The Hidden Truths Of The Meat Industry

The Single Biggest Way To Reduce Our Impact On Earth ..
The word ‘veganism’ first came about in 1944, when teacher Donald Watson founded The Vegan Society in Leicester. It’s a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
It’s no longer disputed that eating less meat is better for the planet.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution, yet we do little to counter it.
Studies prove that swapping to a vegan diet is the single biggest way to reduce our impact on earth. Critics of veganism frequently argue that soya is unsustainable, yet only 6% of all soya is used for human consumption. The overwhelming majority is used for animal feed. Countless studies link major diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes to the consumption of animal protein. Switching to a plant-based diet has been proven to prevent, treat and even reverse heart disease and type two diabetes.
The health benefits of a plant-based diet have never been clearer. Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, F1’s Lewis Hamilton, boxer David Haye and many other elite athletes have all cited their vegan diet as reasons for their success, claiming they feel stronger and faster and their recovery is quicker.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

The Kangaroo Killing Industry ..
Welcome to the world of the Kangaroo Killing Industry. It’s what the Kangaroo Killing Industry and their affiliates don’t tell you that is of greatest concern.
As an Indigenous woman, I’ve been exposing the Kangaroo Killing Industry for decades and I’m always amazed at the spin people blindly believe about kangaroos including that “Indigenous people ate them for thousands of years”. No, actually many of us didn’t and indeed don’t. You see, Kangaroo are a Sacred Totem Animal to many of we Indigenous people. They are a Creator Spirit and The Dreaming of Country and holding Kangaroo as Totem means for many Indigenous people we never ate it, or eat it, ever.
Generalised ignorance is what the Kangaroo Killing Industry thrives on and they run a mile when asked why they don’t have warnings on their packages regarding very real and justified concerns about kangaroo meat.
They think ongoing international trade or supermarket bans against the Industry based on inherent cruelty, unsustainable slaughter and ongoing meat contamination issues is nothing to worry about. Oh really?
Kangaroo meat carries a naturally heavy parasite load — a single Western or Eastern Grey Kangaroo can be infected with up to 30,000 parasitic worms from up to 20 different nematode species.
Over the years epidemics have wiped out many millions of kangaroos.
In Western NSW in 2016 millions of kangaroos died from an unknown, uncontrollable disease that is still undiagnosed, yet state and federal governments and the Kangaroo Killing Industry continue to slaughter kangaroos and sell the meat to consumers. There is some evidence gathered by a vet and pathologist from NSW western district that goats with similar symptoms of this still un-identified disease crosses the species barrier. If there was an epidemic in the animal agriculture industry, there would be thorough investigations, but not with the Kangaroo Killing Industry? Wild ‘game’ kangaroos can harbour a wide range of bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases. The potential transfer of ‘zoonotic’ pathogens between species is possible but not well researched.
Toxoplasmosis and Salmonellosis, two bacterial infections affecting kangaroos and human health, can spread to humans through the handling, processing or consumption of infected kangaroo meat. Independent analyses from the past 20 years consistently turned up kangaroo meat that harboured the salmonella bacterium and other bacterial contaminants. This comes from the way that shooting and transport in the wild occurs.
Slaughtered kangaroos are transported in the open air, gathering dust and flies, stored in field chillers, and may not be transported to processors for up to 14 days after being shot. The fact that kangaroo shooters are being instructed to spray down kangaroo carcasses with acetic acid (combats pathogens) is also kept well hidden from you, the public. The cyst-forming tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, entered Australia on sheep and now affects kangaroos as intermediate hosts.
For too long this brutal industry of wretched animal cruelty has crept along under the radar. The time is long overdue for this slaughter of The Dreaming to be shown in all its reality. For you and your pets. Buyer beware.
( Extracts from an article by Ro Mudyin Godwin, 11.01.2019 )

The Truths Are Kept Hidden By The Meat And Dairy Industries ..
What we forget, when we pick up products from the supermarket shelves, is that the meat, dairy and egg industries are some of the most powerful in the world. Their marketing reflects this. People see labels like ‘humane milk’ and ‘humane meat’ and they believe them, yet these are myths, marketing ploys that exist only to make us feel better. The word humane means compassionate and kind, and because it means this, neither meat nor dairy can ever be considered it.
Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated to produce milk. Their calves are taken at birth. If he’s male, he’s often shot because he won’t produce milk, or he may be dumped, still alive, in ditches like garbage. Alternatively he’ll be locked in a pen, unable to move, touch grass, or even lie down, and when his muscles are soft enough, he’ll be killed and sold as veal. If the calf is female, she’ll lead the same life as her mother, repeatedly impregnated, her calves taken, and when she’s too spent to produce enough milk (around six years old) she’ll be sent to the slaughterhouse.
Cows naturally live to 25 years old.
The fact that all dairy cows end up as cheap beef isn’t widely known. Neither is the abhorrent treatment of newborn calves. But public ignorance is what the industry wants, and so the truths are kept hidden and the myths perpetuated.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

Go Vegan And Nobody Gets Hurt ..
The vegan movement supports both non-human and human animals and helps them to live better lives. The term vegan refers to those who choose not to support the humiliation, exploitation, torture and killing of innocent animals.
One doesn’t eat leather, or ingest duck down or consume wool. You can’t munch on a circus or chow down on a zoo. It’s also notoriously difficult to scoff a horse race. Sadly, animal abuse doesn’t end with eating them.
As for those who say they won’t go vegan because they don’t want to eat processed foods, my jaw drops every time I hear that one. Do they have no idea how much processing meat, milk and egg products go through before they reach the supermarket shelves ? Some seem to imagine that a burger made from plants is ‘unnatural’ where as one made from a cow’s butt couldn’t be more pure. What utter nonsense. They seem to dismiss the antibiotics that are pumped into animals reared for meat, the hormones that rage inside two thirds of dairy cows at any one time (because they’re pregnant) and therefore make it into the milk humans consume, the colouring that is added to salmon to make it look pink, the water injected into chickens to make them heavier (as they’re sold by weight), and don’t even get me started on bacon.
Health and veganism are connected, in that having a whole foods, plant based diet (along with regular exercise and mindfulness) is your best chance of leading a long and healthy life. However, veganism is an ethical choice and non-human animals must be at the centre of it. Go vegan and nobody gets hurt.
( Tofu Temptress, 18.09.2017 )

Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40% and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.
( Ingrid Newkirk )

The Slaughter Of Billions Of Newly-Hatched Chicks ..
The public aren’t told about the practice of ‘chick culling’, the slaughter of billions of newly-hatched chicks every year. Male chicks are by-products of the egg industry, worthless because they don’t lay eggs, so they are macerated alive in high-speed grinders, asphyxiated by carbon dioxide, or suffocated in plastic bins.
( Selene Nelson )

Eating Any Meat Poses Serious Health Risks ..
The World Health Organisation declared processed meat a ‘carcinogen’ that increases the risk of colon or rectum cancer by 18%. But it’s not just processed meat that poses a health risk. Science has known for a while that eating all kinds of animals, including white meat, is unhealthy. Eating any meat, hormone-free or not, poses serious long-term risks to our health.
A vast array of studies from top universities and independent researchers has found that eating chickens, cows, pigs and other animals promotes cancer in many forms. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat-eaters, the most common forms being breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A 2014 Harvard study found that just one serving a day of red meat during adolescence was associated with a 22% higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer and that the same red meat consumption in adulthood was associated with a 13% higher risk of breast cancer overall.
( Len Firswood, 11.11.2015 )

Mutilated At Birth ..
What about pigs, among the most intelligent, emotional and cognitively complex animals in the world ? Sows are kept in metal ‘gestation crates’ so small they can’t even turn around. They are mutilated at birth, their tails cut off, their teeth pulled, their ears tagged. In this country, we think the ‘humane’ way of killing them is to gas them. Forced into carbon dioxide gas chambers, pigs’ bodies burn from the inside as they suffocate. Their panicked, agonised screams can be heard far outside the chambers.
( Selene Nelson )

Consuming Meat And Dairy May Cause Impotence ..
Meat, eggs, and dairy products slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs, and not just the heart. Originally, it was thought that impotence was caused only by anxiety, but according to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, up to 90% of all cases of impotence are actually physical as opposed to psychological, meaning the high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammations, and hormonal imbalances that eating meat causes might also contribute to impotence.
Numerous physicians and nutritionists agree that the best way to prevent artery blockage as well as multiple other conditions that cause impotence is to eat a diet high in fibre, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
( Extract from an article by Rachel Krantz, 15.02.2016 )

The Industrialisation Of Living Creatures ..
Unfortunately, animals have been victimised to the point where they’re not even considered victims anymore. In the UK, we’re appalled by the Yulin dog meat festival in China, dismayed by the Faroe Islands’ pilot whale hunt, but cows, pigs, chickens? They don’t count. The animals themselves disappear, they’re no longer living, breathing, feeling individuals, they’re commodities, walking hunks of flesh waiting to be killed. This isn’t even about meat anymore, it’s about the industrialisation of living creatures. Do these animals feel fear, as they’re lead into the slaughterhouse over ground coated in blood ? Do they feel pain, as they’re hung upside down and a knife is thrust into their throat? We know, from the abattoir footage no-one wants to watch, that the answers to these questions is ‘yes’.
If we could live in a world where we could not only survive but thrive without eating animal products. If there was an abundance of plant-based food at our disposal. If eating this way was infinitely less harmful to the environment. Should we still choose to kill animals? If these three hypotheses are true, can there ever be a moral justification for doing what we do to animals?
Vegans are called ‘extremists’, but what really is more extreme? Gratuitously exploiting and killing living beings for their milk, eggs and meat, or trying to encourage people not to kill unnecessarily?
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

A Country Made Poorer

Life Has Been Made Hell For Those Who Least Deserve It ..
Who could have failed to be angry looking at the photo of the skeletal 64-year-old Stephen Smith who, despite having multiple debilitating illnesses, weighing six stone, and barely able to walk, was denied benefits by this Government and deemed fit for work.. It was only when he went for free advice at the CASA community centre in Liverpool, where volunteer advisers appealed and won his case, that he received the benefits that kept him alive.. There was a typically rabid response from the right in this country to Tusk’s remarks about those who sold Brexit without a trace of a plan deserving a place in hell. But many of us agree with him.. Because they are the dangerous ideologues behind the three years of political paralysis that has made life hell for those who least deserve it.
( Brian Reade, 08.02.2019 )

The supply of available curse words is very often insufficient to meet my demands.

Yes I’ve heard this word.
I think sociopaths use it in an attempt to discredit the notion of empathy.
( John Cleese on snowflakes )

Jeremy Corbyn Is A Scapegoat Par Excellence ..
Jeremy Corbyn has not been cast away to die, thank heavens – so we should keep a sense of perspective. But in modern terms, no question, he’s a scapegoat par excellence. And in British politics, unlike Thatcher or Blair, he hasn’t done anything to deserve it.. He’s scapegoated for Brexit. He’s scapegoated for MPs opposed to him from the outset of his leadership having left (when was John Major blamed for the rebel Tories under his government? It’s they who were deservedly blamed most of the time).
He’s scapegoated for not being able to wave a magic wand and change the Parliamentary arithmetic out of nothing. He’s scapegoated for not having a ‘credible plan’ for Brexit, despite Donald Tusk having said it’s a plan the EU could work with.. He’s scapegoated for there being no 2nd referendum, despite himself proposing a Parliamentary amendment in such regard which was voted down.
He’s scapegoated for the obviously appalling crime of the poorest in society actually being given a voice at last.

