"I dream of a world where all hurting people- human and nonhuman- are viewed with compassion and a desire to alleviate their suffering. But this cannot happen when humans still deny that nonhuman animals are indeed people. A cow is not property which doesn’t have feelings, and that can be touched and disregarded in any way those in power please. She is a person, who experiences emotional turmoil when her rights are taken from her, just like I did after I was abused. I am asking you to include her in the revolution." -Amanda Houdeschell
#repost from @portlandanimalsave
This photo was captured at out last vigil by activist @mariahroelfs of www.wildlifewondersart.com. The discarded, skinned head of a cow, falling down the chute, into a rendering truck full of other body parts, at Walt's Wholesale Meats.
We have bore witness to many beings as a group. We have looked into the eyes and acknowledged the individuals that stood before us, through the holes of a transport truck bound for the slaughterhouse. We have touched them, loved them, grieved for them, and tried to speak for them. We have come to know that what is happening to them is wrong, that it is violent, cruel, and unjust. We have seen the violence in real time or on footage behind a screen, and we understand that what is happening is without a doubt, evil.
I watched a video recently. An activist went into a Halal slaughterhouse and bore witness to the murder of a cow. He filmed it and posted it online. The cow was being led onto the kill floor, by a vibrant blue rope that wrapped around her face and weaved through her nostrils. Her large, round eyes exposed her innocence... and her fear. A man tried to lead her into a large metal device, stained with blood. He pulled the rope, dragging her in, as she pulled against him with all her might, desperately trying to turn around. She was not strong enough. The metal machine clamped around her body, and spun her around onto her side. All the while she was flailing and kicking, eyes wide with fear and desperation. The worker took the rope and tied her head down so that she couldn't move, her long neck exposed for the kill. The man took a long, slim knife, and sliced through her throat. Blood gushed, and a moment later, there was a heavy rain on the slaughterhouse floor. She continued to kick until the life had finally left her.
Though at Walt's, the cows are stunned with a bolt gun before their throat is stabbed open, stunning often doesn't work, and the animals are still concious when killed. Either way, the animals are, without a doubt, feeling fear and pain in the moments before their murder. And this is how they wind up. #vegansofig#portlandanimalsave#animalrights#oregon#Portland
What did you do for the animals today?
@Regrann from @portlandanimalsave - We had so many new faces out at today's vigil! Enthusiastic people, happy to be out and standing up for the animals. Thank you for bearing witness. Thank you for your strength and for your voice. The animals need you to show up for them whenever you can. #untilallarefree#animalliberationnow#bearwitness
If you'd like to join us for future events, send us a message and let us know! - #regrann
One day, you will find that pairing soul. It will be a feeling beyond your imagination. You just can't help it but to adore them. You will feel your whole heart melt for this person. This beautiful soul will bring joy, laughter, calmness and so much inspiration, that you will finally see hope in front of you. For once, you can actually say, I'm in love. I can see a future with this person. I can share my life with this person. Maybe this one is not a lesson. Maybe this one is what they call a soulmate.
Por mais que ninguém te entenda. Por mais que vc seja atacado, criticado, julgado. Te chamem de louco, de "radical", de chato. Mesmo que te excluam e te digam que o seu ativismo não faz diferença.
Os animais não tem voz pra pedir socorro, e seus gritos são ignorados.
Seja a voz deles, mesmo que a maioria não queira ouvir a verdade, mesmo que pessoas cruéis continuem aparecendo.
Se vc desistir, eles não terão ninguém.
Ame-os por aqueles que ainda não aprenderam a amar.
Libertação animal ✊🌱💚 #libertacaoanimal#animalliberationnow#animalrights#loveanimals#deixeviver#naomate#protecaoanimal
Helen, Sol and Moonlight -the rescued chickens-meet for the first time! Helen is telling them who is boss. Sol and Moonlight are off their meds, are growing lots of feathers and are becoming more lively everyday. Lastly, we found out Sol is actually a boy. Follow along to see their progress. #MicroSanctuary#LifewithHelen#OpenRescue
🔥The fact that farmed cows, sheep, pigs, etc. have been artificially selected and bred by us over centuries from their wild ancestors into the species we see today, refutes 2 very common Carnist clichés:
1. The idea that "God put these animals here for us to eat". Given that we know for a fact that these animals are a human creation, this completely blows the slave-master God theory out of the water. God didn't put those animals here for us to eat... WE DID!
2. The idea that "it's natural" to eat these animals. "Natural" is defined as something that is NOT man-made. The domesticated cow, chicken, pig, or sheep, is man-made. Thus, to eat one is the most unnatural thing one could possibly ever do (not that whether something being natural or unnatural deems it to be ethical/unethical anyway... it's irrelevant). ▪️George Martin
🔥Animals do not want to die, they do not go to their deaths willingly or easily. ▪️Humane slaughter is a lie. There is no right way to kill someone who does not want to die.
🔹Exploiting animals is:
Unnecessary "Whenever we kill another sentient being for a reason other than self-defence, we act immorally. So we should stop thinking about how to treat animals used for food morally. We can’t. We don’t need to eat animals to be healthy. So every death we impose represents a violation of the basic right of animals not to be treated as things.” 🌱If you could choose to live a happy and healthy life without harming others.
🌿Why wouldn't you? 🍃Live Vegan!
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🔥It is common sense; If animals are not mere things; if they have moral value, we cannot justify eating, wearing, or using them especially when we have no better reason than palate pleasure or fashion. If you are eating, wearing, or using animals, then your actions say that you regard them as mere things, despite what your words say.
▪️All sentient beings should have at least one right: the right not to be treated as property. 🔹Animal protein is toxic for humans to eat, consuming will lead to disease, and death.
💡Animal tissues (meat) and their secretions (eggs,dairy) are NOT human food. 💡Humans kill 60 billion land animals and trillions of aquatic animals every year to suit their pleasure in eating their corpses, not for any legitimate need to survive.
All Animal use is unnecessary for purposes of:
▪️Sport. 🌿Live Vegan!