An evil, evil person set fire to a dog’s home in my city last night. 43 dogs died and 150 may be injured. It was a disgusting thing for someone to do and it upset me a lot. However, what confused me, is how upset so many other people got.
Two men kicked down kennel doors and saved 20 dogs. They are now being labelled as heroes, and I completely believe they deserve this title, I really do. They did an amazing thing.
However, if these same two men had broken into a slaughter house and saved 20 pigs from being murdered, or saved 20 battery hens from their cages, they’d be labelled as radical extremists.
People rushed to the scene with blankets and dog food. So many people in fact that the streets were blocked. I’m very thankful for these people helping the poor dogs, they did a very generous thing. However, I cannot imagine the majority of these same people flooding to a farm in which animals are being cruelly treated. Being beaten, having their babies taken away and being killed long before their natural lifespan should be over.
Already, £25,000 has been raised for the dog’s home. This is so lovely and generous of people, and I’m grateful that thanks to this, the surviving dogs will have their home rebuilt. But I’ve never seen a fundraiser to rescue tortured animals from slaughter houses. To rescue veal calves from their cages. I wonder how many of the people who donated have eaten pig or cow or chicken today.
What happened was a horrible, horrible event and the person who caused it is sick. I love dogs, and I’m so thankful that so many people have given their time and money to help. But my question is, where is the help for the other animals? Why is it, that when billions of animals are unnecessarily killed each year for human consumption, this is ok? There’s no emergency, no one tweets about how sick it is, no one breaks in to rescue them. No one cares about the pigs, who are in fact more intelligent than dogs, who know that they’re about to die. No one cares about the dairy cows, who are forcibly impregnated and have their babies taken away less than 24 hours after they’re born to be sold for veal or the same fate. No one cares about the battery hens trapped in their cages no bigger than an iPad with a 30% chance of having broken bones.
This event has proved just how quickly money can be raised, just how much help people can give. But why don’t all animals deserve this same help? What is the difference between a dog and a farm animal? The difference between their thoughts, feelings and pain?
I can’t see one.
And this is why it is not your personal choice. This is why it is not your “right.”
if you don’t think some of the hate Taylor Swift receives is unnecessary and sexist let me just remind you that she once wore a black turtle neck, jeans and boots and this was a result
scandalous wow cover your eyes
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Thanks to Mercy for Animals for the inspiration.
This breaks my heart. RIP you beautiful piggies, you deserved better.
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Jenny Brown, The Lucky Ones (via undiscoveredstory)
This has WAY too many notes because there’s no way these 72,000+ people are vegan. Everyone who reblogged this and isn’t vegan needs to carefully read what this says and then reevaluate their life and how they use and abuse animals (yes eating meat and dairy is abusing animals). Animals are here to share the earth with us and they have every right to live just like we do. Eating animals and their secretions, buying products tested on them, and using them as clothing and entertainment is animal cruelty and people need to wake up
Just because it seems teacup pigs are coming back and all I see is ~omg cute i want a pig now~, I think this seriously needs to be addressed:
"Teacup" pigs are produced by humans using incredibly cruel methods. The mothers are impregnated before they are fully grown, as babies themselves, in order to stunt the growth of the piglets. Mothers are underfed in order to produce runts (the "super cute" teacup pigs) - weak, fragile, malnourished and riddled with health problems.
When they are born, the piglets are only allowed to feed from their mothers for approximately 1 week (again, to deprive them of the nutrients and food they need to grow), they are taken from their mothers (in many of these “cute” videos you can clearly still see their umbilical cords) and in order to be kept small, are underfed for the rest of their typically short lives.
Common health problems for teacup pigs (and other teacup animals) are:
- Heart Deformities, often resulting in a short lifespan.
- Digestive system deformities (very common in teacup pigs).
- Liver deformities, known as shunts.
- Prone to Hypoglycemia.
- More at risk to head/brain injury as the soft spot on their skull may not harden correctly.
- More susceptible to illness and stress.
- Tend to have more fragile bones.
- More dental problems.
- Higher rate of Epilepsy.
- More prone to dehydration.
- Physical defect where the outside stops growing but the internal organs continue to
- Other deformities in offspring due to inbreeding often used to get such small animals.
And finally, to add insult to injury, many MANY of these pigs end up growing, despite the chances they have. Which means they are abandoned, surrendered, sold (sometimes into slaughter) and left homeless because people didn’t get the minuscule, permanent foetuses they signed up for.
So before you start with the “so cute” and “I want one” bullshit, actually think about the pigs and the disgusting way they’re manipulated, modified and abused by humans. It’s not all so cute and innocent now. So not are we now eating pigs (one of the most abused animals on the planet), we can now abuse and torture them in a different way and display them as cute accessories/must-have items. When will you people be satisfied with the amount of damage you have done and continue to support?