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According to slaughter plant worker, Tommy Vladak, “After they left me, the hogs would go up a ramp to a tank where they’re dunked in 140° water. By the time they hit the scalding tank, they’re still fully conscious. ” They get up to the scalding tank, hit the water, & start kicking & screaming. A rotating pushes them under. I am not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing.”
Your bacon was a sentient being. She or he endured unimaginable suffering before she was killed for your fucking tastebuds.
Stop supporting animal cruelty. Go Vegan. And for the bacon lovers out there: Cruely Free Veggie Bacon
I’m probably not going to eat any meat but chicken after reading this…
It’s great that you are going to cut meat out of your diet! But please keep in mind the birds suffer terribly in factory farms and slaughterhouses too. Chickens and turkeys are just as deserving as pigs, cows, etc.
Birds are thrown into plastic bins by abusive workers. They often arrive at the slaughterhouse with broken wings, and legs. Many of them die during transport.
Birds are strung up by their legs and dipped into vats of water that are electrified to stun them before bleeding out. Some workers don’t cut their throats properly, and they suffer for minutes before their pain is ended.
The USDA reports that MILLIONS of chickens are still completely alive when they are dipped in boiling water to have their feathers removed - just like the pigs above.
Don’t exclude birds from your compassion.
Oh I’m not trying to exclude them! I’m pretty careful about buying meat locally from people who don’t slaughter them like that. I grew up on a farm, so we’ve always been really careful about our meat.
It doesn’t matter if animals are raised on local farms, or killed at local slaughterhouses. I can tell that you probably want to do the right thing, but you need to understand that by definition all animal agriculture is abusive and exploitative. I went to an agricultural school and I’ve seen a lot of shit - shit that is considered “humane”. But when you hear piglets screaming, see cattle panicking and chickens fighting for their lives it doesn’t matter how “local”, “free-range” or “humane” they were raised. No one deserves to die.
You do not need to eat animals to survive. You can live happily and healthily without paying companies to abuse and kill animals for you. Their lives are worth more than your meal, don’t you think?
Protesters in New Delhi are hit with a police water cannon blast during their demonstration following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, which has sparked powerful protests in India’s capital in recent days.
Countries ABC, protest: India
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