“Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they are only animals” ~Theodor W. Adorno. The conditions that pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys and geese live in are absolutely horrifying. It isnt living. It’s existing, barely, in their own filth, crammed up so close to their mates that they will have their beaks cut off off, their horns, etc so they do not hurt each other. Sometimes they do just from going mad from having no space to sit up or turn around. Female pigs lay in gestation crates all day, cant get up move. I recently saw a film taken at Hormel. There was a pig beaten with a cane. She was screaming in pain. Then her baby piglets, dropped on their heads on the cement. Can you imagine this being you? Or your cats or dogs? The majority get zero sunlight or freshair. When it’s time to die, the slaughterhouse workers are told to work so quickly that often they are skinned or plucked still alive as often times, the worker will have not killed them completely. Conditions for the workers as well are pretty horrible. No animal should have to suffer like this. There was a time when meat was a supplement to our diets. When the Indians would kill a deer say, they paused and gave thanks. The majorijty of their diets, as ours should be, are plant and grain based. Get healthy inisde and out! Don’t support anything involving animal suffering for your physical and spiritual health!
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The republican primary began recently which got me to thinking about voting…by voting, we express our opinion, show our preference, our support. When we purchase things from food to cars to clothing, anything, we are giving our money to those who make these items. We not only provide them income, but show our support of these products. It took me a lot of years to realize what I was really, truly doing when I purchased factory farm chicken, for example, or a pair of leather gloves. I am supporting whatever it is they make. If I saw someone abusing an animal, like factory farmed animals are, would I just go over and hand them money so I could have some meat? No way!!! If I witnessed the skinning of an animal, weather it rabbit, raccoon, even cat or dog (yes it’s true folks!), would I hand them my money and say “hey make me a coat with that skin.” No way! And really, I don’t think most of us would, because most of us truly love animals and feel compassion for them. Vote with your wallet, folks!
Greetings! This is a blog for the animals…Animals have no choice and no voice in this world. Do you love animals and care about their well being – all animals from domestic to wildlife to farm animals? Then be a voice for them. They feel pain and suffering, security and comfort just as we do.