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Animals as commodities

On July 11th, a truck transporting hogs overturned on a Georgia Highway on its way to a slaughter house in Alabama. Eight-five hogs died. This kind of news has nothing in particular except that the local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, published it with the following words: “two-level tractor-trailer carrying 43,000 pounds of pork” referring to the 170 LIVE hogs, and “en route to an Alabama processing plant” referring to a slaughter house where this hogs are going to be killed and dismembered, maybe even while conscious.

The callousness of the factory farming industry is not only seen in their treatment towards animals, but also in the language they use to make it seem that this hogs are just pounds of pork and the place where this creatures of God are going to suffer pain, fear and terror, is just a processing plant. It’s time to call things by their names. Cruelty is cruelty no matter what you call it. A slaughter house is where animals are killed and dismembered to make them into food for humans and other animals. Farmed animals are sentient beings, which we are called to respect and take care of as stewards of God’s creation.

To read the full article please visit http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/0712hogs.html 

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