When we were kids, we enjoyed food in the uncomplicated, unexamined way kids do. We satisfied our appetites with little thought to what it was we were eating. I, personally, had a deep love of animals, and like everyone else, I ate them too.
My insatiable love of meat got snuffed out when I ‘truly’ connected with a pig at an animal protest rally in Hobart, Tasmania in my mid 20s (thank you Emma Haswell, of Brightside Farm Sanctuary). Of course I’d been around pigs before, but perhaps because of the context, and my growing awareness of the world around me, this time the connection was profound. I had a light bulb moment, and in that instant, I became vegetarian. Right then and there a little fire began to burn inside of me, an igniting of a passion that matched my love of animals. I felt increasingly confident about this journey that I now had the courage to undertake.