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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

Compassion cake

April 21, 2022

I would like to bake
a compassionate cake
to create a world of giving
and less of take
where loving kindness
is the norm
not one where cruelty
attacks in swarms

Avian Flu kills millions, Gov Kim Reynolds says it’s a “disaster” only when it affects human profit, but it’s ALWAYS A DISASTER for animals who are brutalized and tortured

April 18, 2022
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This Iowa farm just killed 5 million birds during an outbreak of avian flu, and we documented the horrific aftermath of the mass killing, including birds left behind after surviving “ventilation shutdown.”

Taxpayer dollars paid for the farm’s last mass killing after infectious disease ran rampant in 2015. Now, the farm’s billionaire owner, former Senator Glen Taylor, who also owns the Minnesota Timberwolves and Star Tribune, may be getting bailed out once again despite posing a public health threat.

(Because billionaires have a lot of money, you’ll support them having more money to reward their putrid, disgusting actions causing unimaginable suffering? Would you trust Glen with your cat? I don’t trust Glen with dirt – look at the abysmal mess he’s made out of it already, but he’s old so he doesn’t care that his legacy is cesspools of bacteria, pus, and decomp poisoning a world – much less a live being capable of pain and misery. Just because the Timberwolves team sucks is no reason to take it out on vulnerable, defenseless animals, who, by their very nature of vulnerability and as acceptably abused by humans, deserve the MOST care and empathy, which excludes exploiting them in any way. SL)


Learn more about Direct Action Everywhere: https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/

(Because not caring about animal suffering doesn’t preclude the effects your abusive behaviour has on Planet Earth, which affects everyone. SL)


Support the right to rescue animals from harm: https://righttorescue.com/

(Because if someone stole your dog, intent on killing and eating her, what would you do to save her? SL)





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Human ignorance is the most dangerous pandemic

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Today is save the elephant day

April 16, 2022

What goes on inside an elephant’s head
Do they look at their world with fear and dread?
Do they see each day as another chance to live
Are they short on grudges, and long on forgive?
Do they revel in their planet and its natural wealth
Do they understand the importance of their homeland’s health
Do they go about their lives, day by day
In quiet reverence, with not much to say
We can barely understand each other
Perhaps we can learn from our 
Elephant sisters and brothers
If we open our hearts and eyes
We might just be pleasantly surprised. 

A world without elephants, isnt

A county with ONE MILLION COWS …

April 11, 2022
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Imperial Dust: How California’s Subsidized Slaughter is Stealing Our Future


Don’t come at vegans with your, “bUt sMaLL fArMS …” First, satisfying a 7+ billion human populations’ addiction to animal products could NEVER be met with the amount of land required to “revert back to small-farm animal exploitation”, it’s not sustainable, it’s not a solution; all factory farms were birthed from the small-farm model, which has devolved into >90% global animal bodies “produced” on CAFOs, FFs, ILOs. Second, tell me about how factory farms are “cruel” because they confine animals, but small farms are “kind” because they kill animals … How anyone can honestly praise killing animals as a solution to confining animals, is bizarre and a grammatical manipulation of others’ bodies and lives, animals who do not volunteer their bodies, lives, or children for human snacks, amusement, products, etc.

ALL animal farming, ALL animal exploitation is unethical, it’s a system based on inherent brutality and injustice, how anyone can knowingly participate is based on the inability to reconcile being a “kind” animal killer with kind vegans who don’t kill, it’s not vegans’ behaviour that bothers you, it’s YOURS.

Watch the brief documentary above, see the absolute Hell devil-humans create for the most vulnerable, defenseless beings. Why support such violence inflicted on animals, you don’t have to. And remember: all animals sold in the USA require FSIS inspections in slaughterhouses, there are NOT two doors into slaughterhouses, ALL animals, regardless of “operation size” they came from, face the EXACT SAME torture, cruelty, and violence.

