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The Missing Children You Won’t See On Milk Cartons

Or would they stop and honestly look at the animal holocaust they are helping to create and say, as one of my driving companions did:

“How can we stop this? This has to be stopped…”

My answer is the same now as it was then.

“Stop participating in it.”

Stop eating meat and dairy, stop wearing leather, stop using animal products. It is all connected. It is all part of the process by which we separate friend from food and clothing. It is all part of the process by which we categorize other living sentient beings as property and expendable, as less than us, and thus unworthy of liberty and the right to life.

For each cow displayed near the side of the highway there are millions more cows, chickens, turkeys, fish, lobsters, sheep and other “farmed animals” living in a range of different conditions, some much better and some much worse than what I’ve spoken of. But all live their lives “waiting”… waiting to be inseminated, to give birth (or lay eggs), to be milked, and finally, to be killed… to be used and then discarded just because of the species they were born into.

And the only way to truly stop this is to stop creating a demand for it. The only way to stop this animal holocaust, is to stop participating in it.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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7:31AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

thanks for sharing.

9:36AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

prefer buying what I need form small farms and processors.

9:32AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Yes, but please put it all on one page! About 50% of my time on Care2 is spend waiting for pages to load!

12:17PM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

thanks for sharing this

5:30AM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

3:29PM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Thank you for your efforts to help animals.

2:39AM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

simple economics of demand versus supply. yet some humans use products, services etc as a crutch. bottom-line is, no matter what yr leaning is- vegetarian or not; it is fundamentally how self aware are you in yr consumption patterns. we could wish for our fellow humans to be more self aware and educated on where, how and what things. this issue is not simple as asking people to give up their comfort levels, statue quo etc.

7:47AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Wow! Thanks for sharing this information.

5:01AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

I've stopped long ago and am none the worse for it. In fact, I suspect that I could well be dead by now if I had kept on with it.

5:23AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Great article thank you. Fully agree with your comments to "stop participating in it", & that goes for buying from companies that test on animals too.
Thanks :)

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