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ACTION ALERT: Take the Pledge to Take Pigs Off Your Plate

Animals  (tags: slaughterhouse, pig, pigs, Animals Australia, abattoir, animal cruelty, death, slaughter, animal welfare, Reynard Loki, 13.7 Billion Years )

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On 11/21, an animal welfare investigator filmed horrific conditions of pigs in an abattoir in Victoria's Gippsland. Within hours of receiving a formal complaint and video from Animals Australia, authorities shut it down. Sign the pledge to save pigs.


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Reynard Loki (16)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 8:12 am
11/28 email from Lyn White, investigator and campaign director, Animals Australia:

Only eight months ago I stood in Indonesian slaughterhouses filming the harrowing abuse dealt out nightly to Australian cattle. The unforgettable stories of individual animals I captured on camera united a nation against animal cruelty. Last night ABC's Four Corners was awarded the Gold Walkley for bringing these stories to light.

Sadly, having witnessed animals slaughtered in nine different countries I know that animal abuse in abattoirs is not confined to Indonesia it occurs in every country around the world, including our own. And every day, extraordinary stories of other individual animals unfold but they are rarely if ever known.

Last week, 'Kate' a fellow investigator openly filmed the final moments of a group of young pigs in an abattoir in the Gippsland in Victoria. Though Australia's abattoir system is highly regulated, there is no guarantee that animals are protected from cruelty. In just 90 minutes, 'Kate' captured enough film to have this abattoir shut down indefinitely following formal complaints laid by Animals Australia.

Whilst watching this footage I reflected that for the first 38 years of my life I ate animals completely unaware of the existence of factory farms, and ignorant of what animals experienced in slaughterhouses. Becoming informed was life-changing. No-one had reminded me that eating animals was a choice.

If there is a message that resounds from the animals' stories in this film, it is that we have a choice. That regulations and standards didn't protect these animals from cruelty and that even if they had that they would still have been afraid, that they still would have suffered.

The story of their final moments is so seldom known or told yet it desperately needs it to be, because we live on, and we still have choices to make...

They need us to make informed and compassionate ones.

For the animals,

Lyn White
Investigator & Campaign Director

Reynard Loki (16)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 8:15 am
Every year, the average American consumes 64 pounds of cow flesh, 49 pounds pig flesh, 84 pounds of chicken flesh and 18 pounds of turkey flesh. Every year, vegetarians spare the lives of over 50 animals. Over a lifetime, a single vegetarian spares the lives of thousands of animals.

Shelli S (374)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 9:09 am
I made this pledge, 25 years ago..that makes me feel old! Signed, sent and noted.
"On behalf of all animals, thank you for pledging to help end animal suffering by taking them off your plate!"

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 9:33 am
Noted and signed.

Ben O (140)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 10:17 am
I made this pledge 35 years ago...It feels good to be vegetarian!

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Tuesday November 29, 2011, 10:43 am

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 5:10 pm
signed noted

Ben O (140)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 5:08 am
...May I add; - 35 years ago I took ALL animals off my plate of course!
And believe it or not, -I'm still alive... : ~ /

Simone Duffin (1462)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:30 pm

Thank you Reynard, been a vegetarian since I was young and that is a long time ago lol

Isma kumar (563)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:33 pm
It is time to rethink our habbits of what we put on the plate. As we evolve we learn that animals do have feelings and they don't want to be tortured raped and killed. Raising mass hords of animals brings poverty to the land and humans as well as many illnesses. There is only one way to move forward to a better earth .. BE VEGAN .. It is not difficult and only needs you to open your heart and mind . will help you to make your descisions or even better ..........

irene davis (74)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 8:03 pm
I haven't pork or ham for ages & sure am not going too. MEAT IS MURDER!

Patricia W (94)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 8:31 pm
Didn't have to pledge for myself, but I do try to let people know what goes into their meals. Slow going, but I have the time :)
TY Reynard. People should look into the eyes of their food - then maybe the animal's suffering might sink in. NO FOOD WITH A FACE!

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 8:34 pm
Yes.. I will and know others will to!

Danuta Watola (1251)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 12:46 am
thanks for sharing

Sharon T (6)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:46 am
i pledged a long time ago...

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 10:05 am
I cannot sign this pledge for personal reason (i do not want to be vegetarian or vegan) and noted, thank you!

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 1:46 pm
Noted, signed and sent to Facebook.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:08 am
Noted, pledged and promoted on fb and twitter.
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