Stop defining others’ required suffering in terms that brings YOU comfort causing it. SL



Source Direct Action Everywhere / DxE

Directed by Raven Deerbrook

All pictures from DxE

Sign to support AB 2764 and help put a moratorium on factory farming in California HERE


‍California is the highest-producing agricultural state in the nation. California’s farms and ranches received $49.1 billion in cash receipts for their output in 2020, with cattle, calves, and dairy products as some of the top agricultural commodities. Animal agriculture is well-known as one of the largest contributors to climate change, making up more than a third of methane emissions in the US and using so much water that it is significantly diminishing the flow of major US rivers. And yet, instead of working to address the harms caused by this industry, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is actively funding the construction and expansion of factory farms and slaughterhouses throughout the state. 

A new investigation into a major Costco beef supplier in California’s Imperial Valley is showing the true cost of this government-subsidized expansion — for animals and all of us who rely on the same precious natural resources. 

The One World Beef company, also operating as Brandt Beef, has one of the largest cow feedlots on the West Coast, spanning 730 acres and confining as many as 150,000 cows at a time. Two-thirds of these cows are slaughtered by Brandt to supply Costco’s “Kirkland Signature” product line – around 86 million pounds of beef each year, making up an estimated 25% of all beef sold by the retail giant. 

Over the course of a 6-month investigation at the Brandt Beef slaughterhouse in Brawley, California, anonymous whistleblowers recorded criminal animal cruelty, including improper stunning, cutting into the necks of conscious cows, pulling cows with rope, the use of cattle prods to shock “downed” cows, as well as prodding cows who were too crowded to move and countless numbers of animals with unexplained bleeding injuries and lameness.

During each step in the process of a Brandt cow’s life and death, water is wasted, land is degraded and polluted, dangerous emissions are generated, workers are exploited and traumatized, and the cows themselves are subjected to abuse.




State-Funded Criminal Animal Cruelty at One World Beef 


Facility background

One World Beef opened the Brandt Beef slaughterhouse in Brawley, California in 2016, with the assistance of over $6 million from the state of California. Killing over 300,000 cows per year, it is one of the largest slaughterhouses in the state. The facility had operated in the past under two different companies, and the 2016 reopening faced considerable opposition from the local community, which is over 85% latino. In December 2020, Cal/OSHA fined One World Beef Packers for inadequate safety precautions and failing to report a COVID-19-related worker fatality. The $23,000 fine was a small fraction of the amount OWB received in state funding that same year. 


Investigation Methodology 


Over the course of a multi-month investigation, anonymous whistleblowers collected data and footage using hidden cameras throughout the Brawley slaughterhouse. From loading ramps to the kill floor, investigators documented the entire process to which Brandt cows are subjected.



Findings


Hidden camera footage recorded inside One World Beef in Brawley, California shows improperly-stunned, still-conscious cows raised onto the slaughter line upside down via chains shackled to their legs, before shaking loose and falling to the floor, highlighting what investigators say is a climate of lax enforcement in an industry rife with criminal abuse.

The footage shows company and/or USDA inspectors watching over a worker, who rightfully checks the animals for signs of sensibility after stunning them, in accordance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. But once the inspectors step away, the worker immediately stops checking the animals for sensibility after the bolt-gun shot, resulting in still-conscious cows proceeding through the slaughter process. 




Other footage inside the facility shows additional violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act via the routine misuse of an electric prod, including on “downed” cows (animals physically immobilized due to illness and/or injury) as well as cows waiting in a line to slaughter, with no physical space available to move forward. These violations constitute criminal animal cruelty under federal law.



Environmental Impact

238,000 gallons of water per day is consumed and polluted by Brandt’s slaughterhouse alone. The Alamo river, one of only two major waterways in Imperial County, runs directly beside the Brandt Cattle feedlot northwest of Calipatria, and it is polluted by manure dust from the feedlot. The company uses an estimated 2 million gallons of water just to control the amount of dust in the air at its feedlot. In the Imperial Valley, the rate of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations for children is double the California state average.



The Lives of Brandt Cows


Calf Raising

Brandt uses exclusively male holstein calves, considered a byproduct of the dairy industry because they don’t produce milk. Male calves from dairy farms across the state are separated from their mothers and sisters at birth, and trucked to massive industrial calf raising operations like Grimmius Cattle in Tulare County. 

