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CVA Blog
Monday, Nov 17, 2008

How our Diet Affects God’s Animals

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

1. Comments from a Rancher
2. Famous quote – Peter Singer
3. “Proposition 2” Passed! 
4. Bible verse – 1 Peter 5:8-9
5. People Want More to Say in the Treatment of Farmed Animals
6. Preparing for Thanksgiving

 

1. Comments from a Rancher:  Trent Loos, rancher, host of the "Loos Tales" radio show and public speaker defends confined facilities for sows and veal opposing Proposition 2 in California. He refers to the Genesis book of the Bible where God gave man dominion over animals and cites ethical grounds, such as world hunger, to exploit farmed animals.

To read this outrageous article please search online for: Some questions deserve answers (commentary)

Arguments like the ones above are an offense to God since they clearly defy what compassion and mercy stand for. In addition, arguments in support of factory farming on the grounds of world hunger are deceiving, since farmed animals are the ones that consume most of the grain that could be fed to the poor and the hungry.

2. "Those who, by their purchases, require animals to be killed have no right to be shielded from the slaughterhouse or any other aspect of the production of the meat they buy. If it is distasteful for humans to think about, what can it be like for the animals to experience it?" ~ Peter Singer (1946 - present) Australian philosopher, author of the book Animal Liberation.

3. “Proposition 2” Passed! 
On November 4, Proposition 2 was approved by an overwhelming margin in California becoming a historic ballot measure to stop the inhumane confinement of animals on factory farms. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), expresses it well by saying, "California voters have taken a stand for decency and compassion and said that the systemic mistreatment of animals on factory farms cannot continue. All animals deserve humane treatment, including animals raised for food." Proposition 2 goes into effect in January of 2015, giving factory farms six years to shift to different housing systems.

To read the full article please visit http://www.hsus.org/farm/news/ournews/prop2_california_110408.html

It is great news for God's Creation that Proposition 2 passed, giving hope to the billions of animals that suffer on a daily basis due to the greed of the animal agriculture industry and all those who support it. Maybe now, the people who are behind this industry will realize that there is a great deal of people who will take a stand for God's animals; and hopefully more people, upon learning of the inhumane treatment of farmed animals, will choose to adopt a plant-based diet.

4. (RSV) 1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world.

We live in a world full of temptations. Greed, ambition, pleasure and power can drive us away from God. Being mindful of our actions that should be driven by the teachings of Jesus Christ, can help us resist these temptations and focus on obeying and glorifying God.

5. People Want More to Say in the Treatment of Farmed Animals:  The group Ketchum’s Global Food & Nutrition released the results of a global survey of 1,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Argentina and China that showed that at least half of those consumers want more say in the treatment of farmed animals. The study, "Food 2020: The Consumer as CEO," yielded some strong indications of what the global food industry might look like by the year 2020.

To read the full article please search online for: Food 2020: The consumer as CEO

6. Preparing for Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is coming up and already, thanks to the animal advocacy movement, many people will choose a compassionate meal in order to alleviate the suffering of farmed animals, especially turkeys. However, the majority of people are still unaware of the unimaginable pain and suffering these animals undergo for the sake of taste and profit.

Please share this article with friends and family to expose the reality of the lives of farmed turkeys, by searching online for: Thanksgiving is coming .

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