He’s scapegoated for not winning the 2017 election – despite having spent the previous 21 months constantly undermined by his Parliamentary Party, who were completely wrong in just about all of their analysis. Above all, their belief that Labour was now too left wing.. Scapegoated for not winning an election which Labour started 20 points behind. A snap election called by Theresa May for the express purposes of destroying Labour for at least a generation and ‘crushing the saboteurs’. The result? A hung Parliament.. He’s scapegoated for not making greater inroads in Scotland – despite the damage having all been done by New Labour’s arrogance and complacency. Labour’s image is dirt to many Scots. It’ll take a generation to undo that.. He’s scapegoated for opening up party democracy. Scapegoated by political illiterates who don’t understand our archaic electoral system, and think he can afford to abandon working class Leave voters who voted Leave because they’d been betrayed for decades.. He’s scapegoated for being a ‘Marxist’, ‘Leninist’,
‘Trotskyist’ or ‘Stalinist’ (what, all of them?!) – by people in such a bubble that they can’t see the world changing all around them and do not care about skyrocketing poverty, homelessness, inequality, rent or house prices.
He’s scapegoated for not being an autocrat then scapegoated for being one (even though he’s the exact opposite of one). He’s scapegoated as some terrible ‘economic danger’ having stood on a moderate, centre-left platform in 2017.
A platform of European-style social democracy.
He’s scapegoated as a ‘liar’ on Brexit despite that manifesto supporting Brexit. Scapegoated for the obviously disgraceful crime of respecting democracy.

He’s scapegoated for ‘not being able to get his message across’ when virtually the entire media is implacably opposed to him; and even the public broadcaster is openly, wilfully, deliberately biased in its treatment of him and his party.
( Shaun Lawson, 19.02.2019 )

If they want Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities, minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privilege, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘Discrimination’.
( Vladimir Putin )

A Country Made Poorer And Less Civilised ..
Twisted words, half-truths and outright lies are the weapons that have kept this country locked in a state of arrested­ development for the past three years as all political energy has been spent on failing to deliver an imaginary freedom from invented tyrants.. Meanwhile, the issues that affect the lives of the vast majority living in the real world are ignored, leaving the weakest to go to the wall. Hence the mass use of foodbanks becoming an acceptable part of life in the world’s sixth biggest economy.. I was one of 16 reporters who spoke to some of the thousands of people forced to live on our freezing streets every night.. The reasons behind their soaring numbers are complex but the scourge is beatable. And surely every rich and civilised country wants it beaten?.. But what happens when your country is made poorer and less civilised due to devoting its resources to solving one political party’s insoluble dilemma ?.. In the past three months alone, the Cabinet Office has handed £14.6 million to outside consultancy firms helping them with Brexit. How many people could that have taken off our streets ?
( Brian Reade, 08.02.2019 )

According to research there could be over 13,000 veterans living on the streets of Britain, ranging through different ranks and varied ages.
( Nation News, Issue 1 )

It’s Not Corbyn Who Has The Problem .. 
He’s scapegoated for antisemitism despite his party taking more steps to combat it than any other party in British history.. His policies aren’t scrutinised; they’re caricatured, by a media whose only interest is ridiculing and excoriating him and all his supporters, which could not care less about the causes of his rise: the sheer perniciousness of neoliberalism. The failure of our entire system.
Even his personality and appearance are scapegoated. His raincoat. His mild manner. His refusal to speak in soundbites at Prime Minister’s Questions. “We just can’t have someone like him as PM! He’s a danger, a danger I tell you!”.
And all this, at a time the public is sick to the back teeth of oily, slick-haired salesmen who speak with forked tongue then sell them all down the river the moment they get into power. ‘Power’, please note, not ‘office’. Our leaders are supposed to be our democratic servants. Corbyn is. Corbyn understands that perfectly. That’s why his expense claims were so low. Meanwhile, the Tories publicly bribe a party of bigots to stay in power; and were even trying to bribe Labour MPs the other week too.. Jeremy Corbyn cannot be both ‘useless’ and magically able to solve all our ills – or else – at the same time. The truth is: he’s inflicted more defeats on the government than the opposition to Major, Blair, Brown and Cameron combined. ‘Useless’, obviously.. The truth is: he oversaw the largest rise in Labour’s share of the vote since 1945 – despite standing on a platform which the media and his own Parliamentary Party insisted would destroy Labour forever.. The truth is: he saved Labour from a quite hideous post-2015 fate: bankrupt, bereft, without a clue, hemmed in from all sides. The truth is: he, personally, has given so much hope to so many millions ignored, shut out and walked all over for decades on end.. And here’s the thing about much of the left. Many of us have known the kind of adversity which our political opponents never have. That adversity, that – in many of our cases –
trauma – is why we reach out and empathise with those who’ve experienced similar things.. It’s why we see causes, not symptoms. It’s why so many of us are in caring professions, while so many on the right disappear off to enrich themselves and give nothing back (including, in many cases, even taxes: which they avoid through their accountants and offshore havens).. And it’s also why, when we see someone under such sustained, never-ending attack (constant abuse every single day: why is it the media doesn’t care about that, but does care about disgusting abuse of others?) for the crime of representing us, we stand by him.. The more abuse he gets, the more steadfast our resolve becomes. The unprecedented nature of this onslaught can only mean one thing: much of the British establishment is up to its neck in cronyism and corruption, and terrified of what would come out under a Corbyn government.
I can’t speak for my followers – but I’d like to think most of them, like me, would be delighted to discuss issues people have with Corbyn’s leadership *constructively*. Through analysis based on facts. Not just opening your mouths and letting your bellies rumble.. Not cliche, not caricature, not lies, not ill-informed nonsense. But actual detail. Real, thoughtful analysis. There’s loads of things that can be criticised about his leadership. He’s not the Messiah.. but he’s not a very naughty boy either. The truth lies somewhere in between.. But if you just join in with the scapegoating – if you have some ritualistic desire to blame seemingly everything on the planet on a kind, decent, gentle man – the truth is: it’s not Corbyn who has the problem. It’s you.
( Shaun Lawson, 19.02.2019 )

