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Monday, September 7, 2009

Would you still eat meat if you had to see the torture and cruelty these animals go through?

Take a close look at the photo here. These pigs are locked into this position with a device around their heads, so they are not able to move. They cannot stand, turn, scratch, shake, clean themselves. They defecate, and urinate laying down. All they can do is eat! Imagine if this were Humans? The video that I down loaded this morning from a Huffington Post link shows the hideous, cruel, torturous treatment that this Nations living food supply goes through each and every day. Before I describe in graphic detail of what was on the video and what I have known for decades, I want to find out where we, as conscience thinking Humans have  lost our disconnect with animals as living things and instead have turned them into unfeeling, unemotional, products for consumption only. The modern mass production of animals for slaughter and sale is so repugnant as to defy anyone from claiming ever again that the Human species is at any top, of any pecking order of sanity.
Seeing these animals of all types being tormented by their deranged captors is so degrading and repulsive it is hard to define even when seen with the naked eye. How can people be so heartless, thoughtless, unfeeling, detached?
 One of the main justifications for unimaginable cruel Human behavior regarding animal treatment  is religion. Greed comes in a mighty close second place.
Once religion came along and proclaimed that the Human species was "not" part of the animal Kingdom, and that it was above all other species of animal on Planet Earth, this from the power given by the almighty "God", than two things occurred immediately. The first thing that happened was the teaching  that the Earth is here only for Human purpose, that we are the caretakers of the Planet whether we take care of it or destroy it, and second that animals are here as well only for mankind's purposes to be used and abused at will with no remorse of thought.
The cold hearted, mindless mass production of animals for slaughter defies one's common sense when seen visually, because it is so barbaric and sickening that it is not a wonder anymore why the Human race has gone to Hell.
The Human species  throughout History has always shown a brutality that defines us as the most caring yet uncaring animal that has ever walked on the face of the Earth. We are by our own Natures simply self serving at any and all costs. More destructive through intent than any other living creature, not from a standpoint of survival only but so far above the needs of survival to a state of human mind insanity.
Our ancestors, although brutal as they were, had treated animals at least humanely even though they too were used for food consumption. Had they been able to mass produce the same desired results of today's animal factories they too would most likely do the same exact things because Human behavior has no ethical boundaries, and very few physical boundaries then and now. Whatever we Humans can think, we Humans will do!
Since people have brutalised other people at will throughout Human History than it seems reasonable that animals got an even worse taste of our instinct for amusement, and they did then and they do now.
But if you look at the Native and Aboriginal tribes of the Globe then and now  you get  better picture of the connection between  Humans and animals and how they were treated and appreciated, as part of the animal Kingdom because it was understood that they provided Humankind with sustenance, nourishment to stay alive and therefore had a very high value in terms of how we as their caretakers should never abuse them, and should hold them in very high esteem by caring for them the best that we can. The big difference is that in these Native cultures Humankind is part of the Animal Kingdom and not separated from it as in religion.
It turns out that the three main religions, of the Western World, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam  are the catalyst for many, if not all of Humanity's many imbalances on the Planet. The belief of a fictional God, the belief of the Sun revolving around the Earth and the Earth being the center of the Universe. That the Earth is 7, 8, 9, no 12,000 years old! The fictional belief of Heaven or Hell, of angels, of miracles, of Santa Claus of the Easter Bunny, of intolerance of thought, the degradation of all females of every age. That the Church is the most important Cult Corporation and what it says is true without proof needed and even more so when it has been proven completely wrong!
If you think that religion has brought Humanity anything that did not exist before we, meaning men, not women, made religion up,  than you would be completely wrong. There was good and bad long before religion was invented.
The 10 Commandments were known and taught 1,000's of years before the fictional story of Moses!
But back to the topic at hand which is the treatment of animals in the modern day food factories. Would you eat bacon for breakfast today if you had to watch the slaughter of pigs? Watch the cruelty of people who work in these factories, having no remorse or compassion or feeling for the animals that to torture this animals is fun for them? How about slitting a pigs throat, and as it lays on the ground screaming in pain you drop a tool box, or heavy object on it's head to crush or bash  it's skull, only you have to do this 3 or 4 times before it is effective, all the while laughing at what you are doing?
Would you eat eggs this morning if you saw how they put 20 chickens in a cage, that was meant  to hold one of them, until the chickens have fought until they  have pecked each other's eyes out? How they throw live baby chicks into a metal blender, that grinds them up, live, crushes them alive, if they have any blemish that the company thinks it cannot sell to the customer?
No other animal on the face of the Planet has the capability to be so compassionate, caring, loving yet can be so cruel and barbaric with intent, other than the Human species, and yet always  all justified by self serving religion.
  I am glad to be a Vegetarian. It is much healthier to begin with, and modern medicine just proves this out.
Educate yourself, for you will not be taught this in religious schools, private or in public schools. The knowledge is there for you to seek out. It is your responsibility to know the truth.


