Monday, July 11, 2011

The Truth Behind Meat Production

PLEASE WATCH TO BE INFORMED.


For me? I cannot eat meat knowing how God's creatures are being treated. Would we let our family dog or cat be treated like this? I've really been looking into things these past weeks and I'm horrified and grieved by what is going on in this country. There is also torture involved with leather products. Little calves being skinned alive. The look in their eyes...it will stick with me forever. As Christians I think we should be the first in advocates for these innocent helpless creatures. Any slaughter house according to a Rabbi is hideous to an animal. It seems the very least we could do is to stand against this cruelty by not giving money to this industry. That's my heart. Amen.

"Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodieties, but precious beings in God's sight." ~Rev. Andrew Linzey

"If we really love and care about animals, we shouldn't pay people to raise them in inhumane conditions and then kill them.
Fifty billion land animals are killed worldwide each year, and no country has ever tormented and killed more animals than the United States today. If sin is whatever separates us from God, is not cruelty to God's creatures and unnecessary damage to God's earth a sin? For many Christians, a plant-based diet constitutes mindful and faithful eating." ~ Stephen R. Kaufman


"Factory farming tortures God's animals. When we consume of the products of factory farming, we are sending a clear message to factory farmers: I approve. Do it again." ~Rev. Frank L. Hoffman

"...and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" ~Micah 6:8

"Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." ~Luke 6:36

"A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast," ~Proverbs 12:10

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For more very helpful informative info, helps, recipes, sermons etc. See:
Christian Vegetarian Society

ChooseVeg Mercy for Animals


Please allow me to also share an excerpt from a letter that was publicly posted on the Christian Vegetarian board by a member. This is also very eye-opening.

...Last but not least is the reality that each glass of milk, each slice of
cheese, each spoon of ice-cream comes from an unseen world of literally
unimaginable suffering, pain and torture. A dairy cow lives a mere four
or five years (of a possible 25-year life span) and is kept perpetually
pregnant. All her calves are yanked from her within hours of birth. She
stands in her own poop for those miserable years of her life and
consequently becomes lame from having developed foot rot. She is
constantly dosed with antibiotics to combat the persistent infections
that come from the conditions in which she is kept and almost always
develops mastitis - a raging infection of the udder. At the end of those
miserable four or five years she is emaciated, a caricature of a once
sentient living being and a psychological wreck. Her life ends when she
is taken to a feed lot where she is fed - among other things - animal
feces, the chopped up bodies of other cows, ground up chicks, road kill,
plastic for roughage, and yet more antibiotics. Then, at the killing
place, she is dragged, shocked and prodded up the chute to the "knock
box" where she is stunned, hung up by a rear leg, has her throat slit
and moves down a processing line where she is dismembered piece-by-piece
- quite often still alive - and ultimately ground up into hamburger so
that everyone who "agrees" can enjoy a cheap quarter-pounder with double
cheese. If you remain unconvinced then take a few minutes out of your
day to watch the following short videos. Farm to Fridge is only 12
minutes long and can be viewed at http://www.MeatVideo.com Calf Farm
Cruelty is a mere 3 minutes long and can be viewed at
http://www.mercyforanimals.org/calves

~Stephen Augustine




6 comments:

Mary said...

Ewwww! Better to buy LOCAL, where you know the farmers, etc. I used to work for the meat market and butcher here in town, and they never did stuff like that. Bigger is not always better, and bigger feedlots, butcheries, etc., don't care as much as local places.

Ryan said...

That is not farming. God put animals here for our use. That is wanton cruelty.

mherzog said...

Here is a good video on meat: http://www.carnism.com

Amelia said...

My daughter, Marianna's reply via email after seeing video:

"I just watched the video while here at the office...

I had to turn away many times and push pause once. Horrendous isn't a strong enough word.

oh, Lord Jesus, come quickly!!"

Amelia said...

Thank you all for taking time and leaving your comments. Blessings to all, Amelia. Any future comments of course are always appreciated.

nuwan said...

stop hurting animal they are innocent