That which we perceive to be ‘normal’ has been taught to us. We have been TRAINED to think some things are acceptable and some things are not. One of these animals receives love and adoration yet the other receives the most gruesome and torturous life - raised to be murdered. Have you ever stopped to think that these sentient beings deserve better than that? How would you feel if your beloved cat or dog endured such a brutal life - caged up, abused, and then slaughtered? You would probably feel horrified and emotionally enraged because you empathize with that which you love. I think it is time that we open our minds to the fact that we are being brainwashed to accept the raising of some animals for slaughter as appropriate. It is time we broaden our scope of empathy to all animals.
I’ve heard the argument made that in the wild animals eat other animals so it should be okay for humans to do so. But it is truly not a relevant justification for human beings to kill and eat animals as we do not biologically require the flesh of dead animals to live. I thrive on a plant based diet and I know that others can and do too (and have for centuries). At this point in time, for humans to eat meat it is purely because some enjoy the taste, it has nothing to do with necessity. Needless suffering is inflicted upon these beings to satiate someone’s taste for their flesh. Furthermore, why would we model our eating habits around other animals, and specifically carnivores not herbivores? We don’t also model our behaviour around their other living and mating habits.
My last point of contention is with respect to the notion of humane slaughter: how can you humanely slaughter something that did not want to die? It is straight up murder. Doesn’t make any sense. #foodforthought#vegan#whattheheath#veganfood#consciouseating#healthyfood#peta#mercyforanimals#govegan#vegansofig#veganlife#loveanimals
Barry is our proud, guardian rooster who protects all of the hens and makes sure they get food before he eats. He's been limping, so a trip to the vet was in order. Was he ever a good boy! They were so impressed at how well behaved he was. X-rays revealed something interesting. Turns out he has extraordinarily large testes that may be pressing up against his sciatica nerve (yes, he's quite the ladies man!), so an anti-imflammatory, along with less amorous behavior, was the prescription. Ladies, just want to let you know you might have to settle for Miles, the other rooster, for a few days. Ahem.
Like all #mammals , #cows must give birth in order to make #milk . Like #human mothers, they carry their babies for nine months, then begin to lactate for the sole purpose of nourishing their young.
Due to extensive genetic manipulation, today’s #dairy cows produce up to 12 times more milk than they would naturally produce to feed a calf.
Even so, virtually all dairy calves are stolen from their mothers within hours of birth in order to maximize profit. 97% of newborn dairy calves are forcibly removed from their mothers within the first 12 hours. The rest are removed in a matter of days. On so-called humane dairy farms, cows are often taken within the first hour of birth as separation of mother and calf is considered less stressful when they have not been allowed to bond
To keep them lactating at maximum yields, cows are artificially and forcibly inseminated year after year. The constant cycle of forced pregnancy and birth creates a huge surplus of calves.
Some female calves will join the milking herd. They typically spend the first 2 to 3 months of life confined in lonely hutches, fed a diet of milk replacer while humans drink the milk intended for them.
Whether on factory farms, “family” farms, or small, humane certified farms, male calves and surplus females are sold to be slaughtered for #veal or cheap #beef . The veal industry would not exist without the dairy industry.
Over 90% of dairy cows are confined in primarily indoor operations, with more than 60% tethered by the neck inside barren stalls, unable to perform the most basic behaviors essential to their wellbeing.
Trapped in a cycle of forced impregnation, perpetual lactation and near constant confinement, dairy cows’ overworked bodies begin producing less milk at 4 to 5 years of age, at which point they are slaughtered. In natural conditions, cows can live 20 to 25 years. However, in these conditions they don't even live out 25% of their life span.
יוזמה מדהימה של אימהות ואימהות בדרך מקסימות,שמסבירות מה לא בסדר הם בחיים לא יישתו חלב של אמא אחרת.
אל תעשו את זה לאימהות אחרות.זה לא מגיע להן.
בשביל חלב צריך היריון.
ובשביל היריון צריך לאנוס,לקחת תינוקות,ולהתייחס אליהן כמו למכונת חליבה 3 פעמים בכל יום.
