If you are of the opinion that an animal should not be tortured or killed unnecessarily, you have come to the right place. It would be a shame not to take a few moments to learn about the relationships we, the humankind, have with the other few million species that exist.
There are already several very informative websites on the animal cause. I created this one in order to clarify some of my observations and to gather some ideas on the subject in one place to facilitate sharing.
To have an idea of what animals we consume have to go through, I suggest you to watch this: .
To find out why it is necessary to focus on animals we consume, I suggest you to watch this: .
If you have a reason to believe that animals we consume do not deserve so much attention from you, you will probably be able to verify your arguments and/or your intuitions here: .
My goal is neither to be right, neither to give lessons, nor to see myself better than anyone. I myself have a lot to learn and to think about, and I eagerly welcome any information that brings me closer to reality.
My objective is to make known to as many people as possible the reality of the enslavement and cruelty inflicted on non-human animals for our food, clothing and accessories, DIY products, hobbies, entertainment, tests on cosmetics and medicines, etc.
It is not a question of opinions, but of facts recognizable by all. It is more than urgent that we reflect on the justification of some of our behaviors to stop, as far as possible and as soon as possible, the role of torturer that we play at the expense of these sensitive, intelligent, aware beings who , just like us, want to live.
What are the characteristics that non-human animals have or don't have that makes us think that we can morally treat them in some ways that we would not do to humans, such as exploiting them, mistreating them and kill them by, for example, paying for animal products?
You do feel OFFENSED because we inform you about CRUEL CRIMES inflicted on animals? We are WAITING for your arguments. If you remain QUIET, we consider that you have not received the URGENT information and it is OUR DUTY to submit it to you again.
Tell us THANK YOU for considering that you have the capacity to make the connection between your lifestyle as consumers and what animals UNNECESSARILY undergo and believe that YOU DO NOT CONSCIOUSLY WANT TO TORTURE these animals.
If you were the ones who were martyred, wouldn't you want us to act?
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Why being vegan?
In many situations, unfortunately, one should not speak, among other things, of religion, politics or foreign cultures, but VEGANISM () should not be subjected to this censorship because animals (sentient beings who breathe, feel and suffer everything like you and me because they have a nervous system and a brain), despite their cries, tremors, contortions, physical and psychological illnesses and obvious attempts to avoid pain, fail to be heard.
Of course, there are many other problems in the world, but having compassion for animals does not prevent you from having compassion for humans. It should be noted, however, that animal abuse is the greatest and most abominable crime in the history of mankind. If you doubt it, ask someone to tear the skin off of your (living) body, as is often the case with fur, leather, down, etc.
I am vegan because I am against animal abuse. Veganism is a way of life that excludes, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation of animals and NOT a diet, a fashion, a religion, a movement of extremist "enlighted", etc. It was while learning what animals were really subjected to (kept secret by the dairy, meat, eggs, fur, etc. industries), that I realized that we did not know this appalling reality in all its amplitude ( DOMINION) and that I had to do something for the liberation and and the animals rights.
I speak for animals the same way you would like me to speak for you, if you were in their position. If you were put in a pool of boiling water (lobsters, dogs ...), would you prefer that I opt for a slow and gentle approach or a direct approach that clearly describes what you are going through?
It seems that, for the vast majority of people, this is never the right time to talk about what we do to animals. However, it is urgent for the truth be told and my goal is not to make you feel guilty, but to open your eyes to the horror of behaviors learned since childhood, so that you can change them. I’m angry, yes, as you should be, knowing what animals are being subjected to.
A slow transition to veganism is as unacceptable as if someone said that they are just abusing children a little on Friday, that they are in transition and that they are going at their own pace or that it is their choice to abuse children. There is no in-between or gray area. A person who is against all forms of child abuse is not extremist and it is the same with animals.
My goal is not to be loved either, but to help animals and I will not soften my words, because while we are beating around the bush, animals are living unspeakable tortures.
What is important is the truth. How can one look himself in the mirror, knowing that he is participating in such cruelties? You should also know that it is impossible to have the least ethical breeding and that the labels "Organic, Free, Local, etc. only serve to give consumers a good conscience. So-called "ethical" farms can even cause increased suffering because, for example, no anesthesia is used when treating animals.
Veganism is about justice, not love. We do not need to love children in order not to abuse them as we do not need to love animals in order not to abuse them.
I imagine you don't want to mistreat animals. So why wouldn't you match your actions with your values?