  1. Just a thought to ponder regarding the killing (torturing) of animals for food. Since meat has been consumed by humans for a long time, it has been used not only for only for survival but to promote body mass to use as reserve in meager times. The question becomes; why is eating meat in 21st century considered murderous and sadistic? Is it any different then the death of North American Buffalo via bow and arrow?.. Isn't death and suffering a brutal but necessary reality of the food chain?

  2. The North American buffalo was a free range animal, that was never caged. European/ White men came and slaughtered all the buffalo to take the food away from the Indians, and they almost went extinct. The Indians used every part of the buffalo and held it in High esteem. Humans killing animals for food is an ancient custom. Torturing animals in cages for mass production does not even come close to the way our ancestors treated animals. Do you know how Mad Cow Disease started? This disease started when farmers from giant commercial farms started to feed cows meat/beef thinking that they would grow bigger with more protein. Cows are vegetarian. So the farmers were feeding cows, other cow meat! Mother Nature said F-this and the cows responded with brain damage to their nervous system. The cows were being forced to be cannibals, the cows body and brain rejected this. So for anybody to eat meat, I do not find this murderous or sadistic, but rather the treatment of these animals is sadistic. Look up torture to animals on Google and look at the visuals, it is self explanatory of the brain numbing human behavior to make money, and it is all about money and how to make it faster and faster, and not about ethical human behavior, or ethical treatment of animals.

  3. Hello, I appreciate your response to my response. Your blog on the torturing of animls seemed to have a double part about the evil of man,..the other on the benefits of eating healthy. I can't help but think you're right to be repulsed by the need to gather large numbers of animals together and end their lives. But isn't it a "numbers game"..if, in the days you spoke of in your response, when Native Americans killed animals with a sense of morality, there were less people to feed. When the masses descended on this country, there had to be an evolution. As to the joy mankind gets from killing these animals, or putting them in cages...but if you took a survey, I don't think people would outright laugh about the suffering..I just think people look past what isn't right in their face, in order to survive. Remember,.... many intelligent, compassionate and clear thinking people just stood by while millions of Jews were exterminated. They didn't necessarily think it was funny or even humane....they just remained in survival mode. If no meat was available anywhere on the planet beginning right this instant, you would then have devastating world repercussions relating to famine...not everyone can "practically" be a in a weird way...the option of eating meat is what allows vegetarians to even have that as a viable choice.

  4. I think you miss one of my two points, but I am glad to have this discussion with you, because you have put time into your thoughts.
    First, I an not against eating meat at all for anyone who chooses too. I am against the inhumane treatment of animals in Corporate farming.
    Secondly, I do believe that a diet closer to Vegetarianism is healthy for most, albeit, not what they would choose.
    However, if you go to the hospital today with health ailments, one of the first things they will do is change your diet to less and no meat and dairy because it has too much fat for the calories needed by most American Human activity today. The third World countries eat much less meat and dairy and have a much more physical life than we do and they manage extremely well, and they have little choice to do otherwise because meat and dairy are expensive. They are luxuries for the third World. I choose not to eat meat on my own moral grounds and nobody else's. I have good Health, so it works for me. But torturing animals whether it is for food or otherwise I am against anytime, and any place. Thanks for your thoughtful response.

  5. Dear Rich, I want to thank you for your thoughtful and timely response. I feel respected as a reader and will continue to be a reader of your daily blogs. You seem to have a long standing, disciplined approach to your lifestyle and I think many people could benefit from reading your views. I have not yet finished your most recent posting but am assured it will be edgy, current and full of facts. Afterall, we both agree that facts seem to be a scarcity in today's political dialogue!! Have a great day.