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I Feel Like Chicken Tonight

Popularity 4Viewed 2313 times 2013-11-23 20:55 |System category:Life| birds, food, vegetarian, vegan, Buddhist

I used to love eating meat. Now I am a vegetarian. Why? I'd always thought about being a vegetarian but thought there was no way I could ever give up meat. One thing that stuck in my mind was the following Buddhist quote:

"All living things fear being beaten with clubs.
All living things fear being put to death.
Putting oneself in the place of the other,
Let no one kill nor cause another to kill."
(Dhammapada 129)

The following photos are of my little bird, Calypso. We never think of "meat" as an animal but I believe these pictures get you thinking of what it is you are actually eating. Enjoy.

(The final photo is of me and Calypso on a normal day - just so you know I am not always putting her in pies!)

Chicken sandwich

Kentucky Fried Calypso

Parrot pie, anyone?

Me and my bird hanging out.

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Reply Report anitahooo 2013-11-27 11:00
what a cute bird it is!
Reply Report AroundTheWrldK8 2013-11-27 13:00
anitahooo: what a cute bird it is!
Thank you! I love her to bits!
Reply Report 520157 2013-11-27 20:30
So cute!!!  How did you train a bird so successfully?
Reply Report AroundTheWrldK8 2013-11-28 07:58
520157: So cute!!!  How did you train a bird so successfully?
I don't know! I just spend a lot of time with her and she comes with me to cafes, driving . . . so she's used to having freedom and lots of good food!
Reply Report 520157 2013-11-28 13:58
I am sooooo jealous! If you introduce to us how you deal with her, it could be a great blog, too! Anticipating!!!
Reply Report AroundTheWrldK8 2013-11-28 15:59
520157: I am sooooo jealous! If you introduce to us how you deal with her, it could be a great blog, too! Anticipating!!!
I'll do that! Great idea!
Reply Report Ericgu 2013-11-30 14:11
How cute the bird is!
Reply Report AroundTheWrldK8 2013-11-30 15:02
Ericgu: How cute the bird is!
Thanks! 多谢!
Reply Report Ericgu 2013-12-1 15:42
AroundTheWrldK8: Thanks! 多谢!
you are welcome,不谢!

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