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How I Baited the Media Into Showing Slaughterhouse Footage to Over 200,000 People -PLEASE READ!

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Best education effort he was part of. The results say it all: Redirecting over 200,000 visitors of mainstream news sites to a video of graphic slaughterhouse footage, and in the process creating an untold number of vegans and vegetarians. Here's the story

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Ljiljana M (115)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:13 pm
I’ve read it, parts of the article for several times (maybe because of the language) – it was/is obviously an impressive action, but article is little bit confused (again, maybe for me, because of the language) and more centered on “who did what” rather then “why”.
Main point of the action are achieved – and that is great!
Thank you Julie.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:36 am

Ben O (171)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:13 am
Everyone should see what's going on in slaughterhouses. The we would be many, many, many more vegetarians/vegans, that's for sure!

. (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:36 am
Didn't watch video.....wish we were all veggies.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:46 am
Noted. Sorry Pam but although I detest factory farms and buy only organic meat I can't see myself at this point in time becoming a vegetarian.

S B (76)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:50 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:18 am
My friends little boy loves his dog so much, when he heard that people eat dogs he got so upset. Than he was told that the m,eat he eats was also animals, this is priceless " how can anyone eat an animal and yet say they love their pet dog." A child understands that all animals suffer and all are wonderful, so how can we eat them and call ourselves animal lovers? Good question. His Mom told me he now eats only vegetarian. He may only be 7 but his heart is right.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:31 am
The end NEVER justifies the means. This was nothing more than a perverse, sadistic abuse of mainstream media. I'm sorry, Mr. Young, the net effect of your little endeavor was convincing a whole lot of people that the animal rights movement is chockfull of loonies!

. (7)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:32 am
I'm with Pam, I wish we were all veggies! Noted, thanks Julie.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:47 am
I can't watch these Horrible vids--so didn't see this one either. But most people could care less where the animal came from or how it's being brutally killed 4 their dinner. So this display does nothing really except 4 turning a few individuals off meat 4 maybe a day or so. Even the ignorant individuals unaware of just how disgustingly inhumane the meat industry is wouldn't suddenly become Vegans/Veggies either. It all comes down to compassion and heart---which sadly most humans exhibit little to none--hence why the world is in the dumper. Humans cease to be humans without these traits. Thanks

Julie E (405)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:00 am
Because of all of the petitions I sign, all of the horrifying video's I try to watch, all of the articles I read, all of the vegan friends I have here, I have become vegetarian. I am learning more about becoming vegan, but to be honest, I may not want to become vegan or I just may not be ready to become vegan. Honesty, right?

Maria Cristina A (119)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:00 am
For years I've known what unfortunatelly happens to our fellow earthlings behind some walls. And I've been gratefull to all those who made and still make i possible for the whole world to know what some people can do. How far below the fair point of ethics some can go to "get their proffit".
And, because of my particular life story, I knew that "Wag the Dog" was no fiction at all.
And I prayed that those, like me, that are working for a world with more ethics, equality, fairness, love, truth, respect (etc), never EVER went by the "other party"'s ways. That noone, EVER used tainted methods to get a "victory". It's my belief that tainted victories don't last long, because people still like that victors be honourable people - that's how you acually win, showing your views, fighting for them and being honourable all the way.
I believe he ends don't justify the means.
And I don't care what media you got your message to/through, I think what you did i's shamefull, and I hope scams like those will not be repeated.

June M (139)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:38 am
noted..thanks for posting Julie

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:47 am
I love when people say they can not watch these horrible videos and than sit down to a hamburger. You either love animals and refuse to eat them or you are a hypocrite.

paula eaton (30)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:16 pm
I am a proud vegetarian. I have seen photos and videos of feedlots and slaughterhouses and it is brutal and horrible to watch. Those poor animals suffer and die for food we do not need to live on.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:36 pm

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thanks !

