Got my heartbroken last night at my first Pig Vigil. Seeing these animals dying of thirst, laying and walking in their own piss & shit, the absolute frightened look on their faces... Only because people want a pulled pork sandwich, ham or bacon. How can people justify these unforgivable acts of terror! Please people wake up and make the connection. They should be living happy and free lives like everyone on this planet deserves too. To all the people who go to these Vigils, thank you, much respect, we are the change we want to see in this world. Each of us helps motivate and inspire each other to do more and be more active for these innocent beings. WE WILL put a stop to these atrocities one day. ✌🏽💚 #govegan#laanimalsave#animalactivist#AnimalRights#StopAnimalAbuse#Compassion#VegansOfIG#bethechange @laanimalsave @thesavemovement
⚠️Warning - heavy post and pics that way ⇒⚠️ Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.
A fitting Mantra in mind as I reflect on last nights events.
We went with hearts full of love to a pig vigil at #FarmerJohns slaughterhouse. In a kind loving and peaceful way we stopped 8 trucks for a couple of minutes before they went inside to offer love, prayer and water to the poor wee piggies on board. They were only 6 months old and had never seen daylight until they boarded this truck 3 days ago. Their 3 final days spent without food and water, and never knowing what it's like to be loved.
We were surrounded by compassionate beings, and got to meet @shaunmonson, the director of #Earthlings . I got to feed the pigs water, and pet their backs - their skin felt just like human skin. And they definitely didn't live the lives portrayed on the "happy farm" mural painted on the building, and even if that was the case, it all ends the same for them. Here at the slaughterhouse.
This world needs so much love, and I felt so helpless knowing 36000 pigs are killed here every week, which is only a fraction of the 56 billion animals killed yearly for our taste buds. All I can do, and all we can do collectively, is put love in our hearts and choose to make different decisions than we have done in the past. “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
Instead of flipping off this vile place (trust me, I wanted to) I am standing here to tell the thousands of pigs that will be murdered tonight, that love does exist beyond the walls.
The world is waking up, but not waking up fast enough. I am so sorry...
Slide to see what's behind the wall.
LA Animal Save cow vigil- August 4th @laanimalsave. Manning #Beef slaughterhouse is the last stop for steers and also cows, some of who may be pregnant. The videos show the where they are held before their final walk. They play like dogs do... I remember overhearing a security officer guard talking to a protestor who said that some of the pregnant cows have their babies cut out of them beforehand as they are big $$$ if sold in time to the research laboratories who seek them if they're able to be salvaged. The other security guard explained that how they kill the cows is with the least suffering inflicted, a stun gun to the head and a slit throat. Typical procedure in slaughterhouses... he then said he doesn't know if he could work as a guard for a pig slaughterhouse because of " what they do there." Was he referring to you, @farmerjohnla? Pigs scream, so that may also add to his discomfort... to these guards, it is a job. To those who eat animals, it is a meal. To the animal, it is their life. If we believe in fairness, we should be fair, and choose not to support that which destroys lives and the world we live in. If you say "everything is bad" as your answer, why not, nonetheless, choose what harms the least? These cows wanted to live as much as I do, you do, your dog, the stray cats down the road... what 'we' as humans have done is not an excuse for continuing what we currently do.
Our final Vegan Warrior is the stunning, compassionate, and talented @hazeleyedvegan! This woman has the voice and heart of a dang angel! Amy organizes @laanimalsave, assembling activists to give animals love, water and empathy in their final moments. It takes a very special type of person to do this, and we're honoring her heart and spirit by featuring her in the new series! Thank you Amy!!! We love you!
