Compassion Should Have No Boundaries
December 16, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Don’t Eat Anything with a Face
- Famous Quote: Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of "Farm Sanctuary"
- Why Not "Humane" Meat
- Bible verses: Exod. 23:5; Deut. 22:6–7, 25:4
- DiGiorno Drops Dairy Farm After Alleged Abused to Cows
- This Week’s Video: New Undercover Video Shows Unimaginable Abuse to Dairy Cows
1. Don’t Eat Anything With a Face!
Watch this great debate
that took place on Wednesday where Neal Barnard, M.D. & Gene Baur
debated the issue of eating meat against Chris Masterjohn & Joel
Salatin on NPR's Intelligence2. So, who won? The VEGAN side, of
Don't Eat Anything with a Face to learn about the panelists, watch
the debate and learn about the results.
2. This Week’s Famous
“As I learned about the consequences of my food choices
and as I recognized that I didn't have to eat animals, and that eating
animals caused the animals to suffer, it caused an enormous footprint
on our planet, and it wasn't healthy, it made since to go vegan. And,
it's one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I think most people
who've decided to go vegan share a similar experience. It's very
empowering. And, when I went vegan I actually started eating a wide
variety of foods I had never tried before. Different ethnic foods. You
also start combining things in different ways, you start becoming more
creative in the kitchen. But I went vegan just because it seemed to
make sense, and it was aligned with my own values, because I didn't
want to support this system that was so abusive to animals, and
wasting and squandering so many scarce resources on our planet. And it
was also healthier, so it was in my interest to eat food that was
plant-based instead of animal-based. Living a vegan lifestyle makes a
lot of sense.”
― Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of "Farm
3. Why Not "Humane" Meat
animals means looking at animals as if they were commodities. Given
the exposure that the meat, egg and dairy industries have received in
recent years, the abuse inflicted in factory farmed animals has become
more evident than ever and, with the exception of sociopaths, people
agree that we should treat animals better. However, being less cruel
to animals and still continue to raise them for food has tremendous
implications: ethical, socio-economic, spiritual, etc. At the end, the
most effective way to eat in an ethical and compassionate way is to
consume only plants.
Why "Humane" Meat is Not a Solution to Factory Farming
we can live healthy, joyful, peaceful lives without eating God’s
animals, why would we? Most people don’t eat animals to survive but
for taste, tradition and convenience; hardly good reasons! Even when
an animal was treated less abusively, still her milk was stolen, or
her babies were stolen, or she was killed for her flesh. Humane meat
doesn’t really exist.
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
The Hebrew Scriptures forbid inhumane slaughter or cruelty toward
beasts of burden (Exod. 23:5; Deut. 22:6–7, 25:4). Yet, in the United
States, virtually all food derived from animals is obtained through
intensive factory farming methods. In fact, nearly ten billion land
animals are slaughtered each year, over a million every hour, and the
number of aquatic animals killed for food is far greater. These
animals suffer greatly from stressful crowding, barren environments
that frustrate their instinctive drives, mutilations and amputations
without pain relief (including debeaking, dehorning, tail docking, and
castration), and other painful procedures, aside from the cruelty
inflicted on them by frustrated workers who beat, kick, stab them,
5. DiGiorno Drops Dairy Farm After Alleged Abused to
DiGiorno, a pizza company owned by Nestle, cut ties cut
ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm yesterday after the new undercover
video released by the animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals, showing
workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
The owner of the dairy farm said that 2 employees have been fired.
DiGiorno, Supplier Drop Dairy Farm Over Abuse
with the dairy farm is simply good PR for DiGiornio because they know
all dairy farms abuse cows and their babies to some extent. Only if
DiGiorno transitions to using plant-base cheeses we could believe they
are truly concerned about cows. Cow’s milk is for calves and unless we
embrace this simple truth we will continue to support disease,
suffering and death in God’s Creation.
6. This Week’s
Video: New Undercover Video Shows Unimaginable Abuse to Dairy Cows
A new undercover video shot by a "Mercy for Animals" investigator
shows egregious abuse to cows in a dairy farm in Wisconsin, which is a
major DiGiorno cheese supplier. The video shows workers viciously
kicking, beating and violently whipping cows in the face and body;
sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, infections and
injuries; and workers dragging cows by their fragile legs and necks
using chains attached to a tractor.
Cruelty and share far and wide!
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