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Animals Choking On Their Own Blood

A new investigation into Mexico’s government-owned slaughterhouses exposes animals painfully shocked in the eyes, hoisted upside down by chains and bellowing in distress while choking on their own blood and vomit—all while still conscious and able to feel pain.

Sign the petition to demand change and that animals used for food production be rendered 100% unconscious before slaughter.

 

Confessions of a Speciesist

Where do nonhuman mammals fit in our moral hierarchy?

The case for exploiting animals for food, clothing and entertainment often relies on our superior intelligence, language and self-awareness: the rights of the superior being trump those of the inferior. A poignant counterargument is Mark Devries’s Speciesism: The Movie, which I saw at the premiere in September 2013. The animal advocates who filled the Los Angeles theater cheered wildly for Princeton University ethicist Peter Singer.

In the film, Singer and Devries argue that some animals have the mental upper hand over certain humans, such as infants, people in comas, and the severely mentally handicapped. The argument for our moral superiority thus breaks down, Devries told me: “The presumption that nonhuman animals’ interests are less important than human interests could be merely a prejudice— similar in kind to prejudices against groups of humans such as racism—termed speciesism.”

I guess I am a speciesist. I find few foods more pleasurable than a lean cut of meat. I relish the feel of leather. And I laughed out loud at the joke about the farmer who castrates his horses with two bricks: “Does it hurt?” “Not if you keep your thumbs out of the way.” I am also troubled by an analogy made by rights activists that animals are undergoing a “holocaust.” Historian Charles Patterson draws the analogy in his 2002 book Eternal Treblinka, and Devries makes visual reference to it by comparing the layout of factory-farm buildings to that of prisoner barracks at Auschwitz.

The flaw in the analogy is in the motivation of the perpetrators. As someone who has written a book on the Holocaust (Denying History, University of California Press, revised edition, 2009), I see a vast moral gulf between farmers and Nazis. Even factory-farm corporate suits motivated by profits are still far down the moral ladder from Adolf Eichmann and Heinrich Himmler. There are no signs at factory farms reading “Arbeit Macht Frei.”

Yet I cannot fully rebuke those who equate factory farms with concentration camps. While working as a graduate student in an experimental psychology animal laboratory in 1978 at California State University, Fullerton, it was my job to dispose of lab rats that had outlived our experiments.

I was instructed to euthanize them with chloroform, but I hesitated. I wanted to take them up into the local hills and let them go, figuring that death by predation or starvation was better than gassing. But releasing lab animals was illegal. So I exterminated them … with gas. It was one of the most dreadful things I ever had to do.

Just writing those words saddens me, but nothing like a video clip posted at freefromharm.org. Appropriately entitled “saddest slaughterhouse footage ever,” the clip shows a bull waiting in line to die. He hears his mates in front of him being killed, backs up into the rear wall of the metal chute, and turns his head around seeking an escape. He looks scared. A worker then zaps him with a cattle prod.

The bull shuffles forward far enough for the final death wall to come down behind him. His rear legs try one last time to exit the trap and then … Thug! … down he goes in a heap. Dead. Am I projecting human emotions into a head of cattle? Maybe, but as one meat plant worker told an undercover usda inspector, who inquired about the waste stench: “They’re scared. They don’t want to die.”

Mammals are sentient beings that want to live and are afraid to die. Evolution vouchsafed us all with an instinct to survive, reproduce and flourish. Our genealogical connectedness, demonstrated through evolutionary biology, provides a scientific foundation from which to expand the moral sphere to include not just all humans—as rights revolutions of the past two centuries have done—but all nonhuman sentient beings as well.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt

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Source: Mercola.com
October 24, 2016

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Eating You Alive

 

Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

 

Excerpts from ‘Eating you Alive’

 

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Europe’s Dark Secret: Eye Opening Speech

“It’s only like that in America.” When confronted with undercover footage of farm animal abuse, environmental devastation or the monolithic rise of industrial agriculture, the United States consistently plays the role of scapegoat on the international stage. But are European standards for animal treatment and the environmental regulations really any better?

This eye-opening speech delves into the truth about the EU’s agricultural practices, revealing that when it comes to the treatment of animals, and environmental impact, no country remains blameless. Cruelty knows no culture.

This is just one of many great works from Emily of Bite Size Vegan. Check out her website here.

What-atarian?

Plants Not Plastic

This is a brief compilation of the different things people call themselves with regard to dietary lifestyles, their true definitions (at least according to Wikipedia), and my thoughts on each.

To give a bit of background, my understanding of this list of lifestyles versus a list of diets is that diets are often popularized and advertised by a specific group or company (Atkins, Beach Body, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.) and more often than not are paired with specific food products or supplements, where a lifestyle change or lifestyle intervention has more to do with a lasting mentality around food that is not specific to a group or company and can be practiced regardless of who is selling you the food you eat.

In order from most to least animal product consumption:

CarnivoreDefinition – meaning ‘meat eater’ (Latin, caro meaning ‘meat’ or ‘flesh’ and vorare meaning ‘to devour’)…

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Streets Of Dhaka Turn To Rivers Of Blood

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Streets Of Dhaka Turn To Rivers Of BloodPouring rain coupled with animal sacrifices all over the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh have created a disturbing scene.

As rainwater built up on the roads of Dhaka and flooded many parts of the capital it got mixed with the bloody effluent from animal sacrifices marking the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday.

Citizens said the incident showed how the cities corporations had failed to keep the drainage systems functional and had paid no attention to the matter before the Eid festival.

RT reports:

Thousands of sheep, goats and cows are slaughtered as part of the annual Muslim holiday marking the end of Dhu al-Hiijah and their meat is traditionally distributed to the poor. However, heavy rain on Tuesday, combined with the city’s poor drainage, has resulted in highly unsanitary conditions.

Images and videos shared online show the shocking scene as residents try to get on with their day-to-day…

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Video That Shows How Gummy Bears Are Made Might Change Your Mind About Eating Them

Check out Geltor – they’re working to make Gelatin without using animals!

Also see this video and check out products made by Sweet and Sara and Dandies Marshmallows. If you’re looking for a marshmallow ‘fluff’ like the traditional Cool Whip, be sure to try Coco Whip.

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Most people don’t realize gummy bears are made out of gelatin…

And, as you’ll see in the video below, gelatin is a protein formed by boiling the skin, bones, and connective tissue of animals like pigs.

They do make pig skin-free gummy bears, but the majority, even organic versions, aren’t.

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Could SuperMeat.com Change the World?

 

 

 

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SuperMeat.com‘s leaders speak to JaneUnChained from Israel about lab grown meat, predicting it will save billions of animal lives! Watch and decide for yourself. If you agree, get involved with their Indiegogo at SuperMeat.com now!

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Breakfast in Bed with Spork Foods and Nathan Runkle

We had Spork Foods invite Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals into bed to talk all things breakfast, make some food, and have fun..featuring..you guessed it..The Vegan Egg!