Meat consumption is destructive. It causes immense suffering and pain to billions and billions of sentient, living individuals, that have feelings, thoughts, and social and emotional needs, just as deeply as you and I do.
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The animals in the meat industry are treated like soulless products without any existential rights whatsoever. A long time ago the widespread misunderstanding was that they did not feel anything, had no inner lives, and only functioned instinctively. We now know for a fact that this could not be more wrong!!! And this has been completely clear and obvious to anyone that has been in the peaceful and loving presence of animals.
ANIMALS FEEL AS MUCH AS AND AS DEEPLY AS HUMAN BEINGS - THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THIS FACT ANYMORE, ANYWHERE!
Did you know that all animals with spinal cords share the exact same system in the brain that humans have, that enables us to feel? They feel as much as and as deeply as we humans do. This region of the brain is known as the limbic system, and is in the evolutionarily oldest part of the brain, called the reptile brain.
Articles about the limbic system and the structures of the brain can be found on the Internet. example:http://biology.about.com/od/anatomy/a/aa042205a.htm
Picture any human in a similar situation: is it ever defensible to treat them like this? They are voiceless, sentient, intelligent, conscious, living individuals.
Meat consumption is environmentally destructive. It involves a tremendous waste of fresh water to grow the crops that are fed to the animals in the meat industry. Huge amounts of land are used for the growing of soybeans to feed the animals in the meat industry. Land that could be used to grow food directly with an approximate 90% gain of resources, that goes to waste through the meat production process!!!
A United Nations report has identified animal agriculture as the greatest threat to the climate, forests, and to wildlife. Raising animals for food is also responsible for a host of other environmental crimes, from acid rain to the introduction of exotic species, from producing deserts to creating dead zones in the oceans, from poisoning rivers and drinking water to destroying coral reefs.
Meat consumption is destructive because it is the NO.1 SOURCE OF CLIMATE CHANGING GASES IN THE ATMOSPHERE!!!! The climate changes worldwide are killing off unbelievable amounts of species on the planet at a pace we have never before witnessed in the history of this earth.
This is the ONLY home for all of us to share, and we must treat it with great care and love!!!
WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING ECOSYSTEM, - NO LIFE!!!
Info about the health of our oceans - why to not support the fishing industries: http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_061126_1.html
The truth behind the whale meat trade ...: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/ben_macintyre/article1769304.ece
Support the Sea Shepherd to help them defend the oceans and the whales! http://www.seashepherd.org/
Oppose to dog and cat meat in Korea - take action: http://www.admh.org/data/fifa.htm
Hunting is cruel!! http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=53
Bushmeat cruelty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVUw1VyAQU
Veal cruelty: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy_and_veal.asp http://www.noveal.org/get_involved.htm
Foie Gras - Goose liver cruelty: http://www.nofoiegras.org/FGabout.htm
The chicken industry cruelty: http://www.cok.net/feat/national_chicken_month/
The egg industry cruelty: http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/chicken.html
The milk industry cruelty: http://www.goveg.com/factoryFarming_Cows_Dairy.asp http://www.milkmyths.org.uk/report/index.php http://www.aact.org.au/dairy.htm
The truth behind the doors of the meat industry: http://www.meat.org/
Something to reflect over...: http://joyfulvegan.wordpress.com/category/cruelty-in-dairy-industry/
AND FINALLY SEE THIS AWARDWINNING DOCUMENTARY: http://www.earthlings.com/ .
Please send comments and submittals to the Editor: Linda Beane
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