Joined: 01 Feb 2006
|Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:59 pm Post subject: Do You Know..........?
|Do you know that farm animals are facing agony everyday? What do I mean by agony?
I'll tell you some facts about farm animals.
1/ Meats most of you eat come from livestock that have been raised in feedlot which is often overcrowed. So many cows in one small area save people money but cows. Those cow are vulnerble to diseases and stress. Imagine someone have infectious diseases in your classroom and you have to live with the person for the rest of your life.
2/ Livestocks often are fed with dead cows' remaining. After cows are slaughtered, people collect parts which can not be sold and dry and grind it into powder. The powder is then mixed with cow feeds. Circle of lives, right? Hell no! Cows are not carnivors but herbivors. Now look what they have done to cows and humans. Disease called mad cow disease. Have you seen those poor cows who can not even walk?
3/ Do you love fur products? Yeah, they are beautiful, aren't they? Of course God made them beautiful. But it isn't beautiful if they belong to where it is supposed to be; on fur animals. If you are wearing fur products, think this way. You are actually putting dead animals and thier blood on yourself. Is that worth? Is it so important to be gorgeous? (if you think fur is gorgeous. Me Do not think so)
Fur is not for fashion, but it is for animals to protect themselves from harsh environmental factors such as winter storms, rain and so forth. We do not need fur to do that anymore. (except those people lwho ive in remote and harsh conditons)
Here is how to get fur. Fur companies often use traps, which injure any kinds of animal, to catch fur animals and then keep them in small cages until the time. During they are waiting for the time, they are mistreated by feeding, keeping in confined and filthy spaces and etc. They often go nuts and chew theire own tails, legs or attack other animals which are kept in the same cage. when the time comes, people insert electric device into animal's mouth or anal and shock them, or put animals into a bag and club them with a heavy object. Shocked animals sometimes regain consciousness during skinning process; they are able to feel pain of skinning. Some worse cases, people just throw animals on the ground and weaken them and hang them upsied down and start skinning with a knife. The animals still are moving and fighting for theire lives.
Can you imagine how painful and scaring that is? Honestly, I can't. If you love fur, think tiwice. Do not be selfish! BE compassionate and smarter. Fur is not beautiful on HUMANS.
4/ Egg-laying chickens are kept in really, really, really small confined spaces that they are not even allowed to spread thier wings. As you aleady heard, bird flu is killing not only chickens but also humans. Isn't that ridiculous that becuase some people want to make money, they do not care about others.
Since chickens are kept in such small spaces, they have stress and peck each other. Solution people came up with is cut beak off without anesthesia.
When eggs hatch, people group chicks into male and female. If they are born female, they are survivors. Male chicks must die because they can not lay eggs; no money. Male chicks are killed by either carbon dioxide or just crash them to death.
Even female chicks survive, theire lives are miserable as I mentioned. When female chickens get old and can no longer lay eggs. They are killed. At major supermarket company, they just damp chickens into garbage compactors alive.
5/ At farms which are owned by mojor fastfood reasturants, people abuse chickens for no reasons (even if there are reasons, there is no excuse for abuses). They just enjoying throwing chickens on the wall, ground, or stepping on chickens, breaking thier bones etc. What's happening to those people's minds? Also do you know that even government consider chickens as living creatures. Chickens are not included in the regulation which ensure humane treatment of farm animals by conducting proper slaughter well-trained personnels. Why not? They are hang upside down, and machine cut thier head off. It's like they have never exsited.
6/ Ducks or geeses do not have to eat themselves beacause people come to feed them. That's sound nice, isn't it? They are forced to eat more than they can eat. Here is how. There is a long and thick iron tube. People put it down into duck's stomach through it's esophagus. Do you like gastroscope? Nobody like it. BUT it's still ok because tube human use is soft, flexible and very thin. Imagine, if gstrascope tube is a long, thick and hard iron tube.
7/ Pig and cows are often castrated without anesthesia.
8/ Veal is a type of meat which is produced from a calf (young cow). Do you know many of those calves are allowed to receive thier mothers' loves and cares for few weeks after they are born. They are taken away from mothers and kept in confined areas. They are never allowed to play with thier mothers or other calves, some of them never see sun or outside until the time of slaughter. That kills me. Can you do the same thing to your baby?
Maybe some people think I'm crazy animal lover. BUT I do not care because this is truth and people need to know what is going on in behind.
I belive in animal rights and animals have rights to recieve respect and compassion from us.
What do you think?