In laboratories across the United States, millions of animals are suffering in horrible ways—and you're paying for it. On the taxpayers' dime, animals in laboratories are routinely mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, burned, decompressed, electrocuted, irradiated, shot, addicted to drugs, and psychologically tortured.
In 2010 alone, universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions received approximately $12 billion for projects involving cruel experiments on animals. Public funds have recently been squandered on the following inhumane studies:
Please help PETA end this cruelty by using the form below to contact your representative and senators in Congress. Respectfully urge them to divert public money from cruel animal experiments into promising, lifesaving, and relevant clinical and non-animal research.
Just another reason not to eat meat.
Dogs Teach Us The Power of Forgiveness.
Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/billfoundation/posts/4024-dogs-teach-us-the-power-of-forgiveness#KWbMSEXzXLzUBQme.99
This one is... disturbing, sick, torture, cruel... None of those words are effective enough to describe what is happening to these animals. I am beyond tears watching this and can't breath. But these beautiful animals that are clean and smart live their short lives (about 5 months) this way. I don't even know what else to say except this is something that I will not be a part of. Life is precious...
For more information check here...
Mercy For Animals
The following video is graphic but true and happing every day. Would you want this life? Would you want your pet cat or dog to have this life? It's disturbing but please watch. We need to know where our food comes from. It's better to make an informed decision. This is information...
I'm still learning...
I'm not here to preach and even though I have gone vegetarian I still want to know where food comes from and how it gets to where it's going...
Controlled atmosphere killing (CAK) or controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) is a method for slaughtering animals such as chickens by placing the animals in a container in which the atmosphere lacks oxygen and consists of an asphyxiant gas (one or more of argon, nitrogen or carbon dioxide), causing the animals to lose consciousness. Argon and nitrogen are important components of a gassing process which seem to cause no pain, and for this reason many consider it more humane than other methods of killing.
Controlled atmosphere stunning has been used both within processing plants and on-farm for euthanizing poultry. Anoxia in broiler chickens generated through argon or a mixture of argon and carbon dioxide or hypercapnic hypoxia seems can be used under commercial conditions. Meat tenderness and drip losses improve. The blood spots, especially those on the thighs and breasts caused by electrical stunning and hanging, disappear altogether.
Portable units are available for the on-farm slaughter of livestock. One portable unit type that costs US$2,500 can be pushed down the aisles of a barn, with 200–250 chickens per load being placed inside a CO2 enriched chamber. Chickens are unconscious within 30 seconds of being in the chamber.
Similar types of unit using nitrogen and/or argon are available for euthanasia of laboratory rodents such as Guinea pigs, although this method is considered ineffective in young or neonates.
Studies show that diving animals such as mink, and burrowing animals such as rodents and rats are sensitive to low-oxygen atmospheres and (unlike humans) will avoid them. For this reason, the use of inert gas hypoxic atmospheres for euthanasia is very species-specific.
The Case for Controlled-Atmosphere Killing
PETA PUSHES U.S. FAST-FOOD, GROCERY, AND POULTRY INDUSTRIES TO ADOPT LESS CRUEL, MORE PROFITABLE METHOD OF CHICKEN AND TURKEY SLAUGHTER
You may find the following video disturbing... This is what's really happening to millions of chickens and CAK is a walk in the park compared to other methods. I still won't be eating ANY chicken... EVER!
It's hard to watch and believe... If you don't see you won't know.
Is ignorance bliss?
Video source PETA
This is by no means easy to watch, learn about and know. But I feel the only way to change and make things better is to be informed. Sometimes the information is a very VERY hard hitting reality. A slap in the face, a horror, a nightmare, but true. This is one of those times.
The Channel 4 programme, featuring farmer Jimmy Doherty, was explaining how more than 90,000 male dairy calves are shot at birth every year because there is no market for them.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152402/Viewers-outrage-harrowing-scenes-day-old-calves-shot.html#ixzz2fa1kvs5a
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I love Lush products and most important their policies about animal testing. The video below is of a VERY courageous young woman named Jacqueline Traide. A 24 year old woman that underwent 10 hours of "animal tests" to protest and raise awareness of animal testing. I have so much respect for this young woman. I don't know how she did it but she did for one day... unlike so many animals that have to their ENTIRE lives.
For the news story go to Mail Online
How Different Animals Live
We are all living breathing feeling creatures. We ALL have rights! We need to speak for ALL of those that can't!
Look for the Bunny when buying products! If you don't see the Bunny DON'T spend the money!
There are so many better alternatives!