At Grimmus, as is standard in calf raising operations, the typical crate stall is 2.5 x 4.5 ft. As calves approach 6 weeks old, they are barely able to turn around and lay down. Hutches are constructed side-by-side in long rows on top of concrete latrines which funnel into manure lagoons. This means, instead of bedding, the bottom of calf crates are made of open slats, often covered in diarrhea. The calves are crated for at least 6 weeks, drinking 2 gallons of “waste” milk or formula per day while being weaned onto a “calf starter” (a bucket full of flaked corn and soybean meal) before being moved to the “grow yard.”



Feedlots


On the Brandt feedlot, cows are kept in stationary pens, never allowed to leave or see pasture. The concentration of cows in a confined environment leads to the trampling and compaction of manure and dirt, creating immense amounts of dust. This dust is remediated by the use of sprinklers, consuming an estimated 2.3 million gallons of water per day. The average Brandt cow drinks over 7,000 gallons of water over their lifetime, averaging around 3 million more gallons consumed per day at the feedlot. 

But the largest amount of water consumed by Brandt is the water used to grow their feed. Imperial Valley’s alfalfa growers, such as Brandt, consume more water than any other crop, even though much of Imperial Valley alfalfa is exported overseas and the United States relies on the Imperial Valley to grow 80% of its vegetables during winter. Each steer eats over 6,000 pounds of feed per year. Even at only 10% alfalfa (a minimum amount of forage necessary for rumen health in cattle), across 150,000 individuals, Brandt consumes another 43 million gallons of Imperial Valley water via alfalfa irrigation every day.

This means the Brandt operation is responsible for consuming at least 48.5 million gallons of California’s allotment of Colorado River water every day. Meanwhile, Californians are being asked to change their personal habits to use only 55 gallons per day.

Along with the immense amount of water used to grow the animals’ food, there are other negative effects of this unnatural diet. Cows who eat an industrial, grain-based diet often suffer from acidosis, a painful buildup of acid in their bodily fluids.



What Must Be Done


Instead of funding the expansion of factory farms and slaughterhouses, California should be halting this destructive expansion.

Californians overwhelmingly supported trailblazing animal welfare reforms in 2008 and 2018, but animal welfare legislation isn’t enough.  

Bold, decisive action is needed to address the routine abuses of the animal agriculture industry. That’s why DxE launched the No More Factory Farms campaign, calling on California leaders to enact a moratorium prohibiting the construction and expansion of factory farms and slaughterhouses in the state.

In response to the No More Factory Farms coalition campaign, in February 2022, California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian introduced Assembly Bill 2764 to enact a moratorium on the construction and expansion of commercial animal feeding operations and slaughterhouses in California, along with joint author Assemblymember Alex Lee.

California has passed moratoriums on evictions, debt repayments, offshore drilling, and even on the death penalty. Now is the right time for a moratorium on factory farms.





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A cow bleeds
A cow has needs
A cow is real
Like we humans
They feel

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



April is adopt a greyhound month

April 4, 2022

We are fast built for speed 

Now we run from man’s misdeeds 

We do not want to race

We want to sit beside you

And kiss your face

OMG, the moral outrage!!!

April 4, 2022
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Non-Graphic Advertisement for “New Milk”


Source PETA UK

When these Londoners were asked to try a new milk, they were more than happy to offer praise for the creamy drink, but when a disturbing “fact” about the milk was revealed, everything changed. People were disgusted when they were told that the drink (which was actually soya milk) came from a dog. But if the thought of drinking dogs’ milk makes you feel ill, why drink the milk from any other animal?

After all, there is nothing “normal” about artificially inseminating a cow and forcing her to give birth, only to tear her beloved calf away from her so that the milk that nature intended for her baby can be consumed by humans instead. Humans are the only species on the planet to drink another animal’s milk, and cows’ milk is no more natural for us than dogs’ or rats’ milk would be.


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So, if you “accidentally” drank dog’s milk, or cat’s milk, would you be angry? Pissed off? Morally outraged? You’re not the victim who’s forcibly impregnated, separated from her infants, and then violently killed.

Right?

