Hell on Earth

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Hell on Earth – 6 April 2009

In “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian,” Pamela Rice explains how, where farming is concerned, “changes have ushered in a polluted landscape, a host of new pathogens, and a hell on Earth for the animals.”

“In America today, only four companies slaughter 59 percent of all the hogs, only four companies slaughter over 83 percent of all the cattle, and only two companies slaughter nearly 60 percent of all the chickens. At the farm level, the trend over recent decades has been for many fewer operations to produce many more animals. In 1967, for example, there were over a million hog farms. By 1998, the number fell to 114,000. The trend has funneled many of America’s farmers into contract, or franchise-like, arrangements that strictly take choices about herd densities, feed, and veterinary care away from them. The changes have ushered in a polluted landscape, a host of new pathogens, and a hell on Earth for the animals.”

As long as the public continues to buy these products produced from tortured animals, this trend will continue to expand. Industrial animal agriculture is a booming business worldwide. Do you see why I say that human society is largely sociopathic – lacking in compassion for farmed animals?

Isn’t it interesting that most humans choose to believe the liars who profit from their ignorance? And when they develop preventable diseases such as adult-onset diabetes (which is increasingly affecting younger people), heart disease, and a host of other problems, they would rather continue believing those who are responsible and who profit from keeping them ignorant, such as the huge, powerful pharmaceutical companies, for example. Then, to make themselves feel like they’re “doing good,” they donate money to “charities” that are part of the vicious cycle – torturing more animals hidden away in laboratories to “find a cure”!

Yet it’s so easy (and so much fun!) to go vegan! It’s good for humans, nonhumans, and the environment.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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