Willie Nelson is the latest act to cancel a concert at Orlando’s SeaWorld in the wake of CNN’s “Blackfish” documentary.
Captured from the wild - to make humans smile. Animals are NOT here for our amusement! Please boycott SeaWorld, all Marine Parks and animal entertainment venues.
Caging sentient creatures in order to watch them perform stupid tricks..
what a sick, twisted world.
What really goes into producing a Christmas Ham?
*Pigs are denied the legal protection afforded to cats and dogs. Practices commonly inflicted on pigs would be cruelty offences if the victims were family pets.
*Piglets have their teeth cut and tails cut off without anesthetic—an excruciating procedure, which can provoke vomiting, trembling and leg shaking. Male piglets are routinely castrated without pain relief
*Laws permit pregnant pigs to be confined for their entire 16-week pregnancy in a metal cage called a ‘sow stall’, which is so small that they are unable to turn around.
*Lack of exercise and standing on concrete or metal causes painful physical problems such as foot injuries, lameness, abrasions, and weakened bones and muscles.
*Sows suffer chronic hunger through not being provided with adequate roughage in their diet.
*Pregnant pigs are moved to a metal farrowing crate prior to giving birth that provides even less space than a sow stall. Contrary to their strong maternal instincts, they have no choice but to give birth on a hard concrete or metal floor.
* Kept in overcrowded housing, without sufficient space, pigs are forced to live in their own feces, urine, vomit and even amid the corpses of other pigs.
*The barren environment of factory farms is known to cause psychological suffering including depression in pigs due to their inability to perform natural behaviors.
It’s Christmas, and millions of pigs around the world are still leading lives of misery, trapped in tiny cages so small that they cannot even turn around. Refuse ham this Christmas (better yet, give it up completely) and help end the horrific practices of the pork industry.
The hope for a kinder future for these intelligent animals rests with each of us, and what we choose to support with our purchasing power.
*Source: Animals Australia
Photo/Poem: One Voice for Animal Rights
“Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by a populace that turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and justice has been made possibly by a group of people who chose to bear witness and demanded that others bear witness as well.” ― Melanie Joy
As we enjoy the festive season and appreciate the comforts we have in our own lives it can be easy to forget that most animals have little to celebrate.
In fact, Christmas is a time when even more animals suffer!
**The testing of cosmetics and toiletries that are purchased as gifts.
**The turkeys, pigs and other animals that are farmed intensively and then slaughtered for ‘celebratory feasts’.
**And the increase in ‘dumped pets’ as families leave on holidays or when puppies and kittens purchased as Christmas gifts are soon neglected.
There are ways that we can reduce this suffering however, and Christmas is a time when we can spread our message of compassion to others.
Inviting family and friends to an appetizing ‘cruelty-free’ Christmas feast.
Purchase only gifts that have not caused suffering to animals (such as cruelty-free perfumes and synthetic rather than leather, fur, or wool products).
Help at a local animal shelter when usual staffs are away on holidays.
Purchase pro-animal gifts such as t-shirts that spread messages of compassion or books about animal rights.