WOW. i watch documentries about animals all the time, im frieken vegan! and this opened MY eyes.
deff graphic, and not for the faint of heart. i did not enjoy watching it. i cried a lot. i felt so many emotions from sadness to anger to helplessness. I had to look down a few times, but i watched it.
you can watch it here.
i dont usually preach veganism and animal rights and shit on here because i dont want people who are scared of my "crazy ideas" to stop following me over it. i realize natural medicine and nuerofeedback and veganism and organics might all sound kind of crazy, but at one point the people who thought cigarettes were bad for you, were the crazies.
sometimes i cant shut my damn mouth. and if my tough love cannot help you, i dont know what will! so i want to talk about this, and im going to. if youd rather be BLIND than you can just skip this entry.
and now, for a rant.
i watched it because it is my job as a responible human being to know what i am, or have been, contributing to. i posted the video on my facebook and only 1 person liked it. and it was the girl who told me about it!!! it makes me so angry that no one wants to watch it!! 99% of my friends are NOT vegan and about 95% are not vegetarian! i will say it over and over, you dont have to be vegan. i know i will never live to see the day where were all vegan. not realistic. im not asking you to be vegan. i am asking you to be AWARE. you can eat animals and wear leather and go to the circus, but dont DENY the price that is being paid for your to enjoy those things! so many people tell me "oh i dont wanna watch that, i wont be able to eat meat if it do" when i talk about the PETA documenty "meet your meat". WHAT?! so you already know its so horrible & cruel itll make you not want to eat animals.... so youre not going to watch it, so you can pretend its not happening, so you dont have to feel guilty about your choices? are you serious?
if you watch this video and STILL choose to eat meat and abuse animals and wear fur and go to the zoo, i have SO MUCH MORE respect for YOU than the people who refuse to even acknowlege whats happening. saying "i know whats sacrificed for me to have/eat/do this and i dont give a fuck and ill admit it" is a hell of a lot more respectable that "im pretending it doesnt exist so i dont have to feel bad about myself". what the fuck! is that how you live your life?! youre prob the type that thinks they have a disease and doesnt get tested because youd rather just not know, too. well, you keep on living in the dark and let me know how that works out for ya long term.
so, since no one wants to talk about it, ill just make you read about it :)
it starts off with a real powerful statement.
There are 3 stages of TRUTH
it suggests that all creatures that inhabit earth, are earthlings. we are equal beings sharing a planet. racism, is when someone thinks their race is superior to others. sexism is when someone thinks their sex is superior. speciesism is when someone believes their species is superior to another, most humans believe in this.
PLEASE watch this video!!!!
yes, it talks about the conditions the animals who are bred for slaughter have to deal with. of course it shows cows horns being cut off, and chicks beaks being cut off. of course it shows pigs, still alive, having their hair boiled off. of course it shows animals being hung by their feet, with their necks sliced, kicking and screaming as they bleed to death. all of these types of videos show that stuff, and i am used to it. this video, however really pointed out to me how much unnecessary suffering the animals go thru. i always say, if i ever eat meat again, itll be on a farm. itll be a grass fed, true free range animals that was killed with one shot. if every farm where like this, and i wasnt aware of all the health risks associated with eating meat, i would prob not be vegan. but thats not how it is. these animals are TORTURED. i know we like to think they live a happy little life on the farm and then they get killed real quick and painlessly, but thats NOT it. i cant believe how much footage there was of cows and pigs just being beaten! not even close to killing them! just beating them. why the torture?! put it out of its damn misery! why must you boil the fucking pig alive??? this one cow at a "KOSHER" slaughter house had his neck slit and his breathing organs ripped out of his body, he was thrown on the floor and left to bleed till he died! he was wiggling around and clearly alive! and people are buying kosher meat because they think its been manufactured up to kosher standards- and its NOT. and that is exactly why slaughter houses will NEVER have glass walls. that is exactly why all the footage is from HIDDEN cameras. because they do not want us to see. because if we knew better, we would do better. you are doing yourself and INJUSTICE by choosing to ignore the facts!