What a fantastic evening screening @speciesismmovie with director Mark Devries!! Thank you to everyone who came out!! Thank you, Mark, for a really wonderful film!! We hold a FREE MOVIE NIGHT every first Wednesday of the month at @aulacrestaurant ❤️#speciesism#laanimalsave
Because who doesn't want to hear(SOUND ON!) and see a pig get a drink of cold water 💦 on a very hot Southern California day ☀️🔥...... Cuteness Credit💕: Daisy aka Piggy Smalls 🐽🐷😎@sandiegofarmanimalrescue (please excuse my annoying voice) #choosecompassion#heatwave#thirsty#pig @peta @thedodo @susie444scott @thehumaneleague @mercyforanimals @animals.co @animals_video @animalrevenge @petakids @peta2 @vegancommunity @veganoutreach
My Yogi Guru @unclerush with my activist friend, #laanimalsave#hazeleyedvegan bare witnessed to the murdering of innocent sentient beings at a kosher slaughter house. (Wow my heart is shaking just typing this) please Go Vegan. Please be conscious about who you're supporting. #ALF#okja#VeganAF
You may think this is food. But you are programmed to eat these sentient gentle beings who want to live as much as you. Stop eating them! Break out of this evil matrix and become part of the solution. Do you ever ask yourself why we kill innocent animals, the consuming of which is not only unnecessary, but actually killing us; at the root of diseases that are killing us. So if you continue to eat animals, you are slowly killing yourself, killing innocent sentient beings, and killing this planet. Why don't you start educating yourself? Get some compassion. You may think you are a decent person. But if you are eating animals you are blind to the immense suffering of animals killed for food. You are paying for their suffering. It's wrong. There is no justification for this torture and exploitation of innocent, sentient animals who want their lives as much as you want yours. Animals have as much moral value as you do. Do you understand your own moral value and what thats about in this world, in this short lifetime? Do you ever think past culture and tradition, what you've been taught to take for granted? How do you go to church on Sunday, and talk about how you're going to heaven, when you are participating in hell on earth for sentient, innocent living beings? Take a look at this baby pig's eye. Take a close look. #cowspiracyfilm#forksoverknivesfilm#vegucatedfilm#foodmattersfilm#speciesismthemovie#whatthehealthfilm#closetheslaughterhouses#farmlife 🚜 #farmingislife#Repost @laanimalsave
"We cannot have two hearts, one for the animals and one for men. In cruelty towards the former and cruelty to the latter there is no difference but in the victim."
- Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Thank you to @laanimalsave for all the work that you do in organizing these vigils. This is my third time going and I will continue to come and show love to the poor animals that get slaughtered only because people like the way they taste. It is 2017!!! There is no justification for this! I got the chance to go inside a slaughterhouse, TRUST me if you saw what I saw you would go Vegan instantly. The stench, the blood, the severed heads, skin, organs, feet, every part chopped up... Fucking horrendous! Did you know that they make some beers, perfumes, cosmetics, crayons, gelatin and many other items you buy from animal byproducts? Probably not. Do yourself a favor and start doing some research. ✌🏽💚 #laanimalsave#cowvigil#veganactivist#kidactivist#govegan
Awesome shot from our monthly replenishing visit to @thegentlebarn 💖 Two whole hours of just 20 #laanimalsave friends to soak up some love from the rescued animals. We have quite an amazing team of animal lovers!! Thank you @chefitophoto for this amazing picture!!! #thegentlebarn#animallovers
"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal, and it is actually within us to grant them a happy life, and a long one." - Earthlings •
Spent the day with some fellow activists from the @laanimalsave movement at @thegentlebarn animal sanctuary today. It was nice to see some happy animals who know they are safe and loved. When bearing witness outside of the slaughterhouse every weekend with the terrified pigs, it is nice to be reminded of just how happy these animals can be, and how much emotion that they can express. •
||Follow Link in my bio for a quick film of the 8/13 vigil||
With just a little compassion, this world would be such a brighter place. Why can society not love these poor creatures as they would their own dogs? They have a greater intelligence than that of dogs, so why are they ones who have to live a life of pain, void of any love? Because us humans feel we are better and they taste good? We have a greater intelligence, and therefore should be able to realize that the morality of a situation can only be judged from the eyes of the victim, even if that victim is not human. Don't be a speciesist, please consider veganism, if not for them, then for your own health and the planets health as well. @laanimalsave #laanimalsave#farmerjohns#speciesism#maketheconnection#noseparationbasedonform
||Full video I put together of last night wasn't posting but you can find it on YouTube via the link in my bio, please go watch! ✌✌||
This is us showing the many pigs that are about to enter the gates the only signs of compassion they have experienced for their entire short existence. •
I cannot just sit idly by as the most innocent forms of life are exploited in the most cruel ways possible. This does not need to happen, we live in a world ripe with alternatives, eating meat at this point in time is simply the act of killing a sentient feeling being for the benefit of your taste buds. If you look into their eyes and you feel pity, even for a moment, that feeling speaks well of you, for humans as a race can co-exist with these intelligent beings without exploiting them. Eating meat kills you, the planet, and the innocent Earthlings taken to slaughter every second of every day. Do some research on your own, watch "What the Health" and "cowspiracy" on Netflix, and "Earthlings" at www.earthlings.com. @laanimalsave @earthlingsfilm @wthfilm #laanimalsave#earthlings#whatthehealth#farmerjohns#maketheconnection#noseparationbasedonform