Did you know there are actual industry video shorts on how to “safely” steal a calf from her mother, to protect the kidnapper from an angry and fearful mother trying to SAVE HER CHILD? Yeah, it’s all about how violent cows can be and how the farmer is just the innocent bystander risking bodily injury to nobly take an infant SO HUMANS CAN DRINK THE CALVES’ NATURALLY-INTENDED MILK INSTEAD.

What would YOU do if someone tried to take your child?

But what if, say, dogs were farmed for their flesh and for their breastmilk? Would that be ok? I mean, people say ALL THE TIME how much they love animals, but eat them, and farmers always say they care for the animals better than their own kiddos and then kill them. Right? Effing yikes.

So what about love for Fido or Fluffy or Lassie or Benji? Can you show THEM how much you care?

Find out more about this unique and dog-lover owned business venture at Elwood’s Organic Dog Meat

I bet you can also hear Sam Elliot proclaiming, “Dog. He’s what’s for dinner………………..”

(Be aware that due to some negative feedback they’ve received, ie., angry messages, hostile tweets, violent phone calls, death threats … they are monitoring their feedback more frequently, but want to let you know how important dogs are to them, and how much they love dogs like you love pigs, chickens, cows, lambs, so please keep an open mind and remember this is all for the love of animals.)

SL




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The lies we tell
So we believe
Cruelties ignored
Who do we really
Deceive

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Done With Dairy

March 28, 2022
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How is this confusing?


Why do you still breastfeed? Even beyond the suffering violence inflicted on animals and their infants, humans drinking the breastmilk of another species, beyond infancy and with teeth, is bizarre at best, disturbing in general. Does the violent irony of human infants being unable to drink cow’s milk ever hit you?

Feel free to milk humans who can produce breastmilk, that would at least be species specific and eliminate the disturbing nature of breastfeeding from other species and the required violence, reproductive exploitation, separation of mother and children, and violent death, including the downed cows who are so debilitated, diseased, and abused, they need to be moved by machinery, like bulldozers.

Profit and greed are not acceptable reasons; I don’t smoke to sustain tobacco farmers any more than I consume dairy to sustain animal farmers: they both result in suffering and death.

And don’t give me your regenerative nonsense, animal farmers make it sound as if animal exploitation is required to be environmentally responsible, and that animal suffering, violation, and death is just an unfortunate consequence of being “environmentally responsible”. Like, what would people do without the feces, bacteria, rot, gore, disease, pus, blood, decomp, and marrow, not to mention the suffering and violence, if they decided to NOT be “environmentally responsible”? — insert confused, bewildered emojis demonstrating utter clownish, ridiculous behaviour —

Grow up, people. Literally. SL



Source SAFE For Animals: New Zealand’s Leading Animal Rights Charity


For too long, mother cows and their babies have suffered at the hands of an industry which views them as little more than production units or waste products. Many people don’t realise that cows must give birth in order to produce milk, and one of the dairy industry’s darkest secrets is what happens to those newborn calves. 


The dairy industry

In 2021, nearly 5 million cows were farmed for their milk in New Zealand, over 4.5 million of whom gave birth to calves who were taken away within days of being born. The milk which would normally nourish and sustain their calves is instead taken to be consumed by humans. Female calves are raised by humans to one day replace their mothers in the milking shed, while male calves are often killed within a few days of being born, considered ‘waste products’ of the dairy industry.


Mother cows are not machines

Like humans, a mother cow will carry her pregnancy for nine months. She will love, nurture, nurse, and protect her calf until the day comes when her calf is no longer a baby, but a young adult who is old enough to care for themselves and begin a life of their own. Sadly, this otherwise unbreakable mother-child bond means nothing to the dairy industry.

Every year in Aotearoa, millions of mother cows helplessly watch as their newborns are taken away from them so that their breast milk can be harvested for human consumption.

This cycle of abuse only ends for mother cows when they are no longer able to pump enough breast milk to be profitable to the dairy industry. After 5-6 years of being impregnated, giving birth and being milked, mother cows will be sent to slaughter.