To make one of the toasts I used melted chocolate 🍫, one banana 🍌 and three hazelnuts. To make the other one I used vegan butter, cucumber and three pistachios. They are a great option for breakfast, I also used oat milk because it's soooo delicious 💞. // Para hacer la tostada de la izquierda usé chocolate derretido, plátano y avellanas. Para la tostada de la derecha usé mantequilla vegana, pepino y tres pistachos (puede que parezca una combinación un poco rara pero estaba muy buena🙌)
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On Sunday we launched the truth riders campaign! This mobile vegan advertising initiative will be rolling round in a city near you very soon!! Check out the public reactions and interviews linked above in my Insta bio @truthridersofficial @ellasbridalhair #vegan#truthriders
Uma vaca leiteira caida em um pasto onde acontece um leilão. O ativista da @portlandanimalsave ficou com ela por uma hora ou mais, e ela tentou encontrar forças para se levantar e chegar à área de leilões, se tivesse conseguido o ativista poderia ter salvado ela pois teria comprado ela é a levaria para um santuário. Mas ela passou anos sendo constantemente ordenhada, depois de seu bebê ter sido roubado dela. Seu corpo estava exausto. Ela passou horas em um caminhão lotado, onde sofreu lesões nas pernas. Ela foi mantida em uma área sem sombra, em clima de 100 graus. Ela não estava pronta para morrer. Ela tentou levantar algumas vezes, e o ativista tentou ajudar mas não conseguiu. O veterinário saiu pela segunda vez com uma agulha cheia de anestesia. Ele disse que ela estava doente e que só sofreria se a deixassem viva.
O ativista, ficou ao lado dela, lhe acariciou, e a confortou. Ela olhou para trás e olhou para ele, e ele lhe disse que estava tudo bem. O veterinário aplicou a anestesia no pescoço e apertou o líquido da agulha dentro dela. Seus olhos se arregalaram enquanto ela olhava para o ativista, ela tremeu por cerca de 30 segundos antes de deixar a vida e fechar seus olhos. O veterinário tentou ser simpático e falar com o ativista...dizia que cada vez que ele tinha que fazer isso, ele pensava que "Deus" não tinha significado algum, e que essa era a segunda vaca morta por ele neste dia. O ativista não conseguiu responder, não podia se quer olhar para ele.
Outras vacas, as que chegaram ao quintal dos leilões ... infelizmente, provavelmente sofrerão um fim ainda mais aterrorizante e brutal do que esta inocente vaca. Pois os matadouros não fazem eutanásia.
Ela foi mais uma vítima da agricultura animal. Se você ao ler isso, ficou triste, saiba que isso está acontecendo a cada segundo de cada dia para um número inimaginável de indivíduos. Saiba que você tem todo poder no mundo para se levantar nos horários de suas refeições e dizer que você não apóia essa crueldade, não apóia uma indústria que necessita inerentemente de sofrimento e morte de outros . Escolha a opção que é tão saborosa, tão saudável e que não mata.
Escolha ser vegano💚🌱 #govegan#vegan
So what does 'respect' even mean?
One of the dictionaries definitions is '
a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.' By this definition I think it is safe to say that we don't always give it to one another and by that I mean Human to Human. If we can't even respect each other, how are we to respect another species? Especially one that we have been conditioned to believe that we need to eat their flesh to grow big and strong.
How about this...would you ever bring a child into this world, confine them to small spaces, withhold love and affection, pump them full of hormones so they grow too fast for their bodies, transport them in small cages where they shit on each other, where they suffocate, die from dehydration and heart attacks so that they can be killed for food? I would think the answer is no even for your worst enemy. The answer would be no for those you have no respect for.
So why is it OK for us to treat non humans this way? It isn't OK and it never will be. Why do we accept these injustices and why do we bury our heads in the sand? Fear? Greed?
How can we respect non human animals? By not eating them, wearing them, exploiting them in anyway. Is this difficult? No. Does it take a bit of education? Yes. Please do the work. I certainly respect people in this world that continually grow and evolve because they are willing to do the work. We are all works in progress and none of us are perfect yet many of us have gotten lazy when it comes to our own conscious evolution. Going Vegan is part of our conscious evolution. Why you ask? Because if we are eating, wearing or exploiting non humans we are contributing to violence, suffering and death. There is nothing conscious about that. If fact it is completely unconscious.
Here is a great place to start to learn about how to respect non human animals. --> www.vegankit.com