Even today most meat eaters would agree that the current practices of the meat industry are unnecessary, cruel and heart breaking. More people are becoming aware of the fact that meat is not a necessity, it’s a choice, and what we are seeing today is nothing short of a worldwide genocide.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, nearly 10 billion animals are raised and killed for food each year in the United States alone. Factory farms are known for cramming thousands of animals into filthy, dark sheds. They are confined to wire cages, gestation crates, barren dirt lots and other cruel confinement systems. These animals will never experience joy, never experience their natural habitat, never experience raising their families, building nests or do anything that is important to them and provides them with the most joy. Many won’t even breath fresh air. The factory farming industry (like any other industry) strives to maximize output while minimizing costs.
We are approaching a time where the slaughter of innocent altruistic animals is seen in the same view as the use and slaughter of slaves in our recent past. It’s time to take a look at what we are eating, and the energy of fear and terror these animals dish out at the moment of death. These animals are our brothers and sisters, and what we have today again, is nothing short of a worldwide genocide.
Below is a video narrated by Paul McCartney, titled “Glass Walls” and was created by PETA. It’s a short film about factory farmed animals and how we can help them and the environment by adopting a plant based diet. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.
Please be advised the video contains graphic content.
After they are fed drugs to fatten them faster, and keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them, they are genetically altered to grow faster. Then they are crowded into trucks and transported over many miles through all weather extremes, typically without food or water to the slaughterhouse. The ones who survive this nightmare will be slaughtered and still conscious. Many are also tortured.
More Awareness is Needed...
Fortunately, the number of people becoming aware about the maliciousness of the meat industry is growing. Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles are becoming more common as time progresses, due to both the positive environmental impact and health benefits which are associated with these choices. Highly influential celebrities are now speaking out about their decisions to stop consuming meat, so with the powerful backing of the media and the undeniable evidence surrounding the unsustainability of meat consumption, it seems like we are moving towards a more cohesive outlook on the treatment and consumption of animals. It’s wonderful to see celebrities use their voice and reach for things like this.