Male calves are not ‘waste products’

Around 2 million male calves, also known as ‘bobby calves’, are taken from their mothers and killed shortly after birth every year in Aotearoa. Because bobby calves are male and can’t be used for milking, the industry has no economic incentive to raise them. Male calves are deemed useless byproducts of the dairy industry, rather than the sentient individuals they are.

Some will be sent to slaughter four days after being born while others will be shot on the farm within just 24 hours of life, all so the dairy industry can take the milk that was meant for him to sell for human consumption.


Dairy is destroying our environment

Animals aren’t the only casualties of the dairy industry. The pollution caused by industrial dairy farming is severely impacting our environment. The dairy industry is New Zealand biggest climate polluter, generating more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transport sector. In the last 30 years alone, the industry’s total emissions have risen 132%.

The dairy industry is also the largest source of water pollution and a major stressor on biodiversity and soil health. Run-off from dairy farms and synthetic fertiliser is poisoning our rivers, lakes and even our drinking water. As a result, 82% of waterways in farming areas are unfit for swimming and up to 800,000 kiwis may be at a greater risk of bowel cancer due to nitrates in water.


Dairy and your health

There is a growing body of evidence that links dairy consumption to many chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, and cancer. According to Dr Neil Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, taking dairy off your plate can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes and cut the chances of being diagnosed with certain cancers by more than 70%.

Mammals produce breastmilk to feed their infants until they are weaned onto solids. Humans are the only animals that consume milk from another lactating species throughout their lifetime. After infancy, most of us lose the ability to produce the enzymes that break down lactose, which explains why so many people experience bloating, discomfort and an upset stomach after consuming dairy.

Calcium, protein and iron are abundant in plants. It’s easy to nourish your body with plants once you know how!


Go Dairy Free!

Go Plant Based!


Dairy is not our future

It’s only a matter of time before Aotearoa can no longer sustain the continuous water pollution, soil damage and high greenhouse gas emissions the dairy industry creates. To protect the animals, our environment and our health; Aotearoa must embrace a future where its primary industries do not rely on the exploitation of our precious land and our animals for profit.

Our farmers are facing massive amounts of debt, increasing public scrutiny and a lack of industry leadership. Animal-free alternatives are shown to require up to 99% less water, produce 97% less greenhouse gas emissions, and requires no animal exploitation.

Governments around the world are recognising the harm dairy creates and are setting plans in place to assist farmers in transitioning away from animal agriculture. Now is the time for Kiwis to hold the New Zealand Government to account for failing to do the same. Our future depends on it.




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No cute ad jingles
Or cartons
In pretty wrappings
Can hide the cruelty of dairy
And all it’s trappings

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Chaos

March 23, 2022

I look upon the chaos below
This is a world I do not want to know.
Life is simple, loving is what it is all about.
Caring for those in our orbit
Not for screaming and shout.
The hate and screed
I do not understand
Nor will i try
We should all do our best
Before we die.
Heal what is hurting
Fix what is in need of repair.
Humans you can do better,
If you dare!

butbutbutbutbut … Seriously, is Chris the best you’ve got?!? You’ve got to be kidding…

March 21, 2022
by
Source Earthling Ed YouTube


Sadly, we know you’re not kidding, but imagine being so proudly opposed to decreasing suffering that you honestly believe Chris is your weapon-of-choice against veganism. What an absolute clown, to boast you don’t eat “veal” or cats, but eating other victims, including dairy victims, is what – ? An exercise in demonstrating how absolutely absurd and desperate you are to continue causing unimaginable suffering. And, please, tobacco, alcohol, driving, etcetcetc., ad nauseum, don’t REQUIRE victims, but ALL animal exploitation is related and fuels “other” animal exploitation, and it ALL requires victims, including their suffering and violent death.

And feigning indignation while being morally outraged at the perceived “equality towards human animals and non-human animals” is inherently based in the “meat eaters” comparison of human and non-human animals, not vegans’: yes, Chris, YOU’RE making the comparison, it’s only “problematic” when you think vegans are equating them, and I know this because, for example, except for vegans, nobody EVER criticizes nonvegans who benefit from equating nonhuman animals with human animals, but then arbitrarily dismiss similarities to attempt to justify animal suffering and violent death, like vivisectionists do, or animal farmers who claim to care about animals more than their own children but then kill and eat the same animals anyway. And if you don’t eat “veal” (ie, calves, unprofitable casualties of the dairy industry that you DO support and celebrate) because eating infants is “cruel”, are you then guilty of comparing calves to humans, equalizing them? Or is that argument only acceptable when YOU use it in some asinine dimension where you actually make sense?

