Have some compassion
from Vegan Street
I am not a vegan, but this isn’t what I want. I don’t condone this. It’s so sad.
I am glad you don’t approve of this practice. So many people don’t realize that this is the consequence of the egg industry. It’s horrid. But as long you are continue to eat eggs and egg products you are supporting this cruelty. :/
You can also buy free range eggs,
Male chicks from free range farms are still killed. Hens from free range farms are still killed after a few years of laying. And “free range” farms often still debeak and keep birds in crowded conditions. Unfortunately, free range is a slightly more humane marketing ploy to make people feel less guilty about buying animal products. Animals still suffer and die on these farms.
Number 94~is that my name ?
Not very nice, its such a shame,
Is that all that i really am?
No face,no soul, just a meat called lamb,
I’m given a number straight from birth,
No special name, as I have no worth,
Humans love my pitiful bleat,
Yet they disconnect, to eat my meat,
Is not Easter a celebration of life,
Then why do I live in fear of a knife,
Spare a thought for me, number 94
Push meat aside, walk through the vegan door.
~Number 94 (AKA “precious” by those who can SEE)
Why love one, and eat the other?
Please choose cruelty-free meals that honor and celebrate the wonders of Easter… Life, love, renewal and peace!
Compassion for ALL life - with every meal.
"For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.” -Alice Freeman Palmer
That’s still 4 more reasons than is needed.
itsnyaaabetch asked: In your idea of a perfect world, no animals would be killed/eaten right? So the entire planet would be surviving on what? How long do you think this world would last like that?
This is a great question. As cool as it would be if everyone decided to go vegan, it wouldn’t happen overnight. As more people decide to switch to a humane and compassionate lifestyle, the demand for animal products starts to decline. When this happens, farmers start breeding less animals for consumption.
What effect does this have on the environment?
- Less carbon dioxide emission (if one person exchanges eating meat for a vegan diet, they’ll reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year)
- less methane production (chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows are collectively the largest producer of methane in the U.S.)
- less nitrus oxide (the meat, egg, and dairy industries produce 65% of worldwide nitrous oxide emissions)
- not to mention that 1 calorie from animal protein requires 11 times as much fossil fuel as one calorie of plant protein
- and the diets of meat eaters create 7x the greenhouse emissions as the diets of vegans
- nearly half of all water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food. it takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat (1 pound of wheat requires 25 gallons)
- you’d save more water by not eating one pound of meat than you would by not taking a shower for 6 months
- raising animals for food uses 30% of the earth’s land mass (that’s about the same size as Asia! approx. 17 Million sq. miles. to give you another point of reference, the moon has less area than that, at 14.6 million square miles)
- more than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals
Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?
- 70% of grain and cereals grown in U.S. are fed to farmed animals
- it requires 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat
What does eating meat have to do with people starving in other countries?
- every ounce of water, grain and resources that goes towards an animal who will ultimately be slaughtered is an ounce of water or grain that could have gone to those who so desperately need it. a study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzed the world’s agriculture resource data and found that humans cutting meat from their diets could play a significant role in combating world hunger. According to the researchers, 36 percent of the total calories that come from crops are allocated to farm animal feed, but only 12 percent of those calories actually make it to people’s dinner plates. The researchers concluded that if all of the world’s crops were directly consumed by humans, there would be approximately 70 percent more food available, providing sustenance for an additional 4 billion additional people.
Check out this article, in which the UN is urging a global shift towards a vegan diet -
As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management.”
So, in short, if the planet begins to move towards a vegan diet, our planet would last much longer, there would be better food opportunities for people who don’t get enough, there would be less damage done to the environment, there would be less disease, and maybe the other sentient beings on this planet will finally be treated with the respect they deserve.
“We asked Animal Caregiver Celeste about her special relationship with Tiny-Comb (aka Rosemary) and this is what she shared:
I’ve known Tiny-Comb for two years now and feel so honored to get as close to her as I have. She endured terror and yet her beautiful spirit still shines. After living in a cramped bare wire cage for most of her adult life, she nearly starved to death before being rescued by Animal Place. So it is no wonder that she takes awhile to warm up to people, in fact, the wonder is that she
has warmed up to humans at all.
She has a strong personality. She is picky about friends, both chicken and human. Other chickens have large social groups that they spend time with, but Tiny-Comb is more of an introvert, liking to explore on her own and take naps on her perch whenever she likes, regardless of what everyone else is doing.
She doesn’t run over with everyone if you bring treats into the barn, but will happily eat if you give her a private meal. She doesn’t always liked to be picked up, but whenever she has found a comfortable spot on my lap, she never wants to leave. She is the only hen I personally have ever seen chase off a rooster who was trying to make a move on her.
She is fierce and loving and resilient and amazing. I love her so much. To think that she was shoved in a cage for the unnecessary reason of humans wanting to consume her eggs breaks my heart. To think that there are almost 300 million unique individuals like her still going through that nightmare is devastating.
She is why we must continue to do the hard work that we do.
Photo by Andrea White”
-Taken from the Animal Place Facebook page.
Choose vegan for Tiny-Comb and all her sisters who are still enslaved and suffering.