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Animal Auctions - Where Fear & Terror are the Rule & Not the Exception
"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil." - Aristotle
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:
http://www.TempleGrandin.com 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:
http://www.capitalpress.com/content/AP-livestock-auction-investigation-053012 "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???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h4D2YGX9rWc 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