This is a cage-free egg farm. This supplier would be allowed to also call this farm “humanely raised” and depending on the feed, call it organic. Does it look humane to you? Does it look like they have any more space than a battery cage? They’re still debeaked. Still de-toed. The males are still ground up alive! And they’re still slaughtered. So what could possibly make this “humane”? That’s right, nothing.
(Source: outsideintheteachingmachine, via animalsandtrees)
We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards. We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities. The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally. — Stuart Wilde (via animalsandtrees)
How Undercover Animal-Rights Activists Are Winning the “Ag Gag” War
Such a heartbreaking photo. :(
Are you comfortably unaware, or claim to be?
“The meat and dairy industry is very large and powerful, and they have a great deal of money and lobbying force. They certainly would not want you to know everything about your food choices because you then would stop eating their food. Parents and schools systems are equally at fault for not telling the truth to children about their food choices. It’s out of sight, out of mind.
These are the realities of your food choices. With every burger, steak, pot roast, turkey sandwich, fried chicken, rib, barbecue, pork chop, bacon, ham or whatever you want to call it or however you want to cook it, you are perpetuating the demand, which furthers the business of raising animals and then slaughtering them for you to eat. You can turn your head the other way, but the process continues. It continues at the detriment and ill fortune for the animals, for our health, and for the health of our planet. Until this moment, most of you have been comfortably unaware with regard to food responsibility and global depletion. What you decide to eat is killing our planet, but it does not have to be that way- if the right choices are made.” Dr. Oppenlander, www.comfortablyunaware.com
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If you have leftover AFA flyers from Mother’s Day, Earth Day, etc. — or if you have any flyers about veganism or animal rights — the March Against Monsanto is a good place to pass them out! Find [and join!] the march in your city here.