SAY NO TO EATING ANIMALS.
Millions of pigs are eaten every year in the US. In factory
farms, these highly intelligent animals never see the sun or feel
grass beneath their feet, and 6 million breeding females are kept in
\tiny gestation and farrowing cages in which they can hardly move for
their whole lives. The lack of room to walk or turn around atrophies
their muscles, and festering sores on their feet make every movement
agony. Each year, 100 million of them go to slaughter at very young
ages, and they go in terror.
The New York Times reported that pigs are so terrified by what
happens to them in slaughterhouses that a relatively large proportion
of them suffer a metabolic condition in which their flesh
actually liquefies. This hypermetabolic state generates excessively
high temperatures and low pH's that damage muscle cells and can even
lead to heart failure. This metabolic meltdown can result in
malignant hyperthermia, or "hot death". [When Pigs Stress Out, NY
Times, Armelle Casau, October 7, 2003] Of course, this is being
reported only because of economic losses of $90 million annually.
The terror these sensitive animals must experience is hard to imagine
and beyond cruel. More pigs--who are much smarter than dogs and as
smart as the average human 3 year old---than ever before in history
are being confined in factory farms and slaughtered in absolute
terror. And as factory farm structures decay across the country,
more and more piglets are falling through the rusted wires to slowly
drown in the pig waste below.
Protest for the Pigs at BU Monday Evening!
WHAT: Protest for the Pigs at the 2nd Annual "Taste of Elegance" at
Boston University. Here is the smarmy blurb about the event: "Join
in the fun as ten of Boston's top chefs compete to showcase their
creativity and the versatility of cooking with pork. Each chef will
offer their best pork dish for you and your friends to try. At the
end of the evening, the best chef will win awards for 'Best Pork
Dish' and 'Crowd Favorite.' The winner will travel to Florida to
compete in a National Competition; last year Jason Santos took home
top honors-see if he can repeat his 'pork-formance' !"
WHERE: The Showroom at 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, located at
the corner of Essex Street and Commonwealth right across from the BU
Bridge. The Green Line subway runs up Commonwealth and Kenmore
Square is several blocks away. Go to
WHEN: Monday evening, January 29; 6:00-7:00pm
RSVP/INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or just answer this email or just show
up. Weather dependent event. Check for postponement email or call
our cell at 978-257-7062 Monday. Signs, literature &
handwarmers/ footwarmers provided.
DIRECTIONS: The Showroom at 808 Commonwealth Avenue is an old
several story automobile showroom located at the corner of Essex
Street and Commonwealth Ave. right across from the BU Bridge. The
Green Line subway runs up Commonwealth and Kenmore Square is several
blocks away. Go to http://www.bu.edu/visit/maps/campus/index.html
for a map. The Showroom is #12. There is usually on street parking
available. The entrance to 808 is on Commonwealth Ave. toward the
right. If you need more directions, just email us.