day. And I looked and I like,
all I saw was the tears, everything, and then I saw
one little pig in there, and it was like cut across and
it was stuck to the aluminum. Either I’m not sure if
it was just cut across, but it was stuck and
trying to pull off from. It’s like sticking your tongue
to something metal, right? So it was trying to break free and getting stomped on at the same time, and it was just like, I looked in… its eyes and… threw my sandwich out the door. I called up my wife at the time, and I said, “Whatever animal
products we have in the house, get rid of ’em all.” I said, “I don’t wanna
see ’em when I come home.” And she was floored. She was like, “Absolutely, no problem.” I got home that night, and
explained what happened to her and had a good little cry and not and never looked back. That’s what set me off,
and it was just like you could see the tears in
their eyes, and the squealing. You know? That was… That was it for me. I’d say Tell people, I’m like
“You don’t understand until you make that connection.”

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