Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:55 pm
Until society puts a value upon all life forms, this will continue. Even if an animal will be consumed for food, it's life deserves to be treated in the manner of kindness. It should have sunshine, fresh air, the ability to move about, and to eat what would be natural food source for it.
Think of it this way humans, if you still must eat the flesh of another, you ingest what was put into that animal. If it is subjected to all sort of horrors, that is what is stored in it's flesh and you then eat it and absorb that pain, torture and agony into your own being. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
Now on the flip side, if the animal has all sorts of good things being given to it, as mentioned above, it will have led a happier life overall, positive goes into it body, and then humanely killed, with prayer of thanks by the one who is to take it's life, then that good goes into ones' body. Again, You ARE what YOU eat.
But the Corporate mentality isn't even treating the humans right, exploiting the workers overseas and paying less and less in the industrialized Countries with fewer benefits all the time. Exploitation is raging so I see little move to help the animals when the people won't even stand up for themselves.
Friday November 23, 2012, 2:17 am
I agree that anything that we do that MIGHT help towards factory farming MUST be a good thing, but I did think that Dandelion made some very salient points.. Personally, I think that the way to go is to introduce animal ethics into schools so that the NEXT generation might have more of an idea of how abhorrent the factory farms are. I find that most people who are meat eaters don't stop for a moment to think where their food comes from and it is VERY hard to change their views, as to be honest most of them don't give a darn about the animals, it is all about stuffing their faces with food without wanting to be confrontedas to wehre it comes from! ! They amy say they love animals and then turn a blind eye to anything that invloves opening their minds to the fact that they are perpetuating cruetly when they eat unethical meat and dairy products. I think that many people are affected by TV programmes that depict animal suffering, but it seems that most people have very short memories and they soon go away and forget all about what they have seen and don't get involved in the matter. SO many countries has such poverty and such hardships that animal welfare comes WAY down the list of priorites. Having said that, we must all do EVEYTHING in our power to help the animals, even if we feel as if we are swimming against a rip!
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:49 am
The easiest and quickest way to get rid of this blight called CAFOs or factory farming is to eschew all dairy, pork and chciken products. Sorry, that means no ice cream, yoghurt and the like! That would also free up so much land that is wated in farming to support animal farming.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:17 am
Hope all that signed will make an impact. It's got to start somewhere! Thanks to the people who started this campaign and I pray this catches on in the U.S. and all over the world!