The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since privatisation of probation was introduced four years ago.
( Labour Press Team, 06.03.2019 )

Jeremy Corbyn Has Never Had Sympathy For IRA Terrorist Tactics ..
Whilst he condemns ‘all bombing’ carried out by the IRA, he has also been insistent on acknowledging the joint responsibility of ‘the British Army’ for the Troubles, not only because of such atrocities as Bloody Sunday but also because he believes that ‘the treatment of IRA prisoners’ was a key factor in their radicalisation.. Corbyn has never claimed to be neutral on this issue — and there are many who would hotly contest his point of view — but it does not follow from what I have just outlined that he has ever had any sympathy for IRA terrorist tactics.. As he has explained repeatedly , his campaigning on this issue in the past was shaped both by a belief ‘that Ireland should be reunited’ and by a desire for ‘a peace process’.
He claims to have always been insistent that there would never be ‘a military victory for either side in Northern Ireland’.
( Luke Davies, 28.07.2016 )

It’s all very well the PM holding another summit on violent crime but the public want some real action now. The Tories cannot cut our police officers and expect to tackle violent crime. Tories are not the Party of law and order but the Party of crime and disorder.
( Angela Rayner, 06.03.2019 )

If you think things are bad now, wait until we get even closer to Number 10.
They will stop at nothing to demonise Jeremy.
They’ll lie, cheat and slander in ways you couldn’t dream of right now.
We’re expecting it and so should you.
( John McDonnell, 2016 )

On 29 April 2016, and after considerable concern and controversy leading to high-profile and senior suspensions from the Labour Party, the Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP asked me to conduct this Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism.
( Shami Chakrabarti )

The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party was published on June 30, 2016.. Professor David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, was appointed as Vice-Chair and lent his expertise to the Inquiry.. The report is the result of two months consultation with a wide range of groups and individuals and more than 1,000 written submissions.
( Pears Institute )

I Think It Dangerous To Argue Guilt By Association ..
There can be little doubt that Corbyn reacted swiftly and decisively by commissioning the country’s leading human rights lawyer to conduct an independent inquiry.. But what does the report itself actually say? And does it cast a light in any way on the controversies surrounding Corbyn?
The take-home point of the report is that whilst the Labour Party ‘is not overrun by antisemitism’ there remains evidence of ‘minority hateful or ignorant attitudes’.
In the second paragraph of her foreword, Chakrabarti also criticises ‘an occasionally toxic atmosphere’ that is ‘in danger of shutting down free speech within the party rather than facilitating it’.
In the report Chakrabarti singles out for attention those who ‘build cases of criticism against people on the basis of those with whom they have “shared a platform”’.
She objects: ‘I think it dangerous to argue guilt by association and in so doing to undermine the kind of dialogue and debate that is the basis of peace, progress, and greater understanding in the world’.
Far from condemning Corbyn for tolerating or associating with antisemites, or for dismissing antisemitism within his own party, the Chakrabarti report appears to endorse his approach of engaging in dialogue and to strongly criticise those who have attacked him on this basis.. I’d be grateful if anyone can point to a single piece of media coverage of the report that makes this obvious point.
( Luke davies, 28.07.2016 )

Theresa May is in complete denial about the impact of austerity tearing apart the fabric of our communities, shutting youth services and cutting by 21,000 police numbers. She has been Home Secretary and Prime Minister for 9 years and failed to control violent crime.
( Dan Carden MP, 06.03.2019 )

Animal Lovers Don’t Eat Animals

The indifference, callousness, and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering towards animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.
( Ashley Montagu )

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
( Marilyn Monroe )

An animal’s experience of the world and life is probably different from ours.
We don’t know what it’s like to be an animal, although we also are animals.
It would be very ignorant to assume that other animals have a lesser experience than us.
( Rose Winfold )

Many humans are civilised, many are still evolving.
And, because of this, animals continue to suffer.
( Dion Felsrow )

Man is the cruelest animal.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )

We generally accept that it’s natural for carnivorous wild animals to kill other animals in order to live. But people don’t often think (or even know) about the extraordinary and unnatural suffering that humans inflict on the animals that we freely harvest for food, with the help of modern high technology and the animal food sciences.
( Marc Bekoff )

If the millions of caged animals in the world could speak, what might they say.

Men are the devils of the earth, and the animals are the tormented souls.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

If you eat animals, you don’t love animals. You love to eat them.
( Andrew Kirschner )

Each soul taken by violence, violates all humanity.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Crying is the only way animals can speak when they are unable to explain the pain they are suffering.