please, watch this video.
i dont know why, but i have a really hard time feeling bad for fish, and that why i was pescetarian for a few years (a vegetarian who eats fish). i gave up fish because i am aware of the health risks of eating fish. although there are also benefits, those benefits can be found elsewhere, so id rather not take the risk. ive also made the decision, and i quote divincci "my body will not be a tomb for other creatures" i do not want some tortured soul in my body. so thats why i gave up fish. but this documentary actually made me feel for the fish. they suggest fish do feel pain. i had never seen a dolphin or whale slaughter before, now i have. i think it might have effected me because the whales and dolphins bleed. for some reasons its easier to associate a bleeding creature with one who has feelings. i also do not have compassion for bugs yet... because i dont know enough about if they actually feel anything.
please, watch this video.
theres a great section of the film about zoos and circuses. last time i went home i finished some appointments early and met my family at the zoo. it was weird. i didnt think twice becuase i want to spend time with my neices and nephews no matter where it is. but i hated being at the zoo. i know the animals in our small city zoo arent physically abused. one of the elephant care takers is even a family friend. however, these animals are being abused. i mean, the zoo is like the size of 2 city blocks. the habitats are TINY. i was looking at the animals thinking "what a pathetic existence they have." a zoo is a great place for hurt wild animals to get care, as they do many times.... but i dont really think a zoo is a nice place. as for the circus, oh hell no! so much footage of animals being slapped and beaten. i seriously am NOT surprised circus animals go crazy all the time! push a mother fucker and he will snap!! my sister sent me a pic of my niece riding and elephant a couple weeks ago. talk about a nightmare. i would die if that elephant decides to retaliate for its abuse while my niece is on its back! it will attack and purposely hurt people out of rage, and then itll be shot to death- you know, for behaving like a wild animal.
please watch the video.
one of the sections i knew the least about was the fur and leather industry. im not a big fur or leather person ( lots of fake lol) but i havent really made a stand in fighting it. thats about to change. i always assumed leather was coming from the cows that were being slaughtered for food anyway. not that that is ok, but shit, theyre already dead, might as well make the most use out of them? however i learned thats not the case. most leather comes from indian cows, that are very different from the cows we eat or milk. the practices (putting chili pepper in the eyes to get them moving) were just horrible. i also never knew that the fur industry catches WILD ANIMALS to make into fur. i dont know how i was ever so ignorant as to think there were fox farms breeding animals for fur, but there deff are NOT. these animals and trapped or hunted. WILD ANIMALS. they were not bred into this life. its not the only life they know. they are literally ripped from the wild to be used. this INFURIATES ME! who the fuck are we to decide to take another living being out of its natural environment for our use?! i constantly feel guilty about keeping a dog for my personal enjoyment. i talk myself out of it by rationalizing she was bred to be a home pet. she would not survive in the wild, and she knows nothing but a home life. these animals are NOT bred to be killed. they are born free creatures. terrible. also, right here in the US there are no rules about how u have to kill in the fur industry- so they usually do whats cheapest. i saw a fox SKINNED ALIVE. they showed the eyes BLINKING after the skin was completely removed. and this is legal. so we can wear fur. FUCK THAT.
PLEASE watch this video!
ready for the BEST part. i know for some reason we see dogs superior to other animals, because they are mans best friend. well how about the part where they were doing "stray control" and they shot a dog a few times, enough to catch him, not kill him, and then threw him in the back of a garbage truck, AND CRUSHED HIM IN IT.
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO.
imagine everyone got over their fear and decided to just OPEN THEIR EYES?! most of us will go on living life the same. but there will be a few people, like me, who will be effected enough to do something about it. the more people who open their eyes, the better our chances at convincing anyone to save the world with me. come one, superwoman cant do this job alone!