Violence Anywhere Hurts Everyone, Everwhere
April 29, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Make Slaughterhouses Transparent
- Famous Quote: Martin
Luther King, Jr.
- Animal Cruelty Convictions
- Bible verse:
- Vegetarians Don’t Support Cruelty
- This Week’s
Video: If You Hunt
1. Make Slaughterhouses Transparent
Jedediah Purdy, law
professor at Duke and the author of "The Meaning of Property: Freedom,
Community, and the Legal Imagination", shares why his undercover
investigation of a slaughterhouse in 1999, if done today, would
probably earn him a criminal conviction and land him on a registry of
"animal and ecological terrorists" due to the so-called Ag-gag bills.
Purdy suggests animal agriculture should make slaughterhouses more
transparent if truly they have nothing to hide.
Open the Slaughterhouses:
If slaughterhouses were more
transparent about their business, more people would refuse to eat
animal products. However, transparency is something consumers should
not expect from such an industry. After all, the less consumers know,
the better it is for the industry, and sadly, the worse for God’s
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
anywhere hurts everyone, everywhere.
~ Martin Luther King,
3. Animal Cruelty Convictions
employees of a pig breeding farm in Wheatland that supplies pork to
Tyson Foods have been convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to
probation and fines. An undercover investigator for HSUS took footage
showing workers kicking live piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick
piglets in circles by their hind legs, striking mother pigs with their
fists and kicking them when they showed reluctance to leave their
Five Get Fines, Probation for Animal Cruelty:
unimaginable pain and suffering endured by these animals certainly
deserved much tougher sentences and fines, the fact that these cases
made the spotlight has helped expose the routine victimization of
God’s animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses.
cruelty to end a transition to a plant-based diet is imperative.
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Acts 10:13
there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."
recognized that this dream should not be taken literally to mean that
he should proceed to kill and eat all animals. Instead, "Peter was
inwardly perplexed as to what the dream might mean" (Acts 10:17). He
recognized its meaning when the gentile Cornelius invited him to
dinner. Peter realized that the dream was instructing him not to go
out and eat meat, but to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. The Jewish
dietary laws should not prevent the spread of Christianity, and, at
Cornelius' dinner, Peter related to his hosts, "You yourselves know
how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of
another nation; but God has shown me that I should not call any man
common or unclean." (Acts 10:28). Whatever the meaning, it does not
argue that modern factory farms, with all their consequences, have
5. Vegetarians Don’t Support Cruelty
This month is “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month” and most people
shudder at the thought of cruelty inflicted on a dog or cat. However,
everyday millions of animals suffer unimaginable cruelty when raised
for food while the people who consume them don't realize they are
supporting this cruelty by purchasing animal products.
Vegetarians prevent animal cruelty with diet choices, live longer:
People who choose plant-based foods are not only healthier
but also more compassionate. The egregious cruelty perpetrated on
God's animals raised for food is the most voluminous cruelty worldwide
given the numbers of animals abused by the meat, egg and dairy
industries. Billions of sentient beings are at the mercy of our
choices. Choose compassion!
6. This Weeks Video: If You
Watch this hilarious short video about hunting. Please
If You Hunt and share with friends and family!
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