This isn’t animal experimentation, where you can imagine some proportionate good at the other end of the suffering. This is what we feel like eating. Tell me something: Why is taste, the crudest of our sense, exempted from the ethical rules that govern our other sense ? If you stop and think about it, it’s crazy. Why doesn’t a horny person has as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it ?
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Our treatment of animals, in every department, is deeply and systematically immoral. Becoming a vegetarian is only the most minimal ethical response to the magnitude of the evil.
( Colin McGinn )

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilised.
( Henry David Thoreau )

How can we possibly behave in a ‘humane’ way when we rape a cow, steal her children, steal her childrens’ milk, and when she can no longer give enough milk and becomes ‘uneconomical’, we brutally kill her and mutilate her body.
( Flori Swedon )

When I look into the eyes of animals, I can feel their pain, I see the sadness in their heart, their spirit broken, their freedom lost. Their souls touch my soul.
( Rose Winfold )

When advocating for animals, we need to win hearts and minds, not arguments and debates.
( John Oberg )

Farmers, creatures with no conscience or compassion who profit from enslaving, abusing, hurting, and killing vulnerable animals.
( Len Firswood )

If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them ‘compassionately’. Just stop exploiting them.
( Gary L Francione )

Without close and reciprocal relationships with other animal beings, we’re alienated from the rich, diverse, and magnificent world in which we live.
( Marc Bekoff )

Those who ignore, or don’t feel the suffering of animals are generally of low intelligence, mindless, and without conscience.
( Rose Winfold )

Dog lovers don’t eat dogs.
Cat lovers don’t eat cats.
Animal lovers don’t eat animals.

Societies that lack respect for animals eventually lose respect for human beings.
( Wayne Gerard Trotman )

I think it’s immoral to harm them. And that seems to me to provide a very strong moral reason to be vegetarian. It seems to me that our treatment of animals is morally appalling, and that we ought to radically revise the way we live, precisely because they feel pain, they can be hurt, and we’re constantly hurting these creatures.
( Shelly Kagan )

I don’t understand the mentality of this, who sees a magnificent creature in its natural habitat and thinks to themselves they want to kill it ? The culture of ‘hunting’ is sick and twisted. I don’t understand why this sociopathic practise is legal.
( John Smith )

Our interactions with animals tell us a good deal about how we perceive ourselves, who we are as animals. Our interactions with animals run deep, and in very pragmatic ways, these interactions affect both ourselves and the animals involved. Simply put, when we harm other animals we hurt ourselves, and when we protect and nurture other animals, we heal ourselves. 
( Marc Bekoff )

Whenever you’re feeling stupid, just remember..
There’s still people who believe that having blunt canine teeth makes them a natural meat eater.

Who knows what the long-term effects of saving rescue dogs are and the healing lessons and love they bring to Earth ? Each one of us has the capacity to influence hundreds, even thousands of people or animals through the way we live our lives.
( Jadi Kindred )

I remember looking at the fear in her eyes. How could someone be so cruel ?
I thought as the hens cried. When will people realise that other animals have just as much the right as we do.
( Zoe Rosenberg )

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.
( Dr Michael Klaper )

Real men protect the innocent, the weak, the helpless and the vulnerable.
( Rose Winfold )

Emotions are the gifts of our ancestors. We have them and so do other animals.
We must never forget this. 

( Marc Bekoff )

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologised epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.
( Farley Mowat )

The hardest part about being a vegan is getting up at 3 am to milk the almonds.

Beyond the economics of production efficiency, animal welfare laws that require ‘humane’ treatment are really not about animals. They’re about humans and making humans feel better about using animals. We can comfort ourselves with the idea that we are acting in a ‘humane’ way.
( Gary Francione )

So many people can’t be bothered or inconvenienced to change their eating habits for the betterment of animals, their health, and the environment. Selfish, pathetic and sad come to mind.
( Flori Swedon )

The purpose of cows’ milk is to turn a 65 pound calf into a 400 pound cow as rapidly as possible. Cows’ milk is baby cows’ growth fluid. Everything in that white liquid – the hormones, the lipids, the proteins, the sodium, the growth factors, the IGF, every one of those is meant to blow that cow up to a great big cow or it wouldn’t be there.
( Dr Michael Klaper )

Why is it that blood, rather than peace, sells ?
( Marc Bekoff )

If you want to eat animal products, then animals have to die.
You may not be holding the gun or the knife yourself, but you are complicit in their death.
( Rose Winfold )

Our treatment of animals and our attitude toward them are crucial not only to any pretensions we have to ethical behaviour but the humankind’s intellectual and moral evolution. Which is how the human animal is meant to evolve, isn’t it ?
( Joy Williams )

Don’t get a job in an abattoir. Don’t be a butcher. The idea that people have to do these jobs for a livelihood is ridiculous. They can get other jobs. Shoplift, man. Better to be a prostitute than cut an animal’s head off for a living.
( Chrissie Hynde )

The single most important step an individual can take to reduce global warming is to adopt a meat and dairy-free diet.
( The United Nations )

When we say to someone, “Oh you’re behaving like an animal,” it’s actually a compliment rather than an insult. We need to work for a science of peace and build a culture of empathy, and emphasize the positive, pro-social side of the character of other animals and ourselves. It’s truly who we and other animals are.
( Marc Bekoff )

Animals should not require our permission to live on Earth.
Animals were given the right to be here long before humans arrived.

Is it possible, I ask myself, that all of them are participants in a crime of stupefying proportions ? Am I fantasising it all ? I must be mad. Yet every day I see the evidences. The very people I suspect produce the evidence, exhibit it, offer it to me. Corpses. Fragments of corpses that they have bought for money.
( J.M. Coetzee )

It’s amazing how many cruel, unnecessary and ignorant things are accepted because of so-called ‘tradition’. I’m not sure why this barbaric ‘tradition’ continues, they look so stupid dressed up like that.
( John Smith on ‘hunting’ wildlife animals in the UK )

Just in case you didn’t know.
Veal is a by-product of the dairy industry.