And what in the AF is a “militant” vegan? One who challenges your cruel behaviours. Right? Like a “militant” opposed to FGM or a “militant” opposed to wrongful incarceration or a “militant” opposed to violence? “Militant” is how animal consumers treat their animal victims: body violation and intrusion, separation of child from mother, and concluding the animal’s brief life of exploitation with violent death. THAT’S “militant”. How people like Chris can use the word “militant” to describe people who DON’T violate, abuse, and kill others is astounding, that he and others don’t recognize their own hypocrisy surrounding their abusively MILITANT actions inflicted on animals is absolutely bizarre.

And COME. ON. Really? Animals are killed in better ways than humans? Are you determined to look as rational as the crusty grossness on the bottoms of your shoes? You’re not only threatened by decency but by logic, too? You have the privileged audacity and human supremacist position of NEVER EVER EVER having to experience a forced violent, terrorizing death in a slaughterhouse for people to eat you.

Were you one of the ones left behind??? Just by odds you should have at least hit one good point by now, but that you haven’t leads me to believe that you evading logic and facts so consistency must be one of your invented superpowers. I mean, effing yikes, Chris.

In a globally indoctrinated, normalized violent world that acceptably causes and celebrates incalculable suffering and death of animals, don’t be a Chris. Be an Ed. Or look like an idiot because any baby vegan could destroy Chris’s clumsy and mindless argument, and when you don’t actually have a legitimate answer, falling back on the BuT i cAn kILl BeCAuSe pErSOnaL cHOicE is a tired, overused, irrational trope. JFC. Seriously. SL



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Download Your FREE Vegan PDF HERE

Order a FREE vegan kit HERE

Dairy-Free Info HERE

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge HERE

Click HERE for more Dairy-Free

Fish alternatives can be found HERE

Learn about eggs HERE

Find bacon alternatives HERE and HERE

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Searching for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics, Personal-Care Products, Vegan Products, or more?
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Free PDF of Vegan & Cruelty-Free Products/Companies HERE

Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

PETA HERE

Vegan Outreach HERE

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In this world kindness we need
A lot more compassion
A lot less greed

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Walk gently

March 20, 2022

walk gently upon our precious earth,
spread love and goodness
a lifetime’s worth
share only what you wish
to receive
be forthright and decent
try not to deceive
avoid those who
by toxicity live
just keep on walking
away, as you forgive
do not look back
the past is done
point those feet forward
a new day has begun

Make The Connection 2022: New TV Advert

March 14, 2022
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I always find it revealing how videos demonstrating the violent death required of ALL exploited animals, are typically restricted, labeled graphic, and warning of disturbing images, completely opposite to what the agriculture adverts and propaganda deceptively promote, but you’ll NEVER get an agriculture industry employee, supporter, representative, or apologist (ie, all who comprise >90% of the human population) provide the truth of the suffering and violence necessary of animals, who are denied all opportunity to defend their bodies, their children, their lives. Conversely, nobody-in-the-history-of-ever has restricted footage or images of crop harvesting or apple picking.

Don’t let the explicit content that you so effortlessly inflict on vulnerable, defenseless animals prevent your education and hypocritically challenge your ethics.

And for all the radical cat-and-dog extremists who vilify the cat-and-dog-meat trades and relentlessly share the graphic footage of dogs being butchered alive and cats being boiled while conscious: why are you so happy to participate in the same torture, torment, and cruelties inflicted on other animals?

The USA routinely boils chickens alive, as well as other animals including lobsters and crabs and pigs, whose flesh and body parts you piously pass around on your nice dinnerware; I think people spend so much time picking out china patterns because pretty plates and other weapons of destruction deflect from the required violence and suffering of those on them.

