2nd October 2010
Today marks the 28th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day, a day dedicated to exposing and mourning the needless suffering and death of the 58 billion land animals raise and slaughtered for food each year.
For these pitiful animals there is no life before death. From birth they are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, manhandled and mutilated.
Breeding sows are impregnated artificially and confined in body-hugging metal pens.
Up to five hens are tightly confined in uncomfortable wire mesh cages the size of a folded newspaper.
Calves are torn from their mothers at birth.
These animals are then trucked to slaughter for long hours without food or water and exposed to extreme heat and cold. At the slaughterhouse they are frequently bled, dismembered, scalded and drowned while fully conscious.
None of this cruelty and suffering is necessary!
Isn't it time to say no to this brutal and violent treatment of our gentle fellow creatures?