Especially when it comes to animals used for food, humanity’s reasoning power and concern about fairness plummets.
( Karen Davis )

There was a time when man could communicate with all animals, but we have since forgotten their language.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Waiting to be slaughtered, they look into the eyes of humans seeking help and compassion, but see only darkness and ignorance.
( Rose Winfold )

Pay for unhealthy animal products.
Then pay more for medical treatment.
Then die ignorant.
( Len Firswood )

I return one last time to the places of death all around us, the places of slaughter to which, in a huge communal effort, we close our hearts. Each day a fresh holocaust, yet, as far as I can see, our moral being is untouched. We do not feel tainted. We can do anything, it seems, and come away clean.
( J.M. Coetzee )

For some time the monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism & Humanism) have been busy persuading us that humans are superior than anything else in the Universe and nothing else matters. The industrialism is an embodiment of this faith. Soon we will learn we have been wrong.
( Ann Must )

Some folks insist that believing in animal rights is like a religion.
But religion asks followers to believe in things nobody can see, while animal rights advocates ask followers to see things nobody can believe. 
( Craig Burton )

Known as the “Dirty Secret” in the dairy industry, around 95,000 newborn male calves are killed every year in the UK alone.

Perhaps the most insightful way to illustrate the intensification of animal-intensive agricultural production over the course of the 20th (and into the 21st) century is with a simple statistic: the poultry industry today slaughters more birds in one day than the entire industry did in the year of 1930.
( James Pearce )

What really annoys me ?
Those who say they love animals and yet pay simpletons to kill and mutilate baby cows, baby sheep and baby pigs just so they can cook and feast on pieces of their little bodies.
( Rose Winfold )

It’s incredible that there can exist a culture on this earth that sees this as an acceptable thing to do and incredible to think the world allows it to happen.
( John Smith on ‘hunting’ )

I really wish that humans would be kind to us.

The ‘meat’ on your plate isn’t a product of farming.
It’s a product of oppression, violence, torture and murder.
( Rose Winfold )

A Contagious Sickness Called ‘Greed’.

A small number of major corporations owning and controlling large parts of what we see, hear and buy, poses a real threat to the kind of democracy we want to be.
( Bernie Sanders )

I think that we’re all mentally ill.. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better, and maybe not all that much better after all.
( Stephen King )

Tory Party vice chairman Ben Bradley apologised for a libellous tweet about Jeremy Corbyn.. He also agreed to make a donation to charities of his choice.. He deleted the tweet claiming the Labour leader sold British secrets to communist spies almost immediately.
( Keir Mudie, 25.02.2018 )

Days after MPs questioned cyclist Bradley Wiggins on his ethics, the Prime Minister, The Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury rolled out the red carpet for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.. That’s the man in charge of a country which brings in itinerant labour to build its skyscrapers treating them as virtual slaves, has one of the worst records in the world for torture, hangs gays, lashes rape victims for allowing adultery to happen, finances Islamist extremists and is guilty of horrific war crimes in Yemen.. Still, at least Parliament has stood up to that man on the bike who allegedly did something that broke no rules.. It’s good to have our ethical priorities in order, eh?
( Brian Reade, 10.03.2018 )

So, after all the agony and vitriol over our parting of the ways with the EU, our new, blue, post-Brexit, British passports are to be made in France.. Tu ne pouvais pas le faire ! In other words: you couldn’t bloody make it up. Well, you couldn’t, could you ?
( Fiona Phillips, 24.03.2018 )

A firm that employs Tory former Chancellor George Osborne, and pays him £650,000 a year as an advisor, partly owns the French company that won a controversial contract to make blue British passports.
( Andrew Gregory, 24.03.2018 )

Brexit And UK Fishing Rights ..
The biggest lie perpetrated by Brexiteers like Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg is that we would instantly take back control of our fishing industry.
It’s not EU quotas that have led to the collapse of the fishing industry. It’s the fact that for years we have over-fished.. EU quotas on fishing were a way of controlling over-fishing to allow fish stocks to increase so we could have a sustainable industry.. And the UK had the second-largest allocation.. But it is clear countries like France and Spain didn’t even inform the EU how much fish they were landing, so over-fishing continued.. Also, technology led to smaller vessels being replaced by huge trawlers over-fishing on an industrial scale.. It was the greed and profit maximisation of the industry that has affected our coastal communities, not the EU.. Ironically, the UK fishing industry is in much better shape than any of our EU partners.. Profits are continuing to grow and are the highest across the EU.. And the Government actually decides how its EU fishing quota is distributed.. If it really cared about the fishing industry, it would ensure these coastal communities with smaller vessels were allowed to fish more.. Instead, we have larger foreign vessels being registered in the UK but landing their fish overseas.. Brexit won’t change that.. The Government can, but it has done nothing.
( John Prescott, 25.03.2018 )

What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.
( Stephen King )

In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.
( Nikola Tesla )

A grasping, contagious sickness called ‘greed’ is infecting many in the world.

We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is a bunch of businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it, because no one knows how to take on the corporations.
( Woody Harrelson )

Education spending for 16 to 19 year-olds has fallen by £1.2billion in real terms since 2010.. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said, “Despite their warm words, the Tories have slashed over a billion pounds of funding that should have been spent educating young people.”
( Keir Mudie, 08.04.2018 )

Oil giants employ an army of ex-government employees and politicians to paint a picture of the industry in an eco-friendly shade of green, according to campaigning investigators.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

Angela Merkel invited Donald Trump To Hallstadt, birthplace of his grandfather Friedrich in 1885.. It’s also where in 1905 Bavarians deported Friedrich as an illegal immigrant.

