British Supermarkets Support The Despicable Pig Farming Industry .. British supermarkets are pouring millions of…
Forget the pig is an animal.
Treat him just like a machine in a factory.
( John Byrnes, Hog Farm Management trade journal )
Marketing spew such as ‘humane’, ‘cage-free’, ‘grass-fed’, and other jargon the blood-soaked, money-motivated ‘meat’ and dairy industries use are deceiving and false and used to fool the gullible masses.
It is clearly the case that fish, though different from birds and mammals, are sophisticated animals, far removed from unfeeling creatures.
Current literature on fish cognition indicates that several fish species are capable of learning and integrating multiple pieces of information that require more complex processes than associative learning.
( Journal of Fish Biology )
Between October 2003 and May 2004, an undercover PETA investigator captured footage at a Pilgrim’s Pride chicken slaughterhouse in West Virginia, USA.
Workers were filmed violently and repeatedly throwing live chickens into a wall, picking chickens up by their legs and swinging their heads into the floor, and kicking and jumping up and down on live chickens.
According to a New York Times article on the investigation, this plant had previously received KFC’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ award.
PETA’s 2005 investigation of an Alabama plant found the neck-cutting machines routinely missed, slicing open the chickens’ wings, faces, and other body parts.
Numerous birds entered the scald tanks for feather removal while fully conscious.
The plant was owned by Tyson, a leading supplier to KFC.
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 )
In 2008, PETA released footage of two large plants, in Tennessee and Georgia, USA, where many conscious birds were mangled by the killing machines or had their heads yanked off by workers.
The plant was owned by Tyson, a leading supplier to KFC.
In 2015, the Humane Society of the United States released a video taken at Butterfield Foods, Minnesota, documenting the scalding of hens alive, forced upside down into tanks of scorching hot water in which they drown.
Over 95% of U.S. land animals killed for food are birds, yet there is no federal law requiring they be handled humanely.
In the United States, virtually all birds raised for food are factory farmed. Inside the densely populated sheds, vast amounts of waste accumulate.
The resulting ammonia levels commonly cause painful burns to the birds’ skin, eyes, and respiratory tracts.
Do we, as humans, having an ability to reason and to communicate abstract ideas verbally and in writing, and to form ethical and moral judgments using the accumulated knowledge of the ages, have the right to take the lives of other sentient organisms, particularly when we are not forced to do so by hunger or dietary need, but rather do so for the somewhat frivolous reason that we like the taste of meat?
In essence, should we know better?
( Peter Cheeke, PhD )
Undercover videos taken by PETA between 2004 and 2008 at two U.S. kosher slaughterhouses revealed workers ripping the tracheas and oesophagus from the throats of fully conscious cattle after the ‘ritual’ cut.
Some of the animals are shown writhing in pools of blood, struggling to stand for minutes afterwards.
Prior to slaughter, live cattle were hung upside down by a chain attached to one back leg.
It was so horrible I could not stand to watch it.
The frantic bellows of terrified cattle could be heard in both the office and the parking lot.
Sometimes an animal’s back leg was broken during hoisting.
( Dr. Temple Grandin )
Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight.
( Rev. Andrew Linzey )
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
The Washington Post reported that, “Hogs, unlike cattle, are dunked in tanks of hot water after they are stunned to soften the hides for skinning.
As a result, a botched slaughter condemns some hogs to being scalded and drowned.
Secret videotape from an Iowa pork plant shows hogs squealing and kicking as they are being lowered into the water”.
In the slaughterhouse, the animals can typically smell, hear, and often see the slaughter of those before them.
As they struggle, they’re often abused by the workers, who are under constant pressure to keep the lines moving at rapid speeds.
If the slaughter of animals was ‘humane’ it would be the farmers sharing videos of it and not undercover animal rights activists.
( Rose Winfold )
Calves often try to suckle the fingers of slaughterhouse workers in their final moments before they are mercilessly killed by the same workers.
A man can live and be healthy without killing for food.
Therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
And to act so is immoral.
( Leo Tolstoy )
Every investigation carried out at dairy factory farms has exposed horrifically sadistic and needless acts of cruelty.
The Rescue Retriever ..
A walk along the promenade in Swansea takes you past an unusual monument to a courageous dog known as Swansea Jack.
