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Monday, December 13, 2010

Slavery of God’s Farmed Animals

1. Vegan Vacation

2. Famous Quote – Isaac Bashevis Singer

3. What Do Labels Really Mean?

4. Bible verse – Psalms 72: 13 - 14

5. Meat Eating and Bestiality

6. This Week’s Video – “We no longer enslave animals for food purposes”

 

1. Vegan Vacation

Read about the author's experience when he decides to spend some time at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, where he learned about the inherent cruelty of factory farming. Thousands of people visit Farm Sanctuary every year ad many return for more visits. He also met some of the farm "ambassadors", formerly factory farmed animals that got a second chance at Farm Sanctuary. Although the author is not a vegetarian, he learns that vegan food can be delicious and nutritious. In fact, on his way home, he decides to pay tribute to his visit and stops at a Burger King restaurant to order a veggie burger. To read the full article please visit Farm Sanctuary near Watkins Glen offers a vegan vacation

How fantastic is the role of Farm Sanctuary for those who have the chance to visit their farm and get a hand-on experience about factory farming and the sentient animals it deeply abuses. If more people stopped a minute to think about factory farming and what it entails, and also learn about the lives of these animals, for sure many more would transition to a plant-based diet.

2. Famous Quote

"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."

—Isaac Bashevis Singer, writer and Nobel laureate (1902–1991)

3. What Do Labels Really Mean?

Animal advocate Sarah Hanneken explains why eating animal products contributes invariable to the abuse of animals being farmed. She also emphasizes that many of the labels used to sway consumers such as "antibiotic and hormone free" or "cage-free" do not mean free of exploitation and suggests that the consumer should read between labels and become informed in order to not fall pray of the animal agriculture industry. To read the full article please visit Meaningless labels 

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Psalms 72: 13 - 14

"He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight."

Our Creator is a loving and compassionate God who cares for all creatures. In today’s world, animals are among the weak and needy, and often victimized by humans. Jesus’ teachings encourage us to protect, love, and relieve them from their oppressors. A plant-based diet helps us alleviate their suffering and free them from their torment.

5. Meat Eating and Bestiality

When people think of factory farms, or even animal products, they rarely think of the inherent cruelty of raising animals for food. This article highlights one of the predominant forms of abuse in factory farms: bestiality. Very sadly, factory farmed animals endure not only confinement, mutilations without anesthesia, beatings, fear, etc., but also brutal artificial insemination at the hands of unskilled workers and acts of bestiality at the hands of sadistic individuals. To read the full article please visit Does Eating Meat Support Bestiality?

It’s appalling and almost unbelievable to learn about the extent of pain and suffering that factory farmed animals must endure. The meat, dairy and egg industries make a mockery of God’s love for animals.

6. This Week’s Video – “We no longer enslave animals for food purposes”

Maybe a little peek to our future? Star Trek lets us imagine a more harmonious world among humans and God’s animals. Please visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS7NRtEJBcA
.

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