I don’t care that they stole my idea.
I care that they don’t have any of their own.
( Nikola Tesla )

State department records released in January showed the big four silicon valley firms spent $50million on lobbying in Donald Trump’s first year in office.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

Who really wields the power in the UK ?
Bureaucrats, lobbyists, mandarins and ex-spies are the ones pulling the strings behind the scenes – this is the secretive Deep State – the secret manipulation of Government by the wealthy and powerful, the ones pulling the strings on multi-million-pound government deals with multi-nationals, military contractors and pharmaceutical firms.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

To Cut A Service Like This Is Criminal ..
One of the proudest legacies of the last Labour Government has been Sure Start.
Set up in 1998 – by the late Tessa Jowell – it has been invaluable for many new parents.. Its vital centres are in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas.
Sure Start is there to give help and advice, but that doesn’t do justice to the myriad of services it offers.. Nor does it do justice to the incredible help its centres have given people over the years.. They help with child and family healthcare, teach parenting skills, and advise on money, training and getting work.. They offer early learning opportunities and, in some instances, full day care for youngsters.. They also offer ‘soft services’ – a place for new mums to meet, share problems, pick up tips, encourage each other, make friends, have a cup of tea together, to chat.
But since the Tory Government came to power, Sure Start has been dismantled, the entire system gutted.. Since 2010, the official figures show that 500 have vanished.. Yet experts say the number is closer to a thousand.. Brutal cuts to council budgets have forced them to close.. It’s an insult to those young mothers who turned to Sure Start in their hour of need.. To cut a service like this is criminal.
( Sunday Mirror, 27.05.2018 )

The Bookies’ Puppet In Parliament ..
A Tory MP who has fought against slashing the maximum bet on high stakes gambling machines received thousands of pounds of tickets from bookies in the past year.. Philip Davies got tickets to top horse racing meetings, such as the Cheltenham Festival, from the likes of Ladbrokes.. Many of the freebies – worth £4,385 in total – included hospitality.. Campaign for Fairer Gambling spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin said, “Philip Davies has been the bookies’ puppet in Parliament for years, cashing in on freebies.”
( Ben Glaze, 19.05.2018 ) 

You can’t get rich in politics unless you’re a crook.
( Harry S Truman )

I twice wrote to Richard Branson about how bad his Virgin East Coast train service from Hull was, but he never replied… So I’m glad the East Coast route is temporarily back in public hands.. Virgin and Stagecoach are the third private operators in a decade to fail on it.. But by allowing Branson to walk away, we’re losing £2billion.
When Labour nationalised the East Coast in 2009, it returned £1billion back to the taxpayer.
( John Prescott, 19.05.2018 )

They didn’t bother to send me a birthday card or a Christmas card. They didn’t bother to thank me for the birthday cards and the Christmas cards I sent them. They didn’t even bother to thank me for the Christmas gifts I gave them. Those ‘relations’ of mine just better not bother coming to my funeral.
( Rose Winfold )

The Tories have decided to pack the Lords with another nine Tory peers in a desperate bid to stop losing votes there.. They’ve only got themselves to blame.. In the coalition, they filled it with Lib Dems to push their austerity agenda.. Now the Lib Dems are stopping them.
( John Prescott, 19.05.2018 )

‘Hunting’ Is A Coward’s Pastime

Man Is The Only Animal That Is To Be Dreaded ..
One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it. It fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent. All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world. Those marvellous, great animals of the sea, the whales, are killed by the million, and the tiger and so many other animals are now becoming endangered species. Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded.
( Jiddu Krishnamurti )

If your heart is in working order, you will feel sadness for these gentle souls and anger at the evil little shits who murdered them and then posted their corpses on social media believing it to be some kind of victory.
( Rose Winfold )

Social psychologist Rob Alpha explains how researchers with the Genetic Economic Analytics Group found the neurophysiological link between sex and a man’s desire to hunt.. It turns out the same regions of the brain that are activated in the sex drive and orgasm are also activated by the compulsion to hunt and harvest animals.

Fact: Hunting is a coward’s pastime.
( Sir Roger Moore )

Sadism may take a socially acceptable form (such as deer hunting and deer stalking) and other varieties of so-called ‘sport’.. These all represent the destructive and cruel energies of man directed toward more helpless creatures.
Perhaps more directly relevant are experiences in which individual infliction of pain on an animal or another person has given rise to sexual excitement.. We have noted elsewhere the connection between strong emotional and sexual stimulation.
( Dr. Karl Menninger, renowned psychiatrist, 1893-1990 )

The Greatest Slaughter Of Wildlife Land Animals On Our Planet ..
Kangaroos are not farmed.. The commercial ‘hunting’ of kangaroos is totally unsupervised in remote Australia.. There is no account of kangaroos that are miss-shot and escape to die a painful, agonising death.
An ex-kangaroo shooter said, “The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation.. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.. Backbones can be pulverised to an unrecognisable state.. Hind legs can be shattered with the kangaroo desperately trying to get away on the other or without the use of the other.. To deny that this goes on is just an exercise in attempting to fool the public.”

Hunting may reflect a profound yet subtle psychosexual inadequacy.
( Dr. Joel R. Saper, University of Michigan )

Hunters are seeking reassurance of their sexuality.. The feeling of power that hunting brings temporarily relieves this sexual uneasiness.
( Margaret Brooke-Williams, clinical psychologist )

Hunters Suffer From Repressed Sexual Issues ..
During the fall season across North America hunters reach peak ‘buck fever’, and clinicians report that incidences of domestic violence and wife-beating always peak the day before each species of hunting season opens.. If we could peer inside the unconscious mind of the hunter, we would find a Pandora’s Box of repressed sexual issues.. Whether or not hunters shoot deer to demonstrate sexual potency or out of sexual frustration, in symbolic lieu of raping and killing women, there can be little doubt that as a social ritual, much hunting is all about killing the feminine in the hunter’s own self.. Of course, if you ask any hunter why they love to hunt, there will never be a discussion of sexual repression, or the ‘killing of the feminine in the hunter’s own self’.. Most won’t even be able to explain their motivation at all.
A few of them will, however, make the case for hunting-for-food.
( Merritt Clifton, author )