If you consume products comming form animal for food, entertainment, clothing, etc., or products tested on animals, you are directly responsible for the torture these individuals suffer and you would be hypocritical to say that you like animals or that you are against mistreatment of them.
Now that you know, will you continue to abuse animals?
It is not a question of perfection, but of will. Being in a non-vegan world, it’s impossible for our actions to be 100%, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for not being vigilant.
Nor should we wait for governments, industries, grocery stores, etc. act. Slavery has always been an aberration, even when it was legal and perceived as necessary and it is the same for animals. Because every release from a slave is important, every action for the animals counts and one day we will be dismayed to learn what we needlessly do to the animals.
Here are two examples (partial) of practices qualified as ethical, and which are the norm :
As in all farms, whatever the label (industrial, intensive, outdoor [Outdoor farming does not mean that the animal goes to pasture or eats fresh grass], organic, local, etc.), there is no way to obtain animal products that do not cause suffering in these animals because profitability prevails, long before respect for animals. And, contrary to what the publicity shows us, the conditions in which these sentient beings spend their lives is unbelievably cruel.
From cow to calf (dairy products, meat, etc.) :
To produce milk, cows, which have the ability to feel complex emotions, are raped (forcibly inseminated) annually and are always kept chained, even during gestation, which is very painful to them, both physically and psychologically.
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Very soon after the birth of their calf, mothers have their child stolen, which causes them, like to the calf, very great psychological distress. Cows and their calves can moo for days or even weeks. Some cows even have depression, starve themselves until death and stop mooing when they have no voice. If it is a male, it is most often intended for the production of calf meat while the female, (called a heifer) will become a dairy cow.
Although these animals are social beings, the males are confined in individual cubicles barely larger than them, under the pretext of undesirable animal behavior, but we all know that this is so that they do not move too much so may their flesh be tender. As confinement prevents calves from meeting their need to suckle, they can be expected to develop compensatory behaviors.
Milk-fed calves are slaughtered when they are between 18 and 20 weeks old, even earlier than grain-fed calves, whereas a bovine can live between 20 and 25 years. He is fed with powdered milk and not with the milk which is biologically intended for him (which his mother produces for him, but which must be sold). His low iron diet keeps him on the verge of anemia, so that his flesh is pale and lean.
When the cows are physically exhausted and less productive after four to five years, they are sent to the ground beef.
From sow to piglets (bacon, ham, sausage, etc.):
Pigs are intelligent animals (more than dogs and some primates), playful, running, frolicking, social mores and need stimulation. However, they are deprived of everything that is natural to them.
In almost all cases, pigs never see the sun and never breathe fresh air. They live penned up and crammed into bleak concrete enclosures or in overcrowded sheds in a deplorable state of hygiene: filthy and stinking enclosures, accumulation of droppings, profusion of flies, stagnant water, sick animals and corpses of pigs of all ages , some of which are in an advanced state of decay, litter the ground among living animals.
Sows, whose number of teats has been increased by genetics, are repeatedly forcibly inseminated. During and after childbirth, they are confined in gestation cages (six to eight months per year) so tight that their skin is often bruised. With little ability to move, they cannot turn to their offspring or satisfy their nesting instinct.
They give birth to between twelve and thirty piglets per litter, instead of six to twelve in the natural state. With three litters per year, they are exhausted after three years and sent to slaughter.
The paws of newborn piglets get stuck in the slits of the slatted floor (openwork floor). Many die at birth, sometimes crushed by their mothers.
Each litter of piglets is pulled from them after just a few weeks and then sent to fattening pens. They grow faster with three times less fat.
Noise, heat and lack of space often lead to aggressive behavior (there are often cases of cannibalism). Therefore, piglets' tails are cut off and their teeth grinded without anesthesia. The males are also castrated without anesthesia to prevent their flesh from tasting urine. At the age of eight months, the pigs, which have a life expectancy of twenty-five years, are sent to slaughter.
Castration without anesthesia
During long journeys, often suffering from extreme temperatures, they are deprived of food, water and veterinary care. Many of them become seriously ill or die during the journey. In the winter there are always pigs stuck to the sides and floors of trucks, so we go there with wires or knives and cut into the flesh to loosen them. Dead or dying pigs (but still conscious), are thrown overboard, bluntly.
In the end, the pigs are directed into gas chambers (Co2) to render them unconscious. It is common for animals to wake up during the slaughter phase.
