Do We Show Mercy to Animals?
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes,
news and commentaries.
1. Humane Slaughter?
2. Famous quote – Mahatma Gandhi
3. COK Sues Poultry Producer
4. Bible verse – Galatians 2:20
5. Bison Massacre
6. Slaughterplants Linked to Crime
1. Humane Slaughter? A recent report by the
Animal Welfare Institute shows the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA)
lack of priority in the enforcement of humane slaughter law. The
unimaginable suffering and torture inflicted on farmed animals is
evident in the more than 1,000 documents obtained from sources including
60 public records requests to federal and state agriculture departments
from 2002 to 2007. Among many atrocities it describes obvious animal
cruelty such as this case: "The hog was lying in the cradle and all four
feet had been removed. The hog was observed to be kicking and shaking
its head. It exhibited skin twitching and irregular but rhythmic
breathing with deep abdominal and thoracic movement. It appeared to be
gasping for breath."
To read the full article search online for The truth behind humane
What will it take for people to realize that animal welfare laws are
rarely enforced and that their animal products-based diet is causing
tremendous pain to God's animals? There's enough undeniable evidence
that only an insensitive heart can turn away from the plight of farmed
animals, which in turns mean disobedience to God in following Christ’s
message of compassion, mercy and peace.
"We should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the
torture of sentient beings." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
3. COK Sues Poultry Producer: The animal
advocacy group, Compassion Over Killing (COK) is suing the United Egg
Producers trade group and ISE America, a company that operates a New
Jersey egg farm, for the use of the words 'Animal Care Certified' in a
logo on egg cartons, which misleads consumers about the cruel and
abusive conditions that poultry suffer. United Egg Producers had agreed
to replace it with the words 'United Egg Producers Certified' by April
2006, although the change has not happened yet. In their defense, ISE
America Vice President Greg Clanton said they removed the "Animal Care
Certified" logo from its cartons in early 2006 and that "It looks like
perhaps an old original print may have been reproduced at some time and
was not detected."
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sues egg producer
It's not unusual for the factory farming industry to mislead its
costumers in order to hide the inherent cruelty of the business. That is
why it is imperative that the truth behind industrial agriculture is
revealed and that consumers do some research on their own in order not
to fall pray of their tactics.
4. (RSV) Galatians 2:20
been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who
lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
When we show the fruits of the Spirit and live according to God's
will, Christ is alive in us. Through Him we are able to show love,
compassion and mercy to all Creation.
5. Bison Massacre: Last month, Yellowstone
Park witnessed the slaughter of about 2,000 bison, either by hunters or
transported to slaughterhouses. The reason for the culling is that these
animals might carry and transmit brucellosis to cattle. Both, the public
community and scientists were outraged at the slaughter. Scientists
claim that Yellowstone’s bison are one of only two genetically pure
herds owned by the federal government.
To read the full article search online for Anger over culling
6. Slaughterplants Linked to Crime: Jennifer
Dillard, at Georgetown Law, argues that prolonged work on a
slaughterhouse exposes workers to the risk of psychological damage,
including post-traumatic stress disorder. Also, Amy Fitzgerald, writing
for the American Sociological Association, finds many ill-effects from
the violent work of the slaughterhouse into the surrounding community,
such us the higher rates of violent crime that U.S. counties that have
slaughterhouses consistently have than demographically similar counties
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