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Animal cruelty in the slaughter house/farms?
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Posted 11/11/08
I want to hear your thoughts on how American factory farms treat thier animals used for consumption.I have a booklet talking about how cruel these animals are being treated.

Some examples of the treatment is as follows- baby calfs are taken from thier mothers at young age's to be slaughtered,dead pigs are caged in with the live ones,some animals starve, some are crippled and not taken to the vet, they are stunned properly before being slaughtered,some sows are confinided in cages so small they never move thier entire lives, some birds are debeaked (beaks are broken off),lots of birds put in one cage,ect.

The booklet i have is more like a Brochuere...yea, i cant spell....it talks about showing more compassion to animals in the slaughter house/farms...it also tried to get people to become vegetarians under the notion of "cruelty-free eating".




in my personal view the whole idea and approach is silly.The whole point of slaughter houses/farms is to feed people.Of course the animals will die in order to be eaten.Dont get me wrong, im against all forms of cruelty and mindless killing.But at some point the line must be drawn to discern between killing animals and feeding yourself.Now im sure thier are thousands of things these farms/factories can do to make their overall meat production healthier and more natural.As im sure thier are thousands of health benefits to becoming a vegetarian.But trying to condem meat eaters and glorify vegetarians under the notion of "animals feel pain and that morally decent human beings should try to prevent pain whenever possible"-booklet is a silly approach to a rather important hidden issue about American food in general.It's silly because nature is cruel in itself, vegetables are livivng things to, and farm animals were bread by humans to be used by humans.None of these farm animals would survive in the wild anyway. peace over war
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Posted 11/11/08
Well, if it's a slaughter house it's not a big suprise that they treat animals cruelly...
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Posted 11/11/08
You can't spell Slaughter without Laughter
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It really is a tough problem. ON one hand you need to mass produce this kind of food and make it affordable, while on the other it really is animal cruelty. Chickens for example, you will see a conveyor belt full of chicks, in which machines dump them into large bins, and where workers break their wings and cut off their beaks with another machine, only then to be tossed like a dirty sock into another tube bin thing. Its sad to watch.

But we have to take into account, there really is no other way, currently, to be able to provide cheaper meat without this factory like approach. I wish there was a better alternative but right now, there really isnt. We are omnivores after all, and meat is always the hardest and most frustrating source of food when trying to supply millions of people.
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Posted 11/11/08
alternative? well let say just spray them with chemicals to death..without pain
Posted 3/12/09
Holy shit o.o

this is the first thread i saw from a fighting maniac which haves no any connection with fighting xD

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but you have to know without meat we die -_-
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They are bred and born to be slaughtered. It's like that dumb law that passed in california a little while ago, i forgot exactly what it was. But it went somewhere along the lines as to give chickens/hens proper living conditions before slaughter etc. So thus proper living conditions = more space, more space = costly for the farmers, costly for the farmers = inflation on our chicken. This is outrageous, simply put, there needs to be a good median between the two and I honestly think it's fine the way it is right now. They're going to die anyways, why should we tend to their life only to hurt ours? I feel we are the "superior" race on this planet, thus there is a reason they're being slaughtered.
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Posted 3/12/09
many farm animals would survive in the wild, or would eventually. +1 evolution
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Posted 3/12/09
Kudos to the thread starter! It's the first time you have something not related to martial arts.

If you really can't bear the status quo in which the animals are unethically slaughtered for mass consumption, turn into a herbivore, be a vegitarian! :)




Posted 3/12/09
For my part I find this industry cruel and horrible, and find myself unable to understand anyone who supports it. (And actually knows what they're talking about)
I recently became a vegetarian, but as it might be a bit hard to convert every single carnivore; I'd accept the animals having a good life and a quick clean death.
Posted 3/12/09
meat is meat

you cant make an animal die happily.

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Errrmmm... There is something like this in the extended treads..it's something..."Should animal have rights?"

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-452808/animals-do-they-need-rights/?pg=0


Yes they should have rights BUT there is nothing we can do about it (The ones that are being farmed)
A lot of people point it out/says "It's the food chain." or "Humans is the dominant specie."


We can only help the farm animals by killing them in a humane way.

And the ones that are locked in cages, wild animals cruelly kept as pets because their cute or gain benefits (panda, little monkeys, bears, ect), skin alive for fur/skin, killed because it's a game, tortured because it's fun and so many more things that people do to animals. Its just all so cruel and heartless. Yes, animals aren't intelligent and doesn't speak but they do feel. They have the rights to live.

But , this world; human beings... are blinded by power and greed.

It's sad and painful but there is a balance and consequences..

Animal should have rights but they don't enough.

Animals won't have much rights; not in this world, not where there are humans but I'm sure, it'll change...just very slowly.


What I believe in general.
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Posted 3/12/09
Guess I will be enjoying my veal tonight.
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Posted 3/14/09
I saw a video with a slaughter house for horses before ....barf D;
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Posted 3/14/09
Animal cruelty in Slauighter houses... hm...
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