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:11 pm
If those of you are proud to be vegetarian are proud you could be even more proud and save more animals by becoming vegan. I was vegetarian for many years and then I learned about the conditions under which dairy cows and chickens live. Milk was made for the babies of cows, just as breast milk is meant for our babies. When you drink milk you are allowing calves to be taken from their mothers which is very stressful for both. Chickens and cows suffer and once I learned what I know now I took the next step. In the end they are still killed and are only allowed longer lives as long as they are productive.

As for the video I think it is important that people know the truth about what happens to animals. If they learned something then that is good. Sure they were duped but hopefully they are more aware now.

Debra T (17)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:41 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:26 pm
People should be forced to watch real life video of the conditions under which livestock are raised and slaughtered. There are still so many ads on tv and in print that show animals in red barns or green pastures- when in reality they are raised in metal warehouses on concrete or in wire cages.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:30 pm
I think every package of meat should have a picture of the animal you are eating on it. That is the least that should be done for the animal that wanted to live as much as you and I do, but was killed just so you could eat it, even though man has no business eating an animal. Man does not have teeth or a digestive system for eating meat. We have teeth and a digestive system like cattle and horses who eat fiberous plants. We only think we have to eat meat because our parents told us to. It's your parents fault for making you eat meat. It's your fault if you don't educate yourself and stop. eat it.

Julia R (296)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:51 pm
Great strategy! It's nice to know thatn Ryan Holiday's book was put to use to do some real good! It is great to know that 200,000 more people have been exposed to the real truth of the horrible cruelty of the meat business from the factory farms where billions of animals literally spend their entire lives in cramped metal cages deprived of even the most basic movement to the fast lines of the slaughterhouses which the sheer numbers of animals processed every hour, the humane handling of these animals gets shortchanged! So the people actually got to see the reality of the meat industry and what better way than to be informed about this business in all its sordid truth!

Inge B (202)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:54 am
FINALLY, the future is approaching, open your eyes and see what we do with the animals.
Become a Vegetarian / Vegan, the solution to everything

Love, Peace and Understanding

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:17 am
Noted - will definitely not watch this - I think I would be traumatised for life!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:31 am

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:57 am
Really, of the 200,000 viewers (or should I say of those that viewed the site 200,000 times), how many are still vegan?

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:04 am
I agree Ben.

Eva C (18)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:52 am
Becoming a vegan is a cop out! It does not help to change the way animals are treated and slauthered.

Tanya W (65)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted. Can't watch.

Lona G (80)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:46 am
We've had the same (endless) discussion before on Care2 causes on exactly the same stunt. It was then brought to us as a really creative way of shocking people into going vegan. It now seems to be in need of further exposure, but alas, we lack the author's creativity. We've heard it all before.

I pass and send my virtual stars to Barbara D. who says it better than anyone else.

Gloria H (88)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:43 pm
I have no problem with the means justifying the end. Too bad the bombing attack on Hitler just maimed him and didn't kill him.
It takes guts to point out the elephant in the living room. Some people would be content to ignore a whole herd of elephants in the room, even if they were stepped on by the pacyderms.

Maria Cristina A (119)
Monday August 12, 2013, 10:16 pm
Gloria H. let's talk about pointing the elephants in the room:
I consider your comment particularlly improper because:
The bombings of the battle of Berlin didn't even maime Hitler, he remained as healthy as ever. On the other hand, 15 days of bombings killed (the source's numbers vary) as many as 20.000 to 125.000 civilians, wounded nearly 800.000 and as for the buildings of a city big enough for 4 millions to live in, only a damaged third remained.
From what you wrote, you seem to consider those people as acceptable collateral damage. I do not and their memory and their tragedy should be respected.
And so, let me put an end to this by quoting Barbara D.
"The end NEVER justifies the means. This was nothing more than a perverse, sadistic abuse of mainstream media. I'm sorry, Mr. Young, the net effect of your little endeavor was convincing a whole lot of people that the animal rights movement is chockfull of loonies!"
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