Tammi Jonas, a former devoted vegetarian, totally changed her lifestyle when she was pregnant with her third child.
Everything changed for this mother the day she ate a burger with real meat, for the first time in decades – her world was turned upside-down.
During her early years, Tammi Jonas found out how poorly farms and slaughterhouses treated animals. And from that moment on, she became a full-fledged vegetarian.
The burger that changed everything
This Australian mother, now grandmother, stayed away from meat – until her last pregnancy.
“I was at work one day and just thought: ‘a burger would fix this’. I went back to red meat, so beef and lamb, once a week throughout the pregnancy. It was some years longer before I had any pork or poultry”, she told 10 Daily .
I never thought it was immoral to take an animal’s life for food – I’ve always been comfortable with my place in the food chain, but I thought it was immoral to treat [animals] cruelly, to not allow them to go outside and breathe fresh air and to be confined in crowds in sheds,” Tammi added.
Want animals to have a good life
Her carnivore instincts soon took her to the next level. Together with her husband Stuart, the 49-year-old began contemplating the possibilities of farming and animal husbandry. Focusing on treating the animals in a good and ethically way.
“Some people will draw an ethical line that killing is bad. But I don’t believe that – I don’t think killing an animal for consumption is unethical if it had a good life,” Tammi told the Daily Mail Australia.
She and her husband have been running a family farm for eight years – and yes, this former vegetarian eats more meat than ever before.
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