The animals killed so we can have chicken breasts, milk, and omelets feel pain and experience joy just like the dogs and cats we pamper. And, like dogs and cats, they want to live free from torture and suffering."
A friend on Facebook visited this farm and posted the link. "Hmm..." I thought, "What a great way to avoid doing more homework..."
After looking around on the website, I found the statement above stood out to me the most. Personally, I know that I will never be vegan. But I have definitely become nearly meat free in the last year due to learning more about the conditions that animals go through in the commercial meat industry. We are trying to be very careful about what meat we buy, not only because we want to be healthier ourselves, but because we do not want to support corporations have such horrible standards. Please try to be more educated about where the food you eat comes from! If even 25% of people in this country tried to make a difference in food industry, that would make a huge difference! Please share this post if you want to help make our country (and world) a healthier, more humane place.
*EDIT* Phil B brought up a great point that I wanted to quickly share...the way our food crops are being handled is also completely deplorable, and is at a crisis point that the majority of the American public has no knowledge of (maybe because they don't care, but I think it is because companies like Monsanto work very hard to keep it off of public radar). Here are a few links for further reading, and I will work on coming up with a full post for later...
"Group Challenges Monsanto's Patent on Genetically Modified Plants" by Jessie Cacciola
"Organic Farm Groups Sue Monsanto" by Alison Rose Levy
"Is Monsanto the World's Most Evil Corporation?" by Robyn Griggs Lawrence