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So Many People Still Don’t Get It ..
I keep hearing people say, “When we get back to normal”, or “I hope we get back to normal soon”.
So many people still don’t get it. ‘Normal’ wasn’t working.
‘Normal’ was why this virus and previous viruses erupted.
Let’s not forget it was our cruel, shameful, disrespect for animals that brought about this virus. So don’t even think about going back to normal.
If we return to ‘Normal’, we will be attacked by more viruses, almost certainly stronger and deadlier.
Interfering with and exploiting animals for financial gain is not normal.
Exploiting and killing animals for food, fur, fun and sport is not normal.
It’s not ‘normal’ to ‘breed’ animals – to forcibly and violently extract semen from the male and forcibly and violently impregnate the female. It’s not just ignorant and greedy. It’s sickening, it’s unnatural, it’s immoral, evil and cruel.
It doesn’t come anywhere close to being ‘normal’.
Animals are not on Earth for us, they are on Earth with us.
Humans are responsible for these viruses.
If we don’t stop fucking with animals, all animals, then get prepared for more severe attacks from Mother Nature.
( Rose Winfold )
8-Year Study Found That Eating Chicken Increases The Risk Of Cancer ..
Britons consume around 1.3 billion chickens every year and has widely been regarded as a healthy alternative to red meat. But Oxford University researchers have found that eating chicken is positively associated with a higher risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, an increased chance of prostate cancer in men, and malignant melanoma. Researchers tracked 475,000 middle-aged Britons from 2006 to 2014, analysing their diet and the diseases they developed. The study also found that bacon and sausages fuel cancer twice as much as previously thought. Just 25g of processed meat daily, equal to one rasher or 2/3 of a sausage, raises the risk of bowel tumours by 20%.
( September 2019 )
Wildlife Animals Killed To Protect Meat Industry Profits ..
In the U.S., around 80% of agricultural land is used for raising farm animals and feed crops. That’s almost half the land mass of the lower 48 states dedicated to feeding the nation’s taste for beef, chicken and pork. More than half of the grain grown in the country goes toward feeding farm animals, and nearly half of the water used goes toward meat production.
Wild animals suffer not only from meat-related deforestation, drought, pollution and climate change, but also direct targeting by the meat industry. From grazing animals to predators, native species are frequently killed to protect meat-production profits. Grass-eating species such as elk, deer and pronghorn have been killed in huge numbers to reserve more feed for cattle. Important habitat-creating animals such as beavers and prairie dogs have been decimated because they disrupt the landscapes desired by animal farm managers. Predator control programs designed to protect the meat industry helped drive predators like California grizzly bears and Mexican gray wolves extinct in their ecosystems.
Around One Million Pigs Die Each Year From The Horrors Of Transport ..
When allowed to live out their natural lives, pigs live for an average of 10-15 years, but factory farmed pigs are sent to slaughter after just six months of life. In order to get the terrified pigs onto the trucks bound for the slaughterhouse, workers may beat them on their sensitive noses and backs or stick electric prods into their rectums.
Crammed into 18-wheelers, pigs struggle to get air and are usually given no food or water for the entire journey (often hundreds of miles). They suffer from temperature extremes and are forced to inhale ammonia fumes and diesel exhaust. A former pig transporter told PETA that pigs are “packed in so tight, their guts actually pop out their butts—a little softball of guts actually comes out.”
According to a 2006 industry report, more than 1 million pigs die each year from the horrors of transport alone. Another industry report notes that, in some transport loads, as many as 10% of pigs are “downers,” animals who are so ill or injured that they are unable to stand and walk on their own. These sick and injured pigs will be kicked, struck with electric prods, and finally dragged off the trucks to their deaths.
In winter, some pigs die frozen to the sides of the trucks. In summer, some die from heat exhaustion. Some fall and suffocate when additional animals are forced to pile in on top of them. All are in a panic—screaming and desperately trying to get away—and some die of heart attacks. One worker reports, “In the wintertime there are always pigs stuck to the sides and floors of the trucks. Slaughterhouse workers go in there with wires or knives and just cut or pry the pigs loose. The skin pulls right off. These pigs were alive when we did this.”
( PETA )
Bear Bile Farms In China And Vietnam ..
The despicable practice has been in decline but still around 10,000 bears are kept captive. The victims, Asiatic black bears, are endangered in the wild and known as ‘moon bears’. They are trapped in the wild, imprisoned, and the bile stored in their gall bladders is harvested and used as ‘medicine’.
The usual practice is to jam a catheter through their skin and into the gall bladder, where the bile is stored. It causes infections and other life-threatening conditions. The bears endure unimaginable pain. Some bears are fitted with ‘metal jackets’ designed to keep bile-draining catheters in place.
Other bears don’t get away unscathed. There are eight species of bears in the world, and every one of them is at risk from this vile trade, since their gall bladders and bile are indistinguishable. Wildlife traffickers are known to take gall bladders from American black bears, grizzly bears, polar bears, or other bear species.
The Meat Industry Are Creating Health Risks To Humans And Wildlife ..
Grazing cattle destroy native vegetation, damage soils and stream banks, and contaminate waterways with fecal waste. After decades of grazing, once-lush streams and green forests have been reduced to flat, dry wastelands. Once-rich topsoil has been turned to dust, causing soil erosion, stream sedimentation and wholesale elimination of many aquatic habitats.
Thousands of farm animals are kept closely confined in pens and fed a diet of grain, antibiotics and other ingredients to prepare them for slaughter. In addition to inhumane conditions for the farm animals (cattle, pigs and chickens), they generate massive amounts of waste, which causes air and water pollution.
Farm animals in the U.S. produce around 500million tons of manure per year. Agricultural pollution is a leading source of water-quality problems, with factory farms polluting 35,000 miles of rivers in 22 states and contaminating groundwater in 17 states, in addition to impairing wetlands, lakes and estuaries.
Meat production is also responsible for around 80% of antibiotic use and 37% of pesticide use, creating health risks to humans and wildlife.
Many Pigs Are Alive When They Reach The Scalding Tank ..
The unloading at the slaughterhouses is as ugly as the loading. After being kept in an immobile state all their lives, their legs and lungs are so weak that the pigs can barely walk. But when they see space ahead of them, some of them begin running for the first time in their lives.
Like fillies, they jump and buck, overjoyed with their first feel of freedom. Then, suddenly, they collapse and cannot get up. They can only lie there, trying to breathe, their bodies racked with pain from abuse and neglect on the factory farms.
A typical slaughterhouse kills up to 1,100 pigs every hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible for them to be given humane, painless deaths. Because of improper stunning, many pigs are alive when they reach the scalding tank, which is intended to soften their skin and remove their hair.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) documented 14 humane-slaughter violations at one processing plant, where inspectors found pigs who “were walking and squealing after being stunned with a stun gun as many as four times.”
According to one slaughterhouse worker, “There’s no way these animals can bleed out in the few minutes it takes to get up the ramp. By the time they hit the scalding tank, they’re still fully conscious and squealing. Happens all the time.”
( PETA )