This is Tracy Arnold. Her story is here.
Ms. Arnold found what she claims is a man’s toenail in the sauce that she prepared. She did not know whether it came from a jar of pasta sauce or from the minced beef that she added to the sauce. She thought at first that it was a piece of gristle, or cartilage, from a dead cow.
And then she realized it was a human nail.
That disgusted her.
The fact that she was eating decaying flesh did not disgust her.
The fact that she thought that there was a piece of cartilage from the dead cow in her sauce did not disgust her.
But she was disgusted about the human nail, which is also made of cartilage.
Think about that.
If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself.
Gary L. Francione
Professor, Rutgers University
©2012 Gary L. Francione