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Does your food have a face?

February 18, 2019
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When I see a non-Vegan burger I don’t see “meat”, I see a sentient being who has been through horrid atrocities, I see an animal who can feel pain and emotions. Think about your food choices.

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Who is 269?

“269” is a calf who was born into an Israeli dairy farm.

His life — will be cut off not long after it started — was saved, near his scheduled slaughter day.

By branding his number on our bodies, we show our solidarity with the victims of the animal holocaust all around the world, remembering to never forget.

On October 2nd of 2012, ‘World Farm Animals day’, at Rabin Square in central Tel-Aviv, animal rights activists performed an act of solidarity and empathy towards abused animals exploited by the human race.

The display’s aim is to call for empathy towards the most oppressed sector of our society and call into question the deep disconnect we, as a society, have towards sanctioned animal cruelty.

The activists got branded with a hot steel brand, in the same way farm animals are branded in farms all over the world.

The number 269, which was burned on their skin, was the designated number of a calf they have encountered in one of Israel’s dairy farms.

“This anonymous male calf will be forever immortalized on our bodies, and hopefully this message of solidarity will somehow bring a new way of looking at non-human animals.

No animal should be exploited to satisfy the selfish needs and whimsical desires of humans, and that is why we chose to use the industry’s own method of objectifying living beings as this symbolic means to convey our idea”.

Annually, more than 150 billion animals are murdered worldwide due to people’s selfishness, ignorance and greed.

This madness must stop and will stop the day humankind finally wakes up and understands that even the nameless feel pain and desire freedom no less than we humans.






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does your food have a face
a mother or father
does this thought occupy
your cranial space
or do you not even bother.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


9 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 18, 2019 8:52 am

    does your food have a face
    a mother or father
    does this thought occupy
    your cranial space
    or do you not even bother.

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  2. February 18, 2019 9:34 am

    The thought of ‘269’ being burned into those activists flesh really made me flinch – and yet that is just one of the horrors farmed animals suffer all the time. That brings it home in a powerful way. Thanks for sharing this Stacey x

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    • February 18, 2019 12:56 pm

      There is so little regard and empathy, those souls must experience such fear, terror, and pain, and yet the cycle continues. 😦

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  3. February 18, 2019 1:32 pm

    My God, you need a lot of courage… a huge portion of love and a great deal of determination. Yes, it remembers me the Holocaust as well…
    I couldn’t have the guts to burn myself the way these activists did. I’m a coward and I fear pain… I prefer to battle with words and pictures, without hurting myself.
    Anyhow I admire these activists!
    It’s really good you share it. It gave me a lot to think.
    Hugs :-)claudine

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    • February 18, 2019 3:14 pm

      The irony is that many would call these brave and honorable activists “crazy”. What I want to know is this: is it more crazy to inflict pain upon yourself in a willing manner, in order to expose cruelty and barbarism, or is it more crazy to inflict pain on others who are innocent and unwilling, and in most cases, babies? Let’s not forget the pulling of teeth, debeaking/dehorning/tail docking, and the male cringe-worthy, castration, all with no permission, no pain killers, no empathy, and absolutely zero respectconsiderationcaringkindness, etc., etc., etc. And, of course, that is all in the beginning of the ever-so-slightly modified and interrupted lives of sentient beings; next comes the real fun, living in constant terror and abuse, barely existing in one’s own feces and blood, raped, mutilated, separated from your babies, and then murdered. All by humanity. All inflicted on unwilling souls by willing participants. And the activists? They’re the ones who are “crazy”? Someone needs a new Webster.

      Thanks, my beautiful Claudine. Hugs to you. ❤

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