Where Fear & Terror are the Rule & Not the Exception
- Where Fear & Terror are the Rule & Not the Exception
"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
Are cows and pigs and chickens usually tortured on
the farms at which they are raised? Absolutely not!
Such undercover videos are horrific to watch, but
are the exception and not the rule. Unhappy cows
do not produce as much milk as happy cows.
Are farmed animals abused and tortured once they
get to slaughter? Absolutely not, unless you call
'slicing an animal's throat after stunning it with a
bolt to the head' torture. In most cases of actual
slaughter, the act of death is delivered in a manner
in which the animal does not suffer fear and terror.
Efficient slaughter translates into profit for the
owners of slaughterhouse operations. People such
as Temple Grandin have worked to change the entire
slaughterhouse standard operating procedures to
make the slaughter process more compassionate for
animals. Forgive me for admitting this truth, but
by designing ramps without dark shadows, and then
re-designing ramps to go downhill rather than
uphill, much of the fear suffered by animals prior
to the killing act disappears. See:
Yet, in between life on the farm, and death in the
slaughterhouse, the animals fated to die are first
transported to auction houses, and this is where
they suffer the greatest fears and abuses.
This new 2-minute undercover video will be difficult
to watch, but such experience for an animal is
the rule and not the exception. If you do not yet
eat a plant-based diet, this short film might become
the trigger that changes your life. If it is not,
consider that with each mouthful of cow or pig or
chicken you eat, you then swallow, and digest their
pain and fear.
Many years after many such meals, you will suffer
equivalent fear and pain upon receiving the diagnosis
of your life-ending illness due to a lifetime of
consuming the wrong foods. It is only then, after
your stroke, or heart attack, or cancer, that your
doctor will prescribe a vegan diet. In another
generation, doctors will be wise enough to prescribe
such diets before the disease.
At that time of your greatest phobos and deimos,
you will ask God for help. Don't waste your
time. You have broken his first commandment:
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree
yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
- Genesis 1:29
Why do I call the fear and terror and pain and torture
at animal auctions the "rule" and not the exception?
In the May 30, 2012 column in Capital Press (the
West's Ag Website), the owner of the auction house
defends the actions of his employees. The article reports:
"He has not been cited once in the 18 years he's owned
the business, he said, and grabbing animals by their necks
and legs is necessary because they are not tame. 'I think
it's a bunch of crap,' Santorsola said. 'How are you going
to pick them up? They don't have a leash. They run, believe
me, they do run.'"
Tell that to the judge in your July 20th court date, Mr.
Santosorla, for the undercover video does not lie.
Why are we vegan???
Make the connection!!!
"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that
is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts."
- Mahatma Gandhi