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CVA Blog
Monday, Oct 27, 2008

God’s Animals at Our Mercy

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. Even Hunters Agree
2. Famous quote – Chinese verse
3. Former Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Plant Reopens
4. Bible verse – Deuteronomy 13:4
5. Action Alert – Urge Japan to Stop Dolphin Slaughter
6. The “Humane” Myth


1. Even Hunters Agree: People in South Dakota, who are used to hunting and fishing, are having a hard time understanding the cruelty towards pigs discovered in a factory farm in Iowa that supplies Hormel and other meat companies thanks to an undercover video shot by PETA (http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iowa_pigfarm_abuse2).

Workers poked pigs in the eyes with clothespins and fingers, beat pregnant pigs, piglets deemed too small to be profitable were slammed head first onto the concrete floor in an attempt to kill them, although some lingered alive for more than 12 minutes after the impact, and pregnant pigs were denied of water for several days, among other cruelties. One employee is shown yelling, “I hate them. These (expletives) deserve to be hurt. Hurt, I say. Hurt! Hurt! Hurt! Hurt! … Take out your frustrations on them.”

To read the full article please visit Our view by searching online for: PETA is right this time

The extent of exploitation of God's animals by humanity has reached such intensity that is hard to imagine it can get any worse. Humanity is failing miserable at being good stewards of God's animals, which only reflects our hardness of hearts and willful disobedience to our Creator. Transitioning to a plant-based diet enables us to apply Jesus' teachings of compassion, mercy and peace.


2. "For hundreds of thousands of years the stew in the pot has brewed hatred and resentment that is difficult to stop. If you wish to know why there are disasters of armies and weapons in the world, listen to the piteous cries from the slaughter house at midnight." ~ Chinese verse


3. Former Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Plant Reopens: Former Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing plant in Chino, California will reopen in a moth under new management and name, American Beef Packers. Hallmark/Westland ceased operations earlier this year after incidents of cruelty to cows at the plant led to the largest beef recall in US history. The new plant will have at least 14 camera stations outside and inside the plant and an independent third party will audit the video surveillance.

To read the full article please search online for: Former Hallmark/Westland plant to reopen as American Beef packers

As long as factory farms exist, it is imperative to have them monitored in order to reduce animal abuse by workers. Hopefully, American Beef Packers will enforce their surveillance intentions and hopefully more factory farms follow this example.


4. (RSV) Deuteronomy 13:4

“You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him, and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and cleave to him.”

To follow God's lead is to obey, serve and depend on Him/Her in our daily lives. Rather than preaching, glorifying our Creator is to take action!


5. Action Alert – Urge Japan to Stop Dolphin Slaughter: Every year between September and April thousands of dolphins are brutally slaughtered off the shores of the Japanese coastal towns of Taiji and Futo, causing unimaginable suffering to these majestic animals in order to be processed into meat and fertilizer.

If you'd like to help this injustice and offense to God's Creation, please write to Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki at the Embassy of Japan in the U.S. and politely request that Japan stop cruel dolphin drive hunts immediately by searching online for: Urge Japan to stop cruel dolphin drive hunts


6. The “Humane” Myth: Given the testimony from former farmers, investigators, and animal rescuers who expose the inherent cruelty of factory farming and the misleading animal product labels such as cage-free, sustainable, organic and certified humane; www.HumaneMyth.org has launched an initiative carried out by an international coalition of individuals and grassroots organizations that seeks to expose animal exploitation in animal agriculture. To join the effort and to get the message out, please download the press release and print it out to distribute or send the link to others: Don't buy the myth Thanks!

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