The monument, opposite the St Helen’s ground, commemorates a black retriever who, during the 1930s, rescued many people from the murky depths of Swansea Docks.
The area was in decline, but despite the water being dirty and dangerous, children still played there.
In the summer of 1931, a person got into difficulties and Swansea Jack dived in and dragged him to safety.
A great fuss was made of the dog as there were many witnesses and the incident was reported in the local press.
William Thomas, Swansea Jack’s owner, revealed that this was not the first time Jack had made a rescue, as a few weeks earlier he had dived in after a 12-year-old boy who had got into difficulties.
He also remarked that this was strange as Jack had not been keen on the water up until then.
As a result of the newspaper report Swansea Jack was awarded a silver collar by a grateful local council.
He was also made an honorary life member of the Tail Waggers’ Club, an organisation promoting the welfare of dogs and their owners.
Swansea Jack took to patrolling the docks and on many occasions he went in to save people, many of them children.
His fame grew as more reports appeared.
Many awards were made to Swansea Jack from a silver cup for life saving given by the Lord Mayor of London to a Bronze Medal from the National Canine Defence League (now Dog’s Trust) which was awarded after he had saved a child from drowning, his 20th rescue, in 1935.
In 1936 the Daily Star named him as Bravest Dog of the Year, while the Daily Mirror enrolled him on the Brave Dogs Roll of Honour in its League of Kindness to Animals.
Swansea Jack became famous beyond the bounds of Swansea and appeared in the Bravest Dog class at many shows including the National Dogs Tournament and attended Crufts in the presence of the Royal Family.
The National Canine Defence League continued to chart his progress in its journal, The Dog’s Bulletin, and his 26th rescue was reported in detail.
In 1937 he met a sad end.
Aged only seven, he somehow managed to eat rat poison and died on 2 October 1937.
The memorial, by local stone mason Cecil Jones, made of Penzance granite, has a bronze relief of the head of the black retriever along with his medal inscribed “For Bravery” and carries the following inscription : “Erected to the memory of Swansea Jack the brave retriever who saved 27 human and 2 canine lives from drowning. Loved and mourned by all dog lovers. Died 2nd October 1937 at the age of 7 years. Ne’re had mankind more faithful friend than thou. Who oft thy life did’st lend to save some human soul from death. Owner & trainer Wm Thomas”.
The National Canine Defence League ended their report on one of Swansea Jack’s recess with these words : “The deeds of Swansea Jack are themselves an overwhelming answer to the brainless busybodies who malign dogs.”
( Ann Williams, Best of British magazine, April 2015 )
The mark of the coward is that he abuses the weak, the vulnerable, the helpless, the innocent, the defenceless.
No human can see the world the way animals see it.
No human can feel their life the way animals feel it.
Compassion will always, in the end, defeat cruelty.
( Lyn White, Animals Australia Chief Investigator )
Pigs outsmart dogs and are on the same intellectual level as chimpanzees and even some humans.
( Lori Marino, Neuro-scientist Emory University )
The Earth is infested with pathetic creatures with a sadistic desire of seeking power and control by killing animals.
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.
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 )
Without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive, nor will we deserve to.
After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals I couldn’t continue to eat meat.
( Liam Hemsworth )
Getting your nutrients from ‘meat’ is like running your water through a sewer before you drink it.
The problem is that humans have victimised animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims.
They are not even considered at all.
They are nothing.
They don’t count.
They don’t matter.
They’re commodities like TV sets and cell phones.
We have actually turned animals into inanimate objects – sandwiches and shoes.
( Gary Yourofsky )
Don’t Buy The ‘HUMANE’ Lie ..
This gentle-sounding phrase is used by the money-motivated, blood-soaked ‘Meat Industry’ to make you feel better about buying their products..
‘Humanely’ raised animals are mutilated without the use of painkillers, kept in filthy, disease-ridden sheds, and finally forced to endure a long trip to the slaughterhouse without food or water.
They are all afraid as they face their deaths.
We torture and kill two billion sentient living beings every week.
Ten thousand entire species are wiped out every year because of the actions of one, and we are now facing the sixth mass extinction in cosmological history.
If any other organism did this, a biologist would consider them a virus.
( Philip Wollen )