The Torture Of Cows In The Despicable ‘Dairy’ Industry ..
What happens in the dairy industry amounts to systematic cruelty.
The daily practises of most dairy farms are more distressing than those of meat production.. A mother cow only produces milk when she gets pregnant.. Starting from the age of fifteen months, she will usually be artificially inseminated.. Farmers mechanically draw semen from a bull, and then force the female cow into a narrow trap, known as a ‘cattle crush’, where they will brutally impregnate her.. When she gives birth, her calf will typically be removed within 36 hours, so the farmers can steal and sell you the milk that is meant for her baby.. Following that callous separation, the mother will bellow and scream for days, wondering where her baby is.. If the calf is male, he will probably either be shot and tossed in a bin, or sold to be raised for veal, which delays his death by just a matter of months.. But if the calf is female, she will usually be prepared for her own entry into dairy production, where she will face the same cycle of hell that her mother is trapped in: Forced impregnation, the theft of her baby, and a return to the cattle crush two or three months later.
Although growth hormones are banned in the UK and antibiotic use is limited, a dairy cow can be given reproductive hormones and prescribed antibiotics by a vet to ensure she is kept in a condition to produce an unnatural amount of milk.. Under normal circumstances, she would generally only have a maximum of two litres of milk in her udder at any one time, but farmers may force her to carry 20 litres or more.. Her udder becomes so heavy that it makes her lame and she often develops an agonising infection called mastitis.. The strain this puts on her body means she is exhausted by the age of five.. Soon, her milk yield will no longer be considered profitable, or she might simply collapse under the agony of it all.. Either way, she will be dragged off by a tractor, squeezed into a cramped truck, and driven to the slaughterhouse, to be killed and turned into burgers or baby food.. Her throat slit after five sad and torturous years.. Under natural circumstances she could have lived to 25.
( Extract from an article by Chas Newkey-Burden, March 2017 )
As Earth warriors, we choose to be participants in the ancient battle between good and evil.. On our side stand the waters and wind, and all things wild and of the Earth.. On the other side, consumed with greed and in pursuit of power, control and money, stand all the dark forces that lay waste to Her.
( Rodney Adam Coronado )
Cruel Parade Of Mutants At Crufts ..
Flat faced pugs and bulldogs (French or otherwise) a snorting and a snoring, apparently smiling you could surmise but, infact, are gasping not grinning.. Their airways compressed and a life expectancy of barely five years, the owner faces huge vet bills to keep them alive.. We breed them too short faced, too heavy, too small, too long faced, too wrinkly, too bald, too tall.. Sixty percent of dobermans die of genetic heart disease while pugs can’t reach round to clean themselves.. This year’s Crufts winner, an American cocker spaniel, named Afterglow Miami Ink, open to ridicule I think after coming first in ‘Best gundog’ with his long trailing coat, couldn’t retrieve a downed bird from a wide water filled moat.
( Ken Johnson, Sunderland Echo, 20.03.2017 )
All great movements, it is written, go through three stages..
Ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It is the realisation of this third stage, adoption, that requires our passion and our discipline, our hearts and our heads.. The fate of animals is in our hands.
( Tom Regan )
150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery.. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended.. Someday they won’t be laughing.
( Gary Smith )
Just Off To Feed The Halals ..
A friend and neighbour here in North Yorkshire turned up at her office, not far from the now notorious slaughter-house in Thirsk, to find a few old Swalesdale ewes and lambs having their bellies clipped (which is what abattoirs now require) in a field next door.. ‘Are they going for halal slaughter ?’ my friend asked the farmer.. ‘Yes, I’ve seen it – it’s unbelievable what they do to them,’ he said.. He reckoned he would be paid £73 for each lamb, £40 for each ewe.. My friend said she would buy them.. He replied she could – at the escalated price of £100 for each animal.. They are now in a paddock next to her house.. She keeps sending me emails, saying, “Just off to feed the halals”.. Why isn’t there a Ministry of Animals to protect them ?.. And why aren’t farmers protesting about the way they are killed ?
( Liz Jones, 08.02.2015 )
The Bone-Heads Bloodlust To Restore Fox ‘Hunting’ ..
Their bloodlust to restore fox hunting symbolises the backwardness of a Conservative Party stuck in the past.. The bone-heads who like to whip hounds into a frenzy to rip apart hares, deer and foxes scream that it’s a tradition and a part of British life.
Really ?.. Other traditions once part of British life include bear-baiting, burning witches and hanging poachers.. All consigned to history.. David Cameron, who enjoys riding with the snooty Heythrop Hunt in Oxfordshire, is doubly out of touch because most country folk as well as city dwellers view bloodsports as barbaric.
( Daily Mirror, 15.04.2015 )
Beating Donkeys Is The Will Of Allah ..
In Ethiopia, I was shocked the people didn’t give water or shade to their donkeys.
The woman from the charity I was travelling with, trying to stop me wrestling a whip from a man to use it on him instead, said, ‘Give these people time.. They have to learn compassion’… ‘But they have had enough time !’ I shouted.. ‘They were the first humans on Earth !’
In Somalia, in a refugee camp, I snatched a whip off a young boy who was beating his donkey, and lectured him furiously.. The aid workers from Save The Children couldn’t believe their eyes at my behaviour.. But surely, if you are hungry, thirsty and exhausted, you should have empathy with another creature in exactly the same boat ?
On a dusty road in Ethiopia we stopped a group of boys beating a donkey that could go no further.. ‘Why are you doing this ?’ I asked them.. ‘It is the will of Allah’, they said, thinking I was the insane person for crying over an animal’s wounds.
In Romania, I saw cars swerve to run over dogs and puppies..
( Liz Jones, 01.06.2014 )
The only way we can guarantee our continued survival on earth is to recognise the importance of other non human life forms and stop pretending we’re on top of some pyramid of domination over other beings.
( Rodney Adam Coronado )
I was vegan for a while up until recently.. Then I started eating people.. Only free-range, of course, which is humane.. I gave them a little space, didn’t terrorise them (too much), then slit their throats.
( Chris Hannah, Lead Singer and Guitarist, Propagandhi rock band )
Being vegan is like trying to rescue drowning animals..
Desperately pulling them out of the water one by one and having your family, friends and everyone around you throwing them back in.
An animal’s life is worth more than a meal.
An ancient word for a guy who stayed home with your wife while you were out ‘hunting’.
In such a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
( Albert Camus )
Some people think the ‘plant-based, whole foods diet’ is extreme.
Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery.. Some people would call that extreme.
( Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., MD )