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Vegetarian woman falls in love with meat after having burger, starts her own 'ethical' pig farming company

A vegetarian woman decided to change her lifestyle after she ate a burger which completely changed her life.
UPDATED FEB 26, 2020
(Source : Getty Images)
(Source : Getty Images)

A mother who followed a vegetarian lifestyle and food habits for a decade changed her diet completely when she ate a burger while pregnant with her third child. She is now the owner of a pasteurized pig farm.

49-year-old Tammi Jonas had turned vegetarian during the 1970s after reading a book about the treatment of animals. She finally tried meat after a couple of decades as she had become 'dangerously anaemic' and her life changed completely. 

As reported by 10 Daily, she shared, "I was at work one day and just thought: 'A burger would fix this'." Ever since eating the burger, she has not looked back and decided to completely change her lifestyle. "I went back to red meat, so beef and lamb, once a week, throughout the pregnancy, and it was some years longer before I had any pork or poultry," she revealed. 

"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," she continued. 

Jonas and her husband Stuart decided to some research and discovered that they could easily make a living from farming on a small scale while focusing on treating animals properly and ethically. Jonas took to her website to say, "My journey from mindless industrial eater to vegetarian to ethical omnivore led me all the way to become a pig farmer to contribute to the growing movement to get pigs and poultry back out of sheds and onto paddocks."

"We now grow, butcher and cure all of our meat, and serve 80 households from our thriving community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm," she continued. She went on to add that there are no harmful chemicals used in her farming practices.