And before you virtuously scream about “quick, ethical killing”: killing is inherently unethical, regardless of method or place, you don’t kill animals because you actually believe NOT killing animals is UNETHICAL, there is NO form of killing that is more humane than NOT killing. All killing causes suffering and destroys life, which can NEVER be “ethical”. Why you think that your transient taste preference validates the END OF LIFE is the epitome of privilege, arrogance, hubris, and selfishness. It’s not like you have to literally hold yourself back from eating your dog or cat or rabbit or whatever-animal-you-claim-to-like, if you can prevent killing your dog as “food”, you can prevent killing pigs.

There are those who ask, “Why should I listen to vegans?” … Which makes me wonder if you also ask, “Why should I listen to people opposed to child exploitation?” Really? This SHOULD be a no-brainer: Less harm is ALWAYS better. But for the GOP-ers and apologists who simultaneously cause and dismiss the suffering of others (I have no room to unpack the screaming hypocrisy of leftists who also ignore the suffering of others), you’d perhaps be more interested in the financial aspect: Me? I make NO money advocating on behalf of animals, I actually spend money on this blog. But, for the people who relentlessly oppose using gas “euthanasia” on cats and dogs, but who consume pigs who are predominantly slaughtered using gas, the former CEO and president of Smithfield Foods (that kills and profits from the suffering of pigs, in case you missed the association, because nonvegans are often naive and willfully ignorant about the animals they inflict with pain and fear and the entities they pay to cause such), which is actually owned by a Hong Kong, China-based company (the irony), earned $14,000,000.00 in approximately 5 years ……………………………

Who’s fooling whom? Why do you listen to the ones who depend on your complacency and conformity to take your money to kill? (Not to mention the subsidies used to prop up the death industry, if it wasn’t subsidized, a pound of “ground beef” would be about $35.) This also should be a no-brainer.

We are ALL animals who have the capacity to experience emotions and pain, if you enjoy “bacon” but condemn cat and dog flesh, guess what? You enable others to consume cats and dogs by your very support of animal exploitation of other animals: it’s all related, you just define the suffering of some animals in ways that provides you comfort causing it. To care for one species requires you reject the exploitation of all.

Don’t like facts? Too bad, you must not actually like cats or dogs either, then. Was that offensive? Too bad again, the violent torment forcibly endured by animals is what is ACTUALLY “offensive”. Have you ever seen the morally outraged masses absolutely verbally eviscerate and threaten with actual harm, others who kill cats and dogs? If your immediate reaction to my words is, “iF VEgaNs wERe mOrE NiCE I’d Be vEgAn…”: Cry more, who do you normally blame for your inability to be a decent human animal since you either don’t actually know any vegans, or you ignore the super nice ones? I posted a video just last week of nice, respectful Ed Winters encouraging veganism while destroying carnist arguments, if you won’t be vegan for the actual animals, be vegan for Ed.

And, too, what other social justice issues do you require personal benefit and niceties to support? Veganism is for animals, not your ego, you ignore the trillions of “nice” animals whose throats are stabbed and are therefore incapable of respectfully asking for your support, so don’t pretend reading a 5-minute vegan plea or watching a 30-second video had such a negative influence on you that you feel forced to continue greedily supporting the death industry, which includes dogs and cats.

And by the way, the USA has wet markets, too. I’m still waiting for all the racists to condemn the USA for the same barbarism they condemn other people for …………………………. SL



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So… This Went Well: Meat Eater Debates Vegan

March 7, 2022
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If your reaction to being asked if you’re “kind” to animals is, “Yes, they should have a good life and quick death.”

Then, you’re not “kind” to animals.

Animal exploitation is inherently cruel, unethical, and violent, the suffering inflicted on nonhuman animals cannot be relieved by human euphemisms.

And if your reaction to vegans asking you to be ethical towards animals is, “Vegans, you should die.”

Then, you’re not “kind” to human animals either.

