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The Horrors of Factory Farming
May 14, 2012

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

  1. One Life Spared from Slaughter
  2. Famous Quote: Thomas Paine
  3. Taste and Profit Are Not Worth This Misery
  4. Bible verse: 1 Chronicles 16:34
  5. More Horrors in Hatcheries
  6. This Week’s Video: Undercover Footage at Wyoming Premium Farms

1. One Life Spared from Slaughter
 
How uplifting it is to learn that the life of an animal who was meant to be food was spared the horror of being slaughtered! This is the true story of a young stee, who fled from a slaughterhouse with all his might avoiding police and even crossing a river swimming until he finally was caught. Thankfully, the steer has been taken to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary where he will be loved and his right to live respected.

 Please visit Moo-dini: Steer's like spared after slaughterhouse escape :
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/11/11140688-moo-dini-steers-life-spared-after-slaughterhouse-escape?lite&fb_source=message

and

"Mike" the Escaped Calf Arrives Safely at WFAS:
http://woodstocksanctuary.org/2012/04/breaking-news-mike-the-escaped-cow-arrives-at-wfas/  


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
 
~Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809) was an English-American author, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 


3. Taste and Profit Are Not Worth This Misery
 
Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, reviewed the footage of the undercover video released by The Humane Society of the United States, showing unimaginable suffering at a Pennsylvania egg-laying facility. The undercover investigator witnessed up to 11 hens crammed into 2 feet by 2 feet cages, being decapitated by an automated feeding cart and dead birds left for weeks rotting among the live birds among other atrocities.

Please visit Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/kristof-is-an-egg-for-breakfast-worth-this.html?_r=2

The abuse humanity inflicts on God’s farmed animals is hard to even imagine. Thanks to courageous undercover investigators the atrocities egg-laying hens are subjected to every second of their miserable lives are exposed for the public to see. Hopefully, the exposure of the victimization of these animals will touch people hearts so they stop supporting the egg industry.  


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) 1 Chronicles 16:34
 
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!
 
God's love, which is in each and everyone, helps us endure obstacles and difficulties even when they seem insurmountable. At the same time, when we reflect God's love onto all Creation, we are honor and celebrate life! 


5. More Horrors in Hatcheries
 
Shockingly, Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms uses baby chicks as packing filler, packing peanuts, so that the birds who are actually ordered can stay warm. Seemingly, baby chicks are a disposable commodity, who can be used and abused without legal consequences because chickens are not protected by the Federal Animal Welfare Act in the United States.

Please visit Baby chicks used as packing filler:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201204/baby-chicks-used-packing-filler
 
It's indeed shocking, horrifying and heart-breaking that God's creatures, in this case babies!, are treated as if they deserved pain, suffering and death. We must not forget that when we cause suffering to any creature, we are hurting ourselves in the process. The desensitization that humanity has undergone in order to turn other creatures into commodities has brought many negative consequences that unfortunately we currently face and will continue to do so until we show respect, reverence and compassion to all forms of life.


6. This Week’s Video: Undercover Footage at Wyoming Premium Farms

Once again… (big sigh)… a new undercover video at "Wyoming Premium Farms", a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods, reveals egregious cruelty and filthy conditions. My heart goes to these poor innocent animals, the undercover investigator that has the guts to witness and expose this victimization and to the workers who also suffer tremendously.

To watch the video please visit Shocking Animal Cruelty at Tyson Food Supplier:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNY4Fjsdft4&list=PL43796356A6DFD781&index=1&feature=plcp


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