If you are vegan, please make yourself heard because while we remain discreet, silent, followers of "small steps", of "each one's choice", of "live and let live (for humans only), the animals are martyred. If you are not yet, become one!
It is not easy to tell the truth to the people around us and to everyone we meet or cross paths with, but aren't the animals worth it? When you hesitate, think of the animals, these victims ... By being vegan, we save many animals, but there are so many others who are tortured because we are afraid of not being nice and of not being appreciated by our fellow men.
Please take action and speak for them. By being vegan, you're just behaving like everybody should be. It is by speaking for the animals that you act. Learn more about the ways that you can be activist for your personality.
Thanks for them.
Here are common excuses for staying in denial:
- Because it tastes good: Would we, in all conscience, want to satisfy certain taste pleasures which are directly responsible for the unnecessary suffering and death of sentient beings?
- By habit : That the majority of people have been doing it for a long time and find it normal does not justify any injustice or criminal act. For example, women were not always allowed to vote; We have already had the right to smoke everywhere. We are evolving!
- Because it is legal : "Legality" is not synonymous with "morality". Slavery has already been legal.
- Because the economy : It would not occur to us today that we should have said to ourselves, "But the Nazis will lose their jobs. Or "But if we release the slaves, the economy will suffer."
- Because God : A good God would never allow such atrocities on sentient beings.
- For health : We don't need animal products to be in excellent health. The biggest health organizations agree that a vegan diet is healthy for all ages. Moreover, numerous studies even tend to show that people who has a plant based diet (people who eat only products of plant origin) would live on average longer than those who eat meat.
- Because it's too expensive : Unless you consume over-processed products, a vegan diet is less expensive than an omnivorous diet.
Stay on the lookout for new data.
Anonymous For The Voiceless
There is no shame in never having fully questioned ourselves about certain ideas that we hold to be reality. If we have not been fortunate enough to have known or learned about skepticism and we have been told from our childhood by our parents, society, even the whole world, certain ideologies, it may be more difficult to put them questioned?
Without pitfalls in our path that lead us to reassess our acquired ideas and if we are hardly ever put in contact with other ways of approaching life, it is easy not to wonder whether our educational heritage or cultural holds up.
We can even be sure that we are lucky to have been born in the right time and in the right mix of people who know. It is not pleasant to realize that we have been wrong or that we have been lied to for a large part of our life, but it would be a shame, if not harmful, not to have the possibility or the will to try to believe in the greatest number of true things and the smallest number of false things.
Although it is obviously impossible for us to have absolute certainty on everything, it is nevertheless possible for us, and the Internet facilitates the action, to acquire, with skepticism, enough evidence on our world and to have common references that allow us to function socially.
We must, for the good of all, including ourselves, always be on the lookout for new data in order to adjust our thinking.
The Cognitive Dissonance.
Most people are reluctant to want to hear that their habits, including food and clothing, cause enormous suffering to animals. They prefer to forget these tortures as much as possible and the fact that they are causing them.
I don't like to make people feel uncomfortable, but I have the duty to inform myself and to try to inform all people who may not have made this connection : Animals cannot do it themselves, or rather , they are not understood or not listened to.
Many people are so attached to their meat (processed or not), eggs and dairy products that they find it difficult to dispose of them, even if they jeopardize their health, that these products contain questionable ingredients or come from animals with illnesses and stuffed with antibiotics.
We are not all necessarily "bad people", but we could be victims of what is called cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is the internal tension inherent in a person's system of thoughts, beliefs, emotions and attitudes (cognitions) when some of them contradict each other. The term also indicates the tension that a person feels when a behavior contradicts his ideas or beliefs.
When circumstances cause a person to act contrary to their beliefs, that person experiences an uncomfortable state of tension called dissonance. To reduce this tension, the person, for example, changes her beliefs to match the action.
As surprising as it may seem, when we are led to act contrary to our convictions, we tend to justify our actions and adapt our opinions to our behavior rather than change.
Veganism is the veganes way of life. Veganism is also defined as a struggle for social justice for animal liberation. Animals are oppressed and vegans campaign against their oppression.
A vegan person aims to exclude, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation and cruelty towards animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. She has a plant-based diet avoiding all foods of animal origin (mammals, fish, crustaceans, insects), or their secretions (dairy products, eggs, honey). It also does not use materials of animal origin (wool, silk, bee wax, bone, ivory, horns), products tested on animals and does not participate in activities that involve the use of animals for recreation or entertainment (zoo, circus, aquarium, bullfight, hunting, photo with wild animal, etc.).