If you have a sadistic desire to go hunting and kill, do it on a one-to-one basis armed only with the tools that you were born with.
I wonder how many of the morons would be brave enough ?
( Rose Winfold )

Proven Link Between Hunting And Small Penis Size ..
Diminutive male genitalia disorder (DMGD) has been considered only a theory in the scientific world, but now the long-suspected link between hunting and unusually small penis size has been established as scientific fact by the Diminutive Male Genitalia Disorder Research Organisation (DMGDRO).. The DMGDRO has conducted an extensive two-year study on men with diminutive male genitalia disorder.. Lead by Mike Streams and Brian Upchurch, who began their collaboration on human sexuality research while undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University, DMGDRO is a team of New Orleans, Louisiana-based scientists interested in the study of male sexual disorders and dysfunction.. Having identified the genetic disorder linking small male reproductive organs and the ability to derive pleasurable sensations from killing in a controlled environment without fear of personal harm (as differentiated from war or fighting back in an attack by a human being), also known as “controlled victim” aggression manifestation.. “It’s really quite interesting,” Dr. Streams says.. “Like much folklore, it appears that, certainly in this case, there is a foundation in fact.. This is the first time that research has been conducted on men who hunt, and it shows quite definitively that the link between what we are calling ‘the thrill of the kill’ and a smaller-than-average penis is statistically significant.”.. Initial tests conducted on mice and rabbits proved inconclusive, but subsequent human test subjects showed what Dr. Upchurch calls “staggering results.”.. The subjects ranged from having a slight abnormality in penis size to a “pubis innyus” or inverted male pubic region.. As data were gathered, the numbers revealed a discrepancy so great that it seemed to suggest a genetic mutation.. By tracing what has been identified as the “DMGD gene”, an abnormality was discovered on the 21st chromosome.. Further investigation proved that this abnormality is consistently linked to two traits:  abnormally small reproductive organs and “controlled victim” aggression manifestation.
( DMGD Research Organisation, April 2005 )

Strong men and intelligent men don’t carry guns and don’t go out shooting and killing animals. If you look closely at the men who do carry guns and who do shoot and kill animals, they all look dumb and pretty stupid, and most of them are really ugly.
( Rose Winfold )

The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.
All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.
( Sir Roger Moore )

Hunters ? .. Sexually inadequate cowards with a high-powered rifle trying to see if they can kill a frightened creature that can’t shoot back.
( Rose Winfold )

Beware of those among us who do harm to animals, for they will do the same to infants, the weak, and the defenceless.
( Dion Felsrow )

A Bloodsport Enjoyed By Royalty And Celebrities ..
Helpless ‘game’ birds are being reared in abominable battery-style cages in preparation for the despicable annual shooting season.
Thousands of pairs of partridges on one farm are locked up in small barren boxes with metal sides.. Their only view is of either the sky or the ground.
They are imprisoned for months on end to lay eggs, which will hatch into the birds bred for the season that opens each September.
Disturbing images of the degradation have been released by campaigners Animal Aid.. The charity insists the photos show the real face of a bloodsport enjoyed by royalty, celebrities and assholes, including David Beckham and Madonna.
Investigators claim to have found dead birds at Heart of England Farms in Warwickshire, alongside others that had sustained damaged beaks and feather loss.

In darkened forest, scared and afraid
The smug-faced coward fired a bullet through his brain
For the evil, perverted scum, a job well done.
( Rose Winfold )

The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation.. Forearms can be blown off, as can ears, eyes and noses.. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.. Backbones can be pulverised to an unrecognisable state.. Hind legs can be shattered with the kangaroo desperately trying to get away on the other or without the use of either.
To deny that this goes on is just an exercise in attempting to fool the public.
( David Nicholls, former commercial kangaroo shooter )

An ego boost for a small mind, as ‘hunters’ savour the flavour of murder.
( Dion Felsrow )

Those Of Us With A Conscience Are Appalled ..
In a world with boundless opportunities for amusement, it’s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive.. The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.
All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.
Thankfully, those of us with a conscience are appalled by the idea of gunning down animals for the sake of a thrill or a photo.
( Roger Moore )

Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which the animals have not evolved natural defences.. No animal on earth has adequate defence against a human armed with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat.
( Marc Bekoff )

Creeps who can’t handle their own lives have a perverted desire to end the lives of other living beings.
( Len Firswood )

Animals have a similar intellect to young children.
They are innocent. They crave attention. They want to play.
They can’t speak. They don’t understand.
Abusing and mistreating animals is on the same level as abusing and mistreating children.
( Rose Winfold )

Lies And Excuses To Justify The Murder Of Wildlife Animals ..
Wildlife, we are constantly told, would run loose across our towns and cities were it not for the sport hunters to control their population, as birds would blanket the skies without the culling services of Ducks Unlimited and other groups. Yet here they are breeding wild animals, year after year replenishing the stock, all for the sole purpose of selling and killing them, deer and bears and elephants so many products being readied for the market. Animals such as deer, we are told, have no predators in many areas, and therefore need systematic culling. Yet when attempts are made to reintroduce natural predators such as wolves and coyotes into these very areas, sport hunters themselves are the first to resist it. Weaker animals in the wild, we hear, will only die miserable deaths by starvation and exposure without sport hunters to control their population. Yet it’s the bigger, stronger animals they’re killing and wounding, the very opposite of natural selection, often with bows and pistols that only compound and prolong the victim’s suffering.
( Matthew Scully )

Those who abuse and do harm to animals is the transference to others of the degradation which they bear in themselves.
( Rose Winfold )