Words to Contemplate from Will Tuttle
Have you heard of a man named Will Tuttle?
Dr. Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author and musician. His work focuses on creativity, intuition and compassion.
His book, The World Peace Diet, a #1 Amazon best-seller, has been translated into 18 languages.
It’s been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life.
I quote him here because his explanation about why we continue to enslave and kill billions of animals with no concern whatsoever is too good not to share.
“We were all born into a culture that forced us, virtually from birth, to eat the ﬂesh and secretions of certain animals who are bred, conﬁned, attacked, and killed for this purpose.
Early on, we are injected with the habit of disconnecting the reality that is on our plate from the reality required to get it onto our plate. I believe there is no greater taboo in this culture than honestly discussing this, and the pervasive negative ramiﬁcations of using animals for food and other products.
The reason it is such a potent taboo is that, in our hearts, we yearn to live in a world of kindness and respect for all life, and we know better. We naturally feel a kinship with nonhuman animals, so we repeat to each other many hollow and inaccurate oﬃcial stories to justify our relentless mistreatment of animals for food, such as the protein story, the calcium story, the taste story, the no-soul story, and the life-feeds-on-life story, but the main weapon in our ongoing oppression of animals is our learned disconnectedness:we simply turn away, focus elsewhere, and numb our feelings.
All the primary institutions in our culture (religion, science, media, family, government, business, and education) cooperate to keep our catastrophic abuse of animals well hidden, ignored, trivialized, and accepted.”
~ Will Tuttle Ph.D.
Find out more about Dr. Tuttle’s work at his website.