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Exposing the Cruelty to God’s Animals
August 5, 2013

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

  1. Cal-Main’s Outrageous Actions
  2. Famous Quote: Gandhi
  3. Ag-Gag Bills Failing Miserably
  4. Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
  5. Nonhuman Personhood
  6. This Week’s Video - Secret America: Hidden Camera Investigation

1. Cal-Main’s Outrageous Actions
 
Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the U.S., is once again in trouble. They will pay $28 million to settle federal antitrust claims. Cal-Maine allegedly tried to increase egg process by killing off young chicks and egg-laying hens in order to artificially reduce egg supply.

Please visit Breaking News: Rotten Egg Cartel Kills Hens to Fix Prices, Pays $28 Million to settle Suit:
http://www.mfablog.org/2013/07/breaking-news-rotten-egg-cartel-kills-hens-to-fix-prices-pays-28-million-to-settle-suit.html
 
This is a clear example of how the animal-based agriculture system regards animals as simple tools for profit. The unnecessary killing of God's animals should cause us to deeply examine our choices and should lead us to firmly object supporting such industries. There is no room for cruelty and indifference if we live by Christ's teachings.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
 
~ Gandhi


3.  Ag-Gag Bills Failing Miserably
 
Ag-gag bills are becoming a thing of the past. Just this year, 11 of them have been defeated showing that people want more transparency in regards to how animals are raised for food, something the animal-based agriculture industry is incapable of doing.

Please visit Ag-Gag Bills Bite the Dust:
http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2013/07/ag-gag-bills-bite-the-dust.html
 
As Ocean Robbins says, “People are tired of being tired and sick of being sick.” People are waking up to the realization that raising God’s animals for food is a sickening system for humans and animals, and destructive to the environment. This is why it is no surprise ag-gag bills have backfired and are miserably failing. This is good news for all of God’s Creation.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
 
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
 
Many times, as advocates of God’s creatures, we may feel alienated or even attacked. However, the progress we are making for those who have no voice is tangible; and in spite of the opposition, deep down the faith of Christ tells us that we are fulfilling our purpose, and helping bring peace and reconciliation to Earth.


5. Nonhuman Personhood
 
This is a very compelling essay by Andrew C. Revkin, challenging readers to ask themselves why some sentient beings seem to be more worthy of rights and protection than others. He raises the issue of nonhuman personhood, pondering the question of basic rights such as to live free from human exploitation.

Please visit A Closer Look at 'Nonhuman Personhood' and Animal Welfare:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/a-closer-look-at-nonhuman-personhood-and-animal-welfare/?_r=1

Indeed, the issue of animal rights is a very controversial one, especially because history has shown us that humans may rationalize horrific acts if they benefit from them (slavery, holocaust, Inquisition, factory farming, etc.). However, the undeniable evidence that God’s animals suffer much in our hands, and most of the time unnecessarily and unjustly, should prompt us to examine our motives. If our motives and choices are not aligned with our Faith, then we should make the necessary changes so they become aligned. I think that eating God’s animals, in this day and age, is mainly driven by taste, habit and convenience and not by compassion, mercy and love.


6. This Weeks Video - Secret America: Hidden Camera Investigation
 
What this National Geographic segment that features the terrible abuse that animals suffer in slaughterhouses. This exposure is possible thanks to animal activists who go undercover in such places.

Please visit Secret America: Hidden Camera Investigation and share!
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/inside-secret-america/videos/hidden-camera-investigation/


 

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