Lidia Alonso, that's me!
I am originally from Spain (Barcelona). As a Spanish
person I grew up with the beef-steak in my mouth (so
to speak). Until I was 31 I ate meat without any guilt
and I would never have thought that one day I would change
The time came while I was living in the UK (London) when
I saw a few documentaries on TV about mistreated animals
and slowly, I began to understand that it was not right
for me to eat meat anymore. It was a slow process, but
little by little, meat was more and more repulsive in
my eyes and the smell became more and more disgusting.
Eight years have gone past and I would never consider
the thought of any dead animal on my plate again, no matter
how much garniture surrounds it.
This goes to prove that it is possible to STOP. A lot
of people said to me: "I could not possibly live
without it, I need to eat meat!" and I see myself
in them 10 years ago, when I thought the same, but now,
I can honestly confirm "it is possible and in given
time, it is absolutely impossible to reverse". I
will never regret having learned from the videos, leaflets
and documentaries (thanks to the WSPA) and I shall never
need to live on the expense of so many animals suffering
for me. I can see clearly now.
What bothers me at present is the catastrophic effects
of the new disease with farm animals (bio-industry), every
time a new virus with the same origine; over mass production
of "dead meat". It is all economics, and it
seems people still do not realize that "cheap = expensive".
In the long run, nature demands "pay back" and
it does so with new diseases, long term illnessess, financial
breakdowns, you name it.
I hope one day more people will see the eyes of the animal
on their "sunday roast". Realize that a packet
of cellophane rapped veal meat (a couple of months old
baby cow) has probably been transported alive through
several countries, bashed around a in truck and left without
energy to even be able to walk out, and then, gets killed
without respect. Pointless lives.
Just because they can not speak our language does not
mean animals have no feelings. How can human beings be
I would like now to pay my tribute to all the slaughtered
animals in the world, with all the respect they deserve.