If Judge Judy were Vegan

I’m a big fan of the TV show Judge Judy… Maybe that’s not relevant nor should I be admitting it but I had to start this blog post some how. Judge Judy is incredibly blunt and speaks only as a matter of fact. 

Wonderful Husband complains that I can be incredibly blunt, it comes from Lovely Mum’s side of the family. However, when it comes to the topic of animals, a weird compassion for the listener takes over me. Unless someone asks me a question about animals or veganism, I tend to avoid telling a meat-eater anything that could upset them. This is also the case for when I write my blog articles. Although I think this is a strength in some ways, I fear the blog may suffer as a result also… And so for that reason, today, let’s pretend to be Judge Judy. 

Judge Judy informs us that there are an enormous amount of affordable alternatives to meat supplied by every local supermaket chain in the UK at this present time, most supermarkets even having their own free-from range. So when you’re strolling through the aisle, wondering what you’ll eat tomorrow night, let’s give the following some thought: 


Judge Judy explains that it’s all down to the decision you make. She asks ‘are your tastebuds really worth the life of an animal?’ Some people may argue that they only eat meat which has been humanely slaughtered… But Judge Judy’s question to those people is, what is humane slaughter? In which way would you like your child to be humanely slaughtered?

This all may sound incredibly harsh but Judge Judy is harsh. The lives of farm animals are in your hands. Reading such a black and white description about the consequences of your food choices may make you feel uncomfortable, but Judge Judy asks you to read on. 

Judge Judy wants us to look at the life of a farm animal from the perspective of a farm animal.

You have been taken from your mother and father.
Only by luck, you have survived disease and cramped conditions.
You are sent to a slaughter house, although you have not yet lived one quarter of your life.
You’re in a queue to your death. You see others dying in front of you. You try to get away.
Your death is probably not quick or painless, as many of us like to believe. 

This farm animal is feeling far worse than how you are feeling right now, even after reading this post. Apologies for upsetting anyone. I blame Judge Judy 💚


13 thoughts on “If Judge Judy were Vegan

  1. GrAnnie says:

    I do get what you say but what would happen to the farm animals all over the world?
    We are interdependent, they need us to ensure that they have existence. X

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    1. thecrumbyvegan says:

      Great question and it gets asked a lot. The farm animals have only been dependent on us since we started breeding them, giving them drugs and taking away their independency, so they are unable to look after themselves. The world will not go vegan overnight, so when we do eventually give up animal products, the farm animals should be looked after (say, in sanctuaries) so they can live their life as best they can.

      The animals didn’t need us before we started aggressively breeding them, nor will they need us when farming no longer exists. Let nature return back to normal 💚

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    1. thecrumbyvegan says:

      Oh that’s lovely to hear! I never feel comfortable saying bad things about the meat industry to people that eat meat as people normally tend to be defensive, however people like yourself are incredibly open-minded. It’s mega that you try out (and blog about!) vegan recipes! 💚


    1. thecrumbyvegan says:

      Unfortunately I don’t think Judge Judy is vegetarian, let alone vegan. She even buys her dogs from breeders. If it weren’t for the animal aspect, I would love her soooo much! She speaks to my heart when she rules in court, I love her no-nonsense style.

      You’re right though, she would be an AMAZING advocate for animals if she were vegan. Maybe we need to start secretly working on converting her 💚


  2. LettuceLiv says:

    This post is great! I love that you used judge Judy! Also I too fear I will offend people if I am to straight forward about the truth but your post wasn’t too aggressive either which is good!

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