SL



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This is What Life Inside a Gestation Crate is Like for a Pig

February 28, 2022
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Disclaimer: if you care enough about animals to NOT support the standard method of pig confinement, gestation crates, then you obviously care enough about animals to NOT cause their violent death. Right? (And even if you don’t care, you still have no right to take their bodies and destroy them.) Because acknowledging gestation crates are cruel must be met with the agreement that violent killing is even more cruel. This globally-standard monopoly of confinement didn’t always exist – it was birthed from a small-farm, roaming attitude “model” designed to maximize profits in limited space.

As long as animals are exploited, so too will humans design more efficient ways to exploit them.

The ONLY humane is to reject the system that requires their suffering and violent death by being vegan. SL



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By Jenna Bardroff


Gestation crates have become the center of much controversy in recent years. These crates are designed to house sows on factory farms in a manner that allows pork companies to continuously breed and produce in a “highly efficient” manner. These crates are so small a pig will never get the chance to turn around for their entire lives, let alone see their own tails. The sad truth is 95 percent of pork in the United States comes from pigs raised in a factory farm. It is no wonder that animal activists are fighting for a ban of these cruel crates. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “Gestation stalls were developed as a way to make efficient use of space and keep expenses low while preserving good nutrition and health of individual sows.” So if raising pigs in a gestation crate is considered to be the most efficient method of producing “healthy,” cost-effective commodities even by veterinary standards, why would or should pork industries change? Well … perhaps there’s a bit more to the story.


To get a better idea of what life is like for a pig in a gestation crate, let’s imagine for a second…


It’s dark, and the air is filled with repugnant smells and piercing echoes of screaming. But these types of conditions are all you have ever known – they’re normal. What’s that smell? It’s your own waste, piling up underneath you. Breathing is a challenge. Moment after moment passes. But you don’t know how long it’s been because there’s no way of knowing time when you’re confined behind dark, cold walls, staring at metal bars pressing up against your soft nose. What could be behind you? Who knows. Those bars are so constricting that you’ll never have the opportunity to turn around. Lying down is hard enough, but sometimes you just can’t stay on your feet because the unnatural slatted concrete floors cause your legs immense pain. You might already have arthritis and you’re only two years old.

You don’t know who you are, but you can imagine you are doomed to the same hopeless future as the hundreds of other individuals surrounding you. 



The Typical Experience of a Gestation Crate Sow


Can you even imagine living one day with these conditions? This is not fiction. This is real. This is the life of an artificially inseminated soon-to-be mother pig confined in a gestation crate, where she spends the majority of her existence (besides the time she spends in a farrowing crate – Read more about it.) Sows in gestation crates are typically bred 5 to 7 times in their lives to produce piglets that will be slaughtered before 6 months of age. When a sow’s breeding production declines, her life, too, is brutally ended. And for what? Well, cheap, “convenient” pork, produced in a manner that allows industrial farms to make maximized profits.

Housing pigs in gestation crates allows farmers to mass produce these animals within an indoor environment. Many dominant farming systems (called “Megafarms”) contain over 10,000 breeding sows per unit, some with over 100,000 in one location. The pigs are kept in separate crates, so that they can’t tear each other apart from frustration due to intense confinement. However, they are still mutilated by having their tails cut off (called docking) and their ears tagged for identification. Separation also allows for workers to more conveniently manage individuals.

Pigs kept in gestation crates generally weigh between 600 and 900 pounds. So, a pregnant pig weighing a little over 800 pounds would be about 5.6 feet long and have a girth (circumference) of 5.7 feet.  Her gestation crate measures 6.6 feet long with a width of 2.2 feet. Now imagine that…take a look at life from within a gestation crate.





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For the heartless monsters out there
Who think this is just fine
Pigs are pigs
But man is the swine!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Free

February 25, 2022

we are here. we are blessed, tucked safely in the comforts of our home. nested. complete

there are those not so lucky torn from what where and who they know. a looming unknown all they now know.

we pray for their safe keeping, we pray for peace…more than that which is a lull between wars.

lasting peace

Free

We stand with those who are trampled upon

We raise our voices

For those hearts so strong

There is no place on this earth

For tyranny

All sovereign nations have

The right to be free

Ukraine forever

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I am not a steak

The little one is not a veal

We are a